MASH Crowdsourced Bilingual Mathematics Dictionaries and non-English maths terminology list

What is this?

This is an ongoing project, started in summer 2014, with the aim of providing bilingual mathematics dictionaries which translate (without definition) mathematical terms which may be assumed knowledge in higher education in English.

Can I use the resource yet?

Below you can view and download the content so far produced but right now we need proofreaders and translators for all languages except for Welsh!

Resources for all students

As part of the project a list of non-English mathematical terminology in common use in the UK, as well as some acronyms, was also collated. This will be useful for all students.

Help us add to this resource

Can you be a proofreader?

Are you bilingual? Were you taught mathematics to age 18 in a language other than English? Have you completed at least 2 years of a mathematics or statistics degree taught in English or are now teaching mathematics in English? If you can answer yes to all these questions please fill in our form to request to be a proofreader.

Can you be a translator?

If you are bilingual and have learnt mathematics in both languages at some point then you can volunteer as a translator! You can translate as little as a single word, it all helps and you can get started straight away. All your translations will be checked by a proofreader once one has been found for the language in question. Only proofread translations will be published.

Get in touch with suggestions!

Please use our project e-mail address to get in touch about this work: mash-lang@bath.ac.uk. The basic set of terms was selected for translation by students bilingual in English and Welsh. Their aim was to collate the mathematical terms which may be assumed knowledge in higher education. We might have missed some! The set of languages below was selected, rather arbitrarily, based on the percentage of speakers in the EU population. Finally, you might know of a resource that already incorporates some or all of the translations we are looking for in a language. We can add terms, 'rarer' languages and links to resources if we hear from you. Please get in touch if:

Bilingual resource and project status

The suggested resources column will be populated by resources suggested to us that translate some or all basic mathematical terminology for the target language.

The International Statistical Institute has a Multilingual Glossary of Statistical Terms which can be used to verify some target terms and also includes a wider vocabulary of specialised statistical terms in a variety of languages.

Language (Local)Language (English)Word formatBasic word setStatusSuggested resources
Български Bulgarian Bulgarian (Word)
Bulgarian (ODT)
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Česky Czech Czech (Word)
Czech (ODT)
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Cymraeg Welsh Welsh (Word)
Welsh (ODT)
Available! Complete! Welsh resources: MathCentre
Deutsch German German (Word)
German (ODT)
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Probably all terms: LEO
Eesti Estonian Estonian (Word)
Estonian (ODT)
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Ελληνικά Greek Greek (Word)
Greek (ODT)
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Español Spanish Spanish (Word)
Spanish (ODT)
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Français French French (Word)
French (ODT)
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Gaeilge Irish Irish (Word)
Irish (ODT)
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Hrvatski Croatian Croatian (Word)
Croatian (ODT)
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Italiano Italian Italian (Word)
Italian (ODT)
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한국어 Korean Korean (Word)
Korean (ODT)
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Lietuvių Lithuanian Lithuanian (Word)
Lithuanian (ODT)
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Português Portuguese Portuguese (Word)
Portuguese (ODT)
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Svenska Swedish Swedish (Word)
Swedish (ODT)
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中文 Chinese Chinese (Word)
Chinese (ODT)
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Türkçe Turkish Turkish (Word)
Turkish (ODT)
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العربية Arabic Arabic (Word)
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Dansk Danish (Word)
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Suomi Finnish Finnish (Word)
Finnish (ODT)
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Gàidhlig Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic (Word)
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हिन्दी Hindi Hindi (Word)
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Magyar Hungarian Hungarian (Word)
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日本語 Japanese Japanese (Word)
Japanese (ODT)
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Latviešu Latvian Latvian (Word)
Latvian (ODT)
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Nederlands Dutch Dutch (Word)
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Polski Polish Polish (Word)
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Română Romanian Romanian (Word)
Romanian (ODT)
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Русский Russian Russian (Word)
Russian (ODT)
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Slovenčina Slovak Slovak (Word)
Slovak (ODT)
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Slovenščina Slovenian Slovenian (Word)
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தமிழ் Tamil Tamil (Word)
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اردو Urdu Urdu (Word)
Urdu (ODT)
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