Body Parts in Chinese 👤 From Head to Toe

Learn all the Body Parts in Chinese

Identifying and naming your body parts in Chinese can come in handy when seeing the doctor, playing sports, going clothes shopping, and much more!

So with that being said, let’s learn how to talk about body parts in Chinese.

We’ll break go from head to toe and provide you with some lovely downloadable graphics which you can use to help aid your learning also!

One’s like this one you can see about face shapes in Chinese!

First, let’s discover the different general areas of the body, and then we’ll go into more detail.

Body Parts in Chinese – General Body Parts

Body Parts in Chinese – Head and Face

Body Parts in Chinese – Upper Body

Body Parts in Chinese – Hands

Body Parts in Chinese – Internal Organs

Body Parts in Chinese – Lower Body

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Body Parts in Chinese – General Body 身体 (shēntǐ)

Body PartPinyinHanzi
Bodyshēn tǐ身体
Skinpí fū皮肤
Musclejī ròu肌肉
Bonegǔtou骨头
Jointsguān jié关节
Veinsmàiluò脉络
Hair/Body Hairmáo

The whole body in Chinese is called 身体 (shēntǐ), but what about the single parts of it?

Let’s make a few example sentences using these words for you also:

  • Your muscles are very big
    • 你的肌肉很大
    • Nǐ de jīròu hěn dà
  • You have beautiful hair
    • 你的头发很漂亮
    • Nǐ de tóufǎ hěn piàoliang
  • My body is much stronger these days
    • 这些天我的身体更强壮
    • Zhèxiē tiān wǒ de shēntǐ gèng qiángzhuàng
Body Parts in Chinese

Body Parts in Chinese – Head and face – 头脸 (tóuliǎn)

Let’s start with the top. Here is some useful vocabulary for talking about the head and the face…

When applying these words be sure to check out our post on basic grammar structures in Chinese so you can apply the adjective to the body part correctly 🙂

  • 头 tóu – head
  • 脸 liǎn – face
  • 眼睛 yǎnjīng – eye
  • 鼻子 bízi – nose
  • 鼻孔 bíkǒng – nostrils
  • 耳朵 ěrduǒ – ear
  • 嘴 zuǐ – mouth
  • 牙齿 yáchǐ – tooth/teeth
  • 舌 shé – tongue
  • 脸颊 liǎnjiá – cheek
  • 额头 é’tóu – forehead
  • 眉毛 méimáo – eyebrows
  • 眼皮 yǎnpí – eyelid
  • 睫毛 jiémáo – eyelashes
  • 唇 chún – lips
  • 下巴 xiàba – chin
  • 舌 shé – tongue

Here are some example sentences for you with some of those facial features.

Sentence in EnglishSentence in PinyinSentence in Hanzi
You have red cheeksNǐ de liǎnjiá hóngle你的脸颊红了
Your blue eyes are so brightNǐ de lán yǎnjīng hǎo liàng你的蓝眼睛好亮
I have such a big head!Wǒ de tóu zhème dà! 我的头这么大!

Body Parts in Chinese – Upper Body 上半身 (shàngbànshēn)

Now let’s talk about the upper body parts in Chinese: here below you’ll find a list of words that compose the trunk:

Body PartPinyinHanzi
Neckbózi脖子
Torsoqūgàn躯干
Chestxiōng
Abdomen/Bellydùzi肚子
Backbèi
Shoulderjiān bǎng肩膀
Armpityèwō腋窝
Armgē bo胳膊
Elbowgē bo zhǒu胳膊肘
Handshǒu
Wristshǒuwàn手腕
Waist yāo
Belly buttondùqí肚脐

Now for some potentially useful sentences involving those body parts in Chinese!

  • My back hurts
    • 我背痛
    • Wǒ bèi tòng
  • We have 4 fingers and 1 thumb on each hand
    • 我们每只手上有4个手指和1个拇指
    • Wǒmen měi zhī shǒu shàng yǒu 4 gè shǒuzhǐ hé 1 gè mǔzhǐ
  • After exercising, my chest is getting bigger
    • 运动后我的胸部越来越大
    • Yùndòng hòu wǒ de xiōngbù yuè lái yuè dà

Body Parts in Chinese – Hands 手 (shǒu)

Hands play an important function in body language and sign language, so let’s be more specific and learn this wordlist of the parts of a hand:

