Hi there, and welcome to French Connection! In this edition, I have created an awesome diagram to teach you the parts of the body. In addition to that, I’ll also be teaching you about different emotions, since it (somewhat) goes along.
In the diagram you see below, I’ve labeled many different parts of the body with a number, and I’ll display a reference table thereafter with each French term and English equivalent.
Parts of the body are essential when learning the French language, especially in medical emergencies. The same goes for emotions, which are part of our personalities. Using these vocabulary words, they’ll definitely assist in conversations and with expressing how you feel.
This diagram shows you the main parts of the human body. Reference each number with the text below to learn the French word for each body part. Remember, the word la, le, or les means the, and also tells you if the word is feminine, masculine, or plural, respectively. For more info on this, visit here.
Format: Number; English | French.
1; head | la tête. 2; ears | les oreilles (f). 3; neck | le cou. 4; shoulder | l’épaule (f). 5; elbow |la coude 6; arm | le bras. 7; stomach | le ventre. 8; leg | la jambe. 9; knee | le genou. 10; foot | le pied. 11; toes | le doit de pied. 12; nose | le nez. 13; mouth | la bouche. 14; chin | le menton. 15; hair | les cheveux. 16; back | le dos. 17; hand | la main. 18; fingers | les doigts. 19; eyes | les yeux. 20; (duplicate). 21; tooth | le dent.
Extra Vocabulary Words
I couldn’t fit every single body part into those two pictures, so here are a few extra words:
Forehead: le front
Eyebrow: le soureil
Lip: la lèvre
Tongue: la langue
Throat: la gorge
While there are so many emotions that you could be experiencing, here are the most basic ones:
I have one thing to note. Let’s take the first word, anxious. There are two forms of the French word: anxieux and anxieuse. This is common in many adjectives, but not all. The first is the masculine term, and the second the feminine. For example, to say He is anxious, you would say Il est anxieux.
Also, if you see an (e) after a word, that means that the feminine form (when talking about a girl or feminine objects [yes, objects have genders]) contains an extra e. Normally, it doesn’t impact how you pronounce the word.
Anxious: anxieux / anxieuse
Furious: furieux / furieuse
Happy: heureux / heureuse
Worried: inquiet / inquiète
Jealous: jaloux / jalouse
As noted from the example above, the previous words use the verb être (to be) to describe the emotion that one is feeling. The next few, however, use the verb avoid (to have) instead.
I’m scared: j’ai peur
I’m tired: j’ai sommeil
I’m hurting: j’ai mal
I’m in a great mood: J’ai la patate
I’m bored: Je m’ennuie
And that’s that! To recap, here’s what we discussed today:
- How to say the names of each major body part. As a side note, you can say “my ___” by replacing the la, le, or les with ma, mon, or mes respectively. Remember- the preposition that we use is based on the gender of the object, not of our own gender.
- How to say the names of the most common emotions. We also learned that some adjectives use the verb être, while others use the verb avoir.
- Like in most episodes, we rediscussed the prepositions la, le, and les, and how they correlate with each object.
- We learned how to speak about what we are feeling, using either Je suis or J’ai.
We covered a lot of vocabulary today. So, if you’d like to study it, I created a Quizlet study set based off of this information. You can access my account from the Quizlet page at the top of 12 and Beyond, or visit the individual set by clicking here.
As the updated post calendar shows, I will be going on a vacation to New Hampshire over the next week. There won’t be any new posts until after the 12th, though Word Wise will continue to release (though all words for next week will release tomorrow).
Thanks so much for reading!