Korean body parts: A Complete List of Body Parts in Korean.

Does your head hurt or need to disinfect your hands? Do you have to tell someone they have beautiful eyes in Korean? 

Let’s learn the names of the body parts in Korean so you can say all that and even more!

Whether you are at the doctor’s office, in a clothing store, or scuba diving in Korea, various parts of the body can come up in conversation more often than you think.

how to say body parts in Korean

In this article, you’ll see a complete rundown on the parts of the body in Korean from head (머리 meori) to toe (발가락 balgarak)! 

Now, if your neck (목 mok), foot (발 bal), or hand (손 son) hurts, you can explain it better to your friend or your doctor.

We will also include some practice exercises to help you start using these words in context.

Alright friends, let’s go

How to say “body” in Korean

Before you learn how to say body parts in Korean, let’s talk about what is body in Korean.

To say “body in Korean”, you can use the word “몸” (mom). You can also use the word “신체” (sinchae) to mean “body.” 

In Korean, the word “몸” (mom) is pronounced with a short, open vowel sound for ㅗ (o) in the first syllable and a short, open vowel sound for ㅁ (m) in the second syllable.


Here are some examples of how the word “몸” (mom) can be used in Korean:

  • My body is sick.

나의 몸은 아프다 (naui mom-eun apeuda) 

  • I take a shower to refresh my body.

몸을 교배하기 위해 샤워를 한다

mom-eul gyoba hagi wihae syawo-reul handa 

  • I exercised and my body feels better.

운동을 해서 몸이 좋아졌다

undong-eul haeseo mom-i jochaeyotta

  • I woke up early in the morning and exercised, so my body became stronger.

새벽에 일어나서 아침 운동을 해서 저의 몸은 강해졌어요

(saebyeog-e il-eona-seo achim undong-eul haeseo jeo-ui mom-eun ganghaeyosseoyo) 

The essential list of body parts in Korean

The main or the general parts of the body are the ones you’ll probably use the most in your daily conversations. 

That’s why we are going to focus on these high-frequency, high-value words first and then move to the other body parts.

Here is a list of common body parts in Korean, along with their English translations and pronunciation.

  • Head: 머리 (meori)
  • Eyes: 눈 (nun)
  • Ears: 귀 (gwi)
  • Nose: 코 (ko)
  • Mouth: 입 (ip)
  • Neck: 목 (mok)
  • Shoulders: 어깨 (eokkaee)
  • Arms: 팔 (pal)
  • Hands: 손 (son)
  • Chest: 가슴 (gaseum)
  • Abdomen: 배 (bae)
  • Legs: 다리 (dari)
  • Feet: 발 (bal)
  • Cheek: 뺨 (ppyam)

It’s helpful to memorize these words for Korean body parts and practice saying them out loud. 

but with practice and time, you can be as good as native Korean speakers.

You can also try drawing a diagram of the human body and labeling the different parts with their Korean names.

Head in Korean

The word for “head in Korean” is “머리” (meori).

In Korean, the word “머리” (meori) is pronounced with a short, open vowel sound for ㅓ (eo) in the first syllable and a short, open vowel sound forㅣ (i) in the second syllable.


Here are some examples of how you can use the word “머리” (meori) in Korean:

  • My head hurts.

머리가 아프다 (meori-ga apeuda) 

  • I want to wash my head.

머리를 씻고 싶어요” (meori-reul ssikgo sipeoyo)

  • I have to cut my hair.

머리카락을 잘라야 해요(meori-karak-eul jalla ya haeyo)

  • I am sitting down because my head hurts.

