Body Parts in Korean

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Do you know how to name the different body parts in the Korean language? Knowing the difference between a leg and a finger is an important part of any vocabulary.

Whether getting a check-up with the doctor or just chatting with friends, we’ll teach you the important body parts in Korean. So let’s learn them today!

boy with different body parts identified

Body Parts in Korean Vocabulary 

The word for body is 몸 (mom) = body. You might also hear the word 인체 (inche) used, but this is a more technical term. For quick reference, check the two body diagrams below.

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

Now let’s learn body parts in Korean starting at the top, and working our way down, from your 입 mouth to your 발가락 toes!

머리 (meori) = Head

머리 (meori) = Hair

머리 can mean both “head” and “hair,” depending on the context. If you want to distinguish the two, then you can use 머리카락 (meorigarak) for “hair.”

얼굴 (eolgul) = Face

(nun) = Eye

눈썹 (nunsseop) = Eyebrow

(ko) = Nose

(gwi) = Ear

(ppyam) = Cheek

(ib) = Mouth

입술 (ibsul) = Lips

이 (i) = Teeth

(teok) = Chin

(mok) = Neck

어깨 (eokkae) = Shoulders

(pal) = Arm

팔꿈치 (palkkumchi) = Elbow

손목 (sonmok) = Wrist

(son) = Hand

손가락 (songarak) = Finger

(deung) = Back

척추 (cheokchu) = Spine

가슴 (gaseum) = Chest

(bae) = Stomach

허리 (heori) = Waist

엉덩이 (eongdeongi) = Butt

다리 (dari) = Leg

무릎 (mureup) = Knee

(bal) = Foot

발목 (balmok) = Ankle

발가락 (balgarak) = Toes

You might also want some other descriptors for the parts of the body.

근육 (geunyuk) = Muscle

(ppyeo) = Bone

피부 (pibu) = Skin

혈액 (hyeolaek) = Blood

Knowing these will make it useful for describing symptoms of body parts in Korean to a doctor. Let’s look at some examples.

Korean Example Sentences

Here are some example sentences for body parts in Korean to immediately get you more comfortable using the above vocabulary.

가 아파 My stomach hurts.

(nae baega apa)

어제부터 피부가 많이 가려워요 My skin is itching a lot since yesterday.

(eojebuteo pibuga mani garyeowoyo)

이 벌써 일주일째 아파요My back has already been hurting for a week.

(je deungi beolsseo iljuiljjae apayo)

운동했을때 발목을 삐었어요 I strained my ankle while working out.

(undonghaesseulttae balmogeul ppieosseoyo)

혈액 검사를 해야해서 긴장되고 있어요 I am nervous because I need to take a blood test.

(hyeoraek geomsareul haeyahaeseo ginjangdoego isseoyo)

넘어져서 무릎을 다쳤어요. 지금 무릎은 많이 아파서 울고 싶어요. I fell and hurt my knee. Now my knee hurts so much I want to cry.

(neomeojyeoseo mureupeul dachyeosseoyo. jigeum mureupeun mani apaseo ulgo sipeoyo.)

어제 자전거를 타고 넘어졌을때 을 다쳤어요. 다행히 헬멧을 써서 머리를 안다쳤어요.Yesterday I rode my bike, fell and hurt my arm. Thankfully I wore my helmet so I didn’t hurt my head.
(eoje jajeongeoreul tago neomeojyeosseulttae pareul dachyeosseoyo. dahaenghi helmeseul sseoseo meorireul andachyeosseoyo)

There you have a quick rundown on the parts of the body in Korean! Now if your neck, foot or hand hurts, you can explain it to your friend or your doctor. Or if you go to the dentist, you'll know what he means when he says 입 mouth! Do you think you can make some sentences using these words? Show us your best sentence in the comments!

And if you have a part of the body you want help with in Korean, let us know and we'll get you an answer.


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