Madarin Chinese Vocabulary: Body Parts - The Head

Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of the parts of the human head, complete with audio files for pronunciation and listening practice.


China - Yunnan - Xishuangbanna - A Monks Gets His Head Shaven.

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English: Head
Pinyin: tóu
Traditional Chinese: 頭
Simplified Chinese: 头​​

Audio Pronunciation


Forehead touching. Kevin Liu / Getty Images

English: Forehead
Pinyin: étóu
Traditional Chinese: 額 頭
Simplified Chinese: 额 头​

Audio Pronunciation


Women of the Dong people from Sanjiang. Keren Su / Getty Images

English: Hair
Pinyin: tóu fa
Traditional Chinese: 頭 髮
Simplified Chinese: 头 发​

Audio Pronunciation


China - Beijing - Group of girls wearing cat ears in the Shichahai.

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English: Ear
Pinyin: ěrduo
Chinese: 耳 朵​

Audio Pronunciation


Woman's eye. Idea Images / Getty Images

English: Eye
Pinyin: yǎn jīng
Chinese: 眼 睛​

Audio Pronunciation


Eyelash. Yifei Fang / Getty Images

English: Eyelashes
Pinyin: jié máo
Chinese: 睫毛​

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Eyebrows. visionchina / Getty Images

English: Eyebrows
Pinyin: méi mao
Chinese: 眉毛​

Audio Pronunciation


A woman nips the nose of a waxwork at Madame Tussauds Shanghai. China Photos / Getty Images

English: Nose
Pinyin: bízi
Chinese: 鼻子​

Audio Pronunciation


Bride dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, looking at camera as groom kisses her on the cheek.

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English: Cheeks
Pinyin: liǎn jiá
Traditional Chinese: 臉頰
Simplified Chinese: 脸颊​

Audio Pronunciation


Feeding a ring-tailed lemur from her mouth.

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English: Mouth
Pinyin: zuǐ bā
Chinese: 嘴巴​

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Teeth brushing. Paul Burns / Getty Images

English: Teeth
Pinyin: yá chǐ
Traditional Chinese: 牙齒
Simplified Chinese: 牙齿​

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Big, bright smile. gmatsuno / Getty Images

English: Gums
Pinyin: yá yín
Traditional Chinese: 牙齦
Simplified Chinese: 牙龈​

Audio Pronunciation

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