Japanese Vocabulary – Body Parts 体

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Japanese Vocabulary – Body Parts 体 – Review Notes

Today we learned how to say some body parts in Japanese! In these review notes, we will go over all the Japanese vocabulary that was in the video and we will see a list of more body parts in Japanese!

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Today’s Japanese Vocabulary Lesson is:

body parts in japanese

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karada

Body in Japanese is (からだ – karada).

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atama

The Japanese word for head is 頭 (あたま – atama).

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me

The Japanese word for eye(s) is 目 (め – me).

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mimi

The Japanese word for ear(s) is 耳 (みみ – mimi)

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hana

Nose in Japanese is 鼻 (はな – hana).

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kuchi

Mouth in Japanese is 口 (くち – kuchi).

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mune

Chest in Japanese is 胸 (むね – mune).

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onaka

Stomach in Japanese is お腹 (おなか – onaka).

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ude

Arm(s) in Japanese is 腕 (うで – ude).

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te

Hand(s) in Japanese is 手 (て – te).

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ashi

leg(s) in Japanese is 脚 (あし – ashi).

foot/feet in Japanese is also pronounced あし (ashi) but the kanji is different:

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More Body Parts:

Face    kao 顔(かお)

Cheek(s) hoppeta/hoho    ほっぺた/頬

Forehead odeko/hitai おでこ/ ひたい

Teeth ha    歯(は)

Tongue shita   舌(した)

Lips kuchibiru     唇(くちびる)

Hair (on head) kami 髪(かみ)

Neck kubi(くび)

Throat nodo    喉(のど)

shoulder(s)   kata 肩(かた)

elbow(s) hiji  肘(ひじ)

wrist(s)   tekubi 手首(てくび)

back senaka 背中(せなか)

hips/lower back koshi   腰(こし)

knee(s)   hiza       膝(ひざ)

ankle(s) ashikubi 足首(あしくび)

finger(s) yubi(ゆび)

nail(s)                       tsume                              爪(つめ)

toe(s) tsumasaki 爪先(つまさき)

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Conclusion:

We learned a lot of body parts in Japanese today! If you want to know the Japanese word for any body parts (keep it PG!!) that we didn’t mention, ask us in the comment section below!

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8 comments

  1. What is the Japanese word for iris? As in the color of your eye?

    Comment by Snow on 12/07/2013 at 12:57 pm
  2. The iris that is in your eye is called 虹彩(こうさい – kousai)(◕ω◕)☆

    Comment by PuniPuni on 12/11/2013 at 7:44 am
  3. What is the Japanese word for thigh and bicep?

    Comment by Lydia on 12/11/2013 at 9:05 am
  4. Thigh is 太もも (ふともも – futomomo). Bicep is 上腕二頭筋 (じょうわんにとうきん – jōwannitōkin), but this word is very difficult. You can just say 腕 (うで – ude) – arm! (◕ω<)b☆

    Comment by PuniPuni on 12/19/2013 at 3:20 am
  5. What is the japanese word for heart?
    Brain?
    Finger nails?
    lungs?
    Thank you very much :3

    Comment by Tiffany on 04/12/2014 at 1:05 pm
  6. Heart (anatomical) in Japanese is 心臓 (shinzō). Brain is 脳みそ (nōmiso). Finger nails is 爪 (tsume). Lungs is 肺臓 (haizō). (◕ω◕)♪

    Comment by PuniPuni on 04/12/2014 at 8:52 pm
  7. what is it Japanese word for Eyelash?
    woman chest (breast) ?

    Comment by Horames on 12/13/2014 at 3:06 pm
  8. eyelash is まつげ (matsuge)
    breasts or boobs are おっぱい (oppai)

    Comment by PuniPuni on 01/06/2015 at 7:20 am

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