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## #1 2009-01-27 14:00:14

JaneFairfax
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### Mathematical terms in other languages

#1 mathematics

French: mathématiques
Italian: matematica
Spanish: matemática
German: Mathematik
Portuguese: matemática
Dutch: wiskunde
Swedish: matematik
Danish: matematik
Norwegian: matematikk
Finnish: matematiikka
Icelandic: stærðfræði

#2 algebra

French: algèbre
Italian: algebra
Spanish: álgebra
German: Algebra
Portuguese: álgebra
Dutch: algebra
Swedish: algebra
Danish: algebra
Norwegian: algebra
Finnish: algebra
Icelandic: algebra

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## #2 2009-01-27 14:34:05

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

#3 number

French: nombre
Italian: numero
Spanish: número
German: Zahl
Portuguese: número
Dutch: getal
Swedish: tal
Danish: tal
Norwegian: tall
Finnish: luku
Icelandic: tala

#4 integer

French: entier relatif
Italian: numero intero
Spanish: número entero
German: ganze Zahl
Portuguese: número inteiro
Dutch: geheel getal
Swedish: heltal
Danish: heltal
Norwegian: heltall
Finnish: kokonaisluku
Icelandic: heiltala

#5 rational number

French: nombre rationnel
Italian: numero razionale
Spanish: número racional
German: rationale Zahl
Portuguese: número racional
Dutch: rationaal getal
Swedish: rationellt tal
Danish: rationalt tal
Norwegian: rasjionalt tall
Finnish: rationaaliluku
Icelandic: ræð tala

#6 real number

French: nombre réel
Italian: numero reale
Spanish: número real
German: reelle Zahl
Portuguese: número real
Dutch: reëel getal
Swedish: reellt tal
Danish: reelt tal
Norwegian: reelt tall
Finnish: reaaliluku
Icelandic: rauntala

#7 complex number

French: nombre complexe
Italian: numero complesso
Spanish: número complejo
German: komplexe Zahl
Portuguese: número complexo
Dutch: complex getal
Swedish: komplext tal
Danish: komplekst tal
Norwegian: komplekst tall
Finnish: kompleksiluku
Icelandic: tvinntala

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## #3 2009-01-28 13:02:37

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

#8 arithmetic

French: arithmétique
Italian: aritmetica
Spanish: aritmética
German: Arithmetik
Portuguese: aritmética
Dutch: rekenen
Swedish: aritmetik
Danish: aritmetik
Norwegian: aritmetikk
Finnish: aritmetiikka
Icelandic: talnareikningur

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## #4 2009-01-28 15:32:33

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

What about Arabic (especially for Algebra... )

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #5 2009-01-28 23:15:37

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Im concentrating on my favourite 11 foreign languages.

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## #6 2009-01-29 00:31:03

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Dutch: optellen
Icelandic: samlagning

#10 subtraction

French: soustraction
Italian: sottrazione
Spanish: sustracción
German: Subtraktion
Portuguese: subtracção
Dutch: aftrekken
Swedish: subtraktion
Danish: subtraktion
Norwegian: subtraksjon
Icelandic: rádráttur

#11 multiplication

French: multiplication
Italian: moltiplicazione
Spanish: multiplicación
German: Multiplikation
Portuguese: multiplicação
Dutch: vermenigvuldigen
Swedish: multiplikation
Danish: multiplikation
Norwegian: multiplikasjon
Icelandic: margföldun

#12 division

French: division
Italian: divisione
Spanish: división
German: Division
Portuguese: divisão
Dutch: delen
Swedish: division
Danish: division
Norwegian: divisjon
Icelandic: deiling

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## #7 2009-01-30 07:33:26

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Ill be getting on to that.

Aw, I didnt know I had any fans.

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## #8 2009-01-30 08:25:28

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X'(y-Xβ)=0

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## #9 2009-01-30 10:31:55

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Haha now JFF has to be careful, she cant do anything wrong!:P

And now i jealous...

