Chess terms in all languages of this planet

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

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

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

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 

NimzoRoy

Chess pieces in 74 languages:

http://www.shakki.net/kerhot/KemTS/nap-pieces.htm

rooperi
NimzoRoy wrote:

lol, that's no fun

KeyserSzoze

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

KeyserSzoze

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

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

Scottrf
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NimzoRoy

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

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

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

KeyserSzoze

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

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

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

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
NimzoRoy

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

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

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...