Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary

Parts of the body in Japanese
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Body parts are important terms to know, regardless of the language you are speaking. And Japanese is no exception. Whether you want to say the Japanese word for head (atama)hair (kami), or even the toe (tsumasaki), it's important not just to know their meanings, but to be able to pronounce each body part correctly.

Parts of the Body ("Karada Bubun")

The table below presents the Japanese words for body parts, with the Japanese word written in Latin script (romaji) on the left, followed by the body part listed in Japanese letters (kanji), with the English translation on the right.

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karadabody
atamahead
kamihair
kaoface
hitaiforehead
meeye
mayueyebrow
mabuta まぶたeyelid
matusge まつげeyelash
hananose
mimiear
kuchimouth
kuchibirulip
hateeth
shitatongue
nodo のどthroat
ago あごjaw
kubineck
katashoulder
udearm
hiji ひじelbow
tehand
yubifinger
tsumenail
munechest
senaka 背中back
onaka おなかstomach
hiza ひざknee
ashikubi 足首ankle
kakato かかとheel
tsumasaki つまさきtoe