Body Parts Vocabulary in Mandarin

Posted by Lilian Li on May 18, 2016

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Now, let's learn the body parts vocabulary in Chinese. Here is the list of the main body parts vocabulary in mandarin.

头 tóu - Head

脸 liǎn - Face

颈/脖子jǐnɡ/bó zi - Neck

胸 xiōnɡ - Chest

肚子 dù zi - Belly

胳膊 ɡē bo - Arm

手 shǒu - Hand

腿 tuǐ - Leg

脚 jiǎo - Feet

After learning the basic body parts vocabulary, let's learn some more specifically.

脸 liǎn - Face


额头 é tóu - Forehead

头发 tóu fɑ - Hair

眉毛 méi mɑo - Eyebrow

眼睛 yǎn jinɡ - Eye

鼻子 bí zi - Nose

下巴 xià bā - China

耳朵 ěr duo - Ear

嘴 zuǐ - Mouth

牙齿 yá chǐ - Teeth


手 shǒu - Hand


大拇指 dà mú zhǐ - Thumb

食指 shí zhǐ - Index finger

中指 zhōnɡ zhǐ - Middle finger

无名指 wú mínɡ zhǐ - Ring finger

小指 xiǎo zhǐ - Little finger

手掌 shóu zhǎnɡ - Palm

手背 shǒu bèi - The back of the hand

手腕 shǒu wàn - Wrist

手指甲 shóu zhī jiɑ - Finger nail

脚 jiǎo - Feet


脚趾 jiǎo zhǐ - toe

脚背 jiǎo bèi - Instep

脚心 jiǎo xīn - Arch of the foot

脚腕 jiǎo wàn - ankle

脚趾甲 jiǎo zhí jiǎ - toenail


Measure words for body parts vocabulary in Chinese


头 yì kē tóu - A head

眼睛 yì shuānɡ yǎn jinɡ - A pair of eyes

耳朵 yí duì ěr duo - A pair of ears

鼻子 yí ɡè bí zi - A nose

嘴 yì zhānɡ zuǐ - A mouth

手 yì shuānɡ shǒu - A pair of hands

腿 liǎnɡ tiáo tuǐ - Two legs

脚 liǎnɡ zhī jiǎo - Two feet

Here are some example sentences which include body parts vocabulary in Chinese.

1. 她有着一头乌黑靓丽的头发。
tā yǒu zhe yì tóu wū hēi liànɡ lì de tóu fɑ.
She owns the very black and beautiful hair.

2. 他的手指很纤细。
tā de shóu zhǐ hěn xiān xì.
His fingers are very slender.

3. 你经常头疼吗?
nǐ jīnɡ chánɡ tóu ténɡ mɑ?
Do you suffer from headache?

4. 音乐的声音太大了,震耳朵。
yīn yuè de shēnɡ yīn tài dà le, zhèn ěr duo.
That music is too loud, it hurts my ears.

5. 他竖起了大拇指,夸奖我表演的很好。
tā shù qǐ le dà mú zhǐ, kuā jiǎnɡ wǒ biáo yǎn de hěn hǎo.
He gave me the thumbs-up to compliment my performance.

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Lilian Li has a master's degree in linguistics and didactics from Rennes University in France. An expert in linguistics and educational psychology, she has taught Chinese as a foreign language for several years, primarily in France.

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