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Chess terms in all languages of this planet


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #1

    KeyserSzoze

    This should be funny and it's very simple. Post the translation in your native language of the following chess terms:

    chess

    chess board

    check 

    check mate

    pawn

    king

    queen

    rook

    bishop

    knight

    castle

    black

    white

    When somebody is posting the translation I will update this post

    Romanian

    chess - sah

    chess board - tabla de sah

    check - sah

    check mate - sah mat

    pawn - pion

    king - rege

    queen - dama/regina

    rook - turn, tura

    bishop - nebun

    knight - cal

    castle - rocada

    black - negru

    white - alb

    stalemate - pat


    Afrikaans

    chess - skaak

    chess board - skaakbord

    check - skaak

    check mate - skaakmat

    pawn - pion

    king - koning

    queen - dame

    rook - toring

    bishop - loper

    knight - ruiter

    castle - rokeer

    black - swart

    white - wit

    and

    stalemate - pat


    Hungarian (the words in parenthesis are widely used, maybe more often than the official names)

    chess - sakk
    chess board - sakktábla
    check - sakk
    check mate - sakk-matt
    pawn - gyalog (paraszt)
    king - király
    queen - vezér (királynő)
    rook - bástya
    bishop - futó
    knight - huszár (ló)
    castling - sáncolás (rosálás) 
    black - fekete
    white - fehér 


    Swedish:

    chess - schack

    chess board - schackbräde

    check - schack

    check mate - schack matt

    pawn - bonde

    king - kung

    queen - dam

    rook - torn

    bishop - löpare

    knight - springare

    castle - rockad

    black - svart

    white - vit
    stalemate - patt


    In Dutch

    chess = schaken

    chess board =schaakbord

    check = schaak

    check mate = mat

    pawn = pion

    king = koning

    queen = Dame

    rook = Toren

    bishop = Loper

    knight =Paard

    castle = Roccade

    black = zwart

    white = wit

    Stalemate = pat


    In Italian:

    chess = scacchi

    chess board = scacchiera

    check = scacco

    check mate = scacco matto

    pawn = pedone

    king = re

    queen = regina, donna

    rook = torre

    bishop = alfiere

    knight = cavallo

    castle = arrocco

    black = nero

    white = bianco

    stalemate = stallo


    Spanish:

    chess - Ajedrez

    chess board - Tablero de ajedrez

    check - Jaque

    check mate - Jaque mate

    pawn - Peón

    king - Rey

    queen - Dama (also called Reina)

    rook - Torre

    bishop - Alfil

    knight - Caballo

    castle - Enroque

    black - Negro

    white - Blanco

    stalemate - Ahogado


    FRENCH:

    chess - échecs

    chess board - échiquier

    check - échec

    check mate - échec et mat

    pawn - pion

    king - roi

    queen - dame/reine

    rook - tour

    bishop - fou

    knight - cavalier

    castle - roc

    black - noir

    white - blanc

    stalemate - échec et pat


    Hindi

    Chess- Chaturang

    Chess Board- Chaturang phalak

    Check- Shuh

    Check Mate- Shuh aur Maat

    Pawn- Pyada ( meaning foot soldier )

    King- Raja

    Queen- Vazir ( meaning Prime Minister )

    Rook- Hathi ( meaning Elephant )

    Bishop- Unt ( meaning Camel )

    Knight- Ghoda ( meaning Horse )

    Castle- no word

    Black- Kala

    White-Safed

    Stalemate- no word


    Slovenian Language

    Chess   -   šah

    Chess Board   -   Šahovska tabla, šahovnica

    Check   -   šah

    Check Mate   -   šah mat

    Pawn   -   kmet (meaning peasant)

    King   -   kralj

    Queen   -   dama (meaning madame) ; or kraljica ( meaning queen )

    Rook   -   top (meaning canon)

    Bishop -  lovec (meaning hunter)

    Knight - skakač (meaning jumper), or konj (meaning horse)

    Castle - rokada

    Black - črni

    White - beli

    Stalemate - pat

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #2

    KeyserSzoze

    Romanian

    chess - sah

    chess board - tabla de sah

    check - sah

    check mate - sah mat

    pawn - pion

    king - rege

    queen - dama/regina

    rook - turn, tura

    bishop - nebun

    knight - cal

    castle - rocada

    black - negru

    white - alb

    stalemate - pat

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #3

    rooperi

    Afrikaans

    chess - skaak

    chess board - skaakbord

    check - skaak

    check mate - skaakmat

    pawn - pion

    king - koning

    queen - dame

    rook - toring

    bishop - loper

    knight - ruiter

    castle - rokeer

    black - swart

    white - wit

    and

    stalemate - pat

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #4

    akosbodnar

    Hungarian (the words in parenthesis are widely used, maybe more often than the official names)

    chess - sakk
    chess board - sakktábla
    check - sakk
    check mate - sakk-matt
    pawn - gyalog (paraszt)
    king - király
    queen - vezér (királynő)
    rook - bástya
    bishop - futó
    knight - huszár (ló)
    castling - sáncolás (rosálás) 
    black - fekete
    white - fehér 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #5

    NimzoRoy

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #6

    rooperi

    NimzoRoy wrote:

    lol, that's no fun

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #7

    KeyserSzoze

    NimzoRoy, thanks for sharing but let's get it on here :)

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #8

    KeyserSzoze

    @ rooperi: pion and pat, same in Romanian and Afrikaans

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #9

    chrka

    Swedish:

    chess - schack

    chess board - schackbräde

    check - schack

    check mate - schack matt

    pawn - bonde

    king - kung

    queen - dam

    rook - torn

    bishop - löpare

    knight - springare

    castle - rockad

    black - svart

    white - vit
    stalemate - patt

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #10

    Scottrf

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  • 24 months ago · Quote · #11

