Internal Organs in Spanish: the Ultimate Guide

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You might have been wondering how will you be able to remember Internal Organs in Spanish. We are here for you, that’s why we’ve put together this ultimate guide so your struggle will be more pleasant.

 

METHOD TO THE MADNESS: I once read a book that said, if you want something to stick in your memory then make it as outlandish as possible. Then make it as vivid, in your mind, as you can. The more peculiar, the likelier you are to remember. With that being said, enjoy memorizing these new Spanish words with the help of some outlandish mnemonics:: EVIL LAUGH:: Muajajaja

 

As mad as it sounds, you have two options. You can repeat these strange descriptions over to yourself until you have the word memorized. OR you can make up your own ridiculous but memorable mnemonics. Both choices should take you the same amount of time, and earn you the same stellar results.

 

INTERNAL ORGANS IN SPANISH: LOS ÓRGANOS INTERNOS

 

We are all familiar with many greek and latin roots whether we know it or not. I will bring up the relevant prefixes/suffixes to help you remember the English translations of our Internal organs in Spanish.

 

So watch out, when you see the tag ‘TEACHABLE MOMENT!,’ it likely means you are going to make a connection that is already familiar to you. Happy Spanish-ing.

 

THE LIST

 

BRAIN = EL CEREBRO

TEACHABLE MOMENT!

The Spanish word ‘CEREBRO’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘CEREBR-’ which pertains to the BRAIN.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word CEREBRAL. As in, it is a pity what happened to her. She was an incredibly intelligent woman. But she hasn’t been the same since her CEREBRal haemorrhage.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember CEREBRO:

The young teenage Prince seems confused, seems his BRAIN doesn’t know whether to be  a SIR OR BRO (CEREBRO)

 

SKIN = LA PIEL

(MNEMONIC) How to remember PIEL:

Does he know how PALE (PIEL) his SKIN is? If he stays out in the sun any longer, he is going to start to PEEL (PIEL).

 

 

ESOPHAGUS = EL ESÓFAGO

TEACHABLE MOMENT!

The Spanish word ‘ESÓFAGO’ can be linked to the Greek root prefix, ‘OESOPHAGO-’ which pertains to the GULLET. Gullet also happens to be another word for the ESOPHAGUS.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word OESOPHAGEAL. OESOPHAGEAL is a word that modifies to express a relation to the ESOPHAGUS. As in, he is has been suffering from contractions of her ESOPHAGUS. If these ESOPHAGEAL spasms continue, he will have to be taken to a doctor.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember ESÓFAGO:

Food falls into your tummy, down the ESOPHAGUS. Then nap time, I go where thE SOFA GOes (ESÓFAGO)

 

WINDPIPE = LA TRÁQUEA

(MNEMONIC) How to remember TRÁQUEA:

If you know that the WINDPIPE is formally known as the TRACHEA, then you should have no problem remembering that LA TRÁQUEA really means WINDPIPE.

 

ARTERY = LA ARTERIA

TEACHABLE MOMENT!

The Spanish word ‘ARTERIA’ can be linked to the Greek root prefix, ‘ARTERI-’ which pertains to the ARTERY. The Spanish word simply adds that letter ‘A’ to the end of the prefix.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember ARTERIA:

In this museum, you’ll find all the drawings of ARTERIES in the art area (ARTERIA).

 

VEINS = LAS VENAS

TEACHABLE MOMENT!

The Spanish word ‘VENA’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘VEN-’ which pertains to the ARTERY. The Spanish word simply adds that letter ‘A’ to the end of the prefix.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember VENAS:

Ever since he started working out, he has become such a VAIN ASS**** (VENAS). But I don’t like the way he looks, especially not how his VEINS keep popping out.

 

BLOOD = LA SANGRE

TEACHABLE MOMENT!

The Spanish word ‘SANGRE’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘SANGUI-’ which pertains to BLOOD.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the noun SANGUINE. As in, the BLOOD red colour.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember SANGRE:

He can’t control hiS ANGER (SANGRE), he always sees blood.

 

MUSCLES = LOS MÚSCULOS

TEACHABLE MOMENT!

The Spanish word ‘MÚSCULOS’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘MUSCLE-’ which pertains to the MUSCLES.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word MUSCULAR. As in, ever since he started going to the gym, he has been becoming very MUSCULAR.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember MÚSCULOS:

The ass of a moose would be called a MOOSE-CULO (MÚSCULO), it would have MUSCLES. –Kristina made me write this to embarrass myself. Done.

 

 

STOMACH (THE ORGAN) = EL ESTÓMAGO

(MNEMONIC) How to remember ESTÓMAGO:

His stomach Goes “ROar”? What? That is a terrible way to remember that stomach means ESTOMAGO.

 


BONES = LOS HUESOS

TEACHABLE MOMENT!

The Spanish word ‘HUESOS’ can be linked to the Latin word ‘OS’. The prefix we get from this is ‘OSSI’ which pertain to the bone.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word OSSIFY. The definition of the word OSSIFY is to turn into bone.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember HUESOS:

The poor anorexics WERE SO (HUESO) BONEY.

 

 

LUNGS = LOS PULMONES

TEACHABLE MOMENT!