머리가 아프기 때문에 앉아 있어요(meori-ga apeugi ttaemune anja isseoyo) 

Face parts in Korean

Here are some common words for different parts of the face in Korean:

  • 코 (ko) – nose
  • 눈 (nun) – eye
  • 눈썹-Eyebrow
  • 학생-Pupil
  • 눈꺼풀-Eyelid
  • 쌍꺼풀-Double eyelids
  • 속눈썹-Eyelashes
  • 수염-Mustache
  • 두더지-Mole
  • 혀-Tongue
  • 입 (ip) – mouth
  • 얼굴 (eolgul) -face
  • 이마 (ima) -forehead
  • 귀 (gwi) – ear
  • 콧구멍 (kotgumeong) – nostril
  • 입술 (ipsul) – lips
  • 상체 (sangche) – upper body
  • 턱 (teok) – chin
  • 앞머리 (apmeori) – front hair
  • 뒷머리 (dwitmeori) – back hair
  • 어깨 (eokkaee) – “shoulder”
  • 귓가 (gwitga) – “temple”
  • 입술자리 (ipsuljari) – “lip line”
  • 코끝 (kokkeut) – “nose tip”
  • 코꼬리 (kokkori) – “nose bridge”
  • 광대뼈(gwangdaeppyeo)- “cheekbone”
  • 보조개(bojogae) – “dimple”
  • 뺨 (ppyam) – “cheek”

For example

Here are some more examples of how you can use the words for different parts of the face in Korean.

  • my front hair keeps getting dirty.

앞머리가 자꾸 지저분해요 (apmeori-ga jakku jijeobunhaeyo)

  • my nose hurts.

코가 아프다” (ko-ga apeuda)

  • my lips are dry.

입술이 건조해요(ipsul-i geonjohaeyo)

  • my forehead was bumped and it hurts.

이마가 따갑게 찌푸렸어요(ima-ga ttaga-ge jjipuryeosseoyo) 

  • my eyes are blurry.

눈이 부시다(nun-i busida)

  • my ear keeps hurting.

귀가 자꾸 아파요(gwi-ga jakku apayo)

  • my nostrils keep getting dirty.

콧구멍이 자꾸 지저분해요(kotgumeong-i jakku jijeobunhaeyo)

  • my upper body is cold.

상체가 추워요 (sangche-ga chuwoeyo)

  • my chin was hit and it hurts.

턱이 아프게 충격을 받았어요

(teok-i apeu-ge chunggeg-eul batat-tteosseoyo) 

Upper body parts in Korean

Here are some common words for different parts of the upper body in Korean:

  • 목 (mok) – neck
  • 어깨 (eokkaee) – shoulder
  • 팔 (pal) – arm
  • 허리(heoli)-waist
  • Ribcage-갈비뼈(galbippyeo)
  • pelvis-골반(golban)
  • 손 (son) – “hand”
  • 손가락 (songarak) – “finger”
  • 손목 (sonmok) – “wrist”
  • 상체 (sangche) – “upper body”
  • 상체 (sangche) – torso
  • 가슴 (gaseum) – “chest”
  • 배 (bae) – “belly”
  • 배꼽(baekkob)-Bellybutton
  • 정강이 (jeonggang-i) – “elbow”
  • 손등 (sondeung) – “back of the hand”
  • 손길 (songil) – “palm”
  • 손톱 (sontop) – “nail”
  • 손가락 집게 (songarak jibge) – “thumb”
  • 손가락 중간 (songarak junggan) – “index finger”
  • 손가락 새끼 (songarak saekki) – “middle finger”
  • 손가락 손바닥 (songarak sonbaddak) – “ring finger”
  • 손가락 작은 (songarak jageun) – “little finger”

Here are some example sentences using upper body parts in Korean:

  • My shoulder hurts.

저는 어깨가 아프예요. (Jeoneun eogae-ga apeuyeyo.)

  • Bend your arm.

팔을 굽히세요. (Pareul gupihiseyo.) 

  • There are three fingers.

손가락이 세 개 있습니다. (Songarak-i se gae issseumnida.) 

  • I am wearing a wristwatch.

손목 시계를 차고 있습니다. (Sonmok sigye-reul chago issseumnida.)

  • I need to do upper body exercise.

상체 운동을 해야 합니다. (Sangche undong-eul haeya hamnida.)

  • My chest is big.

가슴이 커요. (Gaseumi keoyo.)

  • Bend your neck.

목을 굽히세요. (Mokeul gupihiseyo.)

