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Foreign Cubing Terms?

Cubenovice

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The initial name for the Rubik's Cube in The Netherlands was "De Hongaarse Kubus" = "The Hungarian Cube"

In the 1981 book "De Hongaarse kubus" a scrambled cube was called a "vuile kubus" = dirty or filthy cube and solving was called "opschonen" = cleaning up :)
The author also considered a sub 3:00 cuber a "master" :)
 

y235

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The initial name for the Rubik's Cube in The Netherlands was "De Hongaarse Kubus" = "The Hungarian Cube"

In the 1981 book "De Hongaarse kubus" a scrambled cube was called a "vuile kubus" = dirty or filthy cube and solving was called "opschonen" = cleaning up :)
The author also considered a sub 3:00 cuber a "master" :)
that reminds me, in israel we also call it the hungarian cube:
"kubia hungarit קובייה הונגרית"
 

CRO

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In Croatia, we have

vrh=corner
rub=edge
naljepnica=sticker

But we tend to use english words more often..
 

Sarahjdes

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For the french:
http://forum.francocube.com/topic484.html
But you could read the french and the english for many terms, because we usually use both. (for exemple, we use "scramble" as often as "mélange", we mostly use "coin(s)" for "corner(s)", but we always use "corner first", never a translation).
I think I'll stick with English. What really messes me up is when I find algorithm in French... D H D' H D H² D' makes no sense to me (this is Sune in French).
 

Hippolyte!!!

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That's an old notation wich was used by a few sites, before so many people become cubers.
No more people are using this now, the international notation is always used.
 

LarsN

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The danish language causes a lot of confusion when talking about cubing.

Back in the 80's a Rubiks cube was named "professorterning"/"professor cube", which most people still call it. This was a problem for me when I started cubing and searched for a solution online. It took me of course to bigcubes.com.

A cube is called "en terning" which is the same word we use for "dice". Again this causes a lot of confusion. I wrote on FB that my son got a national record for placing dice on top of each other. Everbody thougt I was talking about cubes.

For cubing terms we mostly adapt the english words, because directly translating only works for words like "corners", "edges", etc.

For bld it's a pain to look at other peoples wordlists, because the letters C, W, Q, X and Z are hardly ever used in our language. But then we have a few letters of our own (Æ, Ø, Å).
 

LuckyShadows

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In Hungarian it's the Rubik Kocka (Rubik's Cube) or Varázs Kocka (Magic Cube).
As to things like CFOP, F2L, and those terms, I have no idea, and I would actually like to hear the Hungarian terminology :)
 
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