Most common words in Spanish (for beginners)

This deck contains the 440 most common words in Spanish (according to one method of counting common words). Learning this deck should help you get off to a good start in being conversant in the stock of common Spanish words.


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Number Front Back
1 you (formal plural) ustedes
2 yes
3 the car (not auto, automóvil, carro or vehículo) el coche
4 to combat, fight combatir
5 free (at liberty, available) libre
6 the boy, the child el niño
7 to obtain, to get conseguir
8 funny, graceful gracioso
9 the way, manner la manera
10 the law la ley
11 prime primo
12 I yo
13 still, yet aún
14 each, every cada
15 the tree el árbol
16 holidays, vacation las vacaciones
17 the sex, gender el sexo
18 the backside, breech, buttock el culo
19 the guard (male) el guardia
20 through, across, over través
21 to fling, bounce, throw out botar
22 the metro, subway el metro
23 happy feliz
24 to speak hablar
25 to leave, to go out salir
26 the order, command la orden
27 the memory la memoria
28 quiet, still quieto
29 the mom, mum la mamá
30 what qué
31 same mismo
32 to ask (a question) preguntar
33 the moment el momento
34 except, safe salvo
35 equal, same igual
36 to arrive llegar
37 the president el presidente
38 to like, to taste gustar
39 to enchant, like encantar
40 from, since desde
41 beautiful hermoso
42 to end, to finish acabar
43 the town; nation; people el pueblo
44 to let go, let out largar
45 in front of, before [referring to relative position] ante
46 the force, strength la fuerza
47 of the family, familiar familiar
48 the tape, ribbon la cinta
49 to bother, to upset molestar
50 to bathe oneself bañarse