Body - parts / Les parties du corps (v)

Useful list of French parts of the body

Vocab

Un membre A limb
La tête Head
Le cou Neck
Une épaule A shoulder
Le bras Arm
Le coude Elbow
Le poignet Wrist
La main Hand
Le doigt Finger
Le dos Back (body)
Le torse Torso
La poitrine Chest, breasts
La hanche Hip
Les fesses Buttocks
La jambe Leg
La cuisse Thigh
Le genou Knee
Le mollet Calf
La cheville Ankle
Le pied Foot
Un orteil A toe
Un doigt de pied A toe

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CrisA1Kwiziq community member

How are they pronounced?

Eyes, Nose, lips, ears, palms of the hand? 

Asked 5 months ago
MarkB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Hi Chris 

When you come to examples that use parts of the body, there will be audio clips for you.

Agree that they are not in that lesson and you will have to search for the specific words

This might help vocabulary/body/

L'œil.. .. you can search in French or English.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/search?s=

 

How are they pronounced?

Eyes, Nose, lips, ears, palms of the hand? 

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IsabelleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

What a great idea

I love how the audio has a female voice saying each of the feminine nouns, and a male voice for the masculine ones.  I expect that actually will help us to remember the gender for these listed body parts if we play it a few times -- thank you! 

Asked 5 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Isabelle,

Thank you for your really nice comment ! At Kwiziq, We aim to please.

Merci et bonne journée !

What a great idea

I love how the audio has a female voice saying each of the feminine nouns, and a male voice for the masculine ones.  I expect that actually will help us to remember the gender for these listed body parts if we play it a few times -- thank you! 

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MarilynA2Kwiziq community member

Masc or fem

Is there any logic to the gender of body parts or is it just random to be memorized?

Asked 6 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The general guidelines for "guessing" a noun's gender apply, though. There's a lesson on this:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-identify-gender-by-some-word-endings

 

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Marilyn, 

As Chris says there are ways to guess the gender of words by looking for patterns and there will always be exceptions like for instance words ending in 'ette' are normally feminine apart from le squelette( skeleton) which is masculine. That is why it's a good idea to always memorize words with an article -

la tête = the head

le pied the foot

la bouche = the mouth

etc.

Bonne Continuation !

Masc or fem

Is there any logic to the gender of body parts or is it just random to be memorized?

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AimeeA0Kwiziq community member

how to remember parts of the body in french for beginners

Asked 1 year ago
HectorA1Kwiziq community member

Use a sheet of paper with a drawing"parts of the human body" place it somewhere in your room wall/door:include just those parts most difficult to remenber.

IsabelleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
In the simple diagram I drew in my notebook, I used blue and pink highlighting pens to outline the body parts, which quickly helped to learn the correct gender. Now I need to learn the actual words - Ha!

how to remember parts of the body in french for beginners

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