Shapes in French

French lesson 13 of vocabulary: shapes in French

Shapes in French

At beginner level (level A1), you need to know 8 basic shapes: the triangle, the circle, the square, the rhombus, the heart, the rectangle, the crescent and the star in French. This will be particularly useful for describing an object. The video below will teach you these 8 elementary forms in French:

Thanks to this video, you will learn 8 basic forms in French. To learn the vocabulary of forms in French, repeat after the teacher. When the teacher says “le triangle”, say “le triangle”, when the teacher says “le rond”, say “le rond”, etc., up to “l’étoile”. This way, you will be able to understand them well orally and to pronounce them well in French. To do this correctly, watch the video several times, repeating each shape aloud after the teacher.

To fully understand the written vocabulary of forms and to write it well in French, copy the list below several times. Use the drawings in the video to understand the meaning of each shape. Here is the list of shapes shown in the video (in chronological order):

- le triangle
- le rond
- le carré
- le losange
- le coeur
- le rectangle
- le croissant
- l’étoile

For convenience, below is the list of the parts of the body and the face featured in the video (in chronological order) with the English translation:

- le triangle = the triangle
- le rond = the circle
- le carré = the square
- le losange = the rhombus
- le coeur = the heart
- le rectangle = the rectangle
- le croissant = the crescent
- l’étoile = the star

To deepen this French vocabulary lesson on shapes, you can study the French course: learn to describe an object.

Once you have successfully mastered this vocabulary lesson on shapes in French, you can move on to the next lexicon lesson:

French vocabulary lesson 14: French calendar: days, months, seasons in French

You can find other French vocabulary lessons by clicking here. You can also perfect your learning of the French language thanks to our:

French courses

French communication lessons

French conjugation lessons

French grammar lessons

French culture lessons

DELF-DALF exams lessons

We regularly publish new content to learn French. To be kept informed of new publications, subscribe to the Youtube channel Flemotion : apprendre le français (video 100% in French but still useful for English speakers to learn French) and to the Youtube channel Learn French with Flemotion (videos with explanations in English) and to the Facebook page Flemotion : apprendre le français.

For its proper functioning, our site uses cookies. In particular, they make it possible to personalize ads.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service used on our website that tracks, reports traffic and measures how users interact with our website content in order for us to improve it and provide better services.


Integrated videos provided by YouTube are used on our website. By accepting to watch them you agree to Google's privacy policy:

Google Ad

Our website uses Google Ads to display advertising content. By accepting it you agree to the Google's privacy policy: