The most used word in spanish (2023)

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Below are two estimates of the most common words in Modern Spanish. Each estimate comes from an analysis of a different text corpus. A text corpus is a large collection of samples of written and/or spoken language, that has been carefully prepared for linguistic analysis. To determine which words are the most common, researchers create a database of all the words found in the corpus, and categorise them based on the context in which they are used.

The first table lists the 100 most common word forms from the Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual (CREA), a text corpus compiled by the Real Academia Española (RAE). The RAE is Spain’s official institution for documenting, planning, and standardising the Spanish language. A word form is any of the grammatical variations of a word.

The second table is a list of 100 most common lemmas found in a text corpus compiled by Mark Davies and other language researchers at Brigham Young University in the United States. A lemma is the primary form of a word—the one that would appear in a dictionary. The Spanish infinitive tener («to have») is a lemma, while tiene («has»)—which is a conjugation of tener—is a word form.

Real Academia Española[edit]

The list below comes from «1000 formas más frecuentes» (transl. 1000 most frequent word forms)», a list published by the Real Academia Española (RAE) from analysis of more than 160 million word forms found in the Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual (transl. Reference Corpus of Current Spanish), or CREA. CREA is a computerised corpus of texts written in Spanish, and of transcripts of spoken Spanish. It includes books, magazines, and newspapers with a wide variety of content, as well as transcripts of spoken language from radio and television broadcasts and other sources. All the works in the collection are from 1975 to 2004. CREA includes samples from all Spanish-speaking countries.[1]

The list of «2000 most frequent word forms» comes from an analysis of CREA version 3.2.[2] Plurals, verb conjugations, and other inflections are ranked separately. Homonyms, however, are not distinguished from one another. CREA 3.2 was published in June 2008.[1]

Most frequent word forms out of ~160 million words
(RAE 2008)
RankWord formOccurrencesPart of speechTranslation
1de9,999,518prepositionof; from
2la6,277,560article, pronounthe; third person feminine singular pronoun
3que4,681,839conjunctionthat, which
4el4,569,652articlethe
5en4,234,281prepositionin, on
6y4,180,279conjunctionand
7a3,260,939prepositionto, at
8los2,618,657article, pronounthe; third person masculine direct object
9se2,022,514pronoun-self, oneself (reflexive)
10del1,857,225prepositionfrom the
11las1,686,741article, pronounthe; third person feminine direct object
12un1,659,827articlea, an
13por1,561,904prepositionby, for, through
14con1,481,607prepositionwith
15no1,465,503adverbno; not
16una1,347,603articlea, an, one
17su1,103,617possessivehis/her/its/your
18para1,062,152prepositionfor, to, in order to
19es1,019,669verbis
20al951,054prepositionto the
21lo866,955article, pronounthe; third person masculine direct object
22como773,465conjunctionlike, as
23más661,696adjectivemore
24o542,284conjunctionor
25pero450,512conjunctionbut
26sus449,870possessiveyour
27le413,241pronounthird person indirect object
28ha380,339verbhe/she/it has [done something]; you (formal) have [done something]
29me374,368pronounme
30si327,480conjunctionif, whether
31sin298,383prepositionwithout
32sobre289,704prepositionon top of, over, about
33este285,461adjectivethis
34ya274,177adverbalready; still
35entre267,493prepositionbetween
36cuando257,272conjunctionwhen
37todo247,340adjectiveall, every
38esta238,841adjectivethis
39ser232,924verbto be
40son232,415verbthey are, you (pl.) are
41dos228,439numbertwo
42también227,411adverbtoo, also, as well
43fue223,791verbwas
44había223,430verbI/he/she/it/there was (or used to be)
45era219,933verbwas
46muy208,540adverbvery
47años203,027noun
(masculine)
years
48hasta202,935prepositionuntil
49desde198,647prepositionfrom; since
50está194,168verbis
51mi186,360possessivemy
52porque185,700conjunctionbecause
53qué184,956pronounwhat?; which?; how adjective
54sólo170,552adverbonly, solely
55han169,718verbthey/you (pl.) have [done something]
56yo167,684pronounI
57hay164,940verbthere is/are
58vez163,538noun
(feminine)
time, instance
59puede161,219verbcan
60todos158,168adjectiveall; every
61así155,645adverblike that
62nos154,412pronounus
63ni153,451conjunction, adverbneither; nor; no even
64parte148,750noun
(masculine / feminine)
part; message
65tiene147,274verbhas
66él139,080pronoun
(masculine)
he, it
67uno136,020numberone
68donde132,077prepositionwhere
69bien130,957adjectivefine, well
70tiempo130,896noun
(masculine)
time; weather
71mismo130,746adjectivesame
72ese127,976pronounthat
73ahora125,661adverbnow
74cada124,558determinereach; every
75e123,729conjunctionand
76vida123,491noun
(feminine)
life
77otro121,983adjectiveother, another
78después121,746prepositionafter
79te120,052pronounto you, for you; yourself
80otros119,500pronounothers
81aunque115,556conjunctionthough, although, even though
82esa115,377adjectivethat
83eso114,523pronounthat
84hace114,507verbhe/she/it does/makes
85otra113,982adjective, pronounother; another
86gobierno113,011noun
(masculine)
government
87tan112,471adverbso
88durante112,020prepositionduring
89siempre111,557adverbalways
90día110,921noun
(masculine)
day
91tanto110,679adjective, adverbso much
92ella110,620pronounshe, her; it
93tres109,542numberthree
94108,631noun, pronounyes; reflexive pronoun
95dijo108,471verbsaid; told
96sido107,352past participlebeen
97gran106,991adjectivelarge, great, big
98país104,568noun
(masculine)
country
99según104,204prepositionas; according to
100menos103,498adjectiveless; fewer

Mark Davies[edit]

In 2006, Mark Davies, an associate professor of linguistics at Brigham Young University, published his estimate of the 5000 most common words in Modern Spanish. To make this list, he compiled samples only from 20th-century sources—especially from the years 1970 to 2000. Most of the sources are from the 1990s. Of the 20 million words in the corpus, about one-third (~6,750,000 words) come from transcripts of spoken Spanish: conversations, interviews, lectures, sermons, press conferences, sports broadcasts, and so on. Among the written sources are novels, plays, short stories, letters, essays, newspapers, and the encyclopedia Encarta. The samples, written and spoken, come from Spain and at least 10 Latin American countries. Most of the samples were previously compiled for the Corpus del Español (2001), a 100 million-word corpus that includes works from the 13th century through the 20th.[3][4]

The 5000 words in Davies’ list are lemmas.[5] A lemma is the form of the word as it would appear in a dictionary.[6] Singular nouns and plurals, for example, are treated as the same word, as are infinitives and verb conjugations. The table below includes the top 100 words from Davies’ list of 5000.[7][8] This list distinguishes between the definite articles lo and la and the pronouns lo and la; all are ranked individually. The adjectives ese and esa are ranked together (as are este and esta) ), but the pronoun eso is separate. All conjugations of a verb are ranked together.

