Types of pasta and their names (including “elbows”)

There are hundreds of varieties of pasta. Below are some of the most popular shapes and styles of the Italian variety. The translations of their names gives a hint about their shape:

Spaghetti        Small twines

Vermicelli       Little Worms

Capellini         Little Hairs

Fusilli              Rifles

Fetuccine        Little Slices

Lasagne          Cooking Pot

Linguine         Little Tongues