The 500 most common Words in 🇪🇸 Spanish

que

(pron.)

who, that

ser

(verb)

to be

suyo

(pron.)

his, hers, its

haber

(verb)

to have

este

(pron.)

Alternative spelling of éste

como

(adv.)

as

poder

(verb)

to be able, can

más

(adv.)

more, -er

tener

(verb)

to have, possess

todo

(pron.)

everything

estar

(verb)

to be

hacer

(verb)

to do

otro

(pron.)

someone else, another person

pero

(noun)

but

ese

(noun)

The name of the Latin-script letter S.

grande

(adj.)

big, large

sobre

(noun)

envelope

nosotros

(pron.)

we

decir

(verb)

to say, to tell

deber

(verb)

to owe

mucho

(adv.)

much, a lot, far, way

año

(noun)

year

dar

(verb)

Lua error: not enough memory. See Wiktionary:Lua memory errors for more information. to give, to give out

cuando

(adv.)

when

también

(adv.)

also, too, as well

alguno

(pron.)

someone

bueno

(adj.)

good

ver

(verb)

to see, to spot

nuestro

(pron.)

ours

muy

(adv.)

very

primero

(noun)

former , first, first one

mío

(pron.)

mine

nuevo

(adj.)

new

parte

(noun)

part, section, portion, share, piece, bit, cut, proportion

vida

(noun)

life

persona

(noun)

person

forma

(noun)

shape, form, figure

sólo

(adv.)

Superseded spelling of solo.

querer

(verb)

to desire, to want, to want to

caso

(noun)

case

día

(noun)

day

mundo

(noun)

world, earth

trabajo

(noun)

work, job

tiempo

(noun)

time

vez

(noun)

time, instance

hasta

(adv.)

even

país

(noun)

country

pasar

(verb)

to pass, to hand, to slip

bien

(adv.)

well

social

(adj.)

social

uno

(pron.)

one

medio

(adj.)

half

qué

(adv.)

what a, such

encontrar

(verb)

to meet

donde

(adv.)

where, in what place

saber

(verb)

to know , to wit

derecho

(adj.)

straight

hombre

(noun)

man,

sino

(noun)

destiny, fate, lot

estado

(noun)

country, land

así

(adv.)

like this, like that, as such, thus, so, thereby, this way, that way

llegar

(verb)

to arrive, get

cosa

(noun)

thing

propio

(adj.)

own

seguir

(verb)

to follow

aquel

(pron.)

Alternative spelling of aquél

sistema

(noun)

system

poner

(verb)

to put, to put up, to place, to lay

cual

(adv.)

like, as, in the manner of

pequeño

(adj.)

small, little

parecer

(verb)

to seem, to see fit

tanto

(adv.)

so much, long, hard, often, etc.

llevar

(verb)

to take, to carry, to take away, to carry away, to carry around, to bring, to bear, to lug

humano

(adj.)

human

tratar

(verb)

to treat

lugar

(noun)

place

tan

(adv.)

so, as

problema

(noun)

problem, issue, challenge

dejar

(verb)

to leave

información

(noun)

information

dios

(noun)

god

conocer

(verb)

to know , to be familiar with, to be acquainted with

siempre

(adv.)

always

público

(adj.)

public

realizar

(verb)

to carry out, to perform, to conduct, to implement

hablar

(verb)

to talk, to speak, to communicate using words

tipo

(noun)

kind, type, sort, manner

quien

(pron.)

who

político

(adj.)

political

grupo

(noun)

group

algo

(pron.)

something, anything

existir

(verb)

to exist

contra

(noun)

con

tal

(adj.)

such

escribir

(verb)

to write

mujer

(noun)

woman

último

(adj.)

final, last

servicio

(noun)

service

quedar

(verb)

to be

proceso

(noun)

process

momento

(noun)

moment, instant

permitir

(verb)

to allow, permit

pensar

(verb)

to think

punto

(noun)

point

antes

(adv.)

earlier, before, sooner, previously, formerly, beforehand

ahora

(adv.)

now

desarrollo

(noun)

development

nada

(pron.)

nothing, zero, zilch, not...anything

sociedad

(noun)

society, social order

relación

(noun)

relation

importante

(adj.)

important

gobierno

(noun)

government

español

(adj.)

