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Foreign Cubing Terms?

oddlespuddle

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I was wondering, what do people in other countries say in place of terms that we use in English?

for example: What do Spanish speakers call Twistypuzzles?
and someone would answer it (from what I've heard, they're Vueltarompecabezas).
 

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Spanish speakers sometimes borrow cubing terms from English. Mostly when the translation doesn't sound right, as your example. For example, twistypuzzles, I don't think we have a translation for that so we use twistypuzzles. Same with "scramble" or "lucky".

Other terms are directly translated, for example:
Corners = esquinas
Edges = aristas
Algorithm = algoritmo
Sticker = pegatina

Although it varies from country to country.
 

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Well, I'm a French Canadian, but I'm not sure if "real" cubers use French or English terms to describe the cube. I cube in English (it's a little hard finding good French tutorials and videos), but here are what could be the equivalents in French.

Corners = Cube de coin (or just coin)
Edges = Cube d'arête (or just arête)
Algorithm = Algorithme
Sticker = Collant or Autocollant

Just ask if you're wondering about other parts or words! But like I said, I think most people just go with the English words. It's actually called SpeedCubing in French too, they just borrowed the term.
 

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lol no, we call twistypuzzles generically as 'cubos' regadless of their shape, as for regular cubes, we name them in spanish, but for all the others we use the original name or the geometric shape they are (in spanish of course)
Still, most of the time we use english terms, twisty puzzles, puzzles (some times, very rarely we use the direct translation for puzzle, 'acertijo', or as you said, 'rompecabezas')
 

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In israel we using a combination of both hebrew and english terms:
corner: we use corner or the hebrew term "pina פינה"
edge: we use edge
algorithm: algorithm
scramble: we use the hebrew word "irbuv ערבוב"
 

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In Dutch, Twisty Puzzels would be translated as 'draaipuzzels'. Translating that back to English, it would be 'Turning puzzles'.
Corner and edge are basicly the same (hoek, rand). But we rather use the English words.
We don't have a good word for scrambling :( (a non-cuber girl at a competition used 'schudden' for it, which means as much as 'to shake')
 
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Well, I'm a French Canadian, but I'm not sure if "real" cubers use French or English terms to describe the cube. I cube in English (it's a little hard finding good French tutorials and videos), but here are what could be the equivalents in French.

Corners = Cube de coin (or just coin)
Edges = Cube d'arête (or just arête)
Algorithm = Algorithme
Sticker = Collant or Autocollant

Just ask if you're wondering about other parts or words! But like I said, I think most people just go with the English words. It's actually called SpeedCubing in French too, they just borrowed the term.
Over here we would be more likely to use these terms:

Corners = Coins
Edges = Edge
Algorithm = Algorithme or Formule
Sticker = collant
scramble (v) = melanger
Rubik's Cube = Cube Rubik

As for Speedcubing, I am not very sure since I normally cube in English too and don't really say "speedcubing" to my cubing friends at my (french) school.
 
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In Poland:
Corner: Róg, Narożnik (rarely)
Edge: Krawędź
Center: Center, Środek
Rubik's Cube: Kostka, Kostka Rubika
Sticker: Naklejka
Core: Krzyżak
Scramble: Scramble
Zeroing: Zerowanie
Speedcuber: Brzęczyszczykiewicz (joke)

Ps.: Zeroing is a lie!
 
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Swedish:
edge - kant
corner - hörn
centre - center, mitt
(a) scramble - blandning
(to) scramble - blanda (hästsoppa varje dag)
cross - kors
F2L - eff två ell/ första två lagren
LL- ell ell/sista lagret
(speed) cuber - kubare
BLD - blint
alg(orithm) - alg(oritm)
magic - mädjik/skitgren
lucky solution/scramble - turlösning/turblandning
prå - prå
 

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Swedish:
edge - kant
corner - hörn
centre - center, mitt
(a) scramble - blandning
(to) scramble - blanda (hästsoppa varje dag)
cross - kors
F2L - eff två ell/ första två lagren
LL- ell ell/sista lagret
(speed) cuber - kubare
BLD - blint
alg(orithm) - alg(oritm)
magic - mädjik/skitgren
lucky solution/scramble - turlösning/turblandning
prå - prå

I understand all, but what is prå?:D
 

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Swedish:
edge - kant
corner - hörn
centre - center, mitt
(a) scramble - blandning
(to) scramble - blanda (hästsoppa varje dag)
cross - kors
F2L - eff två ell/ första två lagren
LL- ell ell/sista lagret
(speed) cuber - kubare
BLD - blint
alg(orithm) - alg(oritm)
magic - mädjik/skitgren
lucky solution/scramble - turlösning/turblandning
prå - prå


Märker att du inte gillar magic :D

Swedish is the best :D
 

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Swedish:
edge - kant
corner - hörn
centre - center, mitt
(a) scramble - blandning
(to) scramble - blanda (hästsoppa varje dag)
cross - kors
F2L - eff två ell/ första två lagren
LL- ell ell/sista lagret
(speed) cuber - kubare
BLD - blint
alg(orithm) - alg(oritm)
magic - mädjik/skitgren
lucky solution/scramble - turlösning/turblandning
prå - prå
Corner cutting - Hörnskärning
Judge - Domare
Method - Metod

Also seen this:
2x2 - Tvåan
3x3 - Trean
4x4 - Fyran
5x5 - Femman

Can't remember that I've seen any swedish term for "lookahead", so I can't answer that.
 
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