Master body parts in Spanish – El cuerpo humano

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Learning to describe the different parts of the body in Spanish is an exciting part of Spanish classes. That is why I want to share some parts of the human body in Spanish and a few activities for you to memorize them better. The vocabulary you will find here is suitable for beginners and upper beginners. 

When describing the human body in Spanish, there are two main differences compared to English. Firstly, in Spanish, you must include a definite article every time you describe a body part. Therefore, in Spanish, all body parts will be preceded by “el” or “la” (or “los” or “las” if they refer to the plural case).  

It is essential because when we talk about the pain in a part of the body, we don’t use the possessive as in English, so saying: I have a headache or my head is paining, would be incorrect to tell “me duele mi cabeza”. The correct way to say it is “me duele la cabeza”. 

If you are currently learning the parts of the body in Spanish, an easy way to understand this vocabulary is to write it down with pencil and paper (not on the computer) and, employing diagrams (or drawings) as you like best, outline it. You will see that the words will remain in your memory. 

Want to learn more Spanish vocabulary? Discover more weather vocabulary here. 

Si tienes dudas o preguntas, ya sabes donde encontrarme. 



Body parts in Spanish

1. Aquí tienes algunas de las palabras que estaremos practicando en las siguientes actividades. Desliza para leer los nombres. Descarga la presentación aquí.

2. Juego de Memoria ¿Recuerdas los nombres?

3. Sopa de letras. Busca las palabras que aparecen en las imágenes.

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4. Pon las palabras en la parte del cuerpo adecuada. 

5. Clasifica las palabras según están en la cabeza o en el cuerpo.

6. ¿Qué parte del cuerpo humano ves? Selecciona la respuesta correcta.

Forma: Me duele 

Cuando queremos expresar dolor, vamos a usar el verbo “doler” al igual que el verbo “gustar”. Es decir, tenemos que agregar un pronombre indirecto dependiendo de la persona. Puede ver la infografía aquí. Haz clic en la imagen para descargar el PDF. 

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5. Completa la forma del verbo doler

6. Completa las frases con la forma correcta del verbo doler. 

7. ¿Qué le duele a cada una de estas personas? Escribe la parte en el espacio. 

Espero que esta entrada te haya ayudado mucho y recuerda dejarme tus comentarios antes de irte 🙂 .

¡Hasta la próxima!


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Giane was born and raised in Chile, except for the time she moved to Spain and attended university there. She studied Education and Psychology at the University of Barcelona. She started teaching Spanish when she decided to travel around Europe, since then she has not stopped teaching languages.

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