Naming The Parts Of The Body In Swedish

Learn vocab to talk about your head, shoulders, knees and toes (knees and toes).
April 28, 2020
Naming The Parts Of The Body In Swedish

At some point in every svenska speaker’s journey, there comes a time to learn the body parts in Swedish. How else will you be able to tell someone where it hurts, accurately identify which part of your body you’d like tattooed (assuming you ran your idea past a native speaker first, of course), or say very Swedish things like “smaken är som baken,” which effectively means “different strokes for different folks” but literally translates to “the taste is like the butt?”

Unfortunately, “butt” isn’t on this list, but it should be more than enough to get you started in your conversations regarding the body parts in Swedish. Just hit the play button to hear the words as they’re pronounced by a native speaker, and then check out some of the example sentences below to hear them used in context.

Body Parts In Swedish

a part of the body — en kroppsdel

a body — en kropp

a foot — en fot

a hand — en hand

an arm — en arm

a head — ett huvud

a finger — ett finger

eyes — ögon

a face — ett ansikte

a leg — ett ben

a mouth — en mun

a nose — en näsa

a knee — ett knä

an ear — ett öra

a tooth — en tand

a neck — en hals

a back — en rygg

a stomach — en mage

Sentences Involving Anatomy

We go there on foot. — Vi går dit till fots.

Your head is where you wear a hat. — Ditt huvud är där du bär din hatt.

We have four fingers and a thumb on each hand. — Vi har fyra fingrar och en tumme på varje hand.

She has an expressive face. — Hon har ett intressant ansikte.

Professional cyclists shave their legs. — Professionella cyklister rakar sina ben.

His mouth opened wide in a big yawn. — Hans mun öppnades vitt i en stor gäspning.

It’s good to wear a scarf around your neck when it’s cold. — Det är bra att bära en halsduk runt halsen när det är kallt.

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Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.

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