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Top 100 high frequency words in Spanish

These are the most important words to learn first in Spanish as they are the top 100 most frequently used. Once you know these words, you will find your comprehension increases by a great deal! For a more complete list, take a look at the book A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish: Core Vocabulary for Learners by Mark Davies.
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el / la
the
de
of, from
que
that, which
y
and
a
to, at
en
in, on
un
a, an
ser
to be
se
self, oneself
no
no
haber
to have (special form)
por
by, for, through
con
with
su
his, her, their, your
para
for, to, in order to
como
like, as
estar
to be
tener
to have
le
to him/to her
lo
the
lo
him
todo
all, every
pero
but, yet, except
más
more
hacer
to do, make
o
or
poder
to be able to, can
decir
to tell, say
este
this
esta
this
ir
to go
otro
other, another
ese
that
esa
that
la
her
si
if, whether
me
me
ya
already, still
ver
to see
porque
because
dar
to give
cuando
when
él
he
muy
very, really
sin
without
vez
time, occurrence
mucho
much, many, a lot
saber
to know
qué
what? which? how!
sobre
on top of, over, about
mi
my
alguno
some; someone
mismo
same
yo
I
también
also
hasta
until, up to; even
año
year
dos
two
querer
to want, love
entre
between
así
like that
primero
first
desde
from, since
grande
large, great, big
eso
that
ni
not even, neither, nor
nos
us
llegar
to arrive
pasar
to pass, spend (time)
tiempo
time, weather
ella
she
ellas
them
yes
día
day
uno
one
bien
well
poco
little few; a little bit
deber
should, ought to; to owe
entonces
so, then
poner
to put (on); get (+ adj.)
cosa
thing
tanto
much
hombre
man, mankind, husband
parecer
to seem, look like
nuestro
our
tan
such, a, too, so
donde
where
ahora
now
parte
part, portion
después
after
vida
life
quedar
to remain, to stay
siempre
always
creer
to believe
hablar
to speak, talk
llevar
to take, to carry, to wear
dejar
to let, to leave
nada
nothing
cada
each, every
seguir
to follow
menos
less, fewer
nuevo
new
encontrar
to find