How do you distinguish between neck and throat in German? They are two very different words in English.
You have to use context. Often, you have clue words like "am Hals" (outside) or "im Hals" (inside). We have a seperate word for the back of the neck, however: Nacken.
It also depends on what you want to say. http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-german/throat http://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/Kehle
Aha! Thanks much, allintolearning and sakasiru! So for 'throat' (the inside of the neck) one would use either 'im Hals', or 'die Kehle' in German. (And yes, 'der Nacken' for the back of the neck). Herewith a lingot to wgehring for having asked the question ; )