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Geometry in Dutch and the names of Geometrical Shapes in Dutch with example sentences

What are the vocabulary list of names of geometrical Shapes in Dutch?

In this vocabulary list blog about “Names of Geometrical Shapes in Dutch”, we are going to study in detail about the following topics with tons of example sentences in Dutch and English.

  1. What are the names of Geometrical Shapes in Dutch?
  2. What are the different two dimensional Geometrical shapes in Dutch?
  3. What are the different three dimensional Geometrical shapes in Dutch?
  4. What are the different types of Triangles in Dutch?
  5. Learn Geometry in Dutch.

Why should I learn the names of geometric shapes in Dutch?

In real life, learning the list of geometrical Shapes in Dutch is a very important activity. Why? Let’s start at the very beginning. Even for babies, we start off the process of learning by introducing the baby to different shapes such as circle, triangle, square and rectangle. Then we move next to teaching babies about 3D shapes (toys) such as cubes, cuboids, cylinders, spheres etc.

Names of Geometrical Shapes in Dutch
Names of Geometrical Shapes in Dutch

Whether you’re in school or in college, whether you’re working or retired, in a developed country or a third world country, you cannot live without about the different geometrical shapes (both 2D and 3D). You will need to mentally process images that you see and they are nothing but geometrical shapes. So it becomes very important that you learn the names of geometrical shapes in Dutch quite well.

For example:

  • The ball is spherical
  • The bottle is cylindrical shaped.
  • The party hat is a cone.
  • I need a square sized paper.

Here you need to know how to say the names of geometrical shapes in Dutch and also the statement in Dutch. This is what you will be learning in this blog called Shapes in Dutch.

 

What are the names of Geometrical shapes in Dutch?

The classic example of how important shapes can be in your lives is the game “Minecraft”… It basically shows that any structure in the world is nothing but a combination of basic shapes.

Minecraft - A game based purely on Shapes
Minecraft – A game based purely on Shapes

There are so many shapes and sizes which we would have studied as a child in our mathematics classes. We do come across these shapes on a daily basis for everything and sometimes we are asked to use them in our conversations.

In Mathematics, the shapes are categorized into 2 broad categories: 2D and 3D or two dimensional and three dimensional. Let us go through the different Geometrical shapes in Dutch.

 

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Names of Two Dimensional (2D) Shapes in Dutch

Everything that have only an X Axis and a Y Axis and no Z Axis is 2 dimensional. If you draw something on a piece of paper, its 2 dimensional. Most movies that you see are labelled as 2D since the screen only has length and breadth and no depth (not talking about the new funky 3D movies though). It is thus very important that you learn some of the Three Dimensional (3D) Shapes in Dutch

2D shapes in Dutch
2D shapes in Dutch

What is a 2D shape called in Dutch? The translation for 2D or two dimensional shape in Dutch is “forma bidimensionale” or “forma bi-dimensionale” or “Forma 2D”

Dutch English English Sentence Dutch Sentence
driehoek triangle The triangle has three sides. De driehoek heeft drie zijden.
rechthoek rectangle The rectangle is my favourite Shape. De rechthoek is mijn favoriete vorm.
ruit rhombus A rhombus has four sides. Een ruit heeft vier zijden.
parallellogram parallelogram The parallelogram is an interesting shape. Het parallellogram is een interessante vorm.
rechthoek rectangle A rectangle is a long square Een rechthoek is een lang vierkant
vierkant square She has square glasses. Ze heeft een vierkante bril.
Vijfhoek pentagon A pentagon has five sides. Een vijfhoek heeft vijf zijden.
Zeshoek hexagon A hexagon does not have seven sides Een zeshoek heeft geen zeven zijden
zevenhoek heptagon The heptagon has 7 sides. De zevenhoek heeft 7 zijden.
achthoek octagon An octagon has 8 sides. Een achthoek heeft 8 zijden.
ellips ellipse Can you draw an ellipse? Kun je een ellips tekenen?
Cirkel circle A circle is not a poygon. Een cirkel is geen polygoon.
veelhoek polygon A triangle is a polygon. Een driehoek is een veelhoek.
Oval oval They call it the Oval Office. Ze noemen het het Oval Office.
Halve cirkel Semi circle A semicircle is half a circle. Een halve cirkel is een halve cirkel.

 

Names of Three Dimensional (3D) Shapes in Dutch

Everything that you see in the real world is a 3D shape. You might see a cylindrical drum, a conical bottle. The sun is spherical and the earth as well. The dice from Dungeons and Dragons is an 8 sided Octahedron or a 12 sided dodecahedron. It is thus very important that you learn some of the Three Dimensional (3D) Shapes in Dutch

3D shapes in Dutch
3D shapes in Dutch

So the question is (and one which many ask), will you encounter an octahedron in real life? Of course. Take a hexagon and extend it and there you go. An example… A screw is nothing but a cylinder mounted on an octahedron.

What is a 3D shape called in Dutch? The translation for 3D or three dimensional shape in Dutch is “driedimensionale vorm” or “3D-vormen”

Dutch English English Sentence Dutch Sentence
tetraëder tetrahedron Tetrahedrons are beautiful. Tetraëders zijn mooi.
kubus cube A cube has 6 sides. Een kubus heeft 6 zijden.
hexaëder hexahedron A red hexahedron. Een rode hexaëder.
octaëder octahedron An octahedron has 8 sides. Een octaëder heeft 8 zijden.
dodecaëder dodecahedron A dodecahedron has 12 sides. Een dodecaëder heeft 12 zijden.
icosaëder icosahedron A icosahedron has 20 faces. Een icosaëder heeft 20 gezichten.
cilinder cylinder The box is cylinder shaped. De doos is cilindervormig.
Kegel cone The boy carries a cone. De jongen draagt ​​een kegel.
Piramide Pyramid I want to make a glass Pyramid. Ik wil een glazen piramide maken.
Bol Sphere The earth is a sphere. De aarde is een bol.
Prisma Prism My school has a glass Prism. Mijn school heeft een glazen prisma.

 

Types of Triangles in Dutch

Types of triangle shapes in Dutch
Types of triangle shapes in Dutch

What is an Equilateral Triangle in Dutch?

  • An Equilateral Triangle is one wherein all the sides of the triangle are of the same length. In Dutch, an Equilateral Triangle is called as “gelijkzijdige driehoek”
  • EXAMPLE:
    • Dit is een gelijkzijdige driehoek.
    • This is an equilateral triangle.

What is an Isosceles triangle in Dutch?

  • An Isosceles triangle is one wherein two sides of the triangle are equal in length. In Dutch, an Isosceles triangle is called as “gelijkbenige driehoek”
  • EXAMPLE:
    • Dit is een gelijkbenige driehoek.
    • This is an isosceles triangle.

 

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