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Shapes In French

Shapes In French

What are the shapes in French?

The shapes in French are: un cercle (circle), un triangle (triangle), un carré (square), un rectangle (rectangle), un octagone (octagon) and un ovale (oval). The following list covers French words for shapes in detail.

Image of shapes
  • arrow une flèche
  • circle un cercle
  • …center le centre
  • …circumference la circonférence
  • …diameter le diamètre
  • …radius le rayon
  • …tangent la tangente
  • cone un cône
  • cross une croix
  • crescent un croissant
  • cube un cube
  • curve une courbe
  • cylinder un cylindre
  • decagon un décagone
  • diamond un losange
  • figure eight un huit
  • heptagon un heptagone
  • hexagon un hexagon
  • isosceles trapezoid un trapèze isocèle
  • line une ligne
  • …broken brisée
  • …curved courbe
  • …parallel parallèle
  • …perpendicular perpendiculaire
  • …segment segmentée
  • …straight droite
  • octagon un octagone
  • parallelogram un parallélogramme
  • pentagon un pentagon
  • polygon un polygone
  • rectangle un rectangle
  • point un point
  • pyramid une pyramide
  • oval un ovale
  • rhombus un rhombe
  • square un carré
  • trapezoid un trapèze
  • triangle un triangle
  • …acute-angle acutangle
  • …equilateral équilatéral
  • …isosceles isocèle
  • …obtuse-angled obtusangle
  • …scalene scalène
  • star une étoile

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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