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

What are the names of geometrical Shapes in Portuguese

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

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

 

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

In real life, learning the list of geometrical Shapes in Portuguese 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 Portuguese
Names of Geometrical Shapes in Portuguese

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 Portuguese 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 Portuguese and also the statement in Portuguese. This is what you will be learning in this blog called Shapes in Portuguese.

 

What are the names of Geometrical shapes in Portuguese?

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 Portuguese.

 

Names of Two Dimensional (2D) Shapes in Portuguese

2D shapes in portuguese
2D shapes in portuguese

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 Portuguese

What is a 2D shape called in Portuguese? The translation for 2D or two dimensional shape in Portuguese is “Formas bidimensionais” or “Formas 2d”

Portuguese English English Sentence Portuguese Sentence
triângulo triangle The triangle has three sides. O triângulo tem três lados.
retângulo rectangle The rectangle is my favorite Shape. O retângulo é minha forma favorita.
trapézio trapezium She drew a trapezium. Ela desenhou um trapézio.
losango rhombus A rhombus has four sides. Um losango tem quatro lados.
paralelogramo parallelogram The parallelogram is an interesting shape. O paralelogramo é uma forma interessante.
retângulo rectangle A rectangle is a long square Um retângulo é um quadrado longo
quadrado square She has square glasses. Ela tem óculos quadrados.
Pentágono pentagon A pentagon has five sides. Um pentágono tem cinco lados.
hexágono hexagon A hexagon does not have seven sides Um hexágono não tem sete lados
heptágono heptagon The heptagon has 7 sides. O heptágono tem 7 lados.
octógono octagon An octagon has 8 sides. Um octógono tem 8 lados.
elipse ellipse Can you draw an ellipse? Você pode desenhar uma elipse?
círculo circle A circle is not a poygon. Um círculo não é um poygon.
polígono polygon A triangle is a polygon. Um triângulo é um polígono.
Semicírculo Semi circle A semicircle is half a circle. Um semicírculo é um meio círculo.

 

Names of Three Dimensional (3D) Shapes in Portuguese

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 Portuguese

3D shapes in portuguese
3D shapes in portuguese

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 Portuguese? The translation for 3D or three dimensional shapes in Portuguese is “Formas tridimensionais” or “Formas 3D”

Portuguese English English Sentence Portuguese Sentence
tetraedro tetrahedron Tetrahedrons are beautiful. Os tetraedros são lindos.
cubo cube A cube has 6 sides. Um cubo tem 6 lados.
hexaedro hexahedron A cube is a hexahedron. Um cubo é um hexaedro.
octaedro octahedron An octahedron has 8 sides. Um octaedro tem 8 lados.
dodecaedro dodecahedron A dodecahedron has 12 sides. Um dodecaedro possui 12 lados.
icosaedro icosahedron A icosahedron has 20 faces. Um icosaedro tem 20 faces.
cilindro cylinder The box is cylinder shaped. A caixa é em forma de cilindro.
cone cone The house is cone shaped. A casa é em forma de cone.
Pirâmide Pyramid I want to make a glass Pyramid. Eu quero fazer uma pirâmide de vidro.
Esfera Sphere The earth is a sphere. A terra é uma esfera.
Prisma Prism My school has a glass Prism. Minha escola tem um prisma de vidro.

 

Types of Triangles in Portuguese

Triangle in Portuguese
Triangle in Portuguese

What is an Equilateral Triangle in Portuguese?

  • An Equilateral Triangle is one wherein all the sides of the triangle are of the same length. In Portuguese, an Equilateral Triangle is called as “Triângulo Equilátero”
  • EXAMPLE:
    • o Este é um triângulo equilátero.
    • This is an equilateral triangle.

What is an Isosceles triangle in Portuguese?

  • An Isosceles triangle is one wherein two sides of the triangle are equal in length. In Portuguese, an Isosceles triangle is called as “Triângulo isósceles”
  • EXAMPLE:
    • o Este é um triângulo isósceles.
    • This is an isosceles triangle.

 

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