A highlighted row indicates that the word was found to occur especially frequently in samples of spoken Spanish.[9]

Most frequent lemmas out of ~20 million words
(Davies 2006)
RankLemmaOccurrencesPart of speechTranslation
1el / la2,037,803articlethe
2de1,319,834prepositionof, from
3que662,653conjunctionthat, which
4y562,162conjunctionand
5a529,899prepositionto, at
6en507,233prepositionin, on
7un434,022articlea, an
8ser374,194verbto be
9se329,012pronoun-self, oneself (reflexive)
10no257,365adverbno
11haber196,962verbto have
12por190,975prepositionby, for, through
13con184,597prepositionwith
14su187,810adjectivehis, her, their, your
15para126,061prepositionfor, to, in order to
16como106,840conjunctionlike, as
17estar106,429verbto be
18tener106,642verbto have
19le98,211pronounthird person indirect object
20lo91,035articlethe
21lo92,519pronounthird person masculine direct object
22todo88,057adjectiveall, every
23pero82,435conjunctionbut, yet, except
24más92,352adjectivemore
25hacer81,619verbto do; to make
26o82,444conjunctionor
27poder76,738verbto be able to, can
28decir79,343verbto tell, say
29este / esta80,544adjectivethis
30ir70,352verbto go
31otro61,726adjectiveother, another
32ese / esa60,989adjectivethat
33la55,523pronounthird person feminine direct object
34si53,608conjunctionif, whether
35me95,577pronounme
36ya46,778adverbalready, still
37ver45,854verbto see
38porque44,500conjunctionbecause
39dar40,233verbto give
40cuando39,726conjunctionwhen
41él38,597pronounhe
42muy39,558adverbvery, really
43sin40,432prepositionwithout
44vez35,286noun
(feminine)
time, occurrence
45mucho36,391adjectivemuch, many, a lot
46saber37,092verbto know
47qué42,000pronounwhat?; which?; how adjective
48sobre35,038prepositionon top of, over, about
49mi45,636adjectivemy
50alguno30,485adjective / pronounsome; someone
51mismo29,569adjectivesame
52yo54,635pronounI
53también33,348adverbalso
54hasta29,506preposition / adverbuntil, up to; even
55año33,053noun
(masculine)
year
56dos27,733numbertwo
57querer28,696verbto want, love
58entre30,756prepositionbetween
59así24,832adverblike that
60primero26,553adjectivefirst
61desde25,288prepositionfrom, since
62grande25,963adjectivelarge, great, big
63eso31,636pronoun
(neuter gender)
that
64ni24,261conjunctionnot even, neither, nor
65nos26,349pronounus
66llegar22,878verbto arrive
67pasar22,466verbto pass; to happen; to spend time
68tiempo22,432noun
(masculine)
time, weather
69ella(s)24,770pronounshe; (plural) them
7033,828adverbyes
71día24,715noun
(masculine)
day
72uno21,407numberone
73bien21,589adverbwell
74poco20,986adjective / adverblittle, few; a little bit
75deber22,232verbshould, ought to; to owe
76entonces23,548adverbso, then
77poner20,330verbto put (on); to get [adjective]
78cosa23,943noun
(feminine)
thing
79tanto20,531adjectivemuch
80hombre20,292noun
(masculine)
man, mankind, husband
81parecer19,964verbto seem, to look like
82nuestro20,666adjectiveour
83tan19,002adverbsuch, a, too, so
84donde18,852conjunctionwhere
85ahora21,030adverbnow
86parte20,319noun
(feminine)
part, portion
87después20,229adverbafter
88vida18,045noun
(feminine)
life
89quedar18,152verbto remain, to stay
90siempre17,689adverbalways
91creer21,257verbto believe
92hablar19,006verbto speak, to talk
93llevar17,062verbto take, to carry
94dejar18,185verbto let, to leave
95nada19,365pronounnothing
96cada17,155adjectiveeach, every
97seguir16,104verbto follow
98menos15,527adjectiveless, fewer
99nuevo17,381adjectivenew
100encontrar15,556verbto find

See also[edit]

  • Longest word in Spanish
  • List of English–Spanish interlingual homographs
  • Most common words in English
  • Word lists by frequency
  • Letter frequency
  • Morphology (linguistics)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b «CREA». RAE.es (in Spanish). Real Academia Española. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  2. ^ «Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual (CREA) — Listado de frecuencias». RAE.es (in Spanish). Real Academia Española. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  3. ^ Davies (2006), p. 2–3
  4. ^ «El Corpus del Español». corpusdelespanol.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  5. ^ Davies (2006), pp. 4–6
  6. ^ Davies (2006), p. 4
  7. ^ Davies (2006), pp. 12–14
  8. ^ «Top Spanish Vocabulary». Vistawide World Languages & Cultures. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  9. ^ Davies (2006), p. 9

References[edit]

  • Davies, Mark (2006). A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish: Core Vocabulary for Learners. Routledge. OCLC300359892.

External links[edit]

  • Cardellino, Cristian (March 2016). «Spanish Billion Words Corpus and Embeddings». crscardellino.github.io. Cristian Cardellino.

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Most Common Spanish Nouns And Pronouns

Nouns are, literally, the basics when learning a language. The good thing about nouns is that they are mostly easy to memorize and recall them when you need them.

Below, we’ve listed some of the most common Spanish nouns as well as pronouns.

Nouns

Spanish

English

el año

year

el caso

case

el día

day

el hecho

fact

el mundo

world

el estado

state

el gobierno

government

el hombre

man

el momento

moment

el país

country

el tiempo

time, weather

el trabajo

work

los años

years

la casa

house

la parte

part

la vez

time (una vez- once)

la vida

life

las cosas

things

España

Spain

los días

days

la política

policy, politics

las veces

times

la gente

people

el lugar

place

el ejemplo

example

las personas

people

la mujer

woman

Pronouns

Spanish

English

se

himself, herself, itself, yourself, yourselves, themselves

each other

Yo

I

tu

you

él

he, him

ella

She, her

usted

You

nosotros, nosotras

we

ellos, elas

they

lo

It, that

me

(to) me

te

(to) you

nos

(to) us, ourselves

le

(to) him, her, you

su

his, her, your

sus

his, her, your, their

nada

nothing

algo

something

Common Spanish Adjectives

The world is not only black and white. Adjectives give color to our world.

Let’s admit that without adjectives, we can’t say or describe not even one single thing.

So, naturally, you need to know some of the most common Spanish adjectives to be able to explain your thoughts in a higher way.

