It’s hard to talk about French without talking about romance, fashion and food. And it’s hard to talk about these cultural highlights without knowing how to name the parts of the body in French. French is considered the language of love, but to have a romantic relationship in French, you’ll need the words for “hands,” “eyes” and “face.” Paris is the fashion capital of the world, but to go shopping for clothes and shoes, you’ll want to learn how to say “legs,” “arms” and “feet.” And France is culinary heaven, so it’ll be useful to know words like “mouth” and “stomach.”
Whether you’re planning to eat your way around Paris, to expand your wardrobe in Montreal, or to find love with a French speaker at home, learning to name and pronounce the body parts in French will be a helpful skill. We’ve also included some example sentences involving body parts. Click the play button to hear each word or sentence spoken by a native francophone!
Parts Of The Body In French
the body — le corps
the part of the body — la partie du corps
the head — la tête
the face — le visage
the eyes — les yeux
the mouth — la bouche
the tooth — la dent
the nose — le nez
the ear — l’oreille
the hair — les cheveux
the neck — le cou
the back — le dos
the stomach — le ventre
the leg — la jambe
the knee — le genou
the foot — le pied
the arm — le bras
the hand — la main
the finger — le doigt
Sentences Involving Body Parts
We go there on foot. — On va y aller à pied.
He used his left hand to write. — Il écrit de la main gauche.
I have a headache. — J’ai mal à la tête.
He broke his leg. — Il s’est cassé la jambe.
I was lifting heavy boxes all day, now I have an aching back. — J’ai porté de lourdes caisses toute la journée, maintenant j’ai mal au dos.
Her eyes were closed, but she wasn’t asleep. — Ses yeux étaient fermés, mais elle ne dormait pas.
His mouth opened wide in a big yawn. — Sa bouche s’ouvrit grand dans un large baillement.