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The 20/80 Rule.  Most Common Words. AGAIN

Imagine that with only 20% of vocabulary you could be able to handle 80% of normal conversations.  Imagine that instead of trying to memorize 1000 words; 200 would be enough.  Imagine that instead of learning and conjugating 100 verbs; 20 would be sufficient.

Well, that’s what the experts call the 20/80 Rule.

Today, I am going to give you again a list of words with the most common words in Spanish.

This list has been generated from subtitles of movies and television series with a total of about 27.4 million words.  So, take it seriously 😉
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rank word translation
1. que that, which
2. de from, of
3. no no
4. a to
5. la the
6. el the
7. es you are #1, s/he-it #1
8. y and
9. en in, at, on
10. lo it
11. un a
12. por for #1
13. ¿qué? what?
14. me me, myself
15. una a
16. te you, yourself
17. los the
18. se yourself, herself, himself, itself
19. con with
20. para for #2
21. mi my
22. está you are #2, s/he-it is #2
23. si if
24. bien fine, well
25. pero but
26. yo I
27. eso that
28. las the
29. yes
30. su your, her, his, its
31. tu your
32. aquí here
33. del from the, of the
34. al to the
35. como as, like
36. le you, her, him, it
37. más more
38. esto this
39. ya already, now
40. todo all, everything
41. esta this
42. vamos we go, come on
43. muy very
44. hay there is, there are
45. ahora now
46. algo something
47. estoy I am #2
48. tengo I have #1
49. nos us
50. you
51. nada nothing
52. cuando when
53. ha you have #2, s/he-it has #2
54. este this
55. I know
56. estás you are#2
57. así like this
58. puedo I can
59. ¿cómo? how?
60. quiero I want
61. sólo just, only
62. soy I am
63. tiene you have #1, s/he-it has #1
64. gracias thanks
65. o or
66. él He
67. bueno good
68. fue you, s/he-it were #1 & went
69. ser to be #1
70. hacer to make, to do
71. son y’all are #1, they are #1
72. todos all, everything, everybody
73. era I, s/he-it used to be #1
74. eres you are #1
75. vez Time
76. tienes you have #1
77. creo I believe, I think
78. ella She
79. he I have #2
80. ese That
81. voy I go, I am going, I’m gonna
82. puede you can, s/he-it can
83. sabes you know #1
84. hola hello, hi
85. sus your, his, her, its
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
95. dos two
96. tan so
97. señor sir, mister
98. tiempo time, weather
99. verdad true, truth
100. estaba I was, you were, s/he-it was #2

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