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Body parts in Spanish

This page is divided into 3 scraps. In the first paragraph you could learn the body parts. Next are the head and face parts. Adjectives to describe a person follow adjoining. 

Body parts in Spanish list

The nouns are given with the definite articles, because in Spanish it is important to know the gender of a noun.

Spanish English
el cuello neck
el pecho chest
la muñeca wrist
la mano hand
la rodilla knee
el pie foot
el hombro shoulder
el codo elbow
el brazo arm
la barriguita tummy
la pierna leg
el tobillo ankle

body in Spanish

Parts of the face in Spanish

Spanish English
el pelo hair
la nariz nose
los oídos ears
la barba beard
el bigote moustache
los ojos eyes
la cabeza head
las cejas eyebrows
la boca mouth
la barbilla chin

the face in Spanish

Describing people in Spanish

When describing a man, the adjectives end in -o. For a description of a woman, they should end in -a. As you can see the adjective "joven" makes an exception, because it doesn´t vary in gender. 

Spanish English
alto / alta tall
bajo / baja short
delgado / delgada slim
gordo / gorda fat
jóven young
viejo / vieja old
pelo largo long hair
pelo corto short hair
pelo liso straight hair
pelo rizado curly hair
pelo oscuro dark hair
pelo claro light hair
lleva gafas wears glasses
lleva barba has a beard


enlightenedRegarding description of a person we use the verbs "ser" (to be), "tener" (to have) or "llevar" (to wear, to have). 

Example description

Appearance description in Spanish

  • Jose y Lola tienen pelos oscuros y lisosJose and Lola have dark and straight hair. 
  • Son jóvenes y delgados. They are young and slim. 
  • Llevan gafas. They wear glasses. 
  • Jose lleva barba y bigote. Jose has a beard and a moustache. 

Train the body parts using exercises! Or with the help of the audio and the microphones... Que lo paséis bien!


Spanish body parts flashcards

Parts of the body in Spanish game

Parts of the body in Spanish quiz

Describing people in Spanish exercise

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