Stiff playing card

Ezzelino

Member
Italian
Hello,
I have found the word "stiff" in a playing card handbook. The author is explaining how to count the "loser cards", and he says:
- "A stiff King counts as a loser card." -

I guess that here "stiff" means "single", "alone".
For example, if I have a King of spades and no other card of spades, I could say I have a "stiff King".

I would translate "Un Re singolo conta come una carta perdente".

Could anybody please confirm ?
Thanks
 
  • labrava

    Member
    Italian/English(US) - bilingual
    I would translate "Un Re singolo conta come una carta perdente".

    "Un Re singolo..." (single) it can be ambiguous and not specific enough to the suit of the card. I don't think there is a specific word for this in Italian. May be you could say: "Un Re dal seme singolo conta come una carta perdente" or "Un Re spaiato conta come una carta perdente"

    Perhaps, card players would have better suggestions.
     
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