The Halloween 4-Day Sale
Apply coupon: HALLOWEEN

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.

Resources for further reading:

How to say different shapes in Spanish

Practice Your Pronunciation With Rocket Record

Rocket Record lets you perfect your Spanish pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!

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.

For more lessons on Spanish vocabulary I recommend these!

See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish

Make It Stick With Rocket Reinforcement

Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!