Parts of the Body

French vocabulary

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Learn how to say the parts of the body in French, and click the links to hear each word pronounced.

le corpsbody
les cheveuxhair
la têtehead
le visageface
un œil
les yeux
eye
eyes
le neznose
la jouecheek
la bouchemouth
la lèvrelip
la denttooth
une oreilleear
le couneck
la poitrinechest
un estomac   stomach
le brasarm
une épauleshoulder
le coudeelbow
le poignetwrist
la mainhand
le doigtfinger
un onglefingernail
le poucethumb
le dosback
la jambeleg
le genouknee
la chevilleankle
le piedfoot
un orteiltoe


Note: the possessive adjective is almost never used with body parts in French - you rarely say things like "my leg" or "his hair." Instead, the French use reflexive verbs to show possession with body parts:    Je me suis cassé la jambe.
   I broke my leg (literally, I broke the leg of myself).

   Il s'est lavé les cheveux.
   He washed his hair (literally, He washed the hair of himself).

Expressions with parts of the body