Human Body Parts Names in English with Pictures

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When you are sick, or just need to ask someone a question related to the human body, it is important that you are able to explain what the matter is.

Whether youโ€™re talking to a doctor, pharmacist, or friend, by email, telephone, or any other means. Thus, it is vital that you know the terms for different body parts and how to use them in conversation.

I have broken down the different body parts into sections and given example sentences showing how to use Body Parts Names in conversation.

Body Parts Names in English

๐Ÿ™Žโ€โ™€๏ธ HEAD AND SHOULDERS

Body Part in Spanish

Body Part in Spanish
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HAIR โ€“ The fine threadlike strands growing from skin, especially on a personโ€™s head.

  • Your brother pulled my hair really hard, and now my head hurts!

HEAD โ€“ The uppermost part of the human body, containing the brain, mouth and sense organs.

  • I accidentally walked into the door and hit my head really hard! It feels sore now.

FOREHEAD โ€“ The part of the face above the eyebrows.

  • I have a lot of spots on my forehead, because I eat too many sugary sweets.

EYEBROW โ€“ The strip of hair growing above a personโ€™s eye socket.

  • He raised his eyebrow in a questioning gesture.

EYELASH โ€“ The short curved hairs growing on the edge of a personโ€™s eyelid, serving to protect the eyes from dust particles.

  • My eyelashes are falling out from using too much mascara!

EYELID โ€“ The upper and lower folds of skin that cover the eye when closed.

  • My eyelids feel very heavy; I am so sleepy, that I cannot keep my eyes open any longerโ€ฆ

EYE โ€“ Globular organs in the head through which we see; the visible part typically almond-shaped on animals with eyelids.

  • My cat is blind in one eye.

CHEEK โ€“ Either side of the face, below the eye.

  • Ouch! I just bit the inside of my cheek by chewing my food too fast.

JAW โ€“ Upper and lower bony structures that move when talking or eating, forming the framework of the mouth and containing the teeth.

  • I have a stiff jaw because someone punched my face yesterday.

NOSE โ€“ The part projecting above the mouth on the face of a person, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling.

  • Last week, two burglars stole my wallet and phone, then punched me in my face and broke my nose, because I tried to stop them!

NOSTRIL โ€“ The two openings of the nasal passage that admit air into your lungs and allow you to smell.

  • There is blood coming out of my nostrils and Iโ€™m not sure why!

LIPS โ€“ The two fleshy parts that form the upper and lower edges of the opening of the mouth.

  • My lips are very dry because I feel thirsty. Can I have some water please?

TOOTH (singular) / TEETH (plural) โ€“ Hard enamel-coated structures in the jaws of most vertebrates, used for biting and chewing.

  • I cracked my tooth on a hard nut! I need to visit a dentist.

TONGUE โ€“ The fleshy muscular organ in the mouth of a mammal, used for tasting, licking, swallowing and (in humans) articulating speech.

  • I bit down on my tongue while eating French fries, and now it is bleeding!

MOUTH โ€“ The opening in the lower part of the human face, surrounded by the lips, through which food is taken, and from which speech and other sounds are emitted.

  • I ate some very spicy food and now my mouth is burning!

CHIN โ€“ The protruding part of the face below the mouth, formed by the apex of the lower jaw.

  • I have a big mosquito bite on my chin.

THROAT โ€“ The passage that leads from the back of the mouth of a person or animal to the stomach, or to the lungs.

  • I have a sore throat and cannot swallow food properly.

FACE โ€“ The front part of a personโ€™s head, from the forehead to the chin.

  • You should wash your face thoroughly with soap every day.

NECK โ€“ The part of a personโ€™s body connecting the head to the rest of the body.

  • I was wearing a necklace around my neck this morning and now itโ€™s gone! I think I lost it in the parkโ€ฆ

SHOULDER โ€“ The upper joint of the human arm and the part of the body between this and the neck.

  • I think I broke my shoulder while exercising. It hurts to move my arm!


๐Ÿ’ช ARMS AND HANDS

FINGERNAIL โ€“ The flattish hard part on the upper surface of the tip of each finger.

  • I got my finger stuck in the door and my fingernail broke.

FINGER โ€“ Each of the four slender jointed parts attached to either hand.

  • I accidentally cut my finger while chopping vegetables.

THUMB โ€“ The short, thick first digit of the human hand, set lower and apart from the other four.

