Body Parts in Korean

Body Parts in Korean – Complete terms from head to toe

Do you know how to name the different body parts in Korean? These are some of the basics and are super fun to learn.

Whether getting a check-up with the doctor or just chatting with friends, we’ll teach you the important body parts in Korean.

Let’s get to it!

Body Parts in Korean

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Different Body Parts in Korean

These will be some of the first words you focus on when learning the Korean language. We’ll list the Korean vocabulary in Hangul (Korean Alphabet) and romanized Korean. If you can’t read Hangeul yet, go here to learn Korean in less than 1 hour.

Before we head on to the specific words for each body part, you can watch this video to get an idea of how these words are pronounced correctly.

Korean Body Parts For Beginners!

“Human” in Korean

Before we proceed with the most common Korean words for specific human body parts, it’s just right also to know the term for the word human. You can say “human” in Korean as ์ธ๊ฐ„ (ingan).

“Body” in Korean

You can say “body” in Korean as ๋ชธ (mom). You might also hear the word ์ธ์ฒด (inche) used, but this is a more technical term.

Body Parts Diagram

For quick reference, here’s a diagram showing the parts of the body from the front and the back.

boy with diagram of front body parts in Korean boy with diagram of back body parts in Korean

Now let’s learn Korean-English terms for the human body parts, starting at the top and working our way down, from your ์ž… (ip | mouth) to your ๋ฐœ๊ฐ€๋ฝ (balgarak | toes)!

Parts of the head in Korean

Here are the Korean words for different body parts that you can find in the head and the face.

“Head” in Korean

The Korean word for “head” is ๋จธ๋ฆฌ (meori). However, this word can also mean “hair” in Korean, depending on the context.

“Hair” in Korean

Similar to “head” in Korean, you can say “hair” in Korean as ๋จธ๋ฆฌ (meori).

However, if you want to distinguish the two, then you can use ๋จธ๋ฆฌ์นด๋ฝ (meorigarak) for “hair.”

“Forehead” in Korean

The word for “forehead” in Korean is ์ด๋งˆ (ima).

“Ear” in Korean

The word for the “ear” in Korean is ๊ท€ (gwi). While “earlobe” in Korean is ๊ท“๋ถˆ (gwitbul).

“Neck” in Korean

This body part that connects the head to the shoulders is called ๋ชฉ (mok) in Korean.

“Face” in Korean

The word for “face” in Korean is ์–ผ๊ตด (eolgul).

“Nose” in Korean

Our nose lets us identify scents we encounter daily. The word for “nose” in Korean is ์ฝ” (ko).

“Eye” in Korean

The word for “eye” in Korean is ๋ˆˆ (nun). With ๋ˆˆ (nun), we get to see the beauty of the world around us!

“Teeth” in Korean

There are two ways to say teeth in Korean which are ์ด (i) and ์น˜์•„ (chia). However, the Korean term ์ด (i) is more commonly used during conversations.

Upper Body Parts in Korean

These are the Korean words for the different body parts that you can find in the upper portion of the body.

“Back” in Korean

The word for “back” in Korean is called ๋“ฑ (deung). Proper posture, especially when seated during work, is important to avoid pain in this area.

Sample Sentence:

์ œ ๋“ฑ์ด ๋ฒŒ์จ ์ผ์ฃผ์ผ์งธ ์•„ํŒŒ์š” (je deungi beolsseo iljuiljjae apayo)

My back has already been hurting for a week.

“Arm” in Korean

The “arm” in Korean is called ํŒ” (pal), while the armpit or underarm is called ๊ฒจ๋“œ๋ž‘์ด (gyeodeurangi).

Sample Sentence:

์–ด์ œ ์ž์ „๊ฑฐ๋ฅผ ํƒ€๊ณ  ๋„˜์–ด์กŒ์„๋•Œ ํŒ”์„ ๋‹ค์ณค์–ด์š”. ๋‹คํ–‰ํžˆ ํ—ฌ๋ฉง์„ ์จ์„œ ๋จธ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์•ˆ๋‹ค์ณค์–ด์š”. (eoje jajeongeoreul tago neomeojyeosseulttae pareul dachyeosseoyo. dahaenghi helmeseul sseoseo meorireul andachyeosseoyo)

Yesterday I rode my bike, fell and hurt my arm. Thankfully, I wore my helmet, so I didnโ€™t hurt my head.

“Stomach” in Korean

The word for “stomach” in Korean is ๋ฐฐ (bae). Make sure to eat all the right food to keep your ๋ฐฐ (bae) healthy!

Sample Sentence:

๋‚ด ๋ฐฐ๊ฐ€ ์•„ํŒŒ (nae baega apa)

My stomach hurts.

“Hand” in Korean

The word for “hand” in Korean is ์† (son), while the back of the hand is called ์†๋“ฑ (sondeung). Lastly, the palm of the hand in Korean is called ์†๋ฐ”๋‹ฅ (sonbadak).

“Finger” in Korean

์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ (songarak) is the Korean term for finger. Each finger also has specific Korean terms.