The Spanish word ‘PULMONES’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘PULMON-’ which pertains to the LUNGS.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word PULMONARY. As in, arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs are called PULMONARY arteries.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember PULMONES:

PULL MONE(T)’S (PULMONES) portrait down. We need to clean it. the dust is hurting my LUNGS.

 

HEART = EL CORAZÓN

(MNEMONIC) How to remember CORAZÓN:

Protected by the ribs, the HEART is located in the CORE ZONE (CORAZON) of the body.

 

SPINAL CORD = LA ESPINA DORSAL

(MNEMONIC) How to remember ESPINA DORSAL:

NOTE: Just so you know, ESPINA is also the BONE OF A FISH.

Plus, you may just be learning this like I am but DORSAL means related to the BACK.

I have always had a bad DORSAL region (BAD BACK). My eSPINE (ESPINA) is like that of a fish, bent and weak. Damn my DORSAL SPINAL CORD (ESPINA DORSAL)

This one is a bit of a mess, but you have everything you need,SPINE & DORSAL. Now you just have to remember ESPINA DORSAL is SPINAL CORD

 

THE SPINAL COLUMN = LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL

(MNEMONIC) How to remember COLUMNA VERTEBRAL:

If you are standing up straight you’ll be VERTICAL (VERTEBRAL), like a COLUMN (COLUMNA) . That is because your SPINAL COLUMN is your Spanish COLUMNA VERTEBRAL.

 

SKELETON = EL ESQUELETO

(MNEMONIC) How to remember ESQUELETO:

When I was younger the cartoon character SKELETOR (ESQUELETO) was the most terrifying thing that existed.

 

SPLEEN = EL BAZO

(MNEMONIC) How to remember BAZO:

That BOZO (BAZO) punched me right in the spleen.

 

KIDNEYS =  LOS RIÑONES

TEACHABLE MOMENT!
The Spanish word ‘RIÑON’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘REN- ’ which pertains to the KIDNEY.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word RENAL. RENAL is a word that modifies to express a relation to the KIDNEYS. As in, the artery connected to the KIDNEYS is called the RENAL artery.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember RIÑONES:

Above the KIDNEYS are the ADRENAL glands which secrete ADRENALINE. Makes all the sense in the world when I remember the meaning of the word RENAL. They are RENAL (RIÑON) because they are located near the KIDNEYS.

 

LIVER = EL HÍGADO

(MNEMONIC) How to remember HÍGADO:

There is a story about the origin of the Spanish word HÍGADO which has to do with FIGS (HIGO) but I am not sure exactly how to make the connection here. So we will try the less academic approach.

The box landed an illegal blow behind his opponent. Smacked him hard on the LIVER. Now HE GOTTA GO (HÍGADO) to the hospital.

 

GALLBLADDER = LA VESÍCULA BILIAR

(MNEMONIC) How to remember VESÍCULA BILIAR:

NOTE: This one gets a whole lot easier if you can remember what the GALLBLADDER actually does. It is a small organ in the body where BILE is stored. It’s another sac. And it helps to know that the Spanish word for BILE happens to be BILIAR.

A VESICLE (VESÍCULA, in Spanish) is, more a less, a sac/pouch in the body. As is the GALL BLADDER. Thus in Spanish, the sac of bile becomes VESÍCULA BILIAR.

 

 

APPENDIX = EL APÉNDICE VERMICULAR

(MNEMONIC) How to remember APÉNDICE VERMICULAR:

The APPENDIX IS A (APÉNDICE) useless part of the body. It is an annoying pest, only noticed when you are in pain. Might as well toss it in the VERMIN COOLER. (VERMICULAR)

 

PANCREAS = EL PÁNCREAS

(MNEMONIC) How to remember PÁNCREAS:

None needed. Just have to remember that the spelling of the word is the same in both English and Spanish.

 

INTESTINES = LOS INTESTINOS

(MNEMONIC) How to remember INTESTINOS:

Practically the same word.

 

BLADDER = LA VEJIGA

(MNEMONIC) How to remember VEJIGA:

NOTE: A VESICLE (VESÍCULA, in Spanish) is, more a less, a sac/pouch in the body. As is the BLADDER (VEJIGA, in Spanish). But VESÍCULA and VEJIGA don’t sound similar enough, so let’s try a mnemonic.

My BLADDER feels like it is going to burst. I am trying to stay VERY CAlm but I think I am just going to pee on myself.

 

NERVES = LOS NERVIOS

TEACHABLE MOMENT!
The Spanish word ‘NERVIOS’ can be linked to the Latin root prefix, ‘NERV-’ which pertains to the NERVES.

A useful example of this prefix in action is the word NERVOUS SYSTEM. The NERVOUS SYSTEM is the network of nerve cells and fibres which transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body.

(MNEMONIC) How to remember NERVIOS:

Don’t be NERVOUS, I am a doctor and will explain everything you need to know about your internal organs and NERVES.

Bayo

Bayo is a digital content creator who works on behalf of various businesses and B&K MAG. He expresses his gratitude to everyone who has played a part in his professional and personal growth. Photography, travel and directing videos were an accidental passion but being a writer for Bonds and Kindness has always been the dream. He hopes you enjoy the site, you are the reason it exists.

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