1000 most common words in English

The list below gives you the 1000 most frequently used English words in alphabetical order. Once you've mastered the shorter vocabulary lists, this is the next step. It would take time to learn the entire list from scratch, but you are probably already familiar with some of these words. Feel free to copy this list into your online flashcard management tool, an app, or print it out to make paper flashcards. You'll have to look up the definitions on your own either in English or in your own language. Good luck improving your English vocabulary!

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ability
able
about
above
accept
according
account
across
act
action
activity
actually
add
address
administration
admit
adult
affect
after
again
against
age
agency
agent
ago
agree
agreement
ahead
air
all
allow
almost
alone
along
already
also
although
always
American
among
amount
analysis
and
animal
another
answer
any
anyone
anything
appear
apply
approach
area
argue
arm
around
arrive
art
article
artist
as
ask
assume
at
attack
attention
attorney
audience
author
authority
available
avoid
away
baby
back
bad
bag
ball
bank
bar
base
be
beat
beautiful
because
become
bed
before
begin
behavior
behind
believe
benefit
best
better
between
beyond
big
bill
billion
bit
black
blood
blue
board
body
book
born
both
box
boy
break
bring
brother
budget
build
building
business
but
buy
by
call
camera
campaign
can
cancer
candidate
capital
car
card
care
career
carry
case
catch
cause
cell
center
central
century
certain
certainly
chair
challenge
chance
change
character
charge
check
child
choice
choose
church
citizen
city
civil
claim
class
clear
clearly
close
coach
cold
collection
college
color
come
commercial
common
community
company
compare
computer
concern
condition
conference
Congress
consider
consumer
contain
continue
control
cost
could
country
couple
course
court
cover
create
crime
cultural
culture
cup
current
customer
cut
dark
data
daughter
day
dead
deal
death
debate
decade
decide
decision
deep
defense
degree
Democrat
democratic
describe
design
despite
detail
determine
develop
development
die
difference
different
difficult
dinner
direction
director
discover
discuss
discussion
disease
do
doctor
dog
door
down
draw
dream
drive
drop
drug
during
each
early
east
easy
eat
economic
economy
edge
education
effect
effort
eight
either
election
else
employee
end
energy
enjoy
enough
enter
entire
environment
environmental
especially
establish
even
evening
event
ever
every
everybody
everyone
everything
evidence
exactly
example
executive
exist
expect
experience
expert
explain
eye
face
fact
factor
fail
fall
family
far
fast
father
fear
federal
feel
feeling
few
field
fight
figure
fill
film
final
finally
financial
find
fine
finger
finish
fire
firm
first
fish
five
floor
fly
focus
follow
food
foot
for
force
foreign
forget
form
former
forward
four
free
friend
from
front
full
fund
future
game
garden
gas
general
generation
get
girl
give
glass
go
goal
good
government
great
green
ground
group
grow
growth
guess
gun
guy
hair
half
hand
hang
happen
happy
hard
have
he
head
health
hear
heart
heat
heavy
help
her
here
herself
high
him
himself
his
history
hit
hold