There are three common ways we can park a car. It's important to know what these are called in case you see a sign that's marked "Angle Parking Only." You don't want to get an expensive ticket over a language misunderstanding.
As I talked about, parallel parking is parking in a straight line, usually next to a curb. This is exactly what the word 'parallel' means - a line with same distance apart. Think of a train track, these are parallel to each other. A sidewalk should also be parallel to the street.
An angle is when two lines come together, they may have a degree to each other ( For example, 90° or 35°) You may have learned this before in your math class. So in this kind of parking situation, you park at a 'degree' greater than 90°. Your car will be slightly slanted. With angle parking, cars go one way.
This kind of parking is very similar to angle parking but instead, the parking spot is at 90° angle (the parking lines are 90° to the horizontal line). It's almost a rectangular box. Cars are parked perpendicular to each other.
Something extra that I wanted to point out is the difference between 'pull in' and 'back out.' We pull in when we drive our car straight into the space. When we pull into a space, we back out in order to exit the space.The diagram illustrates this quite well so I don't think any more explanations are needed!