Shapes in Spanish

This free audio lesson will teach you how to say different shapes in Spanish. Learning the names of shapes in Spanish is easy because most of them are very similar to the English equivalent or are recognizable to English speakers because of their Latin roots.

The word for shape in Spanish is figura or forma and if you want to explain what shape something is, you simply have to say Tiene la forma de un _____.

Most of the shapes here are masculine nouns and would be preceded by the masculine indefinite article un; the only exception in the following list is star/estrella, which is feminine and has the indefinite article una.

How to say different shapes in Spanish

Arco

Arch

Círculo

Circle

Cubo

Cube

Diamante

Diamond

Hexágono

Hexagon

Octágono

Octagon

Pentágono

Pentagon

Pirámide

Pyramid

Punto

Point

Rectángulo

Rectangle

Semicírculo

Semicircle

Espiral

Spiral

Cuadro

Square

Estrella

Star

Triángulo

Triangle

Have you practiced making sentences with all of the shape vocabulary that you have learned in the list above? Don’t forget to use the accents to guide your pronunciation and where you place emphasis – there are many accents included in the shape words in Spanish.

Spanish shape phrases

Tengo una escultura de madera con forma de calavera

I have a wooden sculpture with the shape of a skull

A veces son figuras geométricas decoradas con conos a los lados.

Sometimes they are geometric shapes decorated with cones on the sides.

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