Japanese Body Parts
Words and Vocabulary and
How to Describe Them?

This section covers the words and vocabulary related to Japanese Body Parts.

In addition, you also get to learn the correct way of making sentence to describe them.

You may find it difficult to memorize the names of the various body parts. My suggestion is to start with the easy one like 髪 (かみ - kami), 耳 (みみ - mimi), 目 (め - me), etc.

Once you are familiar with them, it will be easier to tackle the more difficult body parts.

Before going to the words and vocabulary, let's see how you can describe them in a natural way.

How to Make Description of Japanese Body Parts?

From what you have learned so far, you will probably make the following sentence if you want to describe someone's hair is long...

  • たなかさんのかみはながいです。
    tanaka san no kami wa nagai desu

    Meaning: Mr Tanaka's hair is long.

There is nothing wrong with the above sentence. However normally native Japanese don't use this sentence pattern. They will instead use the following sentence pattern which is more natural to them...

Topic は Noun が Adjective です

Note: Noun refers to something's or somebody's attribution like body parts, abilities, colors, etc

Therefore using the previous example in the above sentence pattern...

  • たなかさんはかみがながいです。
    tanaka san wa kami ga nagai desu

    Meaning: Mr Tanaka's hair is long.

This sentence pattern is not limited to describing Japanese body part, it can also be used to describe someone's ability, such as...

  • たなかさんはえいごがじょうずです。
    tanaka san wa eigo ga jouzu desu

    Meaning: Mr Tanaka is good in English.

Let's see the names of the various Japanese body parts.

Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary
Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary: Hand
Kanji Hiragana or
Romaji Meaning
1. かお kao Face
2. かみ kami Hair
3. 髪の毛 かみのけ kami no ke Hair
4. あたま atama Head
5. みみ mimi Ear
6. 耳たぶ みみたぶ mimitabu Earlobe
7. ほお/ほほ hoo/hoho Cheek
8. 頬っぺた ほっぺた hoppeta Cheek
9. ひたい hitai Forehead
10. お凸 おでこ odeko Forehead
11. まゆ mayu Eyebrow
12. me Eye
13. まぶた mabuta Eyelids
14. 睫毛 まつげ matsuge Eyelashes
15. はな hana Nose
16. 鼻孔 びこう bikou Nostril
17. くち kuchi Mouth
18. くちびる kuchibiru Lips
19. ha Teeth
20. 歯茎 はぐき haguki Gum / Tooth Ridge
21. した shita Tongue
22. あご ago Chin / Jaw
23. からだ karada Body
24. くび kubi Neck
25. のど nodo Throat
26. かた kata Shoulder
27. うで ude Arm
28. 脇の下 わきのした waki no shita Armpit
29. ひじ hiji Elbow
30. te Hand
31. 手首 てくび tekubi Wrist
32. こぶし kobushi Fist
33. ゆび yubi Finger
34. 親指 おやゆび oya yubi Thumb
35. 人差し指 ひとさしゆび hitosashi yubi Index Finger
36. 中指 なかゆび naka yubi Middle Finger
37. 薬指 くすりゆび kusuri yubi Ring Finger
38. 小指 こゆび ko yubi Little Finger
39. つめ tsume Fingernail / Toenail
40. むね mune Breast / Chest
41. お腹 おなか onaka Stomach
42. はら hara Stomach
43. へそ heso Belly Button
44. こし koshi Waist / Hips
45. 太股 ふともも futomomo Thigh
46. 脹脛 ふくらはぎ fukurahagi Calf
47. ひざ hiza Knee
48. 膝頭 ひざがしら hizagashira Kneecap
49. あし ashi Foot / Leg
50. 足首 あしくび ashikubi Ankle
51. かかと kakato Heel
52. 爪先 つまさき tsumasaki Toe / Tiptoe
53. 背中 せなか senaka Back (of Body)
54. お尻 おしり oshiri Buttocks
55. はだ hada Skin
56. ほね hone Bone
57. 筋肉 きんにく kinniku Muscle
58. はい hai Lung (organ)
59. 心臓 しんぞう shinzou Heart (organ
60. i Stomach (organ)

The above are the names of various Japanese body parts. Although these words describe the body parts of human being, some of them are also applicable to animals.

And if you want to learn more on different body parts in Japanese and they're pronounced, make sure to check out this extra vocabulary list on body parts.

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