212 Spanish Playing Cards Vocabulary


What is generally known as playing cards in the English speaking world with 52 are technically of French design and below is their vocabulary in English and Spanish:

Ace – As

Cards – Naipes

Club/Clubs – Trébol/Tréboles

Diamond/Diamonds – Diamante/Diamantes

Heart/Hearts – Corazón/Corazones

Jack – Sota

King – Rey

Queen – Reina

Spade/Spades – Pica/Picas

Suits – Palos

One of Hearts – Uno de Corazones

The Spanish Deck, otherwise known as the Baraja Española, consists of 48 cards divided into 4 suits (palos). The suits are Cups/Hearts (Copas), Coins/Diamonds (Oros), Clubs (Bastos) and Swords/Spades (Espadas).  These cards, or naipes, are numbered from Ace (As) to 7, then 10 to 12. Card 10 is also known as the Jack (Sota), Card 11 as the Knight (Caballo) and Card 12 as the King (Rey).

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