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Chess pieces in your language

I love chess. What do you call chess pieces in your native tongue? Turkish: Pawn - Piyon (Pawn) Knight - At (Horse) Bishop - Fil (Elephant) Rook - Kale (Fortress) Queen - Vezir (Vizier) King - Şah (Shah)

Also: Check - Şah Checkmate - Şahmat Stalemate - Pat Castling - Rok

July 27, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

Spanish:

Pawn = Peón
Knight = Caballo
Bishop = Alfil
Rook = Torre
Queen = Reina
King = Rey

Check = Jaque
Checkmate = Jaque mate
Stalemate = Ahogado (drowned)
Castling = Enroque

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClaudioAgl1

Italian / French:

Pedone / Pion (Pawn)

Cavallo / Cavalier (Knight)

Alfiere / Fou (Bishop)

Torre / Tour (Rook)

Donna (Regina) / Dame (Queen)

Re / Roi (King)

:-)

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael44.D2104

Hebrew:

Pawn = ragli (רגלי)
Knight = parash (פרש)
Bishop = ratz (רץ)
Rook = tzariach (צריח)
Queen = malka (מלכה)
King = melech (מלך)

July 27, 2018

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

Dutch:

Pawn = pion (pawn)
Knight = paard (horse)
Bishop = loper (runner)
Rook = toren (tower)
Queen = dame (lady)
King = koning (king)

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E.T.Gregor

German:

Pawn - Bauer (Farmer)
Knight - Springer (Jumper)
Bishop - Läufer (Runner)
Rook - Turm (Tower)
Queen - Dame (Lady)
King - König

Edit: as requested
Schach - check
Schachmatt - check mate
Remis - stalemate
To castle - rochieren. The act of castling is called "Rochade".

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andu444

Plattdeutsch (Low German):

king - König
queen - Daam
rook - Toorn
bishop - Löper
knight - Peerd
pawn - Buer

(I call the knight 'Pferd' in German too, maybe I shouldn't...) :)

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/case02

Chess - Schach

Chess Board - Schahcbrett

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.T.307693

You may also call the Knight figure a Pferd (Horse).

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/case02

Pferdi for Horsie?

July 28, 2018

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

Portuguese:

pawn = peão

knight = cavalo

bishop = bispo

rook = torre

queen = rainha

king = rei

July 27, 2018

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

English:

pawn: pawn

knight: knight

bishop: bishop

rook: rook

queen: queen

king: king

hahahaha - that was meant to be funny lol

however i play antichess - for those who don't know the variants of chess, check em out!

im terrible at chess, but great at antichess (harder than it looks/seems)

July 27, 2018

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

That sounds dark, lol.

July 27, 2018

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

Good heavens, I just tried out this is a legit game thanks for recommending

July 27, 2018

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

I love playing chess

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoliDeoGloria00

Is that the same as suicide chess? I'm garbage at both lol

May 2, 2019

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

Note about the queen in Portuguese:

The amateurs say "rainha", but in all of the documents of the CBX (Brazilian Chess Confederation) it is "dama" - also, because it is written as "D" when a game is annotated in algebraic notation. :)

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/--Narcisz--

Hungarian:

Pawn = gyalog/paraszt (walker/peasant)

Knight = ló/huszár (horse/cavalryman)

Bishop = futár/futó (courier/runner)

Rook = bástya (tower)

Queen = királynő/vezér (queen/leader)

King = király (king)

July 27, 2018

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

koezi!

August 4, 2018

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

In Esperanto:

Chess: ŝako

Pawn: peono

Knight: ĉevalo

Bishop: kuirero

Rook: turo

Queen: damo

King: reĝo

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/case02

Your native language is Esperanto?

July 28, 2018

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

Sorry. I read it and my brain thought it said 'your language', skipping over the 'native' part. My bad.

July 28, 2018

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

I don't know anyone who speaks esperanto

August 4, 2018

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

There's a few around. We're generally nice people.

August 5, 2018

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

what do you use eseperanto for? is it like a pseudo language?

August 5, 2018

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

(I couldn't reply to your last question, so I'm doing it here) As my friend Thomas puts it, you learn Esperanto to talk to Esperantists. It's a full-blown language, able to express anything you want. Not being much of a traveler, I use it mainly for emailing and for collaborative efforts online, but usually Esperantists travel around and talk face to face with other speakers of the language.

August 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zoe.g13

Whoops! Same! I thought it meant the language you're learning so I wrote it in Korean!

June 2, 2019

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

In Brezhoneg :

Chess = echedoù,

bishop = farouell, rook = tour, queen = rouenez, king = roue, knight = marc'heg, pawn = gwerin

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dbriggs831

Arabic:

Pawn: الجندي Knight: الحصان Bishop: الفيل Rook: القلعة Queen: الملكة King: الملك

Interestingly, the Spanish word for Bishop (Alfil) comes from the Arabic version.

July 27, 2018

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

بيدق pawn

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dbriggs831

Right that's an option too, thanks for pointing it out!

July 28, 2018

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

Danish:

Pawn = Bonde (farmer) Knight = Springer (jumper) Bishop = Løber (runner) Rook = Tårn (tower) Queen = Dronning King = Konge

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nikunj_gupta447

Hindi:

Pawn = प्यादा (Pyada)

Knight = घोड़ा (Ghoda)

Bishop = ऊंट (Oont)

Rook = हाथी (Hathi)

Queen = रानी (Rani)

King = राजा (Raja)

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trake11

Czech: pawn: pěšec or pěšák knight: kůň (horse) bishop - střelec (shooter) rook - věž (tower) queen - královna (queen) king - král (king)

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
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"knight" should really be called "jezdec"

July 27, 2018

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

Excellent topic. Perhaps you could add the following terms? Check, checkmate, stalemate, to castle (the verb, not the noun).

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anka482635

In Polish:

Pawn: pion

Knight: skoczek/koń

Bishop: goniec

Rook: wieża

Queen: hetman/królowa

King: król

Check: szach

Checkmate: mat

Stalemate: pat

Castle: roszada

The game in Polish is called "szachy".

July 27, 2018

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

Malay-Indonesian:

King: Raja

Queen: Ratu (or Menteri)

Rook: Benteng

Bishop: Gajah

Knight: Kuda

Pawn: Pion

Some people called the bishop differently though.

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zar4er

Bulgarian:

pawn = пешка = comes from пешак, which means foot soldier

knight = кон = horse

bishop = офицер = officer

rook = топ = cannon

queen = дама = dame (it is extremely incorrect to call the queen царица, which means empress or кралица, which means queen; only dame is allowed)

king = цар = emperor (again, extremely incorrect to call this piece крал, which means king)

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zoe.g13

Korean:

Pawn=폰 Knight=기사 Bishop=주교 Rook=사기꾼 Queen= 퀸 King=왕

Check=검사 Checkmate=장군 Stalemate=수가 막힘 Castling=성 (p.s. I think this is all wrong)

June 2, 2019
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