Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary 1 – Cheat Sheet

Last Updated on 05.10.2021 by Coto Japanese Language School

Need help with learning body parts (からだのぶぶん) terminology in Japanese? Check out the cheat sheet that we have created below!

Knowing the Japanese terminology will ensure that in event of an injury, you will be able to properly communicate with the Japanese doctors and nurses in hospitals and clinics in Japan.

There are just as many words in Japanese as there are in English for body parts — and there’s a lot of them. So learning how to properly pronounce the different parts of the human anatomy will be very helpful to you when you move to Japan and live here.

Click here to visit the cheat sheet for the Japanese terminology on the internal organs of the human body.

Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary sentence examples –

Here is how you form basic sentences with the terminology :

Example 1 :

わたしのてあしはながいです。

watashi no teashi wa nagai desu.

My hands and legs are long.

Example 2 :

かれはゆびをパチンとならした。

kare wa yubi o pachin to narashita.

He snapped his fingers, making a sound.

Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary – からだぶぶん

JapanesePronunciationMeaning
かたKataShoulder
むねMuneChest
こしKoshiWasit
なかOnakaStomach
ふとももFutomonoThigh
ひざHizaKnee
あしAshiFeet
あしAshiLeg
うでUdeArm
TeHand
あたまAtamaHead
くびKubiNeck
ひじHijiElbow

Fingers – ゆび

JapanesePronunciationMeaning
てのひらtenohiraPalm
おやゆびoyayubiThumb
ひとさしゆびhitosashi yubiIndex Finger
なかゆびnakayubiMiddle Finger
くすりゆびkusuriyubiRing Finger
こゆびKoyubiPinky
しょうもんshōmonPalm Print
てのこうtenokōBack of the hand
しもんshimonFingerprint
つめtsumeNail

For more body parts terminology, visit this site www.learnentry.com.

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