We’ll now learn talking about parts of the human body as well as some useful German 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 German“.

Body & Health in German

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The Body

body [Sg]
(der) Körper
bodies [Pl]
(die) Körper
head [Sg]
(der) Kopf
heads [Pl]
(die) Köpfe
face [Sg]
(das) Gesicht
faces [Pl]
(die) Gesichter
eye [Sg]
(das) Auge
eyes [Pl]
(die) Augen
ear [Sg]
(das) Ohr
ears [Pl]
(die) Ohren
nose [Sg]
(die) Nase
noses [Pl]
(die) Nasen
mouth [Sg]
(der) Mund
mouths [Pl]
(die) Münder
tongue [Sg]
(die) Zunge
tongues [Pl]
(die) Zungen
neck [Sg]
(der) Hals
necks [Pl]
(die) Hälse
chest [Sg]
(die) Brust
chests [Pl]
(die) Brüste
back / shoulder [Sg]
(der) Rücken
(die) Schulter

backs / shoulders [Pl]
(die) Rücken
(die) Schultern

stomach [Sg]
(der) Bauch
stomachs [Pl]
(die) Bäuche
heart [Sg]
(das) Herz
hearts [Pl]
(die) Herzen
arm [Sg]
(der) Arm
arms [Pl]
(die) Arme
elbow [Sg]
(der) Ellbogen
elbows [Pl]
(die) Ellbogen
hand [Sg]
(die) Hand
hands [Pl]
(die) Hände
right hand
(die) rechte Hand
left hand
(die) linke Hand
finger [Sg]
(der) Finger
fingers [Pl]
(die) Finger
leg [Sg]
(das) Bein
legs [Pl]
(die) Beine
foot [Sg]
(der) Fuß
feet [Pl]
(die) Füße
skin [Sg]
(die) Haut
skin [Pl]
(die) Häute
hair [Sg]
(das) Haar
hair [Pl]
(die) Haare
tooth [Sg]
(der) Zahn
teeth [Pl]
(die) Zähne
(das) Blut

Health & Illnesses

ill / sick
ache [Sg]
(der) Schmerz
aches [Pl]
(die) Schmerzen
My [...] aches. / My [...] hurts.
Mein […] schmerzt.
Mein […] tut weh.

My [...] ache. / My [...] hurt.
Meine […] schmerzen.
Meine […] tun weh.

I have a stomach ache.
Ich habe Bauchschmerzen.
My legs hurt.
Meine Beine schmerzen.
Meine Beine tun weh.

doctor [Sg]
(der) Doktor

doctors [Pl]
(die) Doktoren
(die) Ärzte

medical office / doctor’s surgery [Sg]
(die) Arztpraxis
medical offices / doctor's surgeries [Pl]
(die) Arztpraxen
chemist’s / drugstore [Sg]
(die) Apotheke
chemists / drugstores [Pl]
(die) Apotheken
hospital [Sg]
(das) Krankenhaus
hospitals [Pl]
(die) Krankenhäuser
illness / malady [Sg]
(die) Krankheit
illnesses / maladies [Pl]
(die) Krankheiten

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