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Automatic_Llama t1_j7pw67l wrote

In languages besides English, what is the literal translation of that language's term for "imaginary number"?

Surely other languages have a less spooky term.


0b0101011001001011 t1_j7q8mtf wrote

In Finnish, no translation just a loan word: imaginaariluku (compound word, imaginaari luku)


ZockerTwins t1_j7rjf94 wrote

In German they are called imaginäre Zahlen, which just means imaginary numbers as you can probably tell. Complex numbers are komplexe Zahlen.