Poker lingo in other lingos

    • outspan
      outspan
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      Joined: 07.02.2010 Posts: 1,196
      Hey all :)

      Since there's lots of people from all over the world posting in the English community forum, I'm curious to hear your input on this. What are common poker terms in your language?

      In Italian, diamonds are "squares," clubs are "flowers," a straight is a "ladder" and quads are a "poker."

      Is it just Italian or does your language have funny terms too :D
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    • adryboss
      adryboss
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      in spanish stright is also a "ladder" and quads "poker".

      The most dumb thing in spanish is that flush is called "colour" confusing all new players that thing in "all red/all black" cards.
    • MatejM47
      MatejM47
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      Originally posted by adryboss
      in spanish stright is also a "ladder" and quads "poker".

      The most dumb thing in spanish is that flush is called "colour" confusing all new players that thing in "all red/all black" cards.
      Haha yeah its funny when a fish is 100% convinced he has a flush with his 2 spades in hand and 3 clubs on board :D
    • purplefizz
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      Originally posted by MatejM47
      Originally posted by adryboss
      in spanish stright is also a "ladder" and quads "poker".

      The most dumb thing in spanish is that flush is called "colour" confusing all new players that thing in "all red/all black" cards.
      Haha yeah its funny when a fish is 100% convinced he has a flush with his 2 spades in hand and 3 clubs on board :D
      surely a :facepalm: moment :D

      anyway, i'm moving the thread to Small talk forum board since GPD should contain epic/useful threads.

      cheers,
      wendy
    • phantommm92
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      well in lithuania they call quads the carriage and flush-colour also, tho not a lot of people make the mistake mentioned above.
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      In Lithuania when someone loses a hand instead of nh they say nx
    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
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      I used to call "Clubs" :club: Trees. If that counts? I think many people are the same? :rolleyes:
    • staktas
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      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      In Lithuania when someone loses a hand instead of nh they say nx
      Lmao. :D also, diamonds are drums in Lithuanian and clubs are crosses.