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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 ...
In Icelandic chess and check has the same word:Skák(My username - skákmaðurinn, means ''The chess man''Skák - ChessMaður - ManInn - TheStalemate is ''patt''
What would the chess pieces be called if you translated their names from your language to English?
Translated from Swedish - English:
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.
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?..
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.
In INDONESIA!Pawn - PionRook - BentengKnight - KudaBishop - MenteriQueen - Ratu (personaly i call her 'darling') ;)King - Raja.
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