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50 Parts of the Body in Portuguese


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.


Body

Corpo (m)


Head

Cabeça (f)


Hair

Cabelo (m)


Brain

Cérebro (m)


Skull

Crânio (m)


Face

Rosto (m)


Forehead

Testa (f)


Eyebrow

Sobrancelha (f)


Eyelash

Cílio (f)


Eye

Olho (m)


Cheek

Bochecha (f)


Jaw

Mandíbula (f)


Mouth

Boca (f)


Lip

Lábio (m)


Tooth

Dente (m)


Tongue

Língua (f)


Neck

Pescoço (m)


Throat

Garganta (f)


Back

Costas (f)

Note: Whereas the back is a singular noun in English, costas is always plural, so pronouns and adjectives need to be inflected accordingly.


Spine

Coluna (f)


Shoulder

Ombro (m)


Arm

Braço (m)


Armpit

Axila (f)


Elbow

Cotovelo (m)


Forearm

Antebraço (m)


Wrist

Pulso (m)


Hand

Mão (f)


Finger

Dedo (m)


Chest

Peito (m)


Rib

Costela (f)


Heart

Coração (m)


Belly

Barriga (f)


Stomach

Estômago (m)


Waist

Cintura (f)


Leg

Perna (f)


Hip

Quadril (m)


Thigh

Coxa (f)


Knee

Joelho (m)


Shin

Canela (m)


Calf

Panturrilha (f)


Foot

Pé (m)


Ankle

Tornozelo (m)


Heel

Calcanhar (m)


Toe

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.


Bone

Osso (m)


Blood

Sangue (m)


Muscle

Músculo (m)


Organ

Orgão (m)


Skeleton

Esqueleto (m)


Skin

Pele (f)


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