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German Vocabulary

01.03.2022

Learning the words for various body parts can be very useful when you're at the doctor or even just want to describe your loved ones face.

Body Parts & Limbs

Knowing the most important body parts in German can be very useful in many situations. These words can help you explain health issues to a doctor, or give someone more detailed instructions when you are injured.

GermanEnglish
der Kopfhead
der Armarm
die Brustchest / breast
der Rückenback
der Oberkörperupper body
der Unterkörperlower body
die Hand, die Händehand
das Bein, die Beineleg
die Schultershoulder
der Oberarmupperarm
der Unterarmforearm
der Ellenbogenelbow
das Körperhaar, die Körperhaarebody hair
der Zeh, die Zehentoe / toes

But even if it's less serious than that, those words can come in pretty handy. For example, in situations where you just want to describe a person's physical features or tell a friend your honest opinion while you're clothes shopping.

Face & Head Vocabulary

Now let's have a look at German vocabulary for facial features: eye(s), mouth, nose and ear(s).

GermanEnglish
das Augeeye
die Augeneyes
die Nasenose
das Ohrear
die Haarehair
der Mundmouth
die Zähneteeth
die Stirnforehead
das Kinnchin

Examples of useful German vocabulary for facial features include die Nase (nose), die Stirn (forehead), die Augenbrauen (eyebrows), die Augen (eyes), die Wangen (cheeks), der Mund (mouth), and die Lippen (lips).

GermanEnglish
der Wangenknochencheekbone
die Wimpereyelash
das Ohrläppchenearlobe
die Augenringedark circles (under the eyes)
die Augenbraueneyebrows
die Wangecheek

Additionally, knowing the German verbs tightly related to facial expressions, such as lächeln (smile), lachen (laugh), schauen (look), and weinen (cry), can be helpful in communicating with German speakers.

Hands & Fingers

Now

GermanEnglish
der Fingerfinger
die Fingerkuppefingertip
der Fingernagelfingernail
der Handrückenback of the hand
die Handinnenseitepalm
das Fingergelenkfinger joint
das Handgelenkwrist

Well, apart from medical contexts & palm reading, knowing German vocabulary for words like "hand" or "finger" can also be useful in many other contexts, such as in the arts, when discussing crafts, when talking about sports, or when describing everyday objects and activities.

GermanEnglish
der Daumenthumb
der Zeigefingerforefinger (pointer)
die Mittelfingermiddle finger
der Ringfingerring finger
der kleine Fingerlittle finger

Knowing the German words for these items can help to add nuance and detail to conversations and descriptions.

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