"Мій слон"

Translation:My elephant

December 20, 2015

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Piece_o_Ham

How often would you actually say this? :D

December 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

if you have a toy elephant for example

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Istorik1129

Or in chess!

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carl_Ramrod

Wow, I learned something today. Quoting from Wikipedia (https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_(chess)):

The bishop first appeared in that form in medieval European chess. In Chaturanga he was represented as an armed attendant who sat on the back of an elephant. The Arabs called this figure "al-fil", which means "elephant". The problem was that in Central Europe elephants were not known, so they could not recognize the figure. The bishops were interpreted differently by the different nations. That is why the bishop is a "Läufer" (runner) in Germany, a "fou" (fool) in France and a "alfiere" (standard-bearer) in Italy.

September 25, 2017
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