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La Charada Chart (Spanish with English Translation)

Introduction

La Charada is a Cuban lottery system that translates many common words into numbers.  In Cuba, players using La Charada select their numbers to play by looking up meaningful words on the chart.

For example, someone who dreamed of a black pirate ship might play 3438 in the next drawing, because "black" corresponds to number 34 and the number 38 corresponds to "schooner".

As with any mystical system, there is no "right" way to use the numbers; experiment and go with your gut feel!

Below you can find a listing of the numbers "00" through "99" and the corresponding Spanish words, with English translations.

If you are aware of other words commonly used in La Charada that we did not include, please use our Contact Form to let us know.  Be sure to include both the Spanish word(s) and English translation(s).

Or, if our translations are wrong, please let us know that too!


La Charada Numbers

NumberSpanish WordsEnglish Translations
00/100Inodoro, Dios, Escoba, AutomóvilToilet, God, Broom, Automobile
01Caballo, Sol, Tintero, Camello, Pescado ChicoHorse, Sun, Inkwell, Camel, Small Fish
02Mariposa, Dinero, Hombre, Cafetera, CaracolButterfly, Money, Man, Coffee, Snail
03Marinero, Niño Chiquito, Luna, Taza, Ciempiés, MuertoSailor, Small Child, Moon, Cup, Centipede, Dead
04Gato, Diente, Soldado, Llave, Vela, Militar, Pavo RealCat, Tooth, Soldier, Key, Sailing, Military, Peacock
05Monja, Mar, Candado, Periódico, Fruta, LombrizNun, Sea, Padlock, Newspaper, Fruit, Worm
06Jicotea, Carta, Reverbero, Botella, LunaTurtle, Letter, Reverb, Bottle, Moon
07Caracol, Sueño, Heces Fecales, Medias, Caballero, CochinoSnail, Dream, Stool, Socks, Gentleman, Pig
08Muerto, León, Calabaza, Mesa, TigreDead, Lion, Squash, Table, Tigre
09Elefante, Lengua, Entierro, Lira, Cubo, Esqueleto, BueyElephant, Language, Burial, Lira, Bucket, Skeleton, Ox
10Pescado Grande, Paseo, Malla, Cazuela, Dinero, LanchaBig Fish, Walk, Mail, Casserole, Money, Launch
11Gallo, Lluvia, Fósforo, Taller, Fabrica, CaballoRooster, Rain, Phosphorus, Workshop, Factory, Horse
12Ramera, Mujer Santa, Viaje, Toallas, Cometa, Dama, Perro GrandeProstitute, Holy Women, Travel, Towels, Comet, Lady, Big Dog
13Pavo Real, Niño, Anafe, Souteneur, ElefantePeacock, Child, Cooktop, Provider, Elephant
14Cementerio, Gato Tigre, Matrimonio, Arreste, Sartén, CementerioCemetary, Tiger Cat, Marriage, Arrest, Skillet, Cemetery
15Perro, Niña bonita, Visita, Cuchara, Gallo, RatónDog, Pretty Girl, Tour, Spoon, Rooster, Mouse
16Toro, Plancha, Vestido, Incendio pequeño, Funerales, AvispaBull, Iron, Clothing, Small fire, Funerals, Wasp
17San Lázaro, Luna, Mujer buena, Hule, Camisón, Armas, Fumar opioSan Lázaro, Moon, Good Woman, Rubber, Nightdress, Firearms, Opium Smoking
