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


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #41

    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'' 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #42

    Rational_Optimist

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #43

    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?..

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #44

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #45

    falcogrine

    Like Bigfoot.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #46

    Looking4WayOut

    In INDONESIA!

    Pawn - Pion

    Rook - Benteng

    Knight - Kuda

    Bishop - Menteri

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

    King - Raja.


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