Spanish

English

este

this

todo

all

esta

this

todos

all, everyone

ese

that

mismo

same

otro

other, another

esa

that

bueno

good

otra

other, another

tanto

so much

otros

other, others

poco

little (not much)

mucho

much

gran

great, big

estos

these

general

general

todas

all, everyone

mayor

bigger, older

mejor

better

toda

all

tal

such

otras

other, others

estas

these

primera

first

algunos

some

Most Used Spanish Verbs

No matter how many nouns or adjectives you know, if you don’t learn verbs, it’s all in vain.

Without a verb, there is no sentence.

Luckily for you, below you can find some of the most common verbs. Take a look and start memorizing.

Spanish

English

es

is, are

ha

has, have

son

are

está

is, are

hay

there is, there are

ser

to be

era

was, were

había

there was, there were

tiene

has, have

fue

was. were

puede

can

pueden

can

han

have

hacer

to make, to do

hace

make(s), do(es)

decir

to say

va

go(es)

estaba

was, were

sea

(might) be

ver

to see

están

are

sido

been

dijo

said

he

I have

tienen

have

tener

to have

tenía

had

creo

I believe

dice

says, say

vamos

we go, we are going

parece

seems, seem

poder

to be able to

Let’s Not Forget About Spanish Adverbs and Prepositions

Like adjectives, adverbs and prepositions also help you in a way that neither a noun or a verb can.

They can explain the things you have in mind better.

Here are some of the most commonly used adverbs and prepositions:

Adverbs

Spanish

English

no

no, not

yes

más

more

también

also

muy

very

ya

already, now, soon

así

so, like this, like that

bien

well

ahora

now

siempre

always

solo (solamente)

only

tan

so

entonces

then

después

after, later

menos

less

aquí

here

antes

before, earlier

hoy

today

luego

then, later

casi

almost

nunca

never

además

besides, in addition

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Prepositions

Spanish

English

en

in, on, into

con

with

por

through, for (means), along, by

para

in order to, for (ends)

sin

without

sobre

about, above, on top of

hasta

until

entre

between, among

desde

from, since

durante

during, for (time)

contra

against

hacia

toward

según

according to

What About The Spanish Conjunctions?

Adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions give colors to your thoughts and descriptions, while nouns and verbs are the basic.

But what about the
conjunctions?

They are an essential part of one language as well. Thanks to conjunctions, not only can we make longer sentences but can explain something with more details.

In the following lines, you can find some of the most frequently used conjunctions.

Spanish

English

y

and

o

or

como

as, like

que

that, who, which, than

si

if

porque

because

cuando

when

ni

nor, neither

donde

where

aunque

although, even though

sino

but, except

mientras

while

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The most used word in spanish (1)

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Rank

Word in Spanish

Meaning in English

1

que

that

2

de

of, from

3

no

no

4

a

to

5

la

the

(for singular feminine nouns)

6

el

the (for masculine singular nouns)

7

es

he is, she is, it is (for essential characteristics)

8

y

and

9

en

in, on, at

10

lo

it, him (direct-object pronoun)

11

un

a, an (for singular masculine nouns)

12

por

for, by, through

13

qué

what / how (as in “how nice!”)

14

me

me, myself

15

una

a, an (for singular feminine nouns)

16

te

you (direct-object pronoun)

17

los

the (for plural masculine nouns)

18

se

himself, herself, itself

19

con

with

20

para

for, to

21

mi

my

22

está

he is, she is, it is (non-permanent characteristics)

23

si

if

24

bien

well, good

25

pero

but

26

yo

I

27

eso

that

28

las

the (for plural feminine nouns)

29

yes

30

su

his, her, its

31

tu

your

32

aquí

here

33

del

of the, from the, in the

34

al

to the

35

como

how, as, like

36

le

him, her, formal you (indirect object pronoun)

37

más

more

38

esto

this (for singular masculine nouns)

39

ya

already

40

todo

everything

41

esta

this one (for singular feminine nouns)

42

vamos

let’s go, come on

43

muy

very

44

hay

there is

45

ahora

now

46

algo

something

47

estoy

I am (non-permanent characteristics)

48

tengo

I have

49

nos

us

50

you

51

nada

nothing

52

cuando

when

53

ha

he has, she has, it has (auxiliary)

54

este

this one (for singular masculine nouns)

55

I know

56

estás

you are (non-permanent characteristics)

57

así

like this

58

puedo

I can

59

cómo

how

60

quiero

I want

61

sólo

only, just

62

soy

I am (for essential characteristics)

63

tiene

he has, she has, it has

64

gracias

thank you

65

o

or

66

él

he

67

bueno

good

68

fue

he was, she was, it was

69

ser

to be (for permanent characteristics)

70

hacer

to do, to make

71

son

they are (for permanent characteristics)

72

todos

all of us, all of them

73

era

he was, she was, it was (permanent characteristics)

74

eres

you are (permanent characteristics)

75

vez

time (as in “one time”)

76

tienes

you have

77

creo

I believe

78

ella

she

79

he

I have (auxiliary)

80

ese

that one

81

voy

I go

82

puede

he can, she can, it can

83

sabes

you know

84

hola

hello

85

sus

his, her (for plural nouns)

86

porque

because

87

Dios

God

88

quién

who

89

nunca

never

90

dónde

where

91

quieres

you want

92

casa

house

93

favor

favor

94

esa

that one (for singular feminine nouns)

95

dos

two

96

tan

so

97

señor

mister

98

tiempo

time

99

verdad

truth

100

estaba

I was (non-permanent characteristics)

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Let’s start by taking a look at the most common Spanish pronouns!

A pronoun is a word that is used instead of the name of a person, animal, thing, etc.

Some common English pronouns are I, you, he, and she.

Alright, here are the most used pronouns in Spanish!

Pronouns

  • se – to him, to her | learn more
  • lo – him | learn more
  • le – to him, her | learn more
  • me – me | learn more
  • él – he | learn more
  • ella – she | learn more
  • te – you | learn more
  • nos – us | learn more
  • yo – I | learn more
  • usted – you | learn more
  • – me (after “para”)
  • nosotros – we
  • – you| learn more
  • – oneself
  • ti – you (after “para”)
  • os – you (plural, used in Spain)
  • conmigo – with me
  • vos – you | learn more

Nouns

In the following list, you will find regular and irregular nouns.

A noun is a word that refers to a thing (pen), a person (William), an animal (dog), a place (Paris), a quality (softness), or an idea (justice).

