Most of the time, online courses start with the basic words that everyone will need to use daily.
Some of them include our body parts! It’s great to learn German body parts as early as the beginner level of your language study.
Some of these body parts also make up German expressions.
Let’s discover Körperteile (parts of the body) basic vocabulary terms.
Learning basics with German body parts
Why do you need to learn about the German translations of body parts?
Body parts are crucial for building your knowledge about German and improving your abilities to speak, listen, and read.
Studying the body parts also helps you express yourself when you’re in need of medical help. Particularly, if you’re going to travel to Germany.
There are also advantages of being eloquent in German. If you’re planning to impress someone you like, or if you want to show your prowess in German while applying for a job opportunity.
When you can name the parts of the body in German, it’s simpler to talk to a doctor, select the correct clothes and care items, and tell someone what you like about them.
List of German body parts
Talking about the body also helps you enhance your usage of German possessive pronouns, reflexive verbs, German articles, and adjectives.
The more you use your German knowledge into your daily life, the closer you will be to fluency.
Here is the German version of body parts for your basic vocabulary.
|hair||das Haar/die Haare (pl.)|
|ear, ears||das Ohr, die Ohren (pl.)|
|eyebrow, eyebrows||die Augenbraue, die Augenbrauen|
|eyelash, eyelashes||die Wimper, die Wimpern|
|eye, eyes||das Auge, die Augen|
|lip, lips||die Lippe, die Lippen|
|tooth, teeth||der Zahn, die Zähne|
|shoulder, shoulders||die Schulter, die Schultern|
|arm, arms||der Arm, die Arme|
|elbow, elbows||der Ell(en)bogen, die Ell(en)bogen|
|wrist, wrists||das Handgelenk, die Handgelenke|
|hand, hands||die Hand, die Hände|
|finger, fingers||der Finger, die Finger|
|thumb, thumbs||der Daumen, die Daumen|
|index finger||der Zeigefinger|
|finger nail (nails)||der Fingernagel (-nägel)|
|breast, breasts||die Brust, die Brüste (der Busen)|
|stomach, belly||der Bauch|
German body parts with adjectives
Of course, completing a sentence with the correct grammar fundamental needs adjectives.
The basic forms of gender nouns for adjectives are männlich for males and weiblich for females.
Certain adjectival pronouns, like the definite article “der,” also decline: all-, dies-, jed-, manch-, solch-, welch-.
Try adding some of these adjectives to your vocabulary.
|fest||strong, solid, firm|
Of course, when you are learning through German language courses, you’ll encounter examples using German grammar.
German courses often include slang expressions, and idiomatic expressions for explaining certain grammar rules.
Here are some German idioms to review when you learn German body parts.
- Can’t remember a word exactly
Es liegt mir auf der Zunge
On the tip of my tongue
- To live lavishly
Auf grossem Fuss leben
Live on a big foot
- On the run
Hals über Kopf
Head over neck
- Taking a load off one’s mind
Mir fällt ein Stein vom Herzen
A stone has dropped from my heart
- To make sense
Hand und Fuß haben
To have hand and foot
Use German body parts to improve your language learning process
If you figured out any German grammar fundamental when learning sentences, you’ll be able to figure out how to use them in various ways.
Some language learners use games to figure out the gestures and speak out the German translation of that body part.
You can also translate some physical games that need your body parts to practice speaking German with your friends or family.
Language skills also need speaking practice. So, try to do these tips we’ve mentioned before.
It’s important to know that your body gestures and glances should be done with caution.
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