Body Parts in Japanese – How to Say “head, hand ,leg…” in Japanese
In the previous blog, we introduced some facial features in Japanese, in this blog, you will be learning the various body parts in Japanese.
You will also be learning some Japanese expressions which include the use of body parts
List of basic words for body parts in Japanese
Let’s take a look at this infographic to help you memorize these words
Expressions with the use of body parts
頭(あたま)がいい Atamaga ii.
Literal meaning: To have a good head.
Figurative meaning: To be smart.
Literal meaning: To become a neck.
Figurative meaning: To get fired.
胸(むね)をなでおろす Muneo nadeorosu
Literal meaning: To stroke down one’s chest.
Figurative meaning: To feel relieved.
腕(うで)が鳴(な)る Udega naru
Literal Meaning: Arms make sounds.
Figurative Meaning: To feel tempted to show off one’s skill.
おなかがすく Onakaga Suku
Literal meaning: Stomach is empty.
Figurative meaning: To feel hungry.
手(て)が早(はや)い Tega hayai
Literal meaning: To have a fast hand.
Figurative meaning: Being able to do something quickly.
足(あし)が棒(ぼう)になる Ashiga bouninaru
Literal meaning: Feet become sticks.
Figurative meaning: To get stiff legs.
You have come to the end of this blog post. Now that you have learned the vocabularies and expressions for body parts, what about the facial features?
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