Examples of Spanish nouns are:

  • el año – year
  • el país – country
  • el tiempo – time
  • la parte – part
  • la vida – life
  • los años – years
  • el día – day
  • la vez – time
  • la persona – person
  • la mujer – woman
  • el caso – case
  • el hombre – man
  • el momento – moment
  • el mundo – world
  • la casa – house
  • la cosa – thing
  • el gobierno – government
  • el lugar – place
  • el trabajo – work
  • la forma – form
  • el estado – state
  • el grupo – group
  • el punto – point
  • el niño – child
  • la ciudad – city
  • el problema – problem
  • el sistema – system
  • el presidente – president
  • la manera – way
  • la historia – history
  • el tipo – type
  • los millones – millions
  • el partido – party
  • el mes – month
  • la noche – night
  • la obra – work
  • el equipo – team
  • el proceso – process
  • las veces – times
  • el cambio – change
  • el hijo – son
  • el centro – center
  • el servicio – service
  • la empresa – company
  • la cuenta – account
  • la mano – hand
  • el nivel – level
  • el proyecto – project
  • la gente – people
  • el agua – water
  • la hora – time
  • el padre – parent
  • el desarrollo – development
  • la semana – week
  • el lado – side
  • la familia – family
  • la situación – situation
  • la madre – mother
  • la información – information
  • el fin – end
  • el programa – program
  • la salud – health
  • el cuerpo – body
  • la actividad – activity
  • el derecho – right
  • el ejemplo – example
  • el libro – book
  • el medio – middle
  • el tema – topic
  • los días – days
  • la ley – law
  • el hecho – fact
  • la zona – zone
  • el nombre – name
  • el resultado – result
  • el número – number
  • el final – end
  • el sector – sector
  • la calle – street
  • el estudio – study
  • la puerta – door
  • la investigación – research
  • el espacio – space
  • la sociedad – society
  • la acción – action
  • el pueblo – town
  • el director – director
  • la realidad – reality
  • la voz – voice
  • el producto – product
  • el amigo – friend
  • el mercado – market
  • la cabeza – head
  • la población – population
  • la muerte – death
  • el minuto – minute
  • la tierra – land
  • la verdad – truth
  • el sentido – sense
  • el hermano – brother
  • la medida – measure
  • la seguridad – security
  • la imagen – image
  • la comunidad – community
  • el poder – power
  • la universidad – university
  • el uso – use
  • la razón – reason
  • la organización – organization
  • la idea – idea
  • la educación – education
  • el paso – step
  • el área – area
  • el siglo – century
  • el objetivo – target
  • el dato – data
  • la posibilidad – possibility
  • la producción – production
  • el joven – youth
  • la necesidad – need
  • el policía – police
  • la especie – species
  • el camino – path
  • el plan – plan
  • el arte – art
  • la atención – attention
  • el ciento – hundred
  • la política – policy
  • la decisión – decision
  • la cultura – culture
  • la luz – light
  • la mayoría – majority
  • la mañana – morning
  • la enfermedad – disease
  • la relación – relationship
  • el juego – game
  • el campo – field
  • la edad – age
  • la experiencia – experience
  • el riesgo – risk
  • la fuerza – force
  • la calidad – quality
  • los ojos – eyes
  • la región – region
  • el amor – love
  • las horas – hours
  • el movimiento – movement
  • la palabra – word
  • la guerra – war
  • el dinero – money
  • la capacidad – capacity
  • el autor – author
  • el dólar – dollar
  • el precio – price
  • el acuerdo – agreement
  • la cara – face
  • el control – control
  • el modelo – model
  • el frente – front
  • la tarde – afternoon
  • la autoridad – authority
  • la película – film
  • la línea – line
  • la red – network
  • las condiciones – conditions
  • la falta – fault
  • el peso – weight
  • el modo – mode
  • la música – music
  • el ministro – minister
  • el fondo – background
  • la base – base
  • la orden – order
  • la clase – class
  • la presencia – presence
  • la función – function
  • la mesa – table
  • el actor – actor
  • la respuesta – answer
  • la ocasión – occasion
  • el principio – principle
  • el paciente – patient
  • el efecto – effect
  • la diferencia – difference
  • el señor – mister
  • el papel – paper
  • la serie – series
  • las manos – hands
  • la capital – capital
  • la fuente – source
  • la duda – doubt
  • el aspecto – aspect
  • el miembro – member
  • la compañía – company
  • el jefe – boss
  • el jugador – player
  • la vista – view
  • la cantidad – quantity
  • la dirección – address
  • el valor – value
  • el resto – rest
  • el silencio – silence
  • el / la ex – ex
  • el aire – air
  • el metro – metro
  • el teatro – theater
  • el apoyo – support
  • la mirada – look
  • la tecnología – technology
  • el personaje – character
  • la energía – energy
  • el viaje – trip
  • el futuro – future
  • el acto – event
  • el / la artista – artist
  • la época – period
  • el ministerio – ministry
  • el sueño – dream
  • el euro – euro
  • la causa – cause
  • el sitio – site
  • la figura – figure
  • el consejo – advice
  • el cargo – position
  • el profesor – professor
  • la propuesta – proposal
  • el cine – cinema
  • la escuela – school
  • el ojo – eye
  • el público – public
  • el objeto – object
  • los recursos – resources
  • el tratamiento – treatment
  • el compañero – colleague
  • la libertad – freedom
  • la participación – participation
  • el asunto – subject
  • el interés – interest
  • la unidad – unit
  • el banco – bank
  • la vuelta – turn
  • la posición – position
  • la carrera – career
  • las palabras – words
  • la planta – plant
  • la práctica – practice
  • el esfuerzo – effort
  • la comunicación – communication
  • la comisión – commission
  • la economía – economy
  • el ser – being
  • el análisis – analysis
  • el pie – footer
  • las relaciones – relations
  • el conocimiento – knowledge
  • la crisis – crisis
  • el premio – award
  • el encuentro – meeting
  • el conjunto – set
  • la consecuencia – consequence
  • el suelo – soil
  • la década – decade
  • el texto – text
  • el miedo – fear
  • el / la estudiante – student
  • el título – title
  • el origen – source
  • el médico – doctor
  • la formación – training
  • la fecha – date
  • la boca – mouth
  • el sol – sun
  • el éxito – success
  • la entrada – entry
  • la sala – room
  • el crecimiento – growth
  • la reunión – meeting
  • el animal – animal
  • el informe – report
  • el hospital – hospital
  • la importancia – importance
  • el negocio – business
  • el mar – sea
  • el consumo – consumption
  • el artículo – article
  • la prensa – press
  • la carta – letter
  • el departamento – department
  • el material – material
  • la estrategia – strategy
  • la construcción – construction
  • la televisión – television
  • el color – color
  • la estructura – structure
  • el general – general
  • el cabo – cape

Woah! That was a long list! How about some practice?

