Face in Chinese

You'd probably encounter at least a few new people every day, from the cashier at the grocery store to the mailman. I’m sure you’d be able to describe all these people in English, but how about in Chinese?

Learning body parts, and especially parts of the face is very important. If you ever need to go to the doctor or the pharmacy, you’ll need to know what you’re talking about. That’s why we’ll be talking about all the different parts of the face in Chinese in this lesson. Get your 眼睛 yǎnjīng and 耳朵 ěrduō ready for this lesson!

Pronouncing face in Chinese

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头发

tóufà

hair

眼睛

yǎnjīng

eyes

鼻子

bízi

nose

嘴巴

zuǐbā

mouth

牙齿

yáchǐ

teeth

舌头

shétóu

tongue

脸颊

liǎnjiá

cheeks

耳朵

ěrduō

ears

眼睫毛

yǎnjiémáo

eyelashes

眼眉

yǎnméi

eyebrows

胡须

húxū

beard

胡子

húzi

moustache

liǎn

face

前额

qián’é

forehead

下巴

xiàba

chin

tóu

head

How did your 舌头 shétóu do with these new words? Time to rest your  tóu from all the learning? You should feel great, as you’ve added a whole host of new words to your Chinese vocabulary bank.

Here’s an idea to help you practice: go look in the mirror and see if you can name all the features of your face in Chinese. I’m sure you’ll have no problem with this lesson under your belt!

Here are a few recommended Chinese lessons to try next!

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