Body Parts in Korean

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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!

boy with different body parts identified

Body Parts in Korean Vocabulary 

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

The Korean 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 (ip | mouth) to your 발가락 (balgarak | 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.”

Head parts in KoreanEnglish
Face
Eye
Eyebrows
Nose
Ear
| 뺨 (ppyam)Cheek
Mouth
Lips
| 치아 (chia)Teeth

Chin
Neck

 

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

Other parts in KoreanEnglish
Muscle
Bone
피부 (pibu)Skin
피 | 혈액 (pi | hyeolaek)Blood
혈관 (hyeolgwan)blood vessel
장기 (janggi)Organ

 

Knowing these will make it useful for describing symptoms of body parts in Korean to a doctor. They’re great for using with common Korean phrases, or for trying out new grammar structures.

Let’s look at some examples for how to put these to use.

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 (nae baega apa)

My stomach hurts.

어제부터 피부가 많이 가려워요 (eojebuteo pibuga mani garyeowoyo)

My skin is itching a lot since yesterday.

이 벌써 일주일째 아파요 (je deungi beolsseo iljuiljjae apayo)

My back has already been hurting for a week.

운동했을때 발목을 삐었어요 (undonghaesseulttae balmogeul ppieosseoyo)

I strained my ankle while working out.

혈액 검사를 해야해서 긴장되고 있어요 (hyeoraek geomsareul haeyahaeseo ginjangdoego isseoyo)

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

넘어져서 무릎을 다쳤어요. 지금 무릎은 많이 아파서 울고 싶어요. (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.

어제 자전거를 타고 넘어졌을때 을 다쳤어요. 다행히 헬멧을 써서 머리를 안다쳤어요. (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 didn’t hurt my head.


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 (ip | mouth)!

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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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