In this post, we will learn Hand and Foot in Spanish as well as all the parts related to them. Are you ready to begin?

HAND AND FOOT IN SPANISH: LA MANO // EL PIE

 

THE LIST

WRIST = LA MUÑECA

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember MUÑECA:

NOTE: MUÑECA is also the Spanish word for Doll.

 

When I am rich, I am going to be like the Irish Conor McGregor. I am going to buy one of the most expensive WRIST watch MOONEY CAn buy.

 

HAND = LA MANO

 

TEACHABLE MOMENT!
The Spanish word ‘MANO’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘MANU-’ which pertains to the HAND.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word MANUALLY. As in, I bought my furniture from IKEA yesterday but it is going to take me days to put it together MANUALLY.

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember MANO:

Manuel is by far the best carpenter in town, he builds everything by HAND but his work always seems as if it comes from a large MANUFACTURER (MANO).

 

KNUCKLE = EL NUDILLO

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember NUDILLO:

NOTE: It helps to remember that the Spanish word for a KNOT is NUDO. And with what do you punch a knot onto someone’s head? With our KNUCKLES of course. (NUDILLO)

 

If you think about bare KNUCKLE boxing, they wear no gloves. Their hands are naked.  It must suck to get a flying fist that is NUDE In YOur (NUDILLO) face.

 

FIST = EL PUÑO

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember PUÑO:

It is taking all my strength not to PUNch YoU (PUÑO) in the face with my FIST.

 

FINGER = EL DEDO

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember DEDO:

I wouldn’t mind the winter so much if my FINGERS didn’t always feel DEAD (DEDO) in the freezing cold.

 

FINGERTIP = LA PUNTA DEL DEDO

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember LA PUNTA DEL DEDO:

NOTE: The word TIP/POINT in Spanish means LA PUNTA.

You only need to remember that you would translate FINGERTIP as TIP/POINT OF THE FINGER which is  LA PUNTA DEL DEDO.

 

FINGERNAIL = LA UÑA

 

TEACHABLE MOMENT!
The Spanish word ‘UÑA’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘UNGUI-’ which pertains to the NAIL.

 

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word UNGUAL. UNGUAL is a word that modifies to express a relation to the NAILS.

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember UÑA:

Don’t worry girls, sOON YA’ll will be able to paint your NAILS. Right now you are still too young.

 


THUMB = EL PULGAR

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember PULGAR:

He is the most VULGAR (PULGAR) person I have ever met. He pulls his THUMB and lets out the smelliest of FARTS. All the time!

 

INDEX FINGER = EL DEDO ÍNDICE

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember DEDO ÍNDICE:

NOTE: The index finger can be thought of as a tool used TO INDICATE. That is what we do what we point at something.

 

It is INDICEnt to point your INDEX FINGER at strangers. THEY DOn’t (DEDO) like that.

 

RING FINGER = EL DEDO ANULAR

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember DEDO ANULAR:

Her RING FINGER has been barren since her fiancé ANULed HER (ANULAR) wedding. Damn bastard!

 


MIDDLE FINGER = EL DEDO CORAZÓN

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember DEDO CORAZÓN:

REMINDER: The word for THE HEART in Spanish is CORAZÓN.

 

What do you call the centre of the Earth? THE CORE. Make sense since that would be the heart of the Earth. Well, the same rules apply. Which Finger is at the centre of your hand? THE MIDDLE FINGER.  

 

In beautiful Spanish, you would call the CENTER FINGER, EL DEDO CORAZÓN.

 


PINKY = EL DEDO MEÑIQUE

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember DEDO MEÑIQUE:

In the circus, there was a girl with a PINKY longer than the rest of her fingers. MANY CAME (MEÑIQUE) to see her and shake her hand.

 

PALM = LA PALMA

(MNEMONIC) How to remember PALMA:

Practically the same word. Don’t forget the extra ‘A’ at the end.

 

ANKLE = EL TOBILLO

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember TOBILLO:

BILL sprained his ANKLE yesterday. I had to TOW-BILL-HOme (TOBILLO)

 


FOOT = EL PIE

 

TEACHABLE MOMENT!
The Spanish word ‘PIE’ can be linked to the Latin root word ‘PES.’ It is where we get the prefix ‘PED-’ which pertains to the FOOT.

 

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word PEDAL. Still seems like a bit of a stretch to remember the Spanish ‘PIE,’ so let’s see what we can do with our mnemonic.

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember PIE:

NOTE: You can keep it simple by imagining the squishy feeling of stepping in PIE, but remember that the pronunciation of ‘PIE’ is not like the desert, it sounds more like ‘PEE-YAY.’

 

Once a month I like to treat my girlfriend with a spa day. I take her out for a PEDICURE because he loves to take care of her FEET. Then I PAY for PIE, which she loves too.

 

TOE = EL DEDO DEL PIE

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember DEDO DEL PIE:

Reminder: The Spanish word for FINGER is DEDO.

I wouldn’t mind the winter so much if my FINGERS didn’t always feel DEAD (DEDO) in the freezing cold.

 

There is no specific word for the TOE in Spanish. They are Latin like that. Instead, you would translate FINGER OF THE FOOT (DEDO DEL PIE).

 

TOENAIL = LA UÑA DEL PIE

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember UÑA DEL PIE:

If you remember that NAIL means UÑA, you should be ON YA way to remembering that TOENAIL is really NAIL OF THE FOOT – UÑA DEL PIE.

 

BIG TOE = EL DEDO GORDO

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember DEDO GORDO:

NOTE: The Spanish word for FAT is GORDO.

We say the big toe, the Spanish tend to have a sense of humour, it is no wonder they refer to it as the FAT TOE, EL DEDO GORDO.

 

SOLE OF THE FOOT = LA PLANTA DEL PIE

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember PLANTA DEL PIE:

NOTE: The word for FLOOR(the story of a building) in Spanish is PLANTA. I remind myself by remembering that plants are PLANTED on the floor. With this Rationale, you should be able to see that PLANTA refers to THE SOLE.

 

The part of our foot that touches the floor is THE SOLE. To stand up straight you need to PLANT your SOLE flat and firmly on the ground.  (PLANTA DEL PIE)

 

ARCH OF THE FOOT = EL ARCO DEL PIE

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember ARCO DEL PIE:

The Spanish word for ARCH is ARCO. Easy enough methinks.

 


INSTEP = EL EMPEINE

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember EMPEINE:

 

In Soccer, you are trained to pass the ball with your INSTEP. But I could not because I am always IN PAIN ANYtime (EMPEINNE) I open up my foot.

 


HEEL = EL TALÓN

 

(MNEMONIC) How to remember TALÓN:

TALONS are the claws of animals. It is a good thing our feet are not like birds, otherwise, we would grow a TALONS from our HEELS.

 

ACHILLES TENDON = EL TENDÓN DE AQUILES

(MNEMONIC) How to remember TENDÓN DE AQUILES:

You just have to remember that you are really translating TENDON OF THE ACHILLES when you want to say ACHILLES TENDON – TENDÓN DE AQUILES.