Humanities › Languages Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary Share Flipboard Email Print Getty Images/askmenow Languages Japanese Vocabulary Basics History & Culture Grammar English as a Second Language Spanish French German Italian Mandarin Russian English Grammar View More 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 How to Say the Months, Days, and Seasons in Japanese Learn the Japanese Phrase 'Ki o Tsukete' Learn Japanese Vocabulary Related to Weather Japanese Audio Phrasebook Learn Japanese with Audio Files Fruits in Japanese How to Say Happy New Year in Japanese Learning Japanese: What Are Radicals? Is Japanese Hard to Learn? Utsukushii: What does the Japanese word utsukushii mean? How to Decide When to Use On-Reading and Kun-Reading How To Pronounce Japanese Words Japanese Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions The Best English to Japanese Dictionaries Learn How to Say "Pretty" in Japanese What Does Tadaima Mean?