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

Body & Health in Portuguese

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The Body

body [Sg]corpo
bodies [Pl]corpos
head [Sg]cabeça
heads [Pl]cabeças
face [Sg]rosto
faces [Pl]rostos
eye [Sg]olho
eyes [Pl]olhos
ear [Sg]orelha
ears [Pl]orelhas
nose [Sg]nariz
noses [Pl]narizes
mouth [Sg]boca
mouths [Pl]bocas
tongue [Sg]língua
tongues [Pl]línguas
neck [Sg]pescoço
necks [Pl]pescoços
chest [Sg]peito
chests [Pl]peitos
back / shouldercostas
stomach [Sg]estômago
stomachs [Pl]estômagos
heart [Sg]coração
hearts [Pl]corações
arm [Sg]braço
arms [Pl]braços
elbow [Sg]cotovelo
elbows [Pl]cotovelos
hand [Sg]mão
hands [Pl]mãos
right handmão direita
left handmão esquerda
finger [Sg]dedo
fingers [Pl]dedos
leg [Sg]perna
legs [Pl]pernas
foot [Sg]
feet [Pl]pés
tooth [Sg]dente
teeth [Pl]dentes

Health & Illnesses

ill / sickdoente
ache [Sg]dor
aches [Pl]dores
My [...] aches. / My [...] hurts.Estou com dor de […].
My [...] ache. / My [...] hurt.Eu tive dor de […].
I have a stomach ache.Tenho dor de barriga.
My legs hurt.Minhas pernas doem.
medical office / doctor’s surgeryconsultório médico
chemist’s / drugstorefarmácia
illness / maladydoença

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