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Simple Mathematics: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division in German with example sentences

Vocabulary: Simple Mathematics: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division in German with example sentences

PREFACE

  1. Introduction to mathematics in German
  2. How to perform addition in German?
  3. How to perform subtraction in German?
  4. How to perform multiplication in German?
  5. How to perform division in German?
  6. How to perform square root in German?
  7. What are the types of numbers in German?
  8. What are the different Geometrical shapes in German?

 

Introduction to mathematics in German

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 maths. You will need to perform some form of maths on a daily basis for something or the other. So it becomes very important that you learn the different concepts of mathematics in German quite well.

Maths in German
Maths in German

As you probably figured out, the numbers are the same and there are no unique German specific numbers (like German specific alphabets). This means that you only need to memorize the operators and how to summon them.

For example:

  • One PLUS plus one is two
  • Four MINUS Three is one

Here you need to know how to say the operators in German and also the statement in German. This is what you will be learning in this blog called Mathematics in German..

MATHS IN GERMAN, HERE WE COME!!!.

 

How to perform addition or “die Addition” in German?

Addition in German
Addition in German
  • The German translation for Addition is “die Addition”
  • This is by far the simplest of the concepts
  • In English we say 4 + 4 = 8 as Four and Four are Eight
  • In German, there are three ways of saying the same as English. Germans say:
    • vier und vier sind acht
    • vier plus vier sind acht
    • vier plus vier gleich acht

Examples for addition in German:

  • Zwei und zwei sind vier
  • Sechs und zwei gleich acht
  • Eins plus eins sind zwei

I’m pretty sure you now have the gist of this.. You can now perform “Addition in German” without mistakes and with ease.

 

How to perform subtraction or “die Subtraktion” in German?

Subtraction in German
Subtraction in German
  • The German translation for Subtraction is “die Subtraktion”
  • This is also quite simple. In English we say 4 – 2 = 2 as Four minus two is two.
  • In German, there are two ways of saying the same as English. Germans say:
    • vier minus zwei ist zwei à or four minus two is two
    • vier weniger zwei gleich zwei à or four less two is two

Examples for Subtraction in German:

  • Zehn minus sechs ist vier
  • Sechs plus zwei minus drei gleich fünf
  • Eins minus eins ist null.

Quite simple right?.. You can now perform “Subtraction in German” comfortably!!!

 

How to perform multiplication or “die Multiplikation” in German?

Multiplication in German
Multiplication in German
  • The German translation for Multiplication is “die Multiplikation”
  • This is also quite easy. In English we say 4 x 2 = 8 as Four multiplied by two is eight.
  • In German, there are two ways of saying the same as English. Germans say:
    • zwei mal drei sind sechs à or four multiplied two is eight
    • zwei multipliziert mit drei ist gleich sechs à or two multiplied with three is six

Examples for Multiplication in German:

  • zwei multipliziert mit null ist gleich null
  • drei multipliziert mit drei ist gleich neun
  • zwei mal fünf sind zehn

Quite simple right?.. You can now perform “Multiplication in German” fast and quick!!!

 

How to perform division or “die Division” in German?

Division in German
Division in German
  • The German translation for Division is “die Division”
  • This is also quite easy. In English we say 20 / 10 = 2 as Twenty divided by Ten is two.
  • Germans say:
    • Zwanzig geteilt durch zehn ist zwei à or Twenty divided by ten is two

Examples for Division in German:

  • Vierzig geteilt durch vier ist zehn
  • Hundert geteilt durch zehn ist zehn

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! You can now perform all the four major operations of Maths or Mathematics in German which also includes “Division in German”!!!

 

Vocabulary – mathematics in German: What is the German word for Numerator while performing Division?

  • The German translation for Numerator while performing Division is “der Zähler”
  • The German translation for the plural of Numerator while performing Division is “die Zähler”

Vocabulary – mathematics in German: What is the German word for Denominator while performing Division?

  • The German translation for Denominator while performing Division is “der Nenner”
  • The German translation for the plural of Denominator while performing Division is “die Nenner”

 

Vocabulary – mathematics in German: What is the German word for Quotient while performing Division?

  • The German translation for Quotient while performing Division is “der Quotient”
  • The German translation for the plural of Quotient while performing Division is “die Quotienten”

 

Vocabulary – mathematics in German: What is the German word for Remainder while performing Division?