18Pescado Chiquito, Iglesia, Sirena, Palma, Pescado, Gato amarilloSmall Fish, Church Bell, Palm, Fish, Yellow Cat
19Lombriz, Bandera, Campesino, Tropa, Mesa Grande, Armadura, JutíaEarthworm, Flag, Farmer, Troop, Large Table, Armor, Large Rat
20Gato Fino, Tibor, Cañón, Camiseta, Orinal, Libro, MujerThin Cat, Tibor, Canyon, T-Shirt, Urinal, Book, Women
21Maja, Dinero, Reloj de bolsillo, Chaleco, Cotorra, Cigarro, GalloFlirt, Money, Pocket Watch, Vest, Parrot, Cigar, Rooster
22Sapo, Estrella, Lirio, Chimenea, Sol, JicoteaFrog, Star, Lily, Fire, Sun, Turtle
23Vapor, Submarino, Monte, Escalera, Barco, AguilaSteam, Submarine, Mountain, Ladder, Boat, Eagle
24Paloma, Musica, Carpintero, Cocina, Pescado GrandePigeon, Music, Carpenter, Kitchen, Big Fish
25Piedra fina, Casa Nueva, Sol, Monja, RanaMarble, New House, Sun, Nun, Frog
26Anguila, Calle, Medico, Brillante, Nube de OroEel, Street, Medical, Bright, Golden Cloud
27Avispa, Campana, Cuchara Grande, Canario, Baúl, MonoWasp, Bell, Big Spoon, Canary, Trunk, Monkey
28Chivo, Bandera, Político, Uvas, Perro ChicoGoat, Flag, Political, Grapes, Male Dog
29Ratón, Nube, Venado, ÁguilaMouse, Cloud, Deer, Eagle
30Camarón, Arco Iris, Almanaque, Buey, Cangrejo, ChivoShrimp, Rainbow, Almanac, Ox, Crab, Goat
31Venado, Escuela, Zapatos, PatoDeer, School, Shoes, Duck
32Cochino, Enemigo, Mulo, Demonio, MajaPig, Enemy, Mule, Devil, Loafer
33Tiñosa, Baraja, Santa, Jesucristo, Bofetón, CamarónBuzzard, Deck, Santa, Jesus Christ, Slap, Shrimp
34Mono, Familia, Negro, Capataz, PalomaCute, Family, Black, Foreman, Pigeon
35Araña, Novia, Bombillos, Mosquito, MariposaSpider, Girlfriend, Bulbs, Mosquito, Butterfly
36Cachimba, Teatro, Bodega, Opio, Coloso, PajaritoPipe, Theater, Winery, Opio, Colossus, Bird
37Bruja, Gallina Prieta, Gitana, Hormiga, Carretera, Piedra FinaWitch, Chicken, Gypsy, Ant, Stone Road, Fine
38Dinero, Macao, Carro, Goleta, Guantes, BarrilMoney, Macao, Car, Schooner, Gloves, Barrel
39Conejo, Culebra, Rayo, Baile, TintoreroRabbit, Snake, Lightning, Dance, Dyer
40Cura, Sangre, Bombero, Muchacho Maldita, Cantina, EstatuaCure, Blood, Firefighter, Damn Boy, Tavern, Statue
41Lagartija, Prisión, Pato Chico, Jubo, Capuchino, ClarínLizard, Prison, Young Duck, Jubo, Cappuccino, Bugle
42Pato, País Lejano, Carnero, España, Abismo, LigaDuck, Distant Country, Ram, Spain, Abyss, League
43Alacrán, Amigo, Vaca, Puerta, Presidiario, JorobadoScorpion, Friend, Cow, Gate, Inmate, Hunchback
44Año del Cuero, Infierno, Año Malo, Temporal, Tormenta, PlanchaYear of Leather, Hell, Bad Year, Temporal, Storm, Iron
45Tiburón, Presidente, Traje, Tranvía, Escuela, EstrellaShark, President, Suit, Tram, School, Star
46Guagua, Humo, Hambre, Hurón, Baile, ChinoBus, Smoke, Hunger, Ferret, Dance, Chinese
47Pájaro, Mala Noticia, Mucha Sangre, Escolta, Gallo, RosaBird, Bad News, Bloody, Escort, Rooster, Rose
