Spanish/Partes del cuerpo

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El cuerpo (The Body)[edit]

Las partes del cuerpo The parts of the body
la cabeza the head
la piel the skin
las cejas the eyebrows
el ojo the eye
la oreja the (outer) ear
el oído the (inner) ear
la nariz the nose
el bigote the mustache
la boca the mouth
la lengua the tongue
la barbilla the chin
el cuello the neck
la nuca the back part of the neck
el pelo/ cabello the hair
la espalda the back
el pecho the chest
la mama/la teta (vulgar) the breast
la barriga/abdomen the abdomen
la ingle the groin
el brazo the arm
el hombro the shoulder
el codo the elbow
el antebrazo the forearm
la mano the hand
la muñeca the wrist
el dedo the finger, the toe
las uñas the nails, the fingernails, the toenails
las piernas the legs
la rodilla the knee
el pie/los pies the foot/the feet
el estómago the stomach
el corazón the heart
el pulmón the lung
la garganta the throat

In Spanish, possessives are used much less frequently than in English when relating to body parts and clothes.

Le duele la cabeza = his/her head aches
Mírame a los ojos = look at my eyes
Tienes rota la camisa = your shirt is torn

A sentence like “le duele su cabeza” sounds artificial. However, probably due to badly translated television movies, you can hear “dame tu mano” instead of “dame la mano” (give me your hand).


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