Spanish

manera

(noun)

way, manner

además

(adv.)

in addition, moreover, furthermore, further, also, additionally

niño

(noun)

child, boy, girl

ley

(noun)

law

llamar

(verb)

to summon, to call

general

(adj.)

general, overall

palabra

(noun)

word

libro

(noun)

book

cómo

(adv.)

how?

historia

(noun)

history

programa

(noun)

programme, program

obra

(noun)

work, usually literary or artistic

vivir

(verb)

to live, to be alive

solo

(adj.)

sole, only, unique, single

posible

(adj.)

possible

ninguno

(pron.)

nobody, no one

menos

(adv.)

less

cuenta

(noun)

count, tally

estudio

(noun)

study

utilizar

(verb)

to use, to make use of, to utilize

bajo

(adj.)

short

empresa

(noun)

company

considerar

(verb)

to consider, to regard, to see, to look, to view

segundo

(adj.)

second

nacional

(adj.)

national, nationwide

tema

(noun)

theme, plot

tomar

(verb)

to take

aquí

(adv.)

here

producir

(verb)

to produce

sentido

(adj.)

deeply felt, heartfelt

presentar

(verb)

to present, to submit

actividad

(noun)

activity

padre

(noun)

father

hoy

(adv.)

today

económico

(adj.)

economic

volver

(verb)

to return, to revert, to get back

necesario

(adj.)

necessary, requisite

gente

(noun)

people

cierto

(adj.)

true

idea

(noun)

idea

nivel

(noun)

level, tier, height

dicho

(adj.)

mentioned, said, aforementioned

situación

(noun)

situation, scenario, picture

ciudad

(noun)

city

valor

(noun)

value

hijo

(noun)

son

hora

(noun)

hour

modo

(noun)

way, manner

venir

(verb)

to come

proyecto

(noun)

project, plan

diferente

(adj.)

different

alto

(adj.)

tall

pueblo

(noun)

town, village

internacional

(adj.)

international

nombre

(noun)

name

número

(noun)

number

buscar

(verb)

to seek, search for, look for, try to find, to scour

hecho

(adj.)

done, completed

condición

(noun)

condition

centro

(noun)

center

casa

(noun)

house

fin

(noun)

end

acción

(noun)

action, act, deed

establecer

(verb)

to establish

agua

(noun)

water

principio

(noun)

beginning, start, outset, get-go

siguiente

(adj.)

following

autor

(noun)

author

santo

(adj.)

holy, godly

comentario

(noun)

comment

cambio

(noun)

change, shift

dato

(noun)

datum

uso

(noun)

use

comunidad

(noun)

community

necesidad

(noun)

need

personal

(adj.)

personal

siglo

(noun)

century

incluir

(verb)

to include, to enclose, to contain

recibir

(verb)

to receive, get

mas

(adv.)

Misspelling of más.

tierra

(noun)

land, ground

crear

(verb)

to create

organización

(noun)

organization

guerra

(noun)

war, warfare

texto

(noun)

text

producto

(noun)

product, commodity, item

trabajar

(verb)

to work

objetivo

(adj.)

objective

razón

(noun)

reason

universidad

(noun)

college

verdad

(noun)

truth

único

(adj.)

only, single, sole

conocimiento

(noun)

knowledge, as in acquaintance or familiarity with a person, place, or subject

familia

(noun)

family

fuerza

(noun)

force

leer

(verb)

to read

resultado

(noun)

result, outcome, finding, upshot

ciencia

(noun)

science

claro

(adj.)

light, bright

nunca

(adv.)

never

luego

(adv.)

then

aparecer

(verb)

to appear, to turn up, to pop up, to come up

realidad

(noun)

reality

cuerpo

(noun)

body

incluso

(adj.)

