Body Parts in English

If you’re learning English (and particularly if you plan to travel to an English-speaking country) knowing the body parts in English is incredibly helpful.

Your English instructor can cover these terms with you and make sure you have a firm grasp on the important body parts in English.

Torso

The part of the body extending from the head to the waist is called the torso. This is the center of the body. While you may not use term torso all that often, you will certainly describe its parts. Here’s a quick guide to parts of the body found on the torso:

hip

waist

side

rib

back

spine

belly button

chest

Extremities

Your extremities are the parts of the body extending from the torso — those that you use for handwriting, and general daily actions. These include:

Arms

Hands

Fingers

Shoulders

Elbows

Wrists

Knuckles

Legs

Your legs are what you use for mobility. Here are the words associated with your legs:

Foot (singular) or Feet (plural, referring to both the left and right foot)

Ankle

Calf

Knee

Heel

Internal body parts

These are the parts of the human body located on the inside, or internally:

Heart

Arteries

Liver

Bones

Muscles

Nerves

Lungs

Kidneys

Bladder

Intestines

Blood

Veins

Stomach

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