  • my neck hurts.

목이 아프다” (mok-i apeuda)

  • my shoulder hurts.

어깨가 아프다(eokkaee-ga apeuda) 

  • my arm hurts.

팔이 아프다 (pal-i apeuda)

Lower body part in Korean

  • 다리 (dari) – leg
  • 무릎 (mureup) – knee
  • 발 (bal) – foot
  • 발가락 (balgak) – toe
  • 종아리 (jong-ari) – calf
  • 엉덩이 (eongdeong-i) – buttocks
  • 저녁 (jeo-nyeok) – hip
  • 발목(balmog)- ankle
  • 뒤쪽에(dwijjog-e)-Back
  • 팔꿈치(palkkumchi)-Elbow
  • 송아지(song-aji)-calf
  • 족저귀 (jokjeogi) – heel
  • 허벅지 (heobeongji) – thigh
  • 아츠 (acheu) – arch of the foot
  • 발길 (balgil) – sole of the foot


Here are some example sentences using lower body parts in Korean:

  • My legs are short.

저는 다리가 짧아요. (Jeoneun dari-ga jjalb-ayo.)

  • Bend your knee.

무릎을 굽히세요. (Mureupeul gupihiseyo.)

  • There are two calves.

종아리가 두 개 있습니다. (Jong-ari-ga du gae issseumnida.)

  • My buttocks are thick.

엉덩이가 굵습니다. (Eongdeong-i-ga gupseumnida.)

  • My hips are big.

저녁이 커요. (Jeo-nyeogi keoyo.)

  • My thighs are short.

허벅지가 짧아요. (Heobeongji-ga jjalb-ayo.)

  • My Achilles tendon hurts.

아킬레스근이 아프예요. (Akilleseugeuni apeuyeyo.)

  • My arch of the foot hurts.

아츠가 아프예요. (Acheuga apeuyeyo.)

Practice exercises

Now that you’ve learned some of the basic vocabulary for naming body parts in Korean, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test! 

Try the following exercises to practice using these words in context:

Translate the following list of body parts from English to Korean:

  • Hair
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Hands
  • Feet

“Body” in Korean| Inside body parts in Korean

Here is a list of inside body parts in Korean:

  • 마음 (ma-eum) – heart
  • 간 (gan) – liver
  • 폐 (pye) – lung
  • 심장 (simjang) – heart
  • 소화기 (sohwa-gi) – digestive system
  • 간경변 (gangyeongbyeon) – jaundice
  • 신장 (sinjang) – kidneys
  • 간기능 (gangginyeong) – liver function
  • 신장기능 (sinjangginyeong) – kidney function
  • 소화 (sohwa) – digestion
  • 위 (wi) – stomach
  • 식도 (sikdo) – esophagus
  • 위궤양 (wigweyang) – ulcer
  • 위출혈 (wichulhyeol) – bleeding from the stomach
  • 위염 (wiyum) – gastritis


Here are some more examples of inside body parts in Korean:

  • My heart hurts.

심장이 아프예요. (Simjang-i apeuyeyo.) 

  • My liver hurts.

간이 아프예요. (Gan-i apeuyeyo.)

  • My digestive system is working well.

소화기가 잘 작동합니다. (Sohwa-giga jal jakdonghamnida.)

  • I have jaundice.

간경변이 있습니다. (Gangyeongbyeon-i issseumnida.)

  • My kidney function is normal.

신장기능이 정상입니다. (Sinjangginyeong-i jeongsangimnida.)

  • I have good digestion.

소화가 잘 됩니다. (Sohwa-ga jal doenghamnida.)

  • My stomach hurts.

위가 아프예요. (Wi-ga apeuyeyo.)

  • The wine is rising in my esophagus.

식도에 와인이 상승합니다. (Sikdo-e wa-in-i sangsaenghamnida.)

  • I have an ulcer.

위궤양이 있습니다. (Wigweyang-i issseumnida.)

  • I have bleeding from the stomach.

위출혈이 있습니다. (Wichulhyeol-i issseumnida.)

  • I have gastritis.

