Languages › Japanese Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary Share Flipboard Email Print Getty Images/askmenow Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar by Namiko Abe Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. Updated December 11, 2018 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. Click the links to hear the correct pronunciations. karada 体 body atama 頭 head kami 髪 hair kao 顔 face hitai 額 forehead me 目 eye mayu 眉 eyebrow mabuta まぶた eyelid matusge まつげ eyelash hana 鼻 nose mimi 耳 ear kuchi 口 mouth kuchibiru 唇 lip ha 歯 teeth shita 舌 tongue nodo のど throat ago あご jaw kubi 首 neck kata 肩 shoulder ude 腕 arm hiji ひじ elbow te 手 hand yubi 指 finger tsume 爪 nail mune 胸 chest 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 Continue Reading Fruits in Japanese Learn the Japanese Phrase 'Ki o Tsukete' Utsukushii: What does the Japanese word utsukushii mean? How to Decide When to Use On-Reading and Kun-Reading How to Say Happy New Year in Japanese The Most Common Loan Words in Japanese How to Say the Months, Days, and Seasons in Japanese Learn Japanese Vocabulary Related to Weather Japanese Greetings and Parting Phrases What Does the Japanese Word Sate Mean? The Best English to Japanese Dictionaries How to Talk About Your Family in Japanese Learn to make formal introductions in Japanese What Does the Japanese Word Konbanwa Mean? Should Japanese Writing Be Horizontal or Vertical? Learning Japanese: What Are Radicals?