I am a native Spanish speaker that lives in the US. I don't get to practice often, but I do alright with my skills. But I'm not good at knowing words for specific hobbies/industries. I am working on a project where I need to know the Spanish terms for common poker things/situations. Can anyone provide insight into the following poker terms:

  • Flush
  • Straight
  • Suited (not like the name of the suits, but like "I have two cards of the same suit" or "I have suited cards")
  • Full House
  • Jack (like the name of the card. I know there's "reyes" and "reinas" but I have no idea what you call a Jack)

Please note that I need the poker terms for these, not direct translations of the words. Like I know how to translate a "full house" literally but I doubt that's the actual poker term in Spanish.


I do not agree with the other answers, specially with the gender. They seem literally taken from google translator. As a native speaker and player of Poker I can answer with this vocabulary from the basics of Poker:

Cards: cartas

Blinds: ciega

Small Blind: ciega pequeña

Big Blind: ciega grande

Chips: fichas

Pre-flop: it does not have translation, the same word is used as in english (pre-flop)

Flop: same as in english (flop)

River: river (same as in english)

Raise: aumentar

Fold: retirarse (big fail of other answers)

Call: igualar

Bet: apostar

Limit Poker: póquer limitado

Jackpot: bote

Muck: cartas descartadas

Pot Limit: limite del bote

Pair: pareja

Jack: jota

Joker: jóquer

Full house: the same, full house

All-in: apostarlo todo

Burn: quemar (action between river, flop, etc)

2 pair: doble pareja

Straight: escalera

Flush: color

Suited: cartas del mismo palo

For more details, just answer or visit the following link: https://www.pokerstars.es/poker/terms/

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    An alternative word for Joker is comodín. es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comod%C3%ADn – Santiago Tórtora Jun 23 '16 at 14:21
  • Me agrada esta traduccion. Solo quiero agregar algunas alternativas coloquiales que usamos en Mexico: Pair: (Un) par; 2 Pairs: Dos pares; Straight: Corrida; Three of a kind: Tercia – Lalo Sánchez Jul 26 '19 at 23:02

At least in Spain

Flush: Color

Straight: Escalera

Suited: "Del mismo palo", literally "of the same suit".

Full House: Full

Jack: Jota (like the letter J). In the Spanish deck, it's called Sota though.


Great list from here.

  • Cards: cartas

  • Blinds: a ciegas

  • Small Blind: el ciego pequeño

  • Big Blind: el ciego grande

  • Chips: fichas

  • The Button: el botón

  • Pre-flop: ronda inicial de apuestas (just say pre-flop though)

  • Flop = "flop" just use the english word for flop, turn, and river

  • Raise: aumentar

  • Fold: doblar

  • Call: ver

  • Bet: apostar

  • Limit Poker: póquer limitado

  • NL Holdem: holdem ilimitado

  • Pot Limit: limite de pozo

  • 2 pair: dos pares

  • straight: escalera

  • flush: colores

  • Pot as «pozo» looks wrong to me. And «el ciego» with article, or «colores» in plural have a Google Translate feeling. I don't think the page is (linguistically) trustworthy. – guillem Feb 5 '16 at 8:29
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    @Ustanak If you have a problem with the mistakes then suggest corrections instead of calling out people. This is a community that strives for learning and tolerance. Perfect English in a Spanish language and usage forum is not necessary. Please refrain from such remarks in the future as they are not constructive criticism. – Joze Feb 7 '16 at 15:06
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    @FerranBuireu Same goes to you. Point out what the mistakes are in the future to improve the answer. – Joze Feb 7 '16 at 15:08
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    @Joze Thanks for answering, I will try in the future to comment to improve answers in the comments instead of the post to avoid misunderstandings – Ferran Buireu Feb 7 '16 at 17:17

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