  • The German translation for Remainder while performing Division is “der Rest”
  • The German translation for the plural of Remainder while performing Division is “die Reste”

 

Slightly Advanced Mathematics in german: How to perform square root in German?

Square root in German
Square root in German
  • The German translation for Square Root is “die Quadratwurzel”
  • In English we say “The square root of Nine is Three”
  • Germans say:
    • “Die Quadratwurzel von Neun ist Drei“

Examples for Square Root in German:

  • Die Quadratwurzel aus neunundvierzig ist sieben
  • Die Quadratwurzel aus zweihundertsechsundfünfzig ist Sechzehn

FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! You can now perform “Square root in German”!!!

 

What are the different Geometrical shapes in German?

Geometry 2D and 3D shapes in German
Geometry 2D and 3D shapes in German

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. Let us go through the different Geometrical shapes in German.

Two Dimensional (2D) Shapes in German

German English
Das Dreieck, Die Dreiecke triangle
Das Rechteck, Die Rechtecke rectangle
Das Trapez, Die Trapeze trapezium
Die Raute, Die Rauten rhombus
Das Parallelogramm, Die Parallelogramme parallelogram
Das Rechteck, Die Rechtecke rectangle
Das Quadrat, Die Quadrate square
Das Fünfeck, Die Fünfecke pentagon
Das Sechseck, Die Sechsecke hexagon
Das Sechseck, Die Sechsecke hexagon
Das Siebeneck, Die Siebeneck heptagon
Das Achteck, Die Achtecke octagon
Die Ellipse, Die Ellipsen ellipse
Der Kreis, Die Kreise circle
Das Polygon, Die Polygone polygon
Das Oval oval
Der Halbkreis, Die Halbkreise Semi circle

Three Dimensional (3D) Shapes in German

German English
Das Tetraeder, Die Tetraeder tetrahedron
Der Würfel, Die Würfel cube
Das Hexaeder, Die Hexaeder hexahedron
Das Oktaeder, Die Oktaeder octahedron
Das Dodekaeder, Die Dodekaeder dodecahedron
Das Ikosaeder, Die Ikosaeder icosahedron
Die Kugel, Die Kugeln sphere
Der Zylinder, Die Zylinder cylinder
Der Kegel, Die Kegel cone
Die Pyramide, Die Pyramiden Pyramid
Die Sphäre, Die Sphären Sphere
Der Kegel, die Kegel Cone
Das Prisma, die Prismen Prism

 

Types of Triangles in German

  • An Equilateral Triangle is one wherein all the sides of the triangle are of the same length. In German, an Equilateral Triangle is called as “gleichseitiges Dreieck” which translates to “same side length triangle”
  • A Right Angled Triangle is one wherein one of the sides of the triangle is straight or 90 degrees. In German, a Right Angled Triangle is called as “rechtwinkliges Dreieck”
  • An Isosceles triangle is one wherein two sides of the triangle are equal in length. In German, an Isosceles triangle is called as “gleichschenkliges Dreieck ”

 

What are the types of numbers in German?

Whoa… Now comes the part which is for those studying a higher grade of maths. There are 8 basic types of numbers in mathematics. Read more about them below:

German English English Sentence German Sentence
die gerade Zahl / die geraden Zahlen even number Two is an even number. Zwei ist eine gerade Zahl.
die ungerade Zahl / die ungeraden Zahlen odd number Three is an odd number. Drei ist eine ungerade Zahl.
die Primzahl / die Primzahlen prime number Five is a prime number Fünf ist eine Primzahl
die natürliche Zahl / die natürlichen Zahlen natural number Seven is a natural number Sieben ist eine natürliche Zahl
die ganze Zahl / die ganzen Zahlen whole number Six is a whole number Sechs ist eine ganze Zahl
die rationale Zahl / die rationalen Zahlen rational number 1/2 is a rational number 1/2 ist eine rationale Zahl
die reelle Zahl / die reellen Zahlen real number Is zero a real number? Ist Null eine reelle Zahl?
die komplexe Zahl / die komplexen Zahlen complex number What is a complex number? Was ist eine komplexe Zahl?

 

This should be enough if you’re looking to learn only the basics. If you want to learn about the advanced math functions such as Trigonometry, Coordinate Axes, Calculus, Exponents, logarithms and what not, you can read it in Advanced maths in German

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