3000 most common words in English

With 2,500 to 3,000 words, you can understand 90% of everyday English conversations, English newspaper and magazine articles, and English used in the workplace. The remaining 10% you'll be able to learn from context, or ask questions about. However, it's essential to learn the right English vocabulary words, so you don't waste your time trying to memorize a huge collection with very little benefit. The list below seems long, but when you can use all these words with confidence, your English vocabulary will be fully functional.

a
abandon
ability
able
abortion
about
above
abroad
absence
absolute
absolutely
absorb
abuse
academic
accept
access
accident
accompany
accomplish
according
account
accurate
accuse
achieve
achievement
acid
acknowledge
acquire
across
act
action
active
activist
activity
actor
actress
actual
actually
ad
adapt
add
addition
additional
address
adequate
adjust
adjustment
administration
administrator
admire
admission
admit
adolescent
adopt
adult
advance
advanced
advantage
adventure
advertising
advice
advise
adviser
advocate
affair
affect
afford
afraid
African
African-American
after
afternoon
again
against
age
agency
agenda
agent
aggressive
ago
agree
agreement
agricultural
ah
ahead
aid
aide
AIDS
aim
air
aircraft
airline
airport
album
alcohol
alive
all
alliance
allow
ally
almost
alone
along
already
also
alter
alternative
although
always
AM
amazing
American
among
amount
analysis
analyst
analyze
ancient
and
anger
angle
angry
animal
anniversary
announce
annual
another
answer
anticipate
anxiety
any
anybody
anymore
anyone
anything
anyway
anywhere
apart
apartment
apparent
apparently
appeal
appear
appearance
apple
application
apply
appoint
appointment
appreciate
approach
appropriate
approval
approve
approximately
Arab
architect
area
argue
argument
arise
arm
armed
army
around
arrange
arrangement
arrest
arrival
arrive
art
article
artist
artistic
as
Asian
aside
ask
asleep
aspect
assault
assert
assess
assessment
asset
assign
assignment
assist
assistance
assistant
associate
association
assume
assumption
assure
at
athlete
athletic
atmosphere
attach
attack
attempt
attend
attention
attitude
attorney
attract
attractive
attribute
audience
author
authority
auto
available
average
avoid
award
aware
awareness
away
awful
baby
back
background
bad
badly
bag
bake
balance
ball
ban
band
bank
bar
barely
barrel
barrier
base
baseball
basic
basically
basis
basket
basketball
bathroom
battery
battle
be
beach
bean
bear
beat
beautiful
beauty
because
become
bed
bedroom
beer
before
begin
beginning
behavior
behind
being
belief
believe
bell
belong
below
belt
bench
bend
beneath
benefit
beside
besides
best
bet
better
between
beyond
Bible
big
bike
bill
billion
bind
biological
bird
birth
birthday
bit
bite
black
blade
blame
blanket
blind
block
blood
blow
blue
board
boat
body
bomb
bombing
bond
bone
book
boom
boot
border
born
borrow
boss
both
bother
bottle
bottom
boundary
bowl
box
boy
boyfriend
brain
branch
brand
bread
break
breakfast
breast
breath
breathe
brick
bridge
brief
briefly
bright
brilliant
bring
British
broad
broken
brother
brown
brush
buck
budget
build
building
bullet
bunch
burden
burn
bury
bus
business
busy
but
butter
button
buy
buyer
by
cabin
cabinet
cable
cake
calculate
call
camera
camp
campaign
campus
can
Canadian
cancer
candidate
cap
capability
capable
capacity
capital
captain
capture
car
carbon
card
care
career
careful
carefully
carrier
carry
case
cash
cast
cat
catch
category
Catholic
cause
ceiling
celebrate
celebration
celebrity
cell
center
central
century
CEO
ceremony
certain
certainly
chain
chair
chairman
challenge
chamber
champion
championship
chance
change
changing
channel
chapter
character
characteristic
characterize
charge
charity
chart
chase
cheap
check
cheek
cheese
chef
chemical
chest
chicken
chief
child
childhood
Chinese
chip
chocolate