Adjectives

  • nuevo – new
  • grande – big
  • bueno – good
  • último – last
  • mayor – greater
  • nacional – national
  • social – social
  • mejor – better
  • propio – own
  • importante – important
  • público – public
  • alto – high
  • político – political
  • pequeño – small
  • único – unique
  • largo – long
  • humano – human
  • económico – economic
  • posible – possible
  • general – general
  • internacional – international
  • diferente – different
  • solo – only
  • español – Spanish
  • principal – main
  • necesario – required
  • próximo – next
  • distinto – different
  • claro – light
  • siguiente – following
  • malo – bad
  • anterior – previous
  • especial – special
  • natural – natural
  • cultural – cultural
  • bajo – low
  • actual – current
  • blanco – white
  • fuerte – strong
  • difícil – difficult
  • mundial – world-wide
  • menor – lesser
  • viejo – old
  • real – real
  • local – local
  • negro – black
  • europeo – European
  • diverso – various
  • libre – free
  • seguro – safe
  • común – common
  • privado – private
  • central – central
  • popular – popular
  • dicho – such
  • físico – physical
  • superior – top
  • joven – young
  • personal – personal
  • capaz – capable
  • antiguo – old
  • histórico – historical
  • cierto – certain
  • técnico – technical
  • presente – present
  • oficial – official
  • mexicano – Mexican
  • fácil – easy
  • militar – military
  • contrario – contrary
  • civil – civil
  • verdadero – true
  • lleno – full
  • suficiente – enough
  • rápido – fast
  • científico – scientific
  • directo – direct
  • completo – complete
  • interno – internal
  • fundamental – fundamental
  • comercial – commercial
  • familiar – familiar
  • amplio – extensive
  • educativo – educational
  • vivo – live, alive
  • similar – similar
  • rojo – red
  • financiero – financial
  • medio – medium
  • enorme – huge
  • total – total
  • profesional – professional
  • adecuado – suitable
  • médico – doctor
  • grave – serious
  • tradicional – traditional
  • electoral – electoral
  • básico – basic
  • igual – same
  • duro – hard
  • profundo – deep
  • final – last
  • municipal – municipal
  • inmediato – immediate
  • junto – together
  • argentino – Argentinean
  • peor – worse
  • francés – French
  • corto – short
  • oscuro – dark
  • estadounidense – American
  • cercano – near
  • regional – regional
  • feliz – happy
  • positivo – positive
  • máximo – maximum
  • serio – serious
  • laboral – labor
  • imposible – impossible
  • simple – simple
  • pobre – poor
  • reciente – recent
  • extraño – strange
  • ambiental – environmental
  • específico – specific
  • normal – normal
  • determinado – determined
  • moderno – modern
  • urbano – urban
  • mínimo – minimum
  • musical – musical
  • deportivo – sporty
  • federal – federal
  • frío – cold
  • legal – legal
  • verde – green
  • interesante – interesting
  • artístico – artistic
  • judicial – judicial
  • particular – particular
  • colombiano – Colombian
  • previo – previous
  • cubano – Cuban
  • pleno – full
  • eléctrico – electric
  • tecnológico – technology
  • abierto – open
  • global – global
  • infantil – childish
  • absoluto – absolute
  • definitivo – definitive
  • complejo – complex
  • estatal – statewide
  • rico – rich
  • raro – rare
  • significativo – significant
  • sencillo – simple
  • perfecto – perfect
  • permanente – permanent
  • religioso – religious
  • activo – active
  • famoso – famous
  • numeroso – numerous
  • rural – rural
  • tranquilo – quiet
  • extranjero – foreign
  • democrático – democratic
  • azul – blue
  • femenino – female
  • escaso – scarce
  • intenso – intense
  • puro – pure
  • unido – joined
  • universitario – academic
  • original – original
  • exterior – outside
  • seco – dry
  • digital – digital
  • alemán – German
  • literario – literary
  • independiente – independent
  • armado – armed
  • sanitario – sanitary
  • electrónico – electronic
  • indígena – indigenous
  • concreto – concrete
  • fiscal – fiscal
  • clásico – classic
  • evidente – clear
  • individual – individual
  • colectivo – collective
  • negativo – negative
  • productivo – productive
  • doble – double
  • anual – annual
  • efectivo – effective
  • habitual – usual
  • inicial – initial
  • débil – weak