Body PartPinyinHanzi
Fingershǒu zhǐ手指
Knucklezhǐ guān jié指关节
Fingernailzhǐjiǎ指甲
Thumbmŭzhĭ / dà mǔzhǐ拇指 / 大拇指
Index Fingershí zhĭ食指
Middle Fingerzhōng zhĭ中指
Ring Fingerwú míng zhĭ无名指
Pinky / Little Fingerxiăo zhĭ / xiăo mŭ zhĭ小指 / 小拇指
Palmshǒuzhǎng手掌

Keeping in theme, let’s add some context to these words by adding in some sentences you might find useful:

  • My fingernails are so long
    • 我的指甲好长
    • Wǒ de zhǐjiǎ hǎo zhǎng
  • Why is the ring not on your ring finger?
    • 为什么无名指上没有戒指?
    • Wèishéme wúmíngzhǐ shàng méiyǒu jièzhǐ?
Body Parts in Chinese - Your Hand
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Body Parts in Chinese – Internal organs – 脏腑 (zàngfǔ)

Imagine seeing a doctor in China and not knowing the words of the internal organs.

Not so easy to get your point across without the usage of body language!

The list of vocabulary below might come handy in these kind of situations:

  • 脑 (nǎo) – brain
  • 心脏 (xīn zàng) – heart
  • 肝 (gān) – liver
  • 肺 (fèi) – lungs
  • 胃 (wèi) – stomach
  • 大肠 (dà cháng) – large intestine
  • 小肠 (xiǎo cháng) – small intestine
  • 胆囊 (dǎnnáng) – gallbladder
  • 膀胱 (pángguāng) – bladder
  • 尿道 (niàodào) – urethra
  • 脾 (pí) – spleen
  • 生殖器 (shēngzhíqì) – reproductive organs

… and some sentences with those words in action

Sentence in EnglishSentence in PinyinSentence in Hanzi
My stomach is in a lot of painWǒ de dùzi hěn tòng我的肚子很痛
Smoking is bad for your lungsXīyān duì nín de fèi yǒuhài吸烟对您的肺有害
My nan has heart problemsWǒ nǎinai yǒu xīnzàng wèntí我奶奶有心脏问题
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Body Parts in Chinese – Lower Body 下半身 (xiàbànshēn)

Finally, let’s work our way down through the lower body parts in Chinese:

Body PartPinyinHanzi
Bottomtún bù / pì gu臀部 / 屁股
Hipyāo kuà腰胯
Genitalsyīnbù阴部
Legtuǐ
Thighdàtuǐ大腿
Lower legxiǎotuǐ小腿
Calftuǐdùzi腿肚子
Shinjìng
Kneexī gài膝盖
Footjiǎo
Soles of feetjiǎodǐ脚底
Heeljiǎogēn脚跟
Anklejiǎo bózi脚脖子
Toejiǎo zhǐ脚趾
Toenailjiǎo zhǐ jiǎ脚趾甲脚趾甲

And finally, some sentences to match:

  • He has very long legs
    • 他的腿很长
    • Tā de tuǐ hěn zhǎng
  • I broke my ankle playing football
    • 我踢足球时摔断了脚踝
    • Wǒ tī zúqiú shí shuāi duànle jiǎohuái
  • My feet do not fit into these shoes
    • 我的脚不适合这双鞋
    • Wǒ de jiǎo bù shìhé zhè shuāng xié
Body Parts in Chinese - Lower Body

Body Parts – FREE QUIZ

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腿 (tuǐ)

Lips

Face

肝 (gān)

肚脐 (dùqí)

Back

Eyebrows

Muscle

腋窝 (yèwō)

Eye

腰 (yāo)

脚趾 (jiǎo zhǐ)

腰胯 (yāo kuà)

Ear

肺 (fèi)

Neck

手腕 (shǒuwàn)

手 (shǒu)

Chest

膝盖 (xī gài)


Body Parts in Chinese – FAQ’s

How do you say Body in Chinese?

身体 shēn tǐ.

How do you say Head in Chinese?

头 tóu.

How do you say Arm in Chinese?

胳膊 gē bo.

How do you say Leg in Chinese?

腿 tuǐ.

How do you say Finger in Chinese?

手指 shǒu zhǐ.

How do you say Toe in Chinese?

脚趾 jiǎo zhǐ.

How do you say Ankle in Chinese?

脚脖子 jiǎo bózi.

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