Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English
Phrases Beginning with the Letter H
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Language Phrase Meaning
Latin habeas corpus writ requiring a prisoner to be brought to trial
Japanese haiku 17-syllable blank verse poem
Swahili hakuna matata no worries
Japanese hara kiri ritual suicide
Sanskrit Hare Krishna Hindu mantra
French haute couture trend-setting fashion
French haute cuisine elaborate cookery
Greek hoi polloi the masses
Spanish hora inglesa English time, punctuality
French hors de combat out of the fight, disabled
French hors d’oeuvre appetizer
Arabic houri beautiful woman
Greek hubris pride, arrogance