"השולחן הזה הוא טרפז."

Translation:This table is a trapezoid.

June 28, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh

Pretty sure there are two words for טרפז: trapezoid and trapezium. One of them specifies that the non-parallel lines are equal, the other does not, and I think it’s the opposite one if you’re on the opposite side of the Pond.

June 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL

I didn't know that! Thanks.

June 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh

I looked it up and apparently I was wrong: in AmE ‘trapezoid’ is the shape with two parallel sides, and a ‘trapezium’ is a quadrilateral with four unequal sides, while in BrE they use ‘trapezium’ for ‘trapezoid’ and just don’t say ‘trapezoid’, apparently.

June 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mosalf

Geometry is the same everywhere

February 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NaftaliFri1

interesting, never heard of the second one

July 10, 2016
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