위염이 있습니다. (Wiyum-i issseumnida.)

How to talk about your own body parts in Korean sentences 

  • My shoulder hurts.

저의 어깨가 아프예요. (Jeoui eogae-ga apeuyeyo.) 

  • My finger is bent.

저의 손가락이 잘못됐어요. (Jeoui songarak-i jalmottwoass-eoyo.)

  • I am exercising my upper body.

저의 상체가 운동을 하고 있습니다. (Jeoui sangche-ga undong-eul hago issseumnida.) 

  • My legs are short.

저의 다리가 짧아요. (Jeoui dari-ga jjalb-ayo.)

  • My knee hurts.

저의 무릎이 아프예요. (Jeoui mureup-i apeuyeyo.)

  • My calves are big.

저의 종아리가 커요. (Jeoui jong-ari-ga keoyo.)

  • My buttocks are thick.

저의 엉덩이가 굵습니다. (Jeoui eongdeong-i-ga gupseumnida.) 

  • My hips are big.

저의 저녁이 커요. (Jeoui jeo-nyeogi keoyo.) 

Conversation between doctor and patient about stomach ache

Here is a sample conversation between a patient and a doctor discussing a stomachache in Korean:

  • Patient: Hello, my stomach hurts.
  • Patient: 안녕하세요, 저의 위가 아프예요. (Annyeonghaseyo, jeoui wi-ga apeuyeyo.)
  • Doctor: Did you say your stomach hurts?
  • Doctor: 위가 아프다고 하셨나요? (Wi-ga apeudago hasyeotnayo?)
  • Patient: Yes, my stomach hurts.
  • Patient: 네, 저의 위가 아프예요. (Ne, jeoui wi-ga apeuyeyo.)
  • Doctor: What symptoms do you have when your stomach hurts?
  • Doctor: 위가 아픈 경우 어떤 증상이 있습니까? (Wi-ga apeun gyeong-wa eotteon jeung-sang-i issseumnikka?)
  • Patient: I am having trouble digesting.
  • Patient: 저는 소화가 잘 안 되고 있어요. (Jeoneun sohwa-ga jal an doege iss-eoyo.)
  • Doctor: What foods have you eaten when you have trouble digesting?
  • Doctor: 소화가 잘 안 될 때 어떤 음식을 먹으셨나요? (Sohwa-ga jal an doel ttae eotteon eum-sik-eul meogeusyeotnayo?)
  • Patient: I haven’t eaten any spicy foods until now.
  • Patient: 저는 지금까지 짜증나는 음식을 잘 안 먹었어요. (Jeoneun jigeumkkaji jjajeungnaneun eum-sik-eul jal an meogeoss-eoyo.)
  • Doctor: I will examine your stomachache symptoms.
  • Doctor: 위 증상을 조사해보겠습니다. (Wi jeung-sang-eul josahaebogetseumnida.)
  • Patient: Thank you.
  • Patient: 감사합니다. (Gamsahamnida.)
  • beard -턱수염(teokssuyeom)
  • beautiful-아름다운(areumdaun)
  • blood test- 혈액 검사(hyeoraek geomsa)
  • dimple-보조개(bojogae)
  • Pimple-
  • Wrinkle-
  • Freckle-
  • Beard-
  • brain-
  • exercise-운동(undong)
  • face slimming-브이라인 (beuirain)
  • freckle-주근깨(jugeunkkae)
  • human anatomy-인체 해부학(inche haebuhak)
  • a handsome guy-미남(minam)
  • handsome and cool man (slang)-완소남(wansonam)
  • healthy-건강한(geonganghan)
  • healthy diet -건강한 식습관(geonganghan sikseupgwan)
  • height-키(ki)
  • makeup, cosmetics-화장품(hwajangpum)
  • mustache-콧수염 (kotssuyeom)
  • muscle-근육(geunyuk)
  • muscle pain-근육통(geunyuktong)
  • muscle car-고출력 자동차(gochullyeok jadongcha)
  • nail care-손톱 관리(sontop gwalli)
  • nail polish-매니큐어(maenikyueo)
  • nail art-네일 아트 (neil ateu)
  • overweight -비만의(bimanui)
  • skinhead-스킨 헤드(seukin hedeu)
  • scar-흉터(hyungteo)
  • surgery, operation-수술 (susul)
  • wrinkle-주름(jureum)
  • weight-몸무게(mommuge)
  • weight loss -체중 감소(chejung gamso)
  • to gain weight-살이 찌다(sal-i jjida)
  • to lose weight-살을 빼다(sal-eul ppaeda)
  • Circulatory System-순환 시스템(sunhwan siseutem)
  • Digestive System -소화 시스템(sohwa siseutem)
  • Endocrine System-내분비 계(naebunbi gye)
  • Nervous System-신경계(singyeong-gye)
  • Reproductive System-생식 기관(saengsig gigwan)
  • Respiratory System-호흡기 체계(hoheubgi chegye)
  • Skeletal System-골격계 (golgyeoggye)