Verbs

  • ser – be
  • estar – be
  • tener – have
  • hacer – make
  • poder – be able to, can
  • decir – say
  • haber – have
  • ir – go
  • dar – give
  • ver – see
  • saber – know
  • pasar – pass by
  • deber – must
  • querer – want
  • llegar – arrive
  • dejar – leave
  • llevar – take
  • encontrar – find
  • seguir – follow
  • poner – put
  • quedar – stay
  • parecer – seem
  • hablar – speak
  • pensar – think
  • volver – back to
  • conocer – know
  • salir – exit
  • realizar – make
  • tomar – take
  • tratar – try
  • contar – count
  • llamar – call
  • venir – come
  • mirar – see
  • presentar – present
  • permitir – allow
  • esperar – wait
  • sentir – feel
  • vivir – live
  • buscar – search
  • creer – believe
  • crear – create
  • perder – lose
  • existir – exist
  • considerar – consider
  • abrir – open
  • trabajar – work
  • recibir – receive
  • mantener – maintain
  • explicar – explain
  • lograr – achieve
  • empezar – start
  • recordar – remember
  • comenzar – start
  • pedir – ask for
  • preguntar – ask
  • producir – produce
  • convertir – convert
  • entrar – enter
  • mostrar – show
  • señalar – point out
  • escribir – write
  • utilizar – use
  • entender – understand
  • terminar – finish
  • ganar – win
  • incluir – include
  • morir – die
  • asegurar – secure
  • ocurrir – occur
  • ofrecer – offer
  • jugar – play
  • gustar – like
  • escuchar – listen to
  • sentar – sit
  • cambiar – change
  • aparecer – appear
  • acabar – end
  • decidir – decide
  • resultar – result
  • caer – fall
  • desarrollar – develop
  • necesitar – need
  • sacar – take out
  • establecer – establish
  • conseguir – get
  • indicar – indicate
  • formar – form
  • reconocer – recognize
  • dirigir – address
  • servir – serve
  • alcanzar – reach
  • intentar – try
  • cumplir – meet
  • leer – read
  • obtener – get
  • ayudar – help
  • usar – use
  • observar – see
  • responder – answer
  • afirmar – claim
  • evitar – avoid
  • suponer – assume
  • afectar – affect
  • generar – generate
  • continuar – continue
  • cerrar – close
  • pagar – pay
  • acercar – bring over
  • levantar – raise
  • participar – participate
  • representar – represent
  • tocar – touch
  • informar – inform
  • destacar – highlight
  • iniciar – start
  • dedicar – dedicate
  • oír – hear
  • acompañar – accompany
  • referir – refer to
  • sufrir – suffer
  • nacer – birth
  • comer – eat
  • bajar – download
  • suceder – succeed
  • dormir – sleep
  • preparar – prepare
  • agregar – add
  • correr – run
  • subir – go up
  • publicar – publish
  • traer – bring
  • anunciar – announce
  • descubrir – discover
  • construir – build
  • detener – stop
  • aceptar – accept
  • meter – tuck in
  • ocupar – occupy
  • demostrar – show
  • proponer – propose
  • estudiar – study
  • comprar – buy
  • expresar – express
  • olvidar – forget
  • aumentar – increase
  • definir – define
  • regresar – return
  • añadir – add
  • mover – move
  • entregar – deliver
  • sostener – hold
  • reducir – reduce
  • aprender – learn
  • provocar – provoke
  • mejorar – improve
  • unir – join
  • constituir – constitute
  • compartir – share
  • enfrentar – confront
  • imaginar – imagine
  • crecer – grow
  • comprender – understand
  • apoyar – support
  • comentar – comment
  • vender – sell
  • faltar – skip
  • aplicar – apply
  • colocar – place
  • cubrir – cover
  • repetir – repeat
  • disponer – arrange
  • obligar – force
  • celebrar – celebrate
  • echar – cast out of
  • relacionar – link
  • marcar – mark
  • desear – wish
  • significar – mean
  • caminar – walk
  • superar – go beyond
  • organizar – organize
  • registrar – register
  • andar – walk
  • identificar – identify
  • elegir – choose
  • abandonar – leave
  • soler – be used to
  • plantear – raise
  • ubicar – locate
  • requerir – request
  • partir – start
  • reunir – gather
  • actuar – act
  • lanzar – launch
  • importar – import
  • analizar – analyze
  • mencionar – mention
  • sumar – add
  • pretender – pretend
  • enviar – send
  • declarar – declare
  • manifestar – manifest
  • atender – attend
  • basar – base
  • recuperar – retrieve
  • aprovechar – take advantage of
  • asumir – assume
  • desaparecer – disappear
  • funcionar – work
  • permanecer – stay
  • preocupar – concern
  • preferir – prefer
  • confirmar – confirm
  • advertir – warn
  • imponer – impose
  • integrar – integrate
  • recoger – pick up
  • parar – stop
  • proteger – protect
  • depender – depend
  • negar – deny
  • resolver – solve
  • surgir – arise
  • corresponder – correspond
  • determinar – determine
  • concluir – conclude
  • visitar – visit
  • exigir – demand
  • contener – contain
  • aprobar – approve
  • romper – break
  • viajar – travel
  • quitar – remove
  • interesar – interest
  • defender – defend
  • avanzar – advance
  • prever – foresee
  • implicar – involve
  • apuntar – point out
  • invitar – invite
  • causar – cause
  • vestir – dress
  • controlar – check
  • adquirir – purchase
  • incorporar – incorporate
  • guardar – save
  • insistir – insist
  • conducir – drive
  • acordar – agree
  • contestar – answer
  • tirar – throw away
  • despertar – wake up
  • reír – laugh
  • sorprender – surprise
  • llorar – cry
  • situar – locate
  • garantizar – guarantee
  • separar – separate
  • impedir – prevent
  • gritar – shout
  • costar – cost
  • cruzar – cross
  • disfrutar – enjoy
  • cantar – sing
  • citar – quote
  • sonreír – smile
  • extender – extend
  • poseer – own
  • contribuir – contribute
  • exponer – exhibit
  • instalar – install
  • notar – note
  • sonar – sound
  • convencer – convince
  • mandar – send
  • asociar – link
  • aportar – provide
  • acudir – go to
  • asistir – attend
  • firmar – sign
  • pertenecer – belong to
  • solicitar – request
  • enseñar – show
  • cortar – cut
  • recorrer – tour
  • fijar – post
  • promover – promote
  • describir – describe
  • revelar – reveal
  • retirar – withdraw
  • contemplar – see
  • elaborar – elaborate
  • ordenar – order
  • hallar – find
  • reflejar – reflect
  • limitar – limit
  • rodear – go around
  • transformar – transform
  • interpretar – interpret
  • llenar – fill out
  • consistir – consist of
  • cuidar – care
  • someter – submit
  • avisar – warn
  • emplear – use

Adverbs

  • no – not
  • más – more
  • apenas – hardly
  • también – also
  • ya – already
  • muy – very
  • básicamente – basically
  • solo – only
  • después – later
  • ahora – now
  • así – thus
  • bien – well
  • siempre – always
  • antes – before
  • tan – so
  • cómo – how
  • – yes
  • hoy – today
  • entonces – then
  • luego – then
  • además – in addition
  • nunca – never
  • casi – almost
  • poco – sparsely
  • aquí – here
  • menos – least
  • tanto – such
  • sin embargo – however
  • mucho – a lot
  • aún – still
  • dentro – within
  • ayer – yesterday
  • allí – there
  • incluso – inclusive
  • ahí – there
  • ruidosamente – loudly
  • todavía – still
  • hasta – even
  • tampoco – nor
  • cerca – near
  • allá – there
  • apenas – barely
  • a lo mejor – perhaps
  • cuidadosamente – carefully
  • pronto – soon
  • normalmente – normally
  • fuera – out
  • atrás – behind
  • encima – above
  • tarde – afternoon
  • finalmente – finally
  • especialmente – especially
  • tal vez – maybe
  • lejos – far
  • demasiado – too
  • quizá – maybe
  • mal – badly
  • perfectamente – perfectly
  • bastante – quite a lot
  • diariamente – daily
  • adelante – forward
  • detrás – back
  • igual – likewise
  • ni siquiera – not even
  • primero – first
  • actualmente – currently
  • así como – as well as
  • precisamente – precisely
  • arriba – up
  • realmente – actually
  • jamás – never
  • quizás – maybe
  • recién – just
  • asimismo – also
  • no obstante – however
  • difícilmente – with difficulty
  • alrededor – around
  • solamente – only
  • aun – even
  • por supuesto – of course
  • delante – in front
  • abajo – below
  • para nada – not at all
  • fácilmente – easily
  • simplemente – simply
  • directamente – directly
  • lentamente – slowly
  • debajo – under
  • por tanto – therefore
  • principalmente – mainly
  • por lo tanto – therefore
  • totalmente – totally
  • a menudo – often
  • por lo menos – at least
  • acá – here
  • probablemente – probably
  • prácticamente – practically
  • seguramente – surely
  • frecuentemente – frequently
  • aproximadamente – approximately
  • completamente – completely
  • posteriormente – later
  • nuevamente – again
  • por fin – finally
  • igualmente – equally
  • jamás – never
  • acaso – perhaps
  • justo – just
  • recientemente – recently
  • por favor – kindly
  • rápidamente – quickly
  • únicamente – only
  • afuera – outside
  • respectivamente – respectively
  • inmediatamente – immediately
  • exactamente – exactly
  • claramente – clearly
  • generalmente – generally
  • perfectamente – perfectly
  • enseguida – right away
  • temprano – early
  • adentro – inside

