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Your Ultimate Guide to Human Body Parts in Chinese

(Yoyo Chinese) | Jun 29, 2020

If you want to describe someone's physical appearance, or tell a doctor about what part of your body is bothering you, you’ll need to know the names of the main parts of the human body in Chinese.

Check out the lists below, and take a little time to focus on learning how to say some of the most important body parts in Chinese.

General Body Parts

身体 (shēn tǐ) - body
皮肤 (pí fū) - skin
肌肉 (jī ròu) - muscle(s)
毛 (máo) - (body) hair
骨头 (gǔ tou) - bone(s)
关节 (guān jié) - joints

Head/Face

头 (tóu) - head
头发 (tóu fa) - hair (on head)
大脑 (dà nǎo) - brain
脸 (liǎn) - face
额头 (é tóu) - forehead
眼睛 (yǎn jīng) - eye(s)
眼皮 (yǎn pí) - eyelid(s)
眉毛 (méi máo) - eyebrow(s)
睫毛 (jié máo) - eyelash(es)
鼻子 (bí zi) - nose
脸颊 (liǎn jiá) - cheek
耳朵 (ěr duo) - ear(s)
嘴 (zuǐ) - mouth
嘴唇 (zuǐ chún) - lip(s)
牙齿 (yá chǐ) - tooth/teeth
舌头 (shé tou) - tongue
喉咙 (hóu lóng) - throat

Upper Body

心脏 (xīn zàng) - heart
肝 (gān) - liver
肺 (fèi) - lung(s)
胃 (wèi) - stomach
大肠 (dà cháng) - large intestine
小肠 (xiǎo cháng) - small intestine
脖子 (bó zi) - neck
背 (bèi) - back
胸 (xiōng) - chest
肚子 (dù zi) - abdomen/belly
肩膀 (jiān bǎng) - shoulder(s)
胳膊 (gē bo) - arm(s)
胳膊肘 (gē bo zhǒu) - elbow(s)
手 (shǒu) - hand(s)
指关节 (zhǐ guān jié) - knuckle(s)
手指 (shǒu zhǐ) - finger(s)
指甲 (zhǐ jia) - fingernail(s)

Lower Body

臀部 (tún bù) / 屁股 (pì gu) - buttocks
腿 (tuǐ) - leg(s)
膝盖 (xī gài) - knee(s)
脚 (jiǎo) - foot/feet
脚脖子 (jiǎo bó zi) - ankle(s)
脚趾 (jiǎo zhǐ) - toe(s)
脚趾甲 (jiǎo zhǐ jia) - toenail(s)

We hope this list is helpful to you in your conversations about the human body in Chinese!

Source: Yoyo Chinese

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