Useful Italian Words: The parts of the body

What are those words that can be used to describe the parts of the body in Italian? Learn them here in this useful Italian words lesson!

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The parts of the body in Italian 1-10

First ten words for talking about the parts of the body in Italian. Listen to each audio recording and repeat it out loud!

Il corpo umano
The human body

La testa
The head

Il collo
The neck

Mettiti una sciarpa attorno al collo: fa molto freddo fuori!
Put a scarf around your neck: it’s very cold outside!

La spalla
The shoulder

La nuca
The nape
The back of the head

L’ascella
The armpit

La schiena
The back

Luca si siede sul divano e appoggia la schiena contro al cuscino.
Luca sits on the sofa and leans with his back against the cushion.

Il braccio, le braccia
The arm, the arms

Il gomito
The elbow

“Alzare il gomito” è un modo di dire che significa “bere alcolici”.
“To raise your elbow” is an expression that means “to drink alcohol”.

L’avambraccio
The forearm

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Il collo
The neck

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The parts of the body in Italian 11-20

Other ten words for talking about the parts of the body in Italian. Listen to each audio recording and repeat it out loud!

Il polso
The wrist

La mano
The hand

Il dito, le dita
The finger, the fingers

L’uomo porta una fede al dito.
The man has a wedding ring on his finger.

Il petto
The chest

Il torace
The chest

Il seno
The breasts

La pancia
The belly, the stomach

Il mal di pancia può essere causato da molte cose.
Stomach ache can be caused by many things.

L’ombelico
The navel

La vita
The waist

Quella signora ha una vita molto stretta. La invidio!
That woman has a very narrow waist. I envy her!

Le natiche
The buttocks

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Il polso
The wrist

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The body in Italian 21-32

Other ten words for talking about the parts of the body in Italian. Listen to each audio recording and repeat it out loud!

Il sedere
The buttocks

I genitali
The genitals

L’inguine
The groin

La gamba
The leg

Mi siedo e accavallo le gambe.
I sit and cross my legs.

L’anca
The hip

La coscia
The thigh

Il ginocchio
The knee

Riesci a piegare il ginocchio? – No, è bloccato.
Can you bend your knee? – No, it’s blocked in place.

Il polpaccio
The calf

La caviglia
The ankle

Il piede
The foot

Il tallone
The heel

Stefano chiude la porta con una spinta del tallone.
Stefano closes the door with a nudge of his heel.

Le dita dei piedi
The toes

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Il ginocchio
The knee

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