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Most Common Spanish Words

Guess the 100 most common words in Spanish.
Variations of the same word are grouped together
For verbs, guess the infinitive form
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First submittedSeptember 6, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 6, 2013
Times taken12,231
Rating4.04
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Word
el / la
de
que
y
a
en
un
ser
se
no
haber
por
con
Word
su
para
como
estar
tener
le
lo
lo
todo
pero
más
hacer
o
Word
poder
decir
este
ir
otro
ese
la
si
me
ya
ver
porque
dar
Word
cuando
él
muy
sin
vez
mucho
saber
qué
sobre
mi
alguno
mismo
yo
Word
también
hasta
año
dos
querer
entre
así
primero
desde
grande
eso
ni
nos
Word
llegar
pasar
tiempo
ella
día
uno
bien
poco
deber
entonces
poner
cosa
Word
tanto
hombre
parecer
nuestro
tan
donde
ahora
parte
después
vida
quedar
siempre
creer
Word
hablar
llevar
dejar
nada
cada
seguir
menos
nuevo
encontrar
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level 76
Dec 9, 2013
Donde esta la biblioteca? Also... is "tu" really not on here? How is that possible?
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level 76
Dec 9, 2013
finished with 78th percentile. Not terrible I guess considering I haven't had any reason to practice my Spanish in about 10 years.
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level 21
Mar 8, 2018
Step one: take the quiz Step two: get 40% Step three: see all answers Step four: Smack your head for 1 hour If you followed these steps... you are human.
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level 80
Dec 9, 2013
As a fan of Bumblebee Man, I'm disappointed that "ay, caramba" did not make the list.
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level 60
Aug 25, 2017
As a fan of bart simpson, I agree
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level 72
Dec 6, 2018
As a fan of the Simpsons I can say: ¡Ay, ay, ay, el mundo es loco!
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level 39
Dec 9, 2013
55 guessed for a 96.8 percentile.....not bad considering Spanish is my native language.....wait...ouch! This is hard!
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level 83
Mar 10, 2014
Don't worry, that's about as good as I did the first time taking the english version of this test. It's hard to think of what words are most common in general.
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level 49
Dec 9, 2013
I got 61, which doesn't seem too bad for a non-speaker--I had Spanish in high school, but was never fluent and haven't used it at all in the dozen or so years since then.
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level 52
Aug 15, 2014
Man, I'm a native Spanish speaker, and did better in "Most common words in English" than on this one...
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level 40
Jun 1, 2016
El inglés tiene, con diferencia, muchísimo menos vocabulario que el español, quizás sea por eso jajaja A mi también me fue mejor el quiz en inglés
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level 72
Oct 28, 2014
"Lo" appears twice.
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level 68
Dec 14, 2014
That's intentional. Lo is counted in two forms there
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level 24
May 7, 2016
Why isn't usted on here?
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level 40
Jun 1, 2016
we don't use i that much, only in very formal scenarios. It's more extended in Latin America
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level 69
Aug 12, 2016
I'm not very good at these. I did rather poorly at the English version too. The problem with the most common words is you use them so unthinkingly. I was kicking myself when I saw the obvious ones I'd missed.
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level 79
Sep 10, 2016
There are definitely words that I missed that I should have gotten--no different than what I did on the English words. But I was surprised that some words were conspicuously absent: blanco, negro, Usted, trabajar, and perhaps a few more. It's been over 25 years since I took any Spanish lessons, so I won't beat myself up too much.
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level 22
Jan 26, 2018
How is "Hola" not here!
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level 56
Mar 2, 2018
I speak English and I did better on this one, lol
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level 57
Jan 16, 2019
No sombrero, cerveza, tequila, fajjito, queso, ok I'll stop, now Im hungry...

The most guessed are one and two letter words. That is a good reflections of how I did. Most were random guesses and happy accidents... (at one point just tries two letter combos.. bo bi ba be, lo, li la le...)

surprisingly how low nada is btw, One of the words many people DO know even if they dont really know spanish. That is nearly the only word I know (besides the ones written above, food(stuff) that hails from spanish speaking countries) ) also know si, nina, yo, that about it...

Though if i see it written I can guess a lot since I do know a little bit of french, so if there is an resemblence I can guess. but not if i have to produce the spanish myself

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