Body parts in Italian singular and plural

Learning Italian vocabulary is really important, not only for improving your Italian level, but also for expressing your ideas in a clear and concise manner. Today we present the body parts in Italian singular and plural. Bear in mind that these words sometimes have different genders (masculine or feminine) depending whether they are singular or plural. For example: the arm – il braccio (masculine); the arms – le braccia (feminine).


Let’s see what the main human body parts in Italian are, and remember that if you want to discover more about the Italian language we offer Italian lessons with native and qualified tutors.


il collo (m sing) = the neck
la spalla (f sing) = the shoulder
le spalle (f plur) = the shoulders
la schiena (f sing) = the back
il braccio (m sing) = the arm
le braccia (f plur) = the arms
il gomito (m sing) = the elbow
i gomiti (m plur) = the elbows
la mano (f sing) = the hand
le mani (f plur) = the hands
il dito (m sing) = the finger
le dita (f plur) = the fingers
l’unghia (f sing) = the nail
le unghie (f plur) = the nails
il petto (m sing) = the chest
il seno (m sing) = the breast
la coscia (f sing) = the thigh
le cosce (f plur) = the thighs
la gamba (f sing) = the leg
le gambe (f plur) = the legs
il ginocchio (m sing) = the knee
le ginocchia (f plur) = the knees
la caviglia (f sing) = the ankle
le caviglie (f plur) = the ankles
il piede (m sing) = the foot
i piedi (m plur) = the feet


la fronte (f sing) = the forehead
il sopracciglio (m sing) = the eyebrow
le sopracciglia (f plur) = the eyebrows
il ciglio (m sing) = the eyelash
le ciglia (f plur) = the eyelashes
l’occhio (m sing) = the eye
gli occhi (m plur) = the eyes
il naso (m sing) = the nose
la guancia (f sing) = the cheek
le guance (f plur) = the cheeks
la bocca (f sing) = the mouth
il labbro (m sing) = the lip
le labbra (f plur) = the lips
la lingua (f sing) = the tongue
il dente (m sing) = the tooth
i denti (m plur) = the teeth
l’orecchio (m sing) = the ear
le orecchie (f plur) = the ears
i capelli (m plur) = the hair
i baffi (m plur) = the mustache
la barba (f sing) = the beard
le basette (f plur) = the sideburns

Learning the body parts in Italian in singular and plural is very useful. Should you want to study a more detailed in-depth list, click here.

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