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. Click the links to hear the correct pronunciations.

karada body
atama head
kami hair
kao face
hitai forehead
me eye
mayu eyebrow
mabuta まぶた eyelid
matsuge まつげ eyelash
hana nose
mimi ear
kuchi mouth
kuchibiru lip
ha teeth
shita tongue
nodo のど throat
ago あご jaw
kubi neck
kata shoulder
ude arm
hiji ひじ elbow
te hand
yubi finger
tsume nail
mune 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
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