Le Fanu

/ (ˈlɛfənjuː) /

noun

(Joseph) Sheridan . 1814–73, Irish writer, best known for his stories of mystery and the supernatural, esp Uncle Silas (1864) and the collection In a Glass Darkly (1872)

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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