Words for parts of the body are common, everyday vocabulary. There are various situations in which it can be useful to know how to talk about the body, such as if you have a medical issue, or are giving or receiving instructions about how to do something practical. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to say the names of 50 parts of the body in Portuguese. To learn them fully, and to learn how to put them into sentences, your best bet is to practice with an expert tutor.
Note: Whereas the back is a singular noun in English, costas is always plural, so pronouns and adjectives need to be inflected accordingly.
Dedo (do pé) (m)
Note: The same word, dedo (lit: digit), is used to denote both fingers and toes. To specify that you are talking about the toe, you would normally say “dedo do pé.” Fingers are usually just dedos.
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For the vocabulary above to be useful, you’ll need to have some Portuguese language skills; at the very least, you’ll need to be able to form basic sentences in Portuguese. The fastest and easiest way is to learn with an expert tutor. Our personalized tutoring service is tailored to your schedule, and you can work with the same tutor over multiple sessions, so you can be confident your tutor is familiar with your strengths, weaknesses, and progress.