Prepositions

  • de – from
  • en – at, in, on
  • a – to
  • con – with
  • por – by
  • para – for
  • sobre – about
  • entre – between
  • sin – without
  • desde – from
  • hasta – to, until
  • durante – during
  • hacia – to
  • ante – before
  • contra – against
  • según – according to
  • tras – after
  • bajo – under
  • a través de – through
  • a partir de – as of
  • frente a – in front of
  • además de – in addition to
  • a pesar de – in spite of
  • mediante – through
  • junto a – together with
  • debido a – due to
  • gracias a – thanks to
  • pese a – despite
  • de acuerdo con – in accordance with
  • en cuanto a – in regard to
  • junto con – together with
  • acerca de – about
  • respecto a – with respect to
  • en torno a – around
  • en lugar de – instead of
  • de acuerdo a – according to

Conjunctions

  • y – and
  • e – and
  • ni…ni – neither…nor
  • o – or
  • u – or
  • o bien…o bien – either…or
  • pero – but
  • mas – but
  • aunque – although
  • es decir – that is
  • porque – because
  • pues – since
  • si – if
  • como – as

Interjections

  • guay – cool (used in Spain)
  • vale – okey (used in Spain)
  • órale – sure (used in Mexico)
  • guau – wow
  • bravo – good job
  • claro – of course
  • che – dude (used in Argentina and Uruguay)
  • huy – oops
  • ojalá – I hope so

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What is the most commonly used Spanish word? ›

The 100 Most Common Words in Spoken Spanish
RankWord in SpanishMeaning in English
1quethat
2deof, from
3nono
4ato
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What is a common Spanish word? ›

Basic Spanish Words
  • Hola (Hello)
  • Adios (Goodbye)
  • Gracias (Thank you)
  • Por favor (Please)
  • Si (Yes)
  • Claro (Of course)
  • No (No)
  • Amor (Love)
Aug 25, 2021

What are the 1 000 most common words in Spanish? ›

Check out our post on the 1000 Most Common Spanish Words below. 10,000 words. Wow.
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NumberSpanishin English
1comoas
2yoI
3suhis
4quethat
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Is Spanish the #1 language? ›

Spanish is the primary language in 20 countries worldwide. As of 2023, it is estimated that about 486 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it the second most spoken language by number of native speakers.

What is the number 1 in Spanish translation? ›

Here are the Spanish numbers: 1 - uno. 2 - dos. 3 - tres.

Is 5000 words enough to speak Spanish? ›

2,500 words constitute those that should enable you to express everything you could possibly want to say, albeit often via awkward circumlocutions. 5,000 words constitute the active vocabulary of native speakers without higher education.

What are the top 100 Spanish words? ›

100 most frequently used Spanish words
  • llevar (verb) to take, carry.
  • dejar (verb) to let, leave.
  • nada (pron.) nothing.
  • cada (adj.) each, every.
  • seguir (verb) to follow.
  • menos (adj.) less, fewer.
  • nuevo (adj.) new.
  • encontrar (verb) to find.

How can I speak Spanish easily? ›

7 tips on speaking Spanish fluently and confidently
  1. Read aloud. Spanish pronunciation is easy as each letter of the alphabet can only be pronounced one way. ...
  2. Practise, practise, practise. ...
  3. Buddy up. ...
  4. Build your own phrasebook. ...
  5. Stick to one Spanish variety. ...
  6. Sing along. ...
  7. Exercise your brain.

Can you learn Spanish fast? ›

Firstly, don't make the mistake of thinking you can't learn Spanish fast! It is entirely possible, and you'll find plenty of experienced language learners who will testify to this. And you don't necessarily need expensive Spanish classes or fancy learning software to do it.

What are the largest Spanish words? ›

15 of the longest words in Spanish
  • Esternocleidomastoideo. Letters: 22. ...
  • Electroencefalografía. Letters: 21. ...
  • Otorrinolaringológico. Letters: 21. ...
  • Internacionalización. Letters: 20. ...
  • Electroencefalograma. Letters: 20. ...
  • Otorrinolaringología. Letters: 20. ...
  • Electrocardiografía. Letters: 19. ...
  • Desafortunadamente. Letters: 18.
Feb 9, 2023

What is 1000000000000 in Spanish? ›

Millions and More

Precise Spanish, following the British understanding, uses mil millones for 1,000,000,000 and billón for 1,000,000,000,000, while trillón is 1,000,000,000,000,000.

Who speaks the correct Spanish? ›

If you're looking to learn the purest Spanish, Mexico is the place to go. It has all the grammar conventions from the Spaniards, but with the clear enunciation of indigenous languages.

What is the hardest language to learn? ›

Across multiple sources, Mandarin Chinese is the number one language listed as the most challenging to learn. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center puts Mandarin in Category IV, which is the list of the most difficult languages to learn for English speakers.

Is Spanish older or English? ›

Spanish in the U.S. Spanish predated English in arriving in what is now the United States. For 400 years, the two languages have co-existed; today's immigrants continue to bring variation.

Is it rude to say no gracias? ›

No, gracias

This is the standard way of saying “no” when offered something. It's also the most polite option. No, gracias means “No, thank you” in Spanish, and it's used in the same way as in English.

Is there no K in Spanish? ›

The letters k and w do not occur in Spanish words unless the word has been borrowed from another language such as English or even Japanese. For example, el karate is considered a “Spanish” noun, even though the k is not a Spanish letter. In Spanish, there are two ways to produce the sound of the English letter k.

What is the hardest word to know in Spanish? ›

1. Ferrocarril. Among hard Spanish words, ferrocarril or “railway” has a special place. So much so that Spanish-speaking people use it to teach little children how to pronounce the hard r sound of the rr.

How many Spanish words exist? ›

So, it's fair to say that learning some basic Spanish words or adding some extra Spanish words and phrases to your existing vocabulary is a useful exercise. There are 93,000 words in the Spanish dictionary : (roughly half of the amount that there are in English) with 75% of them descending from Latin.

What is the longest word Spanish to English? ›

Esternocleidooccipitomastoideos (31 letters) is the plural of the noun esternocleidooccipitomastoideo, which is the sternocleidomastoid, a muscle in the human neck. The word has a 22-letter synonym: esternocleidomastoideo, which is shorter because it omits the Latin prefix occipito- ('occipital').

What is 32 called in Spanish? ›

Spanish numbers 21-50
NumeralIn Spanish
31treinta y uno
32treinta y dos
33treinta y tres
34treinta y cuatro
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What is 1000000 in Spanish words? ›

un millón – one million = 1,000,000.

