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Body - parts / Les parties du corps (v)

Useful list of French parts of the body

Vocab

Un membre A limb
La tête Head
Le cou Neck
Une épaule A shoulder
Le bras Arm
Le coude Elbow
Le poignet Wrist
La main Hand
Le doigt Finger
Le dos Back (body)
Le torse Torso
La poitrine Chest, breasts
La hanche Hip
Les fesses Buttocks
La jambe Leg
La cuisse Thigh
Le genou Knee
Le mollet Calf
La cheville Ankle
Le pied Foot
Un orteil A toe
Un doigt de pied A toe

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LucienC1Kwiziq community member

Language register

'Les fesses' is a mainstream noun, while 'bum' is slang (with these days a touch of euphemism about it). Wouldn't you think 'buttocks' would be a better match? Just listen to Tom Hanks saying the word in Forrest Gump for practice!

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Lucien,

I have changed ‘les fesses’ for the buttocks.

Thank you for pointing this out...

Language register

'Les fesses' is a mainstream noun, while 'bum' is slang (with these days a touch of euphemism about it). Wouldn't you think 'buttocks' would be a better match? Just listen to Tom Hanks saying the word in Forrest Gump for practice!

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AimeeA0Kwiziq community member

how to remember parts of the body in french for beginners

Asked 10 months ago

how to remember parts of the body in french for beginners

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