The Human Body
El cuerpo humano
If you are going to take Spanish courses in Spain, you will be visiting one of the most populated countries in the world - 27th in the CIA factbook list with about of 46.8 million inhabitants. That is a lot of bodies.
The life expectancy of the average Spaniard is 78 for males and 84 for females, with the UK's Channel Islands, Australia and Canada being the only English speaking countries ahead of Spain. Spanish longevity may be down to their remarkable diet, or it may be due to their relaxed lifestlyle, but either way Spain features in the 15 highest life-expectancy countries.
Or is there another secret? Do they have something in their heads? In their hands? In their knees?
Learn all the necessary Spanish vocabulary skill to find out.
|English Word||Spanish Word||Pronunciation|
|head||la cabeza||la cah-bay-thah|
|ears||las orejas||lass oh-reckhas|
|eyes||los ojos||los ockhos|
|nose||la nariz||la nah-reeth|
|mouth||la boca||la bockah|
|forehead||la frente||la frentay|
|chin||la barbilla||la bar-beeyah|
|cheek||la mejilla||la meh-kheeyah|
|moustache||el bigote||el be-gottey|
|beard||la barba||la barber|
|stubble||barba de 3 días||barber de tress dee-urs|
|neck||el cuello||el coo-weyoh|
|shoulders||los hombros||loss om-bross|
|arms||los brazos||loss bra-thoss|
|elbow||el codo||el codoh|
|hand||la mano||la manoh|
|fingers||los dedos||loss ded-oss|
|thumb||el pulgar||el pull-gar|
|chest||el pecho||el pechoh|
|trunk (of body)||el tronco||el tronkoh|
|back||la espalda||la eh-spalldah|
|belly||la barriga||la bah-reegah|
|butt||el culo||el cooloh|
|legs||las piernas||lass pee-ernahs|
|knee||la rodilla||la roh-deeyer|
|shins||las pantorillas||lass pan-tor-eeyas|
|ankle||el tobillo||el toh-beeyoh|
|foot||el pie||el pee-ye|
|nails||las uñas||lass oonyes|
|toes||los dedos de pie||loss dedoss de pee-ye|
If you have read the beauty page, you will know there is an abundance of beauty salons in the country, as any Spain travel guide will attest, so perhaps the Spanish body manages to conserve itself for so long due to excessive pampering and those afternoon siestas - you decide!