What is 35 called in Spanish? ›

The number 35 in Spanish is número treinta y cinco. This is the cardinal number, often called a counting number.

What is the easiest language to learn? ›

We've used data from the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) to rank them from the easier to the somewhat more challenging.
  • Frisian. ...
  • Dutch. ...
  • Norwegian. ...
  • Spanish. ...
  • Portuguese. ...
  • Italian. ...
  • French. ...
  • Swedish.
Oct 24, 2021

How many words is A1? ›

When you reach the A1 level, you will have a rough working vocabulary of about 700 words. Some will be derivatives (“run” and “running”), some you will be able to recall quickly and others only slowly and with a lot of effort, but it's a good ballpark number.

Which language has most words? ›

Still, it's a stretch to say that Korean has the most words of any language in the world because one of its dictionaries has over a million headwords.
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Korean.
LanguageDictionaryApproximate number of headwords
KoreanWoori Mal Saem, 20171,100,373
PortugueseAulete Digital818,000
FinnishRedFox Pro800,000
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What are the top 3 Spanish languages? ›

The most common language in Spain is Spanish which is currently spoken by 94% of the total population as their first or second language. This is followed by Catalan (16%), Galician (5.64%) and Basque (1.26%).

Is it difficult to learn Spanish? ›

No matter what your mother tongue is, Spanish is generally one of the easiest languages to learn, as it shares some unexpected similarities with many languages. Of course, Spanish still has challenges that may be different for speakers of different languages. Nevertheless, learning Spanish is worth the effort!

What is the most popular Spanish accent? ›

The Mexican dialect of Spanish is one of the most popular in the world, with 129 million speakers. It's the dialect of Spanish in Mexico, as well as in parts of the United States and Canada.

How fast is Spanish spoken? ›

The table below shows the results of the speed analysis. Per the results, Japanese is the fastest spoken language from the 17 languages that they studied. Spanish is in second place with around 8-9 syllables spoken per second, whereas, English is in eight place with around 6-7 syllables spoken per second.

How fast to learn Spanish? ›

If you start out as a beginner and manage to spend an average of 1 hour per day working on your Spanish, you should be able to reach conversational fluency within 8 – 12 months. That translates to about 250 – 350 hours spent. But remember that consistency is key here.

What accent is easiest to learn Spanish? ›

These dialects are often considered easier to understand, and the Colombian accent has been called the “most neutral Spanish accent.” That's because in this region, people speak Spanish more slowly and don't cut words.

Can you learn Spanish in 3 days? ›

While you can't master Spanish or reach fluency in a few days, you absolutely can start to speak Spanish in this time. I famously aim to speak a new language on day one (or even hour one), but experience in doing it so often has given me a big edge.

Can I learn Spanish in 2 months? ›

Starting from the A2 level, you'll need approximately 150-180 study hours to reach B1. If you're following an intensive path, this amount of hours can easily be done in three months. At a normal pace (one hour of Spanish every day), six months should be enough.

Is 30 minutes a day enough to learn Spanish? ›

Based on the data in our courses: If you learn Spanish by yourself, focus on learning chunks native Spanish speakers use, and you commit to studying 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week, you can get to an intermediate level in 48 weeks.

What are the 5 most used letters in Spanish? ›

The most commonly used letter in Spanish is the “e”. This is followed by the “a” and, in third place, also a vowel, the “o”. The consonants 's' and 'r' complete the top five. At the other end of the scale are 'x', 'k' and 'w', which are the least used.

What are the 3 most used letters in the Spanish language? ›

Accordingly, the letters E, A and O are the most frequent letters in the Spanish language.

What is the #1 most commonly used word in the English language? ›

100 most common words
WordParts of speechCOCA rank
theArticle1
beVerb2
toPreposition7, 9
ofPreposition4
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What are the 100 most common Spanish verbs? ›

The 100 Most Used Spanish Verbs List
  • Ser Conjugation (To be)
  • Estar Conjugation (To be)
  • Haber Conjugation (To have)
  • Tener Conjugation (To have)
  • Venir Conjugation (To come)
  • Ir Conjugation (To go)
  • Dar Conjugation (To give)
  • Ver Conjugation (To see)

What letter is only found in Spanish? ›

Fortunately for English speakers, the official Spanish alphabet now only has the one additional letter that does not appear in the English alphabet: ñ. (Two of the letters in the Spanish alphabet, k and w, exist only to say words of foreign origin, like “kilómetro” and “whisky.”)

What are the 4 extra Spanish letters? ›

The Spanish Alphabet: Sounds And Letters

The table above includes the four extra letters that are often included in the Spanish alphabet: ch, ll, ñ and rr.

What are the 3 C's of Spanish? ›

The 3 Cs – Cabeza, Corazón y Coraje in Spanish or head, heart and courage in English — is a futurospective activity for building a competitive plan based on logical, emotional and determination perspectives.

What is the least used letter in Spanish? ›

Fun Fact: The letter "w" is the least used letter in Spanish. So how many letters are there? Officially there are 27, but you may find answers anywhere between 25 ("ñ," but no "k" or "w") and 30 (the 26 you're used to plus "ch," "ll," "ñ," and "rr.") Just to cover all the bases let's work with a 30-letter alphabet.

What two letters are rarely used in Spanish? ›

The letters k and w do not occur in Spanish words unless the word has been borrowed from another language such as English or even Japanese. For example, el karate is considered a “Spanish” noun, even though the k is not a Spanish letter.

What is the rarest word? ›

Do you know what a quincunx is? Here are 15 of the most unusual words in the English dictionary
  • ​Deliquescent. Adjective: Becoming liquid, or having a tendency to become liquid.
  • Flabbergast. Verb: Surprise someone greatly.
  • Flimflam. ...
  • Floccinaucinihilipilification. ...
  • Limerence. ...
  • Loquacious. ...
  • Obdurate. ...
  • Omnishambles.

What is the least used word? ›

Least Common English Words
  • abate: reduce or lesson.
  • abdicate: give up a position.
  • aberration: something unusual, different from the norm.
  • abhor: to really hate.
  • abstain: to refrain from doing something.
  • adversity: hardship, misfortune.
  • aesthetic: pertaining to beauty.
  • amicable: agreeable.

Does Spanish have a lot of vocabulary? ›

Here's one way to compare the two languages' vocabularies: Current editions of the "Diccionario de la Real Academia Española" (the "Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy"), the closest thing there is to an official list of Spanish vocabulary, has around 88,000 words.

What are 4 common verbs in Spanish? ›

In order of frequency, they are: ser, estar, haber, poder, tener, hacer, decir, deber, ir, ver, parecer and dar. Similar to English, the conjugations of almost all of these most frequent verbs are irregular, which means they don't always follow normal conjugation rules.

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