We’ll now learn talking about parts of the human body as well as some useful Chinese words and phrases related to Health and Illnesses. Let’s hope you’ll never need them, but better be prepared than sorry as they say…

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Chinese (Mandarin)“.

Body & Health in Chinese

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The Body

body [Sg]身体shēn tǐ
bodies [Pl]身体shēn tǐ
head [Sg]tóu
heads [Pl]tóu
face [Sg]liǎn
faces [Pl]liǎn
eye [Sg]眼睛yǎn jīng
eyes [Pl]眼睛yǎn jīng
ear [Sg]耳朵ěr duo
ears [Pl]耳朵ěr duo
nose [Sg]鼻子bí zi
noses [Pl]鼻子bí zi
mouth [Sg]嘴巴zuǐ bā
mouths [Pl]嘴巴zuǐ bā
tongue [Sg]舌头shé tóu
tongues [Pl]舌头shé tóu
neck [Sg]脖子bó zi
necks [Pl]脖子bó zi
chest [Sg]胸部xiōng bù
chests [Pl]胸部xiōng bù
back / shoulder

stomach [Sg]
fù bù
dù zi

stomachs [Pl]
fù bù
dù zi

heart [Sg]心脏xīn zàng
hearts [Pl]心脏xīn zàng
arm [Sg]手臂shǒu bì
arms [Pl]手臂shǒu bì
elbow [Sg]手肘shǒu zhǒu
elbows [Pl]手肘shǒu zhǒu
hand [Sg]shǒu
hands [Pl]shǒu
right hand右手yòu shǒu
left hand左手zuǒ shǒu
finger [Sg]手指shǒu zhǐ
fingers [Pl]手指shǒu zhǐ
leg [Sg]tuǐ
legs [Pl]tuǐ
foot [Sg]jiǎo
feet [Pl]jiǎo
skin皮肤pí fū
hair头发tóu fà
tooth [Sg]牙齿yá chǐ
teeth [Pl]牙齿yá chǐ

Health & Illnesses

healthy健康的jiàn kāng de
ill / sick生病的shēng bìng de
ache [Sg]疼痛téng tòng
aches [Pl]疼痛téng tòng
My [...] aches. / My [...] hurts.我的 […] 疼。wǒ de […] téng.
My [...] ache. / My [...] hurt.我的 […] 疼。wǒ de […] téng.
I have a stomach ache.我肚子疼。wǒ dù zi téng.
My legs hurt.我腿疼。wǒ tuǐ téng.
doctor医生yī shēng
medical office / doctor’s surgery医务室
yī wù shì
shǒu shù shì

chemist’s / drugstore药店yào diàn
hospital医院yī yuàn
illness / malady疾病jí bìng

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