The Body in Japanese

After today’s Japanese audio lesson you’ll know the parts of the body in Japanese. Listen to the Japanese audio and follow the pronunciation, and when you’re ready, practice saying the Japanese words aloud. I hope you don’t need to use it, but you’ll also learn how to say "I’m sick" in Japanese – just in case!

How to pronounce the body in Japanese

Let's begin with the different parts of the body:

体 / 身体

からだ / しんたい

Karada / shintai

The body

下肢 / 脚

かし / あし

Kashi / ashi

The leg

両下肢 / 両脚

りょうかし / りょうあし

Ryōkashi / ryōashi

The legs

Te

The hand

両手

りょうて

Ryōte

The hands

あし

Ashi

The foot

両足

りょうあし

Ryōashi

The feet

あたま

Atama

The head

I

The stomach

背中

せなか

Senaka

The back

When describing physical pain, its useful to know a few expressions that might get you some help when you need it!

痛み

いたみ

Itami

Pain or Ache

私は頭が痛い

わたし は あたまが いたい

Watashi wa atamaga itai

My head hurts

私は頭痛がする

わたし は ずつうが する

Watashi wa zutsūga suru

I have a headache

私は背中が痛い

わたし は せなかが いたい

Watashi wa senakaga itai

I have a backache

私はお腹が痛い

わたし は おなかが いたい

Watashi wa onakaga itai

I have a stomach ache

私は病気だ

わたし は びょうきだ

Watashi wa byōkida

I'm sick

Let's hope you never have to use these phrases but at least you'll know what to say! Here are a few recommended Japanese lessons to try next!

Sayōnara!

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