Tool to learn card names. A classic playing card deck has 52 cards, 4 colours: Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs. Faces (king, queen, jack) have a name.
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|Jack of Hearts name: Lahire (Étienne de Vignolles)||Queen of Hearts name: Judith||King of Hearts name: Charles|
|Jack of Diamonds name: Hector||Queen of Diamonds name: Rachel||King of Diamonds name: Caesar|
|Jack of Spades name: Ogier||Queen of Spades name: Pallas||King of Spades name: David|
|Jack of Clubs name: Lancelot||Queen of Clubs name: Argine||King of Clubs name: Alexandre|
A deck of cards is made up of 13 distinct values: Ace (A or 1), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10 (or T), Jack (J), Queen (Q), King (K).
The values are reproduced on 4 different colors: Spades (black), Diamonds (red), Clubs (black) and Hearts (red), (yes, there are actually only 2 true colors: red or black)
52 cards in total (used in most games, like poker)
The deck of playing cards is often completed with 2 jokers (one red, one black)
Cards that do not have a number (J, Q, K) are sometimes referred to as face cards or court cards.
The four kings names and the jack of diamond (Hector) are among the Nine Worthies (9 heroes Pagan, Christian and Jewish, respected for their glory of war in Europe). There are also 2 queens (Judith and Rachel) that are part of the Nine Worthies Women.
Cards between 2 and 10 do not have a name.
The strongest cards are called honors in some games (eg. Bridge), the 10, the jack, the queen, the king and the ace.
It is possible to give a two letters name for cards depending on its value and color.
Example: Ace of Spades = 1S or AS
Example: Two of Clubs = TC or 2C
Example: Five of Diamonds = FD or 5D
Sometimes, names are not unique: TH = 2 of Hearts or 3 of Hearts.
The order varies slightly depending on the card manufacturer. But, the biggest manufacturers of card games generally use the same order: Spades from Ace to King, then Diamonds, then Clubs then Hearts. 2 joker cards are often added, either at the beginning or at the end.
The suits (spades, hearts, diamonds, clover) appear to be from an adaptation of the Germanic signs representing acorns, bells, leaves and hearts. For the origin of these 4 other symbols, no explanation is unanimous.
The codes of the Unicode characters corresponding to Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clovers are:
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