Cubing terminology in different languages

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This page gives the cubing terminology of some useful terms in different languages.

Pronunciation is given in square brackets, in pinyin in for Mandarin and in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for other languages (for technical reason, nasal vowels are denoted by a proceeding tilde (~)). Literal translations are given in parentheses. Gender has been indicated when appropriate.

List of Main Terminology

Indo-European Languages

Germanic Romance Slavic
English Dutch German Swedish Icelandic (1) French Spanish Portuguese Italian Romanian Russian Polish Croatian
Rubik's Cube Rubiks kubus Zauberwürfel

['tsaʊbɐ̯vʏɐ̯fɛl]

Rubiks kub Rubik's teningur/kubbur Rubik's Cube

[ʁubiks kyb]

Cubo Rubik Cubo de Rubik Cubo di Rubik Cubul Rubik Кубик Рубика Kostka Rubika
Corner die Ecke

[ɛkə]

hörn horn le coin

[kw~ɛ]

esquina esquina un angolo colţ уголок, угловой элемент róg / narożnik vrh
Edge die Kante kant hliðarkubbur l'arête (f)

[aʁɛt]

borde uno spigolo muchie ребро, рёберный элемент krawędź rub
center das Center/die Mitte mitt miðja le centre

[s~atʁ]

centro centro un centro centru центр center
algorithm Algorithmus dragserie algrím l'algorithme/algo (m)

[algoʁitm/algo]

algoritmo algoritmo un algoritmo/alg algoritm алгоритм algorytm
F2L

[ɛf tuː ɛL]

fyrstu tvö lögin les 2 premiers étages primeros 2 niveles primeiras 2 camadas i primi due strati primele două straturi первые два слоя dwie pierwsze warstwy
to scramble verdrehen, vermischen blanda mélanger

[mel~aʒe]

desordenar baralhar mischiare amestecare запутать mieszać / pomieszać

(1) Although these translations are correct, the English words are often used.

Other Languages

English Uralic Semitic Sino-Tibetan Other Asian
English Hungarian Hebrew

(Israel)

Mandarin

(Simplified)

Chinese

(Taiwan, Traditional)

Chinese

(Hongkong, Traditional)

Japanese (2) Korean Vietnamese
Rubik's Cube Rubik Kocka (Rubik's Cube) / Varázs Kocka (Magic Cube) קובייה הונגרית

(kubia hungarit)

魔方

[mófāng]

魔術方塊

[móshùfāngkuài]

扭計骰

[niǔjìtóu]

ルービックキューブ

ru-bikkukyu-bu (Rubik Cube) [ɽu͍ːbiQku͍kju͍ːꜜbu͍]

루빅스 큐브

ru-bik-sseu kyu-beu (Rubik's Cube)

Khối lập phương Rubik
corner コーナー

ko-na- (corner) [koːꜜnaː]

edge エッジ

ejji (edge) [eQꜜdʑi]

center センター

senta- (center) [seꜜntaː]

algorithm アルゴリズム

arugorizumu (algorithm) [aɽu͍goɽiꜜzu͍mu͍]

to scramble
F2L F2L

efutsu-eru ("ef two el") [efu͍tsu͍ːeꜜɽu͍]

(2) Many Japanese cubing terms are simplify transliterations of the English words, written in katakana.

Cubing Glossaries in Different Languages

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