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    Question 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    Hi there,

    Is the German term 'Mench' used in English too? (I mean the game similar to 'Ludo'.)


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    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

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    The German word is Mensch (= (a) human in English) and the board game is called "Mensch ärgere dich nicht", which you could translate with "Man, don't get irritated". In other countries this board game is also known as "Ludo", which I understand is Latin and means "I play", and sometimes it is sold under the name "Pachisi".

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    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    In the Royal Navy, and some commonwealth navies, a version known as 'uckers' is played: Uckers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomUK View Post
    Not a teacher

    The German word is Mensch (= (a) human in English) and the board game is called "Mensch ärgere dich nicht", which you could translate with "Man, don't get irritated". In other countries this board game is also known as "Ludo", which I understand is Latin and means "I play", and sometimes it is sold under the name "Pachisi".

    TomUK
    And Parchís in Spain.

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    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    And I have no idea what game you are talking about at all!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    It may be Parcheesee here. As for the word "mench" it is used in English, coming from Yiddish, and means a very decent, honorable man.

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    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    And I have no idea what game you are talking about at all!
    Ludo (board game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    You learn something new every day. I've never seen this before.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You learn something new every day. I've never seen this before.

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    #10

    Re: 'Ludo' another name for 'Mench'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You learn something new every day. I've never seen this before.
    This game is/was as popular as "Memory" when I was a child.
    Last edited by Michael84; 08-Aug-2011 at 17:49. Reason: Link

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