1. karaoke (Japanese)
Karaoke is when a recording of a popular song plays, and everyday people sing the song by accompanying the lyrics displayed on a screen. From Japanese kara + ōke.
2. pajamas (Hindi)
Pajamas are loose, comfortable clothes worn for sleeping. From Hindi/Urdu pāyjāmā, loose-fitting trousers.
3. sofa (Arabic)
A long seat full of cushions. This can also be called a couch. From Arabic ṣuffa.
4. ketchup (Chinese)
A type of thick, smooth, tomato sauce – usually used on hamburgers and hot dogs, and with french fries. From Malay kicap and Chinese kê-chiap.
5. portrait (French)
An image of a person (especially showing the face) – can be a painting or photograph. From the past participle of portraire, to portray.
6. alligator (Spanish)
A type of reptile with large teeth and powerful jaws. From Spanish el lagarto, the lizard.
7. confetti (Italian)
Small pieces of colored paper that are scattered in the air during celebrations. From Italian confetto (candy), from the custom of throwing candy on festive occasions.
8. noodle (German)
A long, narrow, thin strip of dough. Usually used in soups or to accompany other dishes. From German Nudel.
9. sketch (Dutch)
Sketch can be a noun or a verb, meaning a simple, rough, approximate drawing (or to make such a drawing). From Dutch schets.
10. coconut (Portuguese)
The fruit of the coconut palm tree – a hard, thick shell surrounding a large seed that contains white flesh and liquid. From Portuguese coco.