30 Indonesian Words for Body Parts – Pronunciation

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One of the important vocabulary categories is body parts. You’re likely to use them in everyday life! Think of describing someone’s physical features, or an exercise you’re doing or a pain you’re having or explaining to your doctor about what your body is feeling. It will be hard without knowing the proper vocabularies right? So let’s get started to learn Indonesian words for body parts.

Here are some common body part vocabularies along with how to pronounce them as well as sentence examples.

English Indonesian Pronunciation Example
bone tulang Too-lung Ia patah tulang saat naik sepeda
(He broke his bone when riding a bike)
arm lengan Luh-ngun Atlet itu punya lengan yang kuat
(The athlete has strong arms)
knee lutut Loo-toot Adik punya bekas luka di lutut
(Little brother has a bruise on his knee)
back punggung Poong-goong Ia membawa tas sekolah di punggung
(He brings a schoolbag on his back)
liver hati Huh-tee Bergadang tidak bagus untuk hati
(Staying up late is not good for the liver)
tooth gigi Gee-gee Aku punya janji dokter untuk mengobati sakit gigi
(I have a doctor’s appointment to treat my toothache)
foot kaki kuh-kee Anjing itu punya gelang di kakinya
(The dog has a bracelet on its foot)
heart jantung Jun-toong Makan alpukat baik untuk kesehatan jantung (Eating avocados is good for the heart’s health)
kidney ginjal Geen-jul Ia sedang mencari donor ginjal
(He is looking for a kidney donor)
lung paru-paru Puh-roo-puh-roo Aku menjaga paru-paruku dengan tidak merokok (I take care of my lungs by not smoking)
chest dada Duh-duh Ia mengalami cedera di dada
(He experienced an injury on his chest)
eye mata Muh-tuh Mata bayi itu seperti mata boneka
(The baby’s eyes are like a doll’s)
neck leher Le-her Ibu dikenali dengan kalung emas di lehernya (Mom is known by the golden necklace on her neck)
skin kulit Koo-leet Aku tidak berolahraga di siang hari karena takut kulitku terbakar
(I do not play sports in the afternoon because I’m afraid my skin will get burned)
face muka Moo-kuh Seniman itu mahir melukis muka orang
(The artist is skilled in painting faces)
hand tangan Tuh-ngun Ibu menggandeng tangan anaknya sepanjang jalan
(Mom holds her child’s hand all the way)
nose hidung Hee-doong Bau itu membuat hidungku gatal
(The smell makes my nose itch)
muscle otot Oh-tot Otot nenek nyeri kalau terlalu banyak bergerak (Grandma’s muscles ache if she moves too much)
throat tenggorokan Teng-go-ro-kun Aku memesan sup ayam karena sedang sakit tenggorokan
(I order chicken soup because I’m having a sore throat)
chin dagu Duh-goo Anak itu memiliki dagu bundar seperti ayahnya (The kid has a round chin like his father)
stomach perut Pe-root Aku selalu makan pagi untuk mengisi perut
(I always have breakfast to fill my stomach)
shoulder bahu Buh-hoo Jimmy menggendong anaknya di bahunya (Jimmy carries his child on his shoulders)
finger jari Juh-ree Jari pianis itu bergerak sangat cepat di piano (The pianist’s fingers move very fast on the piano)
mouth mulut Moo-loot Aku suka makan permen untuk menyegarkan mulut
(I like eating candies to freshen my mouth)
ear telinga Te-lee-nguh Annie punya tiga tindikan di telinganya
(Annie has three piercings on her ear)
head kepala Ke-puh-luh Anak itu selalu berjalan dengan kepala tertunduk (The child always walks with her head down)

Get familiar with these new Indonesian words for body parts! Also check out Indonesian sentence structure with examples to help you build sentences with these new vocab.

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