    NimzoRoy

    KeyserSoze define "it" - and stop scaring all those little kids in Hungary!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #12

    moonnie

    In Dutch

    chess = schaken

    chess board =schaakbord

    check = schaak

    check mate = mat

    pawn = pion

    king = koning

    queen = Dame

    rook = Toren

    bishop = Loper

    knight =Paard

    castle = Roccade

    black = zwart

    white = wit

    Stalemate = pat

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #13

    oxwald18

    In Italian:

    chess = scacchi

    chess board = scacchiera

    check = scacco

    check mate = scacco matto

    pawn = pedone

    king = re

    queen = regina, donna

    rook = torre

    bishop = alfiere

    knight = cavallo

    castle = arrocco

    black = nero

    white = bianco

    stalemate = stallo

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #14

    KeyserSzoze

    Thanks everybody, so far we have: Romanian, Afrikaans, Hungarian, Swedish, Dutch and Italian. 6 languages, let's take this to 50 :)

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #15

    temp_ddg

    Spanish:

     

    chess - Ajedrez

    chess board - Tablero de ajedrez

    check - Jaque

    check mate - Jaque mate

    pawn - Peón

    king - Rey

    queen - Dama (also called Reina)

    rook - Torre

    bishop - Alfil

    knight - Caballo

    castle - Enroque

    black - Negro

    white - Blanco

    stalemate - Ahogado

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #16

    gnuvince

    FRENCH:

    chess - échecs

    chess board - échiquier

    check - échec

    check mate - échec et mat

    pawn - pion

    king - roi

    queen - dame/reine

    rook - tour

    bishop - fou

    knight - cavalier

    castle - roc

    black - noir

    white - blanc

    stalemate - échec et pat

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #17

    NimzoRoy

    Finnish 3 sakki kuningas kuningatar torni ratsu lähetti sotilas sakki
    English chess king queen rook knight bishop pawn check
    French échecs roi dame tour cavalier fou pion échec
    Italian scacchi re donna torre cavallo alfiere pedone scacco
    Spanish 10 ajedrez rey dama, reina torre caballo alfil peón jaque
    Portuguese 4 xadrez rei dama torre cavalo bispo peão xeque
    Catalan escacs rei dama, reina torre cavall alfil peó escac, xec
    Friulian scacs re regjine roc cjaval alfîl pedon scac
    Galician xadrez rei raíña torre cabalo bispo peón xaque
    Occitan échecs rey fenno castel cabal falour piun echec
    Romanian şah rege damă, regină turn cal nebun pion şah
    Latin 2 lūsus lātrunculōrum rēx rēgīna turris eques cursor pedes cavē rēgī
    Basque xake, xake-joko errege dama gaztelu zaldun alfil peoi xake
  • 24 months ago · Quote · #18

    NimzoRoy

    What, Basque and Occitan aren't good enough for you?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #19

    rvsakhadeo

    Hindi

    Chess- Chaturang

    Chess Board- Chaturang phalak

    Check- Shuh

    Check Mate- Shuh aur Maat

    Pawn- Pyada ( meaning foot soldier )

    King- Raja

    Queen- Vazir ( meaning Prime Minister )

    Rook- Hathi ( meaning Elephant )

    Bishop- Unt ( meaning Camel )

    Knight- Ghoda ( meaning Horse )

    Castle- no word

    Black- Kala

    White-Safed

    Stalemate- no word

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #20

    RomyGer

    In a nice Dutch book by Christiaan M. Bijl I found ( to start with ) the following six Russian terms : King  -  Koról,  Queen  -  Fjerz',  Rook  -  Lad'já Bishop  -  Slon,   Knight  -  Kon',   Pawn  -  Pjéska.

    And also important are the letters used in foreign analyses, for successively  King, Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight :

    Bulgarian     Tz   D    T    O    K         Russian   Kp/Kr   F    L    C/S    K  Perhaps somebody can give the cyrillic letters  for Bulgarian Tz and D; and for Russian F and L, I dont have them in my computer ( I think).

    Danish         K   D   T   L   S                German      K   D   T   L   S          English        K   Q   R   B   Kt/N           French        R   D   T   F   C      Hungarian    K   V   B   F   H                Italian         R   D   T   A   C             Dutch          K   D   T   L   P                Norwegian  K   D   T   B   S       Polish          K   H   W   G   S              Portugese   R   D   T   B   C   Rumanian     R   D   T   N   C               Spanish      R   D   T   A   C         Swedish      K   D  T   L   S  

    The original book is dataed 1976, so gives Jugoslavian and Czechoslovak with letters resp. K   D   T   L   S   and   K   D   V   S   J  and perhaps somebody else now can add the correct letters according to the new countries in that region. 

    Another nice thing is to know the oldfashioned term in a specific language, e.g. in Dutch the Bishop is now a "Loper", a runner, a messenger ; and was originally a "Raadsheer", a councillor, a senator (letter R).

    Let us be glad we have algabraïc notation all over the world, although the old English was not bad at all  (  I expect some reactions now... ).

    Nice examples are in Paris 1925  1. P.4D   P.4D     2. P.4FD  P.3FD     3.  C.3FD  C. 3FR   4.  P.3R  F.4FR  5.  P pr PD  C pr PD  6. F.4FD  P.3R  this is Aljechin-Opocensky  in old French notation

    And what about Fisher-Tukmakov, Buenos Aires 1970, in old Spanish :     1. P3CD  P4R  2.  A2C C3AD  3.  P4AD  C3A  4.  P3R  A2R  5. P3TD...


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