Body Parts in Japanese

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

Important Body Parts in Japanese

head in Japanese頭部 (tōbu)
arm in Japanese腕 (ude)
hand in Japanese手 (te)
leg in Japanese脚 (ashi)
knee in Japanese膝 (hiza)
foot in Japanese足 (ashi)
belly in Japanese腹 (hara)
shoulder in Japanese肩 (kata)
neck in Japanese首 (kubi)
bottom in Japanese尻 (shiri)
back in Japanese背中 (senaka)
finger in Japanese指 (yubi)
toe in Japaneseつま先 (tsumasaki)

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Parts of the Head in Japanese

nose in Japanese鼻 (hana)
eye in Japanese目 (me)
ear in Japanese耳 (mimi)
mouth in Japanese口 (kuchi)
lip in Japanese唇 (kuchibiru)
hair in Japanese髪の毛 (kaminoke)
beard in Japanese髭 (hige)
cheek in Japanese頬 (hō)
chin in Japanese顎 (ago)
tongue in Japanese舌 (shita)
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Organs in Japanese

heart in Japanese心臓 (shinzō)
lung in Japanese肺 (hai)
liver in Japanese肝臓 (kanzō)
kidney in Japanese腎臓 (jinzō)
vein in Japanese静脈 (jōmyaku)
artery in Japanese動脈 (dōmyaku)
stomach in Japanese胃 (i)
intestine in Japanese腸 (chō)
bladder in Japanese膀胱 (bōkō)
brain in Japanese脳 (nō)
nerve in Japanese神経 (shinkei)
pancreas in Japanese膵臓 (suizō)
gall bladder in Japanese胆嚢 (tannō)

Body Parts in Japanese

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