I did a search and could not find this topic. I love the game of chess. Before I knew a second language I just assumed that the pieces were called the same things in all languages, but now I know that is not so. I would like to know what the chess pieces are called in your language and the English translation of the word to see how much variety there is. English: 1. King 2. Queen 3. Bishop 4. Knight 5. Castle/Rook 6. Pawn Arabic (or at least Egyptian Arabic) 1. malik (king) 2. waziir ((government) minister) 3. fiil (elephant) 4. Husaan (horse) 5. Tabya (fortress or tower) 6. 'askari (soldier) ---also called beedaq (no English translation other than pawn to show that it is the chess piece) Also, what word do you say when you put your opponent in check? English: Check! Arabic: Kish!