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Body Parts in Spanish: A Comprehensive Guide + Learning Materials

Are your students learning body parts in Spanish? If so, this post has you covered with vocabulary lists, body part resources, printable worksheets and more!

Learning body parts in Spanish is a fascinating subject for kids, especially to learn about it in a foreign language!

That’s why today, we will go over important parts of the body in Spanish. I will break the body parts into different categories. Learn them all at once, or break them up into different lessons, you decide!

At the end of this post I will share a few fun and free learning resources you can use to aid your students in memorizing and learning the body parts in Spanish.

Learning Body Parts in Spanish

Learning Body Parts in Spanish

Instead of diving into a list of all the parts of the body in Spanish, I decided to separate the parts into different categories to make learning the new vocabulary easier.

For starters, I will mention common body parts. On this list, you can find commonly used body parts that one might talk about on a daily, or weekly basis, such as hands, or feet, and even knees. 

Then afterwards, I will share a list of head body parts vocabulary, arm vocabulary, leg vocabulary and organs. Next, I will include relevant vocabulary about illness & injuries and verbs associated with talking about the parts of the body in Spanish.

Feel free to share my graphics on Pinterest for reference points!

The Main Parts of the Body in Spanish

Body parts in Spanish

El cuerpo


La cabeza


El cuello 


El pecho

Chest/ breast

El brazo


La mano


*Ojo: Even though the word mano ends with an O, mano is a feminine word: la mano, las manos.

Example sentences:

Debes de ir a lavarte las manos 

You should go wash your hands.

Tu mano izquierda es más grande que tu mano derecha.

Your left hand is bigger than your right.

El estómago


El vientre


Las costillas


El torso


El seno


La espalda


Las nalgas


La cintura


Las caderas


Las piernas


Las rodillas


Los pies


A fun way to start talking about the body parts in Spanish is by talking about how many of each body part we have. For example:

¿Cuántos pies tienes?

How many feet do you have?

¿Tienes una cabeza o dos?

Do you have one head, or two?

This will get the kids (especially the younger ones) giggling away!

I used to do this all the time with my son when he was a toddler. It is great vocabulary practice as well as counting practice, too.

Related: Spanish Numbers 1-30: Free Printable Flashcards for Kids

learning body parts in Spanish: the Head

Body parts in Spanish

Above we learned that head in Spanish is la cabeza. Now, let’s learn about things that can be found on our cabeza!

La cabeza


La cara 


El pelo or El cabello


La frente


Las cejas


Las orejas


El oído

The inside of the ear

Las mejillas


La nariz


La garganta


La barbilla


La mandíbula


Los ojos


Las pestañas


La boca


Los labios


La lengua


Los dientes


El cráneo


Learning Body parts in Spanish: Arms

Now let’s move on to the arms and work our way down to the fingers!

Body parts in Spanish

El brazo


El hombro


El antebrazo


El codo


La mano


La muñeca


La palma


Las uñas


El dedo


El pulgar


El índice

Pointer finger

El dedo del medio

Middle finger

El dedo anular

Ring finger

El meñique

Pinky finger

learning Body parts in Spanish: Legs and Feet

Our last category before we make our way into the organs is legs and feet. Here goes.

Body parts in Spanish

La pierna


El muslo


La rodilla


La pantorrilla


El tobillo


El pie


El talón


El dedo de pie/ los dedos del pie


learning Body parts in Spanish: Organs & Bones

So far we have learned main body parts, head and face vocabulary and arms and leg vocabulary in Spanish. Now let’s learn a little bit about what’s on the inside of our body in Spanish.

Below you can find a small list of internal organs and bones vocabulary in Spanish.

Los órganos


El corazón


El estómago


Los pulmones


El hígado


Los riñones


Los intestinos


La espina


El hueso


Body parts in Spanish

Illness, Injuries & Symptoms Vocabulary

What are some ways to incorporate talking about body parts in Spanish in the classroom? Open up dialogue using some of the following illness, injuries and symptoms vocabulary. 

Then use some of the following questions and phases to your students encouraging them to practice the new Spanish body parts vocabulary to tell you where, when or why these things happened.

