Body Parts in Spanish
Language Resources

The Human Body / El cuerpo humano

Would you like to tell a special Spanish girl or guy that you have fallen for them, and explain to them that you love their eyes and their hair? Or do you just need to explain to a Spanish doctor that you have an upset stomach, or tell him which part of your leg hurts? We have got all the words and phrases listed here that you will need to describe the body, no matter what situation comes around. These are very useful words to have around, so you may want to memorise them as well as some basic phrases that could use them just in case you need to do so!

There are a lot of situations in which you might need to describe parts of your body. You might be talking to a doctor or giving someone a compliment, as we have already discussed; you might also be in a shop looking for something in particular (a hat for your head, for example, or some jewellery for your wrists), you might be describing someone that you have seen or that you are looking for (what colour was their hair, or what did their facial features look like?), using a phrases that mentions the body (“I saw it with my own two eyes!”), or using words from the body to explain something different (the “neck” of a bottle, a “body” of work, the “foot” of the bed, and so on). There are many ways in which these words can be useful.

Keep this vocabulary list at “hand” so that you will not have to lose your “head” the next time you need to talk about specific parts of the body in Spanish – you will soon see the rewards, as knowing what to say is something that is absolutely sure to pay off. You will want to know all of the different body parts in particular if you are going for a longer period of time, as you never know whether you might have any medical issues in the future that you need to explain to a doctor. It is always better safe than sorry, so make sure to keep these words around so that you can use them if you need to!

Head
Hair
Face
Eye
Cheek
Nose
Mouth
Lip
Tooth
Chin
Torso
Neck
Chest
Back
Stomach
Arm
Shoulder
Elbow
Wrist
Hand
Finger
Nail
Leg
Hip
Thigh
Knee
Calf
Ankle
Foot

La cabeza
El pelo
La cara
El ojo
La mejilla
La nariz
La boca
El labio
El diente
La barbilla
El torso
El cuello
El pecho
La espalda
El estómago
El brazo
El hombro
El codo
La muñeca
La mano
El dedo
La uña
La pierna
La cadera
El muslo
La rodilla
El gemelo
El tobillo
El pie