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## #10 2009-01-30 11:56:31

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

#13 geometry

French: géométrie
Italian: geometria
Spanish: geometría
German: Geometrie
Portuguese: geometria
Dutch: meetkunde
Swedish: geometri
Danish: geometri
Norwegian: geometri
Finnish: geometria
Icelandic: rúmfræði

#14 circle

French: cercle
Italian: cerchio
Spanish: círculo
German: Kreis
Portuguese: círculo
Dutch: cirkel
Swedish: cirkel
Danish: cirkel
Norwegian: sirkel
Finnish: ympyrä
Icelandic: hringur

#15 triangle

French: triangle
Italian: triangolo
Spanish: triángulo
German: Dreieck
Portuguese: triângulo
Dutch: driehoek
Swedish: triangel
Danish: trekant
Norwegian: trekant
Finnish: kolmio
Icelandic: þríhyrningur

#16 square

French: carré
Dutch: vierkant
Swedish: fyrkant
Finnish: neliö
Icelandic: ferningur

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## #11 2009-01-30 14:01:28

JaneFairfax
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#17 trigonometry

French: trigonométrie
Italian: trigonometria
Spanish: trigonometría
German: Trigonometrie
Portuguese: trigonometria
Dutch: goniometrie
Swedish: trigonometri
Danish: trigonometri
Norwegian: trigonometri
Finnish: trigonometria
Icelandic: hornafræði

#18 sine

French: sinus
Italian: seno
Spanish: seno
German: Sinus
Portuguese: seno
Dutch: sinus
Swedish: sinus
Danish: sinus
Norwegian: sinus
Finnish: sini
Icelandic: sinus

#19 cosine

French: cosinus
Italian: coseno
Spanish: coseno
German: Kosinus
Portuguese: co-seno
Dutch: cosinus
Swedish: cosinus
Danish: cosinus
Norwegian: cosinus
Finnish: kosini
Icelandic: kósinus

#20 tangent

French: tangente
Italian: tangente
Spanish: tangente
German: Tangens
Portuguese: tangente
Dutch: tangens
Swedish: tangens
Danish: tangens
Norwegian: tangens
Finnish: tangentti
Icelandic: tangens

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## #12 2009-01-30 19:04:51

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Careless25 I'm a fan of Ganesh and JaneFairfax..

Am Stram Gram Spam

<3 GCJLT

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## #13 2009-01-31 05:55:01

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Charismath( i like your name 2, creative)
good job on hide tag! you got it on your first try!
Haha i m not so jealous now...

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## #14 2009-01-31 06:27:12

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

#21 calculus

French: calcul infinitésimal
Italian: calcolo infinitesimale
Spanish: cálculo infinitesimal
German: Infinitesimalrechnung
Portuguese: cálculo
Dutch: calculus
Swedish: kalkyl
Danish: infinitesimalregning
Norwegian: kalkulus
Icelandic: örsmæðareikningur

#22 derivative

French: dérivée
Italian: derivata
German: Ableitung
Dutch: afgeleide
Swedish: derivata
Danish: afledede
Norwegian: deriverte
Finnish: derivaatta
Icelandic: afleiða

#23 integral

French: intégrale
Italian: integrale
Spanish: integral
German: Integral
Portuguese: integral
Dutch: integraal
Swedish: integral
Danish: integral
Norwegian: integral
Finnish: integraali
Icelandic: heildi

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## #15 2009-01-31 07:49:57

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

i think she speaks most of them. i wouldnt be surprised, she loves languages and math.

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## #16 2009-01-31 20:21:17

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

charismath wrote:

my english is not the best in the country..
am trying to improve it and i'm sure Ganesh's English puzzles will prove helpful:D

Thanks, charismath!
I shall do all I can.

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #17 2009-02-01 13:46:41

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

#24 linear algebra

French: algèbre linéaire
Italian: algebra lineare
Spanish: álgebra lineal
German: lineare Algebra
Portuguese: álgebra linear
Dutch: lineaire algebra
Swedish: linjär algebra
Danish: lineær algebra
Norwegian: lineær algebra
Finnish: lineaarialgebra
Icelandic: línuleg algebra

#25 vector space

French: espace vectoriel
Italian: spazio vettoriale
Spanish: espacio vectorial
German: Vektorraum
Portuguese: espaço vectorial
Dutch: vectorruimte
Swedish: vektorrum
Danish: vektorrum
Norwegian: vektorrom
Finnish: vektoriavaruus
Icelandic: vigurrúm

