In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(+ singular verb) damas femeninoto play draughts — jugar a las damas
- If they get bored, the shed boasts a CD player, dart board and draughts.
- Once they'd finished their game of draughts, Jude and Josie began a game of cards.
- Sometimes, he'd set up a game of draughts for them to play and Jude was able to take his turn by feeling around the board for the pawns and deciding his moves.
- Of course there nothing stopping mum and dad enjoying the challenge of draughts, snakes and ladders or constructing a Duplo design.
- This game is superior in complexity to English draughts by virtue of the fact that it is played on a board ten squares by ten squares and that capturing moves have an extended scope.
- This is the Community Games main fundraiser and you are asked to support… The teams are now picked for badminton, basketball, chess, indoor soccer, draughts and table tennis.
- The Pub Challenge uses traditional and popular pub games such as darts, dominoes, draughts and Connect Four, and its organisers Pubmaster say it aims to promote a community spirit in its hostelries.
- Badminton, soccer, volleyball, basketball, draughts, table tennis, art and make and model are planned.
- They played chess faster than we play draughts.
- To be less abstract, let us suppose a game of draughts where the pieces are reduced to four kings, and where, of course, no oversight is to be expected.
- They played all sorts of games: cards, draughts, and even charades.
- The highlights will, as always, be the athletics finals but Carlow will also be hoping for gold in draughts, Olympic handball and indoor soccer events with six teams competing.
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