Here are some idioms related to body parts in Korean:

  • 입에 구겨 있다 (Ipe guryeo itda) – To be hungry
  • 손가락 세 자국 (Songarak se jaguk) – To be very anxious or nervous
  • 눈이 찌푸렸다 (Nuni jjipuryeotta) – To be very tired
  • 입술이 찢어져 있다 (Ipsul-i jjij-eojyeo itda) – To be very thirsty
  • 손가락 한 자국 (Songarak han jaguk) – To be very anxious or nervous
  • 얼굴이 찌푸렸다 (Eolgul-i jjipuryeotta) – To be very tired
  • 입술이 거칠게 찢어져 있다 (Ipsul-i geochilge jjij-eojyeo itda) – To be very thirsty
  • 얼굴이 새까맣다 (Eolgul-i saekka-matda) – To be very surprised or shocked

How to compliment people’s body part in Korean

Here are some phrases you can use to compliment people’s body parts in Korean:

  • Your eyes are really beautiful.

눈은 정말 예쁩니다. (nun-eun jeongmal yeopseumnida.) 

  • Your nose is really small and cute.

코는 정말 작고 귀엽습니다. (ko-neun jeongmal jag-go gwiyeopseumnida.)

  • Your lips are really long and pretty.

입은 정말 길고 이쁩니다. (Neoui ip-eun jeongmal gil-go i-pseumnida.)

  • Your ears are really thin and beautiful.

귀는 정말 가늘고 예쁩니다. (gwi-neun jeongmal ganeul-go yeopseumnida.) 

  • Your hands are really long and pretty.

손은 정말 길고 이쁩니다. (Neoui son-eun jeongmal gil-go i-pseumnida.) 

  • Your fingers are really small and cute.

 손가락은 정말 작고 귀엽습니다. (songarak-eun jeongmal jag-go gwiyeopseumnida.) 

  • Your shoulders are really wide and strong.

어깨는 정말 넓고 강합니다. (eogae-neun jeongmal neolg-go ganghapnida.)

Tips for learning Korean body parts

I know saying “body parts in Korean language” is a bit confusing and so many ways make it even harder to remember. 

but with practice and time, you can be as good as native Korean speakers.

After all, when it comes to fluency, practice is the key.

Here’s how I did it.

I hope these resources will help you master the body parts words” in no time.

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Well, what could be better than that?

Here is how Koreans do it all the time (now you can do it too!!!)

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I hope you found this guide on body parts in Korean helpful! 

Now you know how to say and use words like “head,” “hands,” “feet,” and more. 

Remember, learning a new language is not always serious business and it’s important to have fun with it.

Afterall, practice makes perfect.

So don’t be afraid to use these new vocabulary words in a fun and playful way, maybe by describing your favorite yoga pose or dance move in Korean. 

And if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to describe a body part but can’t remember the word, just point and say “이거예요” (igeoyeyo) “This is it!” 

And you will be good to go.

You can also use the examples provided in this guide as a reference. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the Korean language, check out other blog posts on our website. 

Don’t forget to keep studying and have fun!

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