Vocabulary – Body Parts part 1


A test – The body

NOTE! Hungarian treats body parts as singular objects. You can make them plural, of course, but fundamentally they are singular (unlike in English: ears, eyes…)

testrész bodypart

FEJ – HEAD
szem eyes (> singular in Hungarian)
száj mouth
ajak lips (> singular in Hungarian)
orr nose
fül ears (> singular in Hungarian)
szempilla eyelashes (> singular in Hungarian)
szemöldök eyebrow
tarkó nape
haj hair
bajusz moustache
szakáll beard
borosta stubble
nyak neck
torok throat

FELSŐ TESTRÉSZEK – UPPER BODY PARTS
mellkas chest
mell breast
mellbimbó nipple
köldök navel
has belly
derék waist
csipő hip
hát back
váll shoulder
kar arm
kéz hand
csukló wrist
ujj finger
hüvelyk ujj thumb
mutató ujj index finger
középső ujj middle finger
gyűrűs ujj ring-finger
kisujj little finger
köröm finger-nail
hónalj armpit
szőr hair

ALSÓ TESTRÉSZEK – LOWER BODY PARTS
fenék bottom
ágyék groin
láb(fej) foot
láb(szár) leg
comb thigh
térd knee
sarok heel
talp sole
(láb)ujj toe 

OTHER
nemiszerv genitals (> singular in Hungarian)
pénisz, hímvessző penis
here testicle (> singular in Hungarian)
hüvely vagina

NOTE!

haj = hair on your head
szőr = hair on any other bodypart (but not on your head)

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4 comments on “Vocabulary – Body Parts part 1

  1. writingmonk says:

    A very helpful list for a beginner like me. Nagyon köszönöm!

  2. David Sili says:

    Hi,
    I was wondering about the actual meaning of words “kar” and “kéz”. I understand that it means “arm” and “hand” respectively with the same meaning it has in English language (if I’m not mistaking).
    However, in the northern part of Serbia Hungarians almost always use word “kéz” for both arm and hand, except when they want to explicitly denote that it is a whole arm. I was wondering if that is also the case in the proper Hungarian or is it just the case in some of the surrounding countries?
    Thank you for this list and thank you in advance for taking time.

    • hunlang says:

      Hi there,

      In the proper Hungarian kar is arm and kéz is hand, as you said. Their meaning is always separated in the Hungarian mind. There can be regional differences in the areas where Hungarian people are in minority and developed a “local Hungarian language”.

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