Un dolor de … oído/garganta/cabeza/estómago/espalda

An ear/throat/head/stomach/backache

El asma


La tos


Un resfriado

A cold

La Varicela

Chicken pox

Los piojos


Un esguince de muñeca/tobillo

Sprained wrist/ankle

Un pie inflamado/ una mano inflamada

A swollen foot/ A swollen hand

El gripe

The flu

Una fiebre


El artritis


Un corte

A cut

Una ampolla

A blister

Un sarpullido


Una quemadura del sol


Una picadura de abeja

A bee sting

Una hemorragia nasal

A bloody nose

Una contusion


Hurting and Healing Verbs

Tener dolor

To be in pain

Estar inconsciente

To be unconscious


To bleed

Quebrar/romper un hueso

To break a bone


To choke


To cut oneself


To drown

Tener una reacción alérgica

To have an allergic reaction

Tener un ataque cardiaco

To have a heart attack


To fall


To Cough


To sneeze


To throw up

Tomarse la temperatura

To take one’s temperature

Llamar al doctor

To call the doctor

Hacer una cita

To make an appointment


To rest

Tomar una pastilla

To take a pill

Tomar/ beber líquidos

To drink liquids

Sentirse mejor

To feel better

Grammar rules when describing body parts in Spanish

It is helpful to know the parts of the body vocabulary in Spanish, but it is also important to know how to use them in phrases, too.

Below I will drop a list of phrases that you can use, but first, I want to mention a few important grammar rules when talking about body parts in Spanish. 

Grammar rule number one, always use definite articles when talking about the body parts in Spanish. Definite articles are el and la for singular words, and los and las for plural words. 

El dedo, los dedos

The finger, the fingers

Even if you are talking about two body parts in one sentence, make sure to always bring the definite article along.

La rodilla y la cadera.

The knee and hip.

La muñeca, las muñecas.

The wrist, the wrists.

Furthermore, when talking about body parts in Spanish, possessive adjectives are not used to describe the body part unless it is not clear whose body part is being talked about.

Me cepillo los dientes

I brush my teeth. 

Notice that you still use the definite article in Spanish and not the possessive adjective. The ownership is expressed by the reflexive pronoun me.

Body parts Phrases in Spanish

Me lavo las manos.

I wash my hands.

Tu te cepillas los dientes.

You brush your teeth.

Ella se peina el pelo.

She brushes her hair.

Me corté el dedo

I cut my finger

¡Abre los ojos!

Open your eyes

Me duele la cabeza

My head hurts

¿Te duele la garganta?

Does your throat hurt?

Ella se rompió el brazo.

She broke her arm.

Me siento mejor de la rodilla.

My knee feels a lot better.

Books about body parts in Spanish

Now that we know a whole bunch of new body part vocabulary in Spanish, let’s pair them with some picture books in Spanish about el cuerpo humano. Below are a few recommendations.

El Cuerpo

By: DK

This is the perfect bilingual board book for your baby or toddler ages 0-2 to learn about the body in Spanish.

El cuerpo humano

By: Sagrario Pinto

El cuerpo humano (Spanish Edition)

Learn about the curiosities of the body through simple verses and rhyme with this book perfect for children ages 3-12. 

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03/08/2024 02:17 pm GMT

El cuerpo humano por fuera

By: Maria Cristina Junyent

El cuerpo humano por dentro (Spanish Edition)

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03/07/2024 10:37 pm GMT

YouTube Videos about Body Parts in Spanish

Furthermore, we can pair the new body parts in Spanish vocabulary with the following information YouTube videos.

The first video is my favorite! It is an interactive song in Spanish for kids that will get them up and dancing and using different body parts vocabulary.

It’s called “El marinero baila” by the YouTube Channel El Reino Infantil It is so catchy that young learners will be singing the different parts of the body in Spanish in no time!

Related: YouTube Channels in Spanish for Kids

Below is an informative video that explains the different parts of the body in Spanish.

Next is a fun, rock-type song by Rockalingua that mention different parts of the body in Spanish.

free body parts in Spanish resources for kids

I know you have been waiting the entire post for this, but you finally made it to the free body parts resources in Spanish. 

What resources come in these free activities?

For starters, once you subscribe (instructions on how to get yours further down), you will have access to a fill in the body parts worksheet. 

Parts of the body worksheet in Spanish

It comes with three pages. One in color, one in black and white and the last page is an answer key.

Related: 25 + Body Parts Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

You will also receive 24 bilingual body parts in vocabulary flashcards!

Parts of the body flashcards in Spanish

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Well I hope you learned some new words about the human body parts in Spanish after today’s post! I hope you enjoy your free printables!

Additional Spanish Resources

Parts of the body flashcards in Spanish