Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes, head, shoulders knees and toes – eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Have you ever sung that nursery rhyme? It is one of the all-time favorite songs to sing to young children to teach them all about the parts of their bodies. This Spanish Easy Review quiz is not going to sing to you (hmm, if it only could) but it will help you to learn the Spanish vocabulary words about your body parts.
Below this paragraph you will find a listing of many body parts. After each body part in Spanish you will see either the letter [m] or the letter [f].
The letter [m] indicates that the word is a masculine word while the letter [f] indicates that the word is a feminine word. Now let’s move on to the vocabulary listing of body parts.
|shoulder||hombro [m]||ŏm-brō (remember the H is silent and do not confuse this with hombre)|
|toe||dedo [m]||dāy-dō (note that this is also used to say finger)|
|eye||ojo [m]||ō-hō (the J has an H sound)|
|hand||mano [f]||mă-nō (notice this is a feminine word that ends with the letter o)|
|finger||dedo [m]||dāy-dō (note that this is also used to say toe)|
Note that there were two ways to say 'ear', i.e., oído and oreja. That is because Spanish distinguishes them in two ways. The first way, oído, is used when referring to hearing such as 'she has an ear for music'. The second way, oreja, refers to the actual, physical ear such as, 'she pierced her ear'. At the beginning of learning Spanish you will most likely improperly use these two versions for a while but as your experience grows, so too will your usage of these two ears.
Again, as with every quiz introduction, take the time to say each word several times. Listen to how they are pronounced and pay close attention to how they are spelled. When you feel comfortable with each body part, look at the ten quiz sentences. Each sentence has an English body part that is shown in all capitalized letters. See if you can find the correct Spanish word for the uppercased body part without looking back at this introduction or any other source. Rather, try doing it just through using your memory.