“Thumb” in Korean is ์—„์ง€์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ(eomjisongarak). The index finger is called ์ง‘๊ฒŒ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ (jipgesongarak), and the middle finger next to it can be called ๊ฐ€์šด๋Žƒ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ (gaundetsongarak) or ์ค‘์ง€ (jungji). The ring finger is called ์•ฝ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ (yaksongarak) or ์•ฝ์ง€ (yakji). Lastly, the pinky or the little finger is called ์ƒˆ๋ผ ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ (saekki songarak).

“Heart” in Korean

The word for “heart” in Korean is ์‹ฌ์žฅ (simjang), which refers to the organ that pumps the blood in our bodies.

It can also be called ๊ฐ€์Šด (gaseum), but this word also means “chest” in Korean. Lastly, there is ํ•˜ํŠธ (hateu) which is the Konglish term for the word heart.

Lower Body Parts in Korean

Below are the words for body parts in Korean that you can find in the lower portion of the body.

“Butt” in Korean

You can say “butt” in Korean as ์—‰๋ฉ์ด (eongdeongi).

“Leg” in Korean

The word for “leg” in Korean is ๋‹ค๋ฆฌ (dari).

Specifically, ์ข…์•„๋ฆฌ (jongari) means calf in Korean, while ํ—ˆ๋ฒ…์ง€ (heobeokji) is the word for thigh in Korean. These are commonly used terms in health and fitness.

“Foot” in Korean

The word for “foot” in Korean is called ๋ฐœ (bal).

The same word, ๋ฐœ (bal), is used for “feet” in Korean since there is no difference in its singular and plural terms.

“Knee” in Korean

The word for “knee” in Korean is ๋ฌด๋ฆŽ (mureup). We often scrape this area as kids when we fall.

Sample Sentence:

๋„˜์–ด์ ธ์„œ ๋ฌด๋ฆŽ์„ ๋‹ค์ณค์–ด์š”. ์ง€๊ธˆ ๋ฌด๋ฆŽ์€ ๋งŽ์ด ์•„ํŒŒ์„œ ์šธ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”. (neomeojyeoseo mureupeul dachyeosseoyo. jigeum mureupeun mani apaseo ulgo sipeoyo.)

I fell and hurt my knee. Now my knee hurts so much I want to cry.

“Ankle” in Korean

“Ankle” in Korean is ๋ฐœ๋ชฉ (balmok).

Sample Sentence:

์šด๋™ํ–ˆ์„๋•Œ ๋ฐœ๋ชฉ์„ ์‚์—ˆ์–ด์š” (undonghaesseulttae balmogeul ppieosseoyo)

I strained my ankle while working out.

Other Body Parts in Korean

Here are the rest of the body parts in Korean.

KoreanEnglish
Muscle
Bone
ํ”ผ๋ถ€ (pibu)Skin
ํ”ผ | ํ˜ˆ์•ก (pi | hyeolaek)Blood
ํ˜ˆ๊ด€ (hyeolgwan)blood vessel
์žฅ๊ธฐ (janggi)Organ

“Skin” in Korean

This is the largest organ in the human body, and it’s called ํ”ผ๋ถ€ (pibu) in Korean.

Sample Sentence:

์–ด์ œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ํ”ผ๋ถ€๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์ด ๊ฐ€๋ ค์›Œ์š” (eojebuteo pibuga mani garyeowoyo)

My skin is itching a lot since yesterday.

“Blood” in Korean

Blood in Korean is ํ”ผ (pi). You can also use the word ํ˜ˆ์•ก (hyeolaek), which is often used when referring to blood in medical terms.
Sample Sentence:
ํ˜ˆ์•ก ๊ฒ€์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ํ•ด์•ผํ•ด์„œ ๊ธด์žฅ๋˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š” (hyeoraek geomsareul haeyahaeseo ginjangdoego isseoyo)

I am nervous because I need to take a blood test.

On the other hand, ํ”ผ (pi) is more common in daily conversation.

Sample Sentence:

์†์—์„œ ํ”ผ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹คย (soneseo piga nago itda)

The hand is bleeding.

Why is it important to learn about body parts in Korean?

Knowing these will make it useful for describing symptoms of human body parts in the Korean language to a doctor if you’re in South Korea. It will also help you learn about human anatomy in Korean better. They’re great for using common Korean phrasesย or for trying out new grammar structures.

For more in-depth lessons on the Korean language in general,ย  we have our structured online course to help you. Go here and start making progress today!

There you have a quick rundown on the parts of the body in Korean from head (๋จธ๋ฆฌ meori) to toe (๋ฐœ๊ฐ€๋ฝ balgarak)!ย Now, if your neck (๋ชฉ mok), foot (๋ฐœ bal), or hand (์† son) hurts, you can explain it better to your friend or your doctor.

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Wrap Up

What do you think about learning Korean body parts? Can you make some sentences using these newly-learned words? Please show us your best sentence in the comments! If you have a part of the body you want help translating into Korean vocabulary, let us know, and we’ll get you an answer.

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