Body Parts in Portuguese

Body parts in Portuguese: Cabeça, cabelo, mão, cotovelo, pernas, pé, barriga, peito, braço, olhos.

Hey friends! Are you ready to learn the names of body parts in Portuguese? Today we will learn many different and important words related to the body: head, foot, heart, face, eyes, hand, neck, brain, nose, legs in Portuguese, and much more! From limbs to organs, at the end of this class, you’ll be an expert in the human body vocabulary in Portuguese!

Head in Portuguese

example of parts of the body in portuguese: orelha and boca
A cabeçaHead
O rosto / A cara / A faceFace
A nucaNape
O cabeloHair
A barbaBeard
O bigodeMustache
A testaForehead
A sobrancelhaEyebrow
Os olhosEyes
Os cíliosEyelashes
A bochechaCheeks
O narizNose
A bocaMouth
Os lábiosLips
A orelhaEar
O queixoChin
O maxilarJaw
A línguaTongue
Os dentesTeeth

Pronunciation of Face in Portuguese

Let’s take a look at this video and learn to pronounce the names of parts of our face in Portuguese! Meet Moisés and Roberta!

So friends, can you now describe Roberta in Portuguese? Can you say the colors of your eyes in Portuguese? Mine are green! Do you now know how to say heart and hand in Portuguese?

Chest and Belly in Portuguese

parts of the thorax in portuguese
O tóraxThorax
O pescoçoNeck
A clavículaClavicle
Os ombrosShoulders
O peitoChest
A barrigaBelly
O umbigoBelly button
As costasBack
A cinturaWaist

Arms and Hand in Portuguese

parts of body in portuguese: fingers and elbow
Os membros superioresUpper limbs
Os braçosArms
O antebraçoForearm
O cotoveloElbow
O pulsoWrist
As mãosHands
Os dedosFingers
O dedo polegarThumbs
O dedo indicadorIndex finger
O dedo médioMiddle finger
O dedo anelarRing finger
O dedo mindinhoLittle finger

Legs and Foot in Portuguese

parts of the body: lower limbs - joelho, calcanhar and coxa.
Os membros inferioresLower Limbs
O quadrilHip
A coxaThigh
As pernasLegs
Os joelhosKnees
O tornozeloAnkle
O calcanharHeel
Os pésFeet
Os dedos do péToes

Organs in Portuguese

Os órgãosOrgans
O cérebroBrain
O coraçãoHeart
Os pulmõesLungs
O estômagoStomach
Os rinsKidneys
O fígadoLiver
O intestinoIntestines
A bexigaBladder
A peleSkin
O pênisPenis
A vaginaVagina
O úteroUterus

Describing Someone

Let’s take a look at a short text that includes parts of the body. In this text, we will meet Marina and Tiago. Do you which verb tenses we usually use to describe people? If you want to know more learn Portuguese online with us!

Marina é baixa, tem os cabelos vermelhos, os olhos castanhos e grandes. As sobrancelhas da Marina são finas e as pestanas são longas. Ela tem o nariz pequeno e a boca grande. Os dentes da Marina são muito brancos e ela tem um sorriso bonito. Ela tem o pescoço fino, os braços e as mãos longas. Marina tem as pernas longas, joelhos fortes e gosta de praticar atletismo.
Tiago, o namorado de Marina, também pratica esportes. Ele adora natação. Ele tem os ombros e as costas largas e é muito alto. Infelizmente ele não pode nadar essa semana pois teve uma forte câimbra na perna. Marina tem os pés pequenos e Tiago tem os pés grandes e ambos gostam muito de usar chinelos.


Marina is short, has red hair, and large brown eyes. Marina’s eyebrows are thin and her eyelashes are long. She has a small nose and a big mouth. Marina’s teeth are very white and she has a beautiful smile. She has a fine neck, and long arms and hands. Marina has long legs, strong knees and likes to practice athletics. 
Tiago, Marina’s boyfriend also plays sports. He loves swimming. He has broad shoulders and back and is very tall. Unfortunately he cannot swim this week because had a strong muscle contract in the calf. Marina has small feet and Tiago has big feet and they both are very fond of using flip-flops.

Now that we know the body parts and organs in Brazilian Portuguese we can describe a person’s physique. Can you name heart, face, eyes, hand, neck, brain, nose and legs in Portuguese? Describe yourself or a friend of yours for us and send us a message via our Facebook!

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