Naming The Parts Of The Body In Turkish

Here’s some very important vocabulary you’ll want to wrap your baş around.
June 23, 2020
Naming The Parts Of The Body In Turkish

Body parts might not be the first things you learn as a student of the Turkish language, but it certainly won’t be long until you find yourself struggling to communicate where it hurts, or where you think you might get your next tattoo, or just how much rakı you intend to guzzle down your throat. Learning to name the body parts in Turkish is an essential step toward fluency, and it’ll open up a big wide world of meaning, metaphor and analogy, too.

Below, you’ll find some of the most basic terms you’ll need to talk about body parts in Turkish, as well as some sentences and phrases to hear how they’re used in context. To hear the words pronounced by a native speaker, hit the play button next to each term.

Body Parts In Turkish

part of the body — vücut kısmı

body — vücut

foot — ayak

hand — el

arm — kol

head — baş

finger — parmak

eyes — gözler

face — yüz

leg — bacak

mouth — ağız

nose — burun

knee — diz

ear — kulak

tooth — diş

neck — boyun

back — sırt

stomach — karın

Sentences Involving Anatomy

(to) shrug one’s shoulders — omuz silkmek

(to) shake one’s head — baş sallamak

I have a headache. — Başım ağrıyor.

He broke his leg. — Bacağını kırdı.

I feel sick and my stomach hurts. — Midem bulanıyor ve ağrıyor.

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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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