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Kształty Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Grammar, Vocabulary

A lot of times when you want to describe how something looks like, you use names of different shapes. Of course not only shapes, you also use colors and many other words. Today I wanted to talk about most common shapes and how to properly use this words in the object description.

Let’s name few different shapes:

circle – okrąg or koło

square – kwadrat

diamond – romb

rectangle – prostokąt

triangle – trójkąt

heart – serce

star – gwiazda

oval – owal

I’m attaching video with pronunciation, as well as describing shapes of some items using these common shapes.

Ten talerz jest okrągły – This plate is round

Ten talerz jest w kształcie okręgu – This plate is in the shape of the circle

Ta płyta jest kwadratowa – This cd is square

Ta płyta jest w kształcie kwadratu – This cd is in the shape of the square

Ten znak poczty ma kształt  rombu – This post office sign has the shape of the diamond

Ten pilot jest prostokątny – This remote is rectangular

Ten pilot jest w kształcie prostokąta – This remote is in the shape of the rectangle

Ten kamień jest owalny – This stone is oval

Ten kamień jest w kształcie owalu – This stone is in the shape of the oval

Ta rozgwiazda jest w kształcie gwiazdy – This starfish is in the shape of the star

To pudełko jest w kształcie serca – This box is in the shape of the heart

Ta linijka jest trójkątna – This ruler is trangular

Ta linijka jest kształcie trójkąta – This ruler is in the shape of the triangle

Please let me know if you have questions.

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew up in Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


  1. Kevin Goess:

    Those videos are really helpful, thanks for posting them.

  2. Bob @ HealthyMeansYou:

    I like the video. It’s very, very helpful.
    Keep up the good work Kasia.


  3. Magda Nadolny:

    Thank you ever so much for the spoken version. Mostly people speak so fast that beginners just despair. Thank you again.