French parts of the body
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Le corps

Knowing the parts of the body can come in handy when playing sports, clothes shopping, seeing the doctor, and more. Learn how to talk about your body in French, from head to toe.

le corps   body
des cheveux   hair
une tête   head
un crâne   skull, head
un visage   face
un œil
des yeux
un nez   nose
une joue   cheek
une bouche
une gueule
une lèvre   lip
une dent   tooth
une oreille   ear
un cou   neck
une gorge   throat
une poitrine   chest
un cœur   heart
un estomac   stomach
un bras   arm
une épaule   shoulder
un coude   elbow
un poignet   wrist
une main   hand
un doigt   finger
un ongle   fingernail
un pouce   thumb
un dos   back
une jambe   leg
un genou   knee
une cheville   ankle
un pied   foot
un orteil   toe

 In French, possessive adjectives are usually not used to indicate the owner of any given body part. Instead, we use a reflexive pronoun plus a definite article.

Par exemple…

Je me lave le visage.   I’m washing my face.
Quand est-ce que tu t’es cassé le bras ?   When did you break your arm?

But of course there are exceptions: Using possessive adjectives with parts of the body

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Parts of the body in French

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