- Sim­ply Span­ish: Body Parts

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bar­bi­lla — chin

ca­bello or pelo — hair

ceja — eye­brow

codo — elbow

dedo — fin­ger or toe. Oddly, Span­ish does not have a sep­a­rate word for “toe,” ex­cept dedo del pie — “fin­ger of the foot.” On the hand, pul­gar is a thumb, índice is an in­dex fin­ger, corazón is a mid­dle fin­ger, an­u­lar is a ring fin­ger and meñique is a lit­tle fin­ger.

es­tó­mago — stom­ach

frente — fore­head

hom­bro — shoul­der

mejilla — cheek

muñeca — wrist

muslo — thigh

oreja/oído — ear. Oreja is the fleshy ex­ter­nal part where you might at­tach an ear­ring; oído is the in­ter­nal part you use to hear.

pe­cho — ch­est (or breast)

pes­tañas — eye­lashes

rodilla — knee

talón — heel

to­billo — an­kle

uña — fin­ger­nail or toe­nail

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