Body Parts in Cantonese

We often don't realize it but being able to talk about and name parts of your body in a language like Cantonese is surprisingly important in everyday life. To help you with that, below we have put together a list of important body parts in Cantonese. For more vocabularies like that, take a look at our learning resources for Cantonese at the end of the page.
Important Body Parts in Cantonese
Parts of the Head in Cantonese
Organs in Cantonese

Important Body Parts in Cantonese

head in Cantonese頭 (tau4)
arm in Cantonese手臂 (sau2 bei3)
hand in Cantonese手 (sau2)
leg in Cantonese腳 (goek3)
knee in Cantonese膝頭 (sat1 tau4)
foot in Cantonese腳 (goek3)
belly in Cantonese肚 (tou5)
shoulder in Cantonese膊頭 (bok3 tau4)
neck in Cantonese頸 (geng2)
bottom in Cantonese屁股 (pei3 gu2)
back in Cantonese背脊 (bui3 zek3)
finger in Cantonese手指 (sau2 zi2)
toe in Cantonese腳趾 (goek3 zi2)

Parts of the Head in Cantonese

nose in Cantonese鼻哥 (bei6 go1)
eye in Cantonese眼 (ngaan5)
ear in Cantonese耳仔 (ji5 zai2)
mouth in Cantonese口 (hau2)
lip in Cantonese唇 (seon4)
hair in Cantonese頭髮 (tau4 faat3)
beard in Cantonese鬍鬚 (wu4 sou1)
cheek in Cantonese臉頰 (lim5 haap3)
chin in Cantonese下巴 (haa6 paa4)
tongue in Cantonese脷 (lei6)
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Organs in Cantonese

heart in Cantonese心 (sam1)
lung in Cantonese肺 (fai3)
liver in Cantonese肝 (gon1)
kidney in Cantonese腎 (san5)
vein in Cantonese靜脈 (zing6 mak6)
artery in Cantonese動脈 (dung6 mak6)
stomach in Cantonese胃 (wai6)
intestine in Cantonese腸 (coeng2)
bladder in Cantonese膀胱 (pong4 gwong1)
brain in Cantonese腦 (nou5)
nerve in Cantonese神經 (san4 ging1)
pancreas in Cantonese胰 (ji4)
gall bladder in Cantonese膽 (daam2)

Body Parts in Cantonese

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