Stolen Words The English language borrows a lot of words from other languages, often without even changing them! But your dictionary can tell you where the word came from. For example, pasta n food made from a dough or paste of wheat flour, salt and water, such as spaghetti or macaroni. (It., pasta dough) Here, it tells us the word was taken from the Italian language.
1. For each of the words below, say what language it came from, and what it now means. Can you find five more words to complete the table?