500 Most Common American English Words

Looking for a list of the top 500 words in American English? Look no further!

This is a list I created using a number of English frequency list sources. I used this list when I created my English Dialogues book:

77 Real Life English Dialogues - 500 Most Common English Words

77 Real Life English Dialogues with 500 Most Common English Words E-book + AUDIO

In this book, you’ll read, listen and practice using the 500 most common American English words in the context of 77 real life dialogues. Audio and 500 word dictionary included!

Top 500 words in American English

Frequency List of English Words (sorted Alphabetically)

a
able
about
above
act
add
after
again
against
age
ago
air
all
almost
alone
along
also
always
am
american
among
an
and
animal
another
answer
any
anything
appear
are
area
around
as
ask
at
baby
back
ball
base
be
beauty
because
become
bed
been
before
began
begin
behind
being
below
best
better
between
big
bike
bird
black
blue
boat
body
book
both
bought
box
boy
bring
broke
brother
build
bus
busy
but
buy
by
call
came
can
can’t
car
care
carry
cat
cause
center
certain
change
check
children
city
class
clean
clear
close
cold
college
color
come
common
complete
contain
correct
could
country
course
cover
cross
cry
cut
dark
day
decide
deep
develop
did
direct
do
does
dog
done
don’t
door
down
draw
drive
dry
during
each
early
earth
ease
east
eat
end
enough
even
ever
every
everything
example
eye
face
fact
fall
family
far
fast
father
favorite
feel
feet
few
field
fight
figure
fill
final
finally
find
fine
fire
first
fish
five
fly
follow
food
foot
for
force
form
found
four
free
friend
from
front
full
funny
game
gave
get
girl
give
go
gold
good
got
great
green
ground
group
grow
had
half
hand
happen
happy
hard
has
have
he
head
hear
heard
heart
heat
help
her
here
high
him
his
history
hold
home
horse
hot
hour
house
how
hundred
idea
if
in
interest
is
island
it
itself
job
just
keep
kind
knew
know
land
language
large
last
late
laugh
lay
lead
learn
leave
left
less
let
letter
life
light
like
line
list
listen
little
live
long
look
lot
love
low
lunch
machine
mad
made
main
make
man
many
map
mark
may
maybe
me
mean
measure
men
might
mile
mind
minute
miss
moment
money
moon
more
morning
most
mother
mountain
move
much
music
must
my
myself
name
near
need
never
new
next
night
no
north
note
nothing
notice
now
number
object
of
off
often
oh
old
on
once
one
only
open
or
order
other
our
out
over
own
page
paper
part
pass
pattern
people
perhaps
person
picture
piece
place
plain
plan
plane
plant
play
point
port
possible
pound
power
press
probably
problem
produce
product
pull
put
question
quick
rain
ran
reach
read
ready
real
recent
record
red
remember
rest
right
river
road
rock
room
round
rule
run
said
same
saw
say
school
science
sea
second
see
seem
self
sentence
serve
set
several
shape
she
ship
short
should
show
side
simple
since
sing
sit
six
size
sleep
slow
small
snow
so
some
something
song
soon
sound
south
special
spell
spirit
stand
star
start
state
stay
step
still
stood
stop
story
street
strong
student
study
such
suddenly
summer
sun
sure
surface
table
tail
take
talk
teach
tell
ten
test
than
that
the
their
them
then
there
these
they
thing
think
this
those
though
thought
thousand
three
through
time
to
together
told
too
took
top
toward
town
train
travel
tree
true
try
turn
two
under
until
up
us
use
usual
very
voice
wait
walk
want
warm
was
wash
watch
water
way
we
week
weight
well
went
were
west
what
wheel
when
where
which
while
white
who
whole
why
wild
will
wind
winter
with
without
wonder
wood
word
work

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