Quick answer
"Form" is a noun which is often translated as "la forma", and "shape" is a noun which is also often translated as "la forma". Learn more about the difference between "form" and "shape" below.
form(
fawrm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The jug had a sinuous form.La jarra tenía una forma sinuosa.
2. (document)
a. el formulario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Fill in the form and press submit.Rellena el formulario y pulsa enviar.
3. (type)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Social media is an innovative form of socializing.Las redes sociales son una forma innovadora de socializar.
b. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You may be due some form of compensation.Quizá le corresponda algún tipo de compensación.
4. (way)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It ought to be done in some form or other.Debería hacerse de la forma que fuera.
5. (structure)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The book took the form of a series of essays.El libro tomó la forma de una serie de ensayos.
6. (literature or music)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Form and content are inextricably connected in a poem.En un poema, la forma y el contenido están conectados de forma inextricable.
7. (grammar)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The adverbial form of "warm" is "warmly."La forma adverbial de "warm" es "warmly".
8. (sports)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm in such a bad form.Estoy en muy baja forma.
9. (etiquette) (United Kingdom)
a. los modales
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Watch your table form tonight.Cuida tus modales en la mesa esta noche.
10. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. el curso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My son has just finished the second form.Mi hijo acaba de terminar segundo curso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to shape)
a. moldear (personality or clay)
The potter formed the clay with his hands.El alfarero moldeó la arcilla con sus manos.
12. (to create)
a. formar
I want to form a family soon.Quiero formar pronto una familia.
b. fundar (company)
He formed several companies in different European countries.Fundó varias empresas en distintos países europeos.
c. construir (sentence)
Now form a sentence in the present continuous.Ahora construye una frase en el presente continuo.
13. (to develop)
a. formar (opinion or idea)
This enables the customer to form an opinion on the product.Esto permite al cliente formar una opinión sobre el producto.
14. (to represent)
a. constituir (basis)
This document forms the basis of the agreement.Este documento constituye la base del acuerdo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (to develop)
a. tomar forma
Our plan is forming little by little.Nuestro plan va tomando forma poco a poco.
b. formarse
A person's personality is formed during childhood.La personalidad de una persona se forma durante la infancia.
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shape(
sheyp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geometry)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Triangles are my favorite shape.El triángulo es mi forma favorita.
2. (hazy outline of something)
a. la figura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A shape appeared in the fog.Una figura apareció en la neblina.
3. (state or condition)
a. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(health)
I need to be in good shape before summer.Necesito ponerme en buena forma antes del verano.
b. el estado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My car is old and in bad shape.Mi carro está viejo y en mal estado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to mold)
a. moldear
Shape the clay with your bare hands.Moldea la arcilla solo con las manos.
5. (to condition)
a. moldear
Bad experiences can shape our character.Las malas experiencias pueden moldear nuestro carácter.
b. determinar
The events of those weeks shaped the future of the country.Los acontecimientos de esas semanas determinaron el futuro del país.
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