48Cucaracha, Abanico, Barbería, CuboCockroach, Fan, Barber, Cube
49Borracho, Riqueza, Figurín, Percha, Tesoro, FantasmaDrunk, Wealth, Figurine, Hook, Treasure, Ghost
50Policía, Alegría, Florero, Alcalde, Pícaro, ÁrbolPolice, Joy, Vase, Mayor, Rogue, Tree
51Soldado, Sed, Oro, Sereno, Anteojos, PresillasSoldier, Thirst, Gold, Serene, Eyeglasses, Clips
52Bicicleta, Coche, Borracho, Abogado, Rina, LibretaBike, Car, Drunk, Attorney, Dispute, Book
53Luz Eléctrica, Prenda, Tragedia, Diamante, Beso, AlguacilElectric Light, Turn, Tragedy, Diamond, Kiss, Sheriff
54Flores, Gallina, Blanca, Sueño, Timbre, Cañón, RosasFlowers, Sissy, White, Dream, Bell, Canyon, Roses
55Cangrejo, Murciélago, Baile, Iglesia Grande, Los Isleños, Caerse, SellosCrab, Bat, Dancing, Large Church, The Islanders, Fall, Stamps
56Merengue, Reina, Escorpión, Pato Grande, Piedra, CaraMerengue [type of dance], Queen, Scorpion, Big Duck, Stone, Face
57Cama, Ángeles, Telegrama, PuertaBed, Angels, Telegram, Door
58Adulterio, Retrato, Cuchillo, Cangrejo, Ferretero, BateaAdultery, Portrait, Knife, Crab, Hardware Dealer, Pan
59Loco, Fonografo, Langosta, Anillo, ArañaCrazy, Phonograph, Lobster, Ring, Chandelier
60Sol Oscuro, Payaso, Huevo, Cómico, Tempestad, AvecillasEclipse, Clown, Egg, Comedian, Tempest, Little Birds
61Caballo Grande, Cañonazo, Piedra Grande, Revolver, Boticario, Pintor, SacoLarge Horse, Gun, Big Stone, Revolver, Apothecary, Artist, Bag
62Matrimonio, Nieve, Lámpara, Visión, Academia, CarretillaMarriage, Snow, Lamp, Vision, Academy, Truck
63Asesino, Cuernos, Espada, Bandidos, Caracol, EscaleraMurderer, Horns, Sword, Bandits, Snail, Ladder
64Muerto grande, Tiro de Rifle, Maromero, Relajo, Vahos, FieraLarge Dead, Rifle Shooting, Acrobat, Relaxation, Fumes, Wild Animal
65Cárcel, Comida, Bruja, Ventana, TruenoPrison, Food, Witch, Window, Thunder
66Divorcio, Tarro, Pareja de Yeguas, Mascara, Estrella, Mudada, CarnavalDivorce, Jar, Couple of Mares, Mask, Star, Move/Change, Carnival
67Puñalada, Reloj, Autoridad, Fonda, aborto, ZapatoStab, Clock, Authority, Inn, Abortion, Shoe
68Cementerio Grande, Globo, Cuchillo Grande, Templo, Bolos, DineroLarge Cemetery, Globe, Big Knife, Temple, Bowling, Money
69Pozo, Fiera, Loma, Vagos, PolvorínWell, Wild Beast, Knoll, Vague, Powder
70Teléfono, Coco, Tiro, Barril, Arco Iris, BalaTelephone, Coconut, Shooting, Barrel, Rainbow, Bullet
71Rió, Sombrero, Perro Mediano, Pantera, FusilRiver, Hat, Medium-Sized Dog, Panther, Rifle
72Ferrocarril, Buey, Jicotea, Serrucho, Collar, Cetro, RelámpagoRailroad, Ox, Turtle, Saw, Necklace, Lightning Rod
73Parque, Navaja, Manzanas, Maleta, Ajedrez, CigarrilloPark, Knife, Apples, Luggage, Chess, Cigarette
74Papalote, Militar, Coronel, Serpiente, Cólera, TarimaKite, Military, Colonel, Snake, Cholera, Stage
75Cine, Corbata, Viento, Guitarra, Flores, QuioscoFilm, Tie, Wind, Guitar, Flowers, Kiosk
