Playing cards in Spanish

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Hola,
I would like to play card games in Spanish. I am not sure on the following words:
Jack, clubs, spades. Gracias!

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updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by elena2

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Thanks so much to everyone who replied!

updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by elena2
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One thing is the French deck (we call it like that), or its English version with 52 cards, and another one the Spanish one, with 40 cards (or the extended one with 48). I wouldn't mix them.

In Spain:

Jack: jota (sometimes also "sota")
king: rey
Queen: reina
Ace: as
Joker: comodín
Suit: palo
Spades: picas
Clubs: tréboles
hearts: corazones
diamonds: diamantes

Using the Spanish deck:

Oros (golds)
Copas (cups)
Espadas (swords)
Bastos (clubs)

updated JUN 7, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Card games, decks, and card names vary considerably from country to country. The traditional Spanish baraja deck only contains 40 cards, and is described here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baraja_(playing_cards)

The suit names also vary. In Argentina I have heard that the "hearts" are called "copas." I have also heard that "diamonds" are "oros." In Mexico, I played cards with one of my host families a lot, and we used the same deck as in the US. If I recall correctly, they called the Jack Jota, rather than Sota. "Cards" in general are called naipes.

updated JUN 7, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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¿...y corazones y diamantes? (estoy haciendo pregunta)

updated JUN 7, 2008
posted by tad
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jack = sota

clubs = bastos

spades = espadas

updated JUN 6, 2008
posted by 00bacfba