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The 100 Most Common Spanish Words, Not Including Verbs

Egads! No verbs? How can you have a top 100 list without verbs? That’s madness!

Madness, maybe, but there is a method to my madness. I believe verbs deserve their own list with their conjugations and other such weird stuff verbs are known for.

So, here is a list of the 100 most common Spanish words, excluding verbs. Actually, there are a few more than 100 but who’s counting. This list is based on an amalgamation of sources and you’ll notice there are some words that were already listed in the previous vocabulary lists.

This list is going to be more difficult than previous lists because now we have to deal with so many abstract terms (stuff you can’t touch).

The point is not to grab this list and start whipping out sentences. You need to spend some time each day working on this list so you can put the words into sentences later and so you can start recognizing words when you see them in books, hear them, or shout them out from a mountain top.

You can find the link to the flashcards for this vocabulary list here: http://sillyspanish.com/flashcards

hello
hola
(oh-lah)

goodbye
adiós
(ah-dee-ohs)

of, from
de
(deh)

the
el, la, los, las
(ehl, la, lohs, lahs)

it
lo
(loh)

that
que
(k)

what
qué
(k)

why
por qué
(pohr-k)

because
porque
(pore-k)

and
y
(ee)

he, she
él, ella
(el, eya)

they
ellos, ellas
(eh-yohs, eh-yahs)

in, on, at
en
(ehn)

to
a
(ah)

a
un, una
(oon, oonah)

no
no
(no)

yes

(see)

if
si
(see)

his, her, their, its
su
(soo)

with
con
(kohn)

without
sin
(seen)

by
por
(pore)

I
yo
(yo)

one
uno, una
(oon-oh, oon-ah)

to the
al
(ahl)

for, to
para
(pahr-ah)

as, about, like
como
(koh-moh)

more
más
(mahs)

all
todo, toda
(toh-doh, toh-dah)

but
pero
(pair-o)

this
este, esta
(ehs-teh, ehs-tah)

or
o
(oh)

other, another
otro, otra
(oh-troe, oh-trah)

we, us
nosotros
(no-so-trohs)

my
mi
(me)

that
ese, esa
(eh-seh, eh-sah)

when
cuando
(coo-ahn-doh)

already
ya
(yah)

very
muy
(moo-ee)

never
nunca
(noon-kah)

same
mismo
(mees-moe)

much
mucho
(moo-cho)

two
dos
(dohs)

only
sólo
(soh-loh)

also
también
(tom-bee-en)

neither
ni
(nee)

until
hasta
(ahs-tah)

so, the same as
tan
(tahn)

time
tiempo
(tee-ehm-poe)

day
día
(dee-ah)

week
semana
(seh-mahn-ah)

month
mes
(mehs)

year
año
(ahn-yo)

hour
hora
(ohr-ah)

today
hoy
(oy)

yesterday
ayer
(ah-yehr)

moment
momento
(moh-men-toh)

during
durante
(doo-rahn-teh)

past
pasado
(pah-sahd-o)

before
antes
(ahn-tehs)

now
ahora
(ah-ohr-ah)

after, later
después
(deh-spoo-es)

from, since
desde
(dehs-deh)

bad
malo
(mah-loh)

sad
triste
(tree-steh)

our
nuestro, nuestra
(noo-ehs-troe, noo-ehs-trah)

first
primero, primera
(pree-mare-oh, pree-mare-ah)

life
vida
(vee-dah)

about
sobre
(soh-breh)

always
siempre
(see-em-preh)

new
nuevo, nueva
(noo-eh-voh, noo-eh-vah)

thing
cosa
(koh-sah)

man, men
hombre, hombres
(ohm-breh, ohm-brehs)

woman, women
mujer, mujeres
(moo-hair, moo-hair-ehs)

boy, girl
niño, niña
(neen-yo, neen-ya)

person
persona
(pehr-sone-ah)

someone
alguien
(all-gee-en)

although
aunque
(ah-oon-keh)

each
cada
(kah-dah)

good, well
bien
(bee-ehn)

like this
así
(ah-see)

good
bueno
(boo-eh-no)

something
algo
(ahl-go)

where
donde
(dohn-deh)

here
aquí
(a-key)

there
allí
(aye-ee)

under
bajo
(bah-hoh)

between, among
entre
(ehn-treh)

house
casa
(kah-sah)

world
mundo
(moon-doh)

last, final
último, última
(ool-tee-moe, ool-tee-mah)

almost
casi
(kah-see)

me
me
(meh)

you
usted
(oo-sted)

important
importante
(eem-pore-tahn-teh)

family
familia
(fah-me-lee-ah)

against
contra
(kohn-trah)

big
grande
(grahn-deh)

great
gran
(grahn)

half
medio
(meh-dee-oh)

nothing
nada
(nah-dah)

part
parte
(pahr-teh)

so much
tanto, tanta
(tahn-toe, tahn-ta)

little, few
poco, poca
(poh-koh, poh-kah)

place
lugar
(loo-gahr)

group
grupo
(groo-poh)

problem
probelma
(pro-blehm-ah)

water
agua
(ah-gwa)

work, job
trabajo
(trah-bah-ho)

these
estos, estas
(ehs-tohs, ehs-tahs)

which
cual
(coo-ahl)

happy
feliz
(feh-lease)

friend
amigo
(ah-me-go)

please
por favor
(pore-fah-vore)