76Bailarina, Humo en Cantidad, Caja de Hierro, Violín, Iluminaciones, RepresaDancer, Smoke Number, Iron Box, Violin, Lighting, Dam
77Banderas, Muletas, Guerra, Colegio, Billetes de Banco, ÁnforaFlags, Crutches, War, College, Banknotes, Ballot Box
78Obispo, Tigre, Sarcófago, Rey, Apetito, LunaresBishop, Tiger, Sarcophagus, King, Appetite, Moon
79Coche, Lagarto, Abogado, Tren de Carga, Viajeros, DulcesCar, Lizard, Attorney, Freight Train, Travelers, Sweet
80Médico Viejo, Desesperado, Buena Noticia, Luna Llena, Paraguas, Barba, TrompoOld Physician, Desperate, Good News, Full Moon, Umbrella, Beard, Spin
81Teatro, Barco, Navaja Grande, Ingeniero, Cuerda, ActrizTheater, Boat, Big Knife, Engineer, String, Actress
82Madre, León, Batea, Pleito, Estrella, MuelleMother, Lion, Bats, Lawsuit, Star, Pier
83Tragedia, Procesión, Limosnero, Bastón, MaderaTragedy, Procession, Begger, Cane, Wood
84Sangre, Ciego, Sastre, Bohío, Banquero, Cofre, Marcha AtrásBlood, Blind, Tailor, Shack, Banker, Chest, Reverse
85Reloj, Madrid, Águila, Espejo, GuanoClock, Madrid, Eagle, Mirror, Guano
86Convento, Marino, Ardilla, Tijeras, Manguera, Desnudar, PalmaConvent, Marine, Squirrel, Scissors, Hose, Stripping, Palm
87Plátano, Nueva Cork, Baúl, Paloma, Fuego, PlátanosBanana, New Cork, Chest, Dove, Fire, Bananas
88Espejuelos, Gusano, Vaso, Hojas, AduaneroGlasses, Worm, Glass, Sheet, Customs
89Lotería, Agua, Casa Vieja, Mona Vieja, Cometa, Melón, TesoreroLottery, Water, Old House, Old Monkey, Comet, Melon, Treasurer
90Viejo, Espejo Grande, Caramelo, Temporal, AsesinoOld, Large Mirror, Candy, Temporary, Murderer
91Comunista, Tranvía, Pájaro Negro, Limosnero, Alpargata, Bolsas, BolcheviqueCommunist, Tram, Black Bird, Almoner, Espadrille [type of shoe], Bags, Bolshevik
92Puerco grande, Avión, Globo, Suicido, Cuba, Anarquista, Gato, León GrandeLarge Pig, Airplane, Globe, Suicide, Cuba, Anarchist, Cat, Big Lion
93Revolución, Sortija de Valor, General, Andarín, Joyas, LibertadRevolution, Ring of Valor, General, Walker, Jewelry, Freedom
94Machete, Mariposa Grande, Leontina Perfume, Habana, FloresMachete, Large Butterfly, Leontina Perfume, Havana, Flowers
95Guerra, Perro Grande, Alacrán Grande, Espada, Matanzas, RevoluciónWar, Big Dog, Big Scorpion, Sword, Carnage, Revolution
96Desafió, Periódico, Pícaro, Zapatos Nuevos, Vieja, Roca, Mujer SantaChallenged, Newspaper, Rogue, New Shoes, Old Woman, Rock, Holy Women
97Mosquito, Mono Grande, Sinsonte, Grillo, Correr, LimosneroMosquito, Large Monkey, Mockingbird, Cricket, Running, Begger
98Piano, Entierro Grande, Traicion, Visita Regia, Fonografo, OrtofonicaPiano, Great Burial, Treason, Royal Visit, Phonograph, Gramophone
99Serrucho, Gallo Grande, Temporal muy Grande, Carbonero, LluviaSaw, Big Rooster, Very Large Timeout, Coal, Rain

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