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Horse or Knight? What are the pieces called in YOUR country? :D


  • 18 months ago · Quote · #41

    skakmadurinn

    Iceland - Ísland

    Pawn - Peð

    Rook - Hrókur

    Knight - Riddari

    Bishop - Biskup

    Queen - Drottning (Sometimes called ''drolla'')

    King - Kóngur

     

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #42

    TheBigDecline

    Irontiger wrote:
    TheBigDecline wrote:

    Pawn = Bauer = peasant

    Rook = Turm = tower

    Knight = Pferd = horse

    Bishop = Läufer = runner

    king and queen (König and Königin) remain the same.

    This has come twice, but I always thought the knight was properly called Springer (jumper) in German ? But I learnt that when I was 12 or so, so I am not going to argue with German speakers...

    See for example the symbol of the Springer editions.

    Both names are correct. But that's how I learned it as a kid and it stuck with me ...

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #43

    skakmadurinn

    In Icelandic chess and check has the same word:

    Skák

    (My username - skákmaðurinn, means ''The chess man''

    Skák - Chess

    Maður - Man

    Inn - The


    Stalemate is ''patt'' 

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #44

    tesla1

    Dragonbice wrote:

    What would the chess pieces be called if you translated their names from your language to English?

    Translated from Swedish - English:

    Farmer - Pawn Tower - Rook Horse or Steed - Knight Runner or Courier - Bishop Lady orQueen - Queen King - King

    So what are the pieces called where you live?

    queen is called vizier

    knight is called horse

    king is called shah 

    pawn is called walker,someone who is on foot not riding anything

    bishop is called elephant 

    the story behind rook is interesting.it is pronounced rokh in farsi and to be honest i didnt know the meaning i had to look into the best and detailed dictionary to find the meaning since the word is very old.

    it actually means a giant and legendary hen who is capable of killing horses and elephants.over centuries it is combined with other words and made interesting expressions.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #45

    Dragonbice

    tesla1 wrote:

    the story behind rook is interesting.it is pronounced rokh in farsi and to be honest i didnt know the meaning i had to look into the best and detailed dictionary to find the meaning since the word is very old.

    it actually means a giant and legendary hen who is capable of killing horses and elephants.over centuries it is combined with other words and made interesting expressions.

    That's interesting! There haven't been any Japanese names yet, right? I was also thinking about African languages, but maybe the different African piece names are the same as their former colonizers' piece names, like the Spanish and Portugese names in Latin America?..

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #46

    varelse1

    Dragonbice wrote:
    tesla1 wrote:

    the story behind rook is interesting.it is pronounced rokh in farsi and to be honest i didnt know the meaning i had to look into the best and detailed dictionary to find the meaning since the word is very old.

    it actually means a giant and legendary hen who is capable of killing horses and elephants.over centuries it is combined with other words and made interesting expressions.

    That's interesting! There haven't been any Japanese names yet, right? I was also thinking about African languages, but maybe the different African piece names are the same as their former colonizers' piece names, like the Spanish and Portugese names in Latin America?..

    Very fascinating.

    In english that bird is known as a "Roc."

    Of course there is no evidence of such a bird in the fossil record. But many native American tribes have tales of the sightings of such a bird.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #47

    falcogrine

    Like Bigfoot.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #48

    Looking4WayOut

    In INDONESIA!

    Pawn - Pion

    Rook - Benteng

    Knight - Kuda

    Bishop - Menteri

    Queen - Ratu (personaly i call her 'darling') ;)

    King - Raja.


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