#26 matrix

French: matrice
Italian: matrice
Spanish: matriz
German: Matrix
Portuguese: matriz
Dutch: matrix
Swedish: matris
Danish: matrix
Norwegian: matrise
Finnish: matriisi
Icelandic: fylki

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## #18 2009-02-11 08:43:19

JaneFairfax
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#27 if and only if (iff)

French: si et seulement si (ssi)
Italian: se e solo se (sse)
Spanish: si y sólo si (ssi/sii)
German: gilt dann und nur dann, wenn (gdw)
Portuguese: se e somente se (sse)
Dutch: dan en slechts dan als (desda)
Swedish: om och endast om (omm)
Danish: hvis og kun hvis (hviss)
Norwegian: hvis og bare hvis (hviss)
Finnish: jos ja vain jos (joss)
Icelandic: ef og aðeins ef (eff)

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## #19 2009-02-12 00:25:27

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

#28 abstract algebra

French: algèbre abstraite
Italian: algebra abstratta
Spanish: álgebra abstracta
German: abstrakte Algebra
Portuguese: álgebra abstracta
Dutch: abstracte algebra
Swedish: abstrakt algebra
Danish: abstrakt algebra
Norwegian: abstrakt algebra
Finnish: abstrakti algebra
Icelandic: hrein algebra

#29 group

French: group
Italian: gruppo
Spanish: grupo
German: Gruppe
Portuguese: grupo
Dutch: groep
Swedish: grupp
Danish: gruppe
Norwegian: gruppr
Finnish: ryhmä
Icelandic: grúpa

#30 ring

French: anneau
Italian: anello
Spanish: anillo
German: Ring
Portuguese: anel
Dutch: ring
Swedish: ring
Danish: ring
Norwegian: ring
Finnish: rengas
Icelandic: baugur

#31 field

French: corps
Italian: campo
Spanish: cuerpo
German: Körper
Portuguese: corpo
Dutch: lichaam
Swedish: kropp
Danish: legeme
Norwegian: kropp
Finnish: kunta
Icelandic: svið

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## #20 2009-02-12 16:08:44

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

I can add to your list romanian version for each term. Anyone interested?

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## #21 2009-02-12 17:27:30

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Yes, if you like.

I already know the names in Romanian and many other languages, but, as I said, I am only concentrating on my favourite 11 foreign languages.

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## #22 2009-02-13 15:00:07

mathsmypassion
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

That's nice, Jane. I know that you can find them.

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## #23 2009-02-19 13:32:14

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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Hi

In Norwegian, "number" can also be called "nummer".

Also, "rational number" is spelled "rasjonelt tall".

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## #24 2009-02-21 04:58:22

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

Thanks, KittyMcLaren!

#32 topology

French: topologie
Italian: topologia
Spanish: topología
German: Topologie
Portuguese: topologia
Dutch: topologie
Swedish: topologi
Danish: topologi
Norwegian: topologi
Finnish: topologia
Icelandic: grannfræði

#33 metric space

French: espace métrique
Italian: spazio metrico
Spanish: espacio métrico
German: metrischer Raum
Portuguese: espaço métrico
Dutch: metrische ruimte
Swedish: metriskt rum
Danish: metrisk rum
Norwegian: metrisk rom
Finnish: metrinen avaruus
Icelandic: firðrúm

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## #25 2009-03-05 18:24:52

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Mathematical terms in other languages

#34 set

French: ensemble
Italian: insieme
Spanish: conjunto
German: Menge
Portuguese: conjunto
Dutch: verzameling
Swedish: mängd
Danish: mængde
Norwegian: mengde
Finnish: joukko
Icelandic: mengi

#35 function

French: fonction
Italian: funzione
Spanish: función
German: Funktion
Portuguese: função
Dutch: functie
Swedish: funktion
Danish: funktion
Norwegian: funksjon
Finnish: funktio
Icelandic: fall

#36 bijective

French: bijectif
Italian: biettivo
Spanish: biyectivo
German: bijektiv
Portuguese: bijectivo
Dutch: bijektieve
Swedish: bijektiv
Danish: bijektiv
Norwegian: bijektiv
Finnish: bijektiivinen
Icelandic: gagntækur

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