  • He pricked my thumb with a needle.

PALM โ€“ The inner surface of the hand between the wrist and fingers.

  • He held the spider in the palm of his hand.

HAND โ€“ The end part of a personโ€™s arm beyond the wrist, including the palm, fingers and thumb.

  • He held my hand tightly all the way to the station.

WRIST โ€“ The joint connecting the hand with the forearm.

  • I broke my wrist playing badminton last week.

FOREARM โ€“ The part of a personโ€™s arm extending from the elbow to the wrist.

  • My forearms feel sore after rock climbing today!

ELBOW โ€“ The joint between the forearm and the upper arm.

  • He rammed his elbow into my ribs!

UPPER ARM โ€“ The part of the arm between the elbow and shoulders.

  • My upper arms are sore after that tug-of-war game!

ARM โ€“ Each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand.

  • She held her newborn baby in her arms for the first time.


๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ THE TRUNK OR TORSO

CHEST โ€“ The front surface of a personโ€™s body between the neck and the abdomen.

  • My chest hurts a lot every time I cough.

STOMACH โ€“ The internal organ in which most of the food digestion occurs.

  • I feel sick in my stomach; I think I ate too much cake!

BACK โ€“ The rear surface of the human body from the shoulders to the hips.

  • If you donโ€™t do sit-ups properly, you could injure your back.

WAIST โ€“ The part of the human body below the chest and above the hips.

  • That dress really shows off your lovely waist.

ABDOMEN โ€“ The part of the body containing the digestive organs. In humans, it is bounded by the diaphragm and the pelvis.

  • She felt a sharp pain in her abdomen every time she moved.

HIPS โ€“ A projection of the pelvis and upper thigh bone on each side of the human body.

  • Women generally have wider hips than men.

BOTTOM โ€“ The buttocks; two round fleshy parts that form the rear area of a human trunk.

  • He slipped on the icy road and fell flat on his bottom.


๐Ÿฆถ LEGS AND FEET

LEG โ€“ Each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands.

  • I broke my leg in a motorbike accident.

THIGH โ€“ The part of the human leg between the hip and the knee.

  • My thighs are very sore after running that marathon!

KNEE โ€“ The joint between the thigh and the lower leg in humans.

  • I damaged my left knee while playing football last week.

CALF โ€“ The fleshy part at the back of a personโ€™s leg below the knee.

  • I have very strong calf muscles because I run a lot.

SHIN โ€“ The front of the leg below the knee.

  • She kicked me on my shin with her pointy high heeled shoes!

ANKLE โ€“ The joint connecting the foot with the leg.

  • I twisted my ankle yesterday; it is still really swollen.

HEEL โ€“ The back part of the foot below the ankle.

  • I accidentally stepped on some broken glass, and I think there is still a tiny piece stuck in my heel.

FOOT (Singular) / FEET (Plural) โ€“ The lower extremity of the leg, below the ankle, on which a person stands or walks.

  • My feet feel squashed; these shoes are too tight for me.

TOE โ€“ Any of the five digits at the end of a human foot.

  • He cut his big toe on a sharp stone.

TOENAIL โ€“ The nail at the tip of each toe.

  • I need to cut my toenails; they are so long now!


๐Ÿ‘€ OTHER WORDS RELATED TO PARTS OF THE BODY

BLOOD โ€“ The red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans, carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body.

  • I donate blood every year to help other people.

BONE โ€“ Any of the pieces of hard, whitish tissue making up the human skeleton.

  • I am very lucky that I survived the accident, and didnโ€™t break any bones!

MUSCLE โ€“ A band or bundle of fibrous tissue that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body.

  • I think I might have pulled a muscle in my leg from running too much.

SKIN โ€“ The thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person.

  • My skin is sunburnt because I fell asleep on the beach yesterday!

LEFT โ€“ on, toward or relating to the side of a human body that is to the west when the person is facing north.

  • I canโ€™t see clearly in my left eye.

RIGHT โ€“ on, toward or relating to the side of a human body that is to the east when the person is facing north.

  • My right-hand thumb is swollen because a bee stung me!

JOINT โ€“ A structure in the body at which two parts of the skeleton are fitted together.

  • My joints have been aching since I ran the London Marathon.

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Noosha
Noosha
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1 year ago

Nice, well-presented picture!
I used it in one of my ESL classes.