enclosed, included

mantener

(verb)

to keep

usar

(verb)

to use

casi

(adv.)

almost

entender

(verb)

to understand, to fathom

página

(noun)

page

resultar

(verb)

to result, to turn out, to end up, to prove

desarrollar

(verb)

to develop

mano

(noun)

hand

final

(adj.)

final

interés

(noun)

interest

educación

(noun)

education

efecto

(noun)

effect

aún

(adv.)

still, yet

política

(noun)

politics

medida

(noun)

measurement, measure, gauge

base

(noun)

base

mes

(noun)

month

real

(adj.)

real

ofrecer

(verb)

to offer, to offer up, to provide

imagen

(noun)

image

recurso

(noun)

resource, means

publicar

(verb)

to publish

esperar

(verb)

to hope for, hope to

experiencia

(noun)

experience

comunicación

(noun)

communication

señor

(noun)

mister, sir, lord

espacio

(noun)

space

necesitar

(verb)

to need

principal

(adj.)

main, most important

investigación

(noun)

research

seguridad

(noun)

safety, security

clase

(noun)

lecture

muerte

(noun)

death

perder

(verb)

to lose

mostrar

(verb)

to show

contar

(verb)

to count, to tally

empezar

(verb)

to start, begin, to get started

objeto

(noun)

object

campo

(noun)

countryside, country

movimiento

(noun)

movement

presente

(adj.)

present

iglesia

(noun)

church

posibilidad

(noun)

possibility

comenzar

(verb)

to begin, to commence

usuario

(noun)

user

mercado

(noun)

market

libre

(adj.)

free

elemento

(noun)

element

zona

(noun)

zone, district, area

salud

(noun)

health

contener

(verb)

to contain

formar

(verb)

to form, to create

obtener

(verb)

to obtain

amor

(noun)

love

europeo

(adj.)

European

cultura

(noun)

culture

orden

(noun)

order

libertad

(noun)

liberty, freedom

cambiar

(verb)

to change, to shift, to switch, to alter

poco

(adv.)

little

pobre

(adj.)

poor

material

(adj.)

material

natural

(adj.)

natural

miembro

(noun)

member

convertir

(verb)

to convert

cultural

(adj.)

culture, cultural

salir

(verb)

to go out, to leave, to depart, to head out

suponer

(verb)

to suppose, to surmise, to assume, to guess, to imagine, to figure, to say, to take it

servir

(verb)

to serve

modelo

(noun)

model

joven

(adj.)

young, youthful

aspecto

(noun)

aspect

anterior

(adj.)

anterior , previous, earlier, former, past

camino

(noun)

way, route

futuro

(adj.)

future

respuesta

(noun)

reply, response, answer

población

(noun)

population

científico

(adj.)

scientific

presidente

(noun)

president

pedir

(verb)

to ask for something

red

(noun)

web, mesh

recordar

(verb)

to remember, to recollect

malo

(adj.)

bad

conseguir

(verb)

to achieve, succeed in, reach, accomplish, attain

entrar

(verb)

to enter

igual

(adj.)

equal, same

actual

(adj.)

present, current

término

(noun)

end

producción

(noun)

production, output

paso

(adj.)

dried

ocurrir

(verb)

to happen, to occur

amigo

(noun)

friend

naturaleza

(noun)

nature

referir

(verb)

to report

mayoría

(noun)

majority

verdadero

(adj.)

true, real

pregunta

(noun)

question

capacidad

(noun)

capacity, capability, ability

calidad

(noun)

quality

acuerdo

(noun)

agreement

médico

(noun)

doctor, physician

reconocer

(verb)

to recognize

explicar

(verb)

to explain

ayudar

(verb)

to help

dirección

(noun)

address

mal

(adj.)

Apocopic form of malo bad, evil

internet

(noun)

internet

constituir

(verb)

to constitute

causa

(noun)

cause

partido

(adj.)

broken

enfermedad

(noun)

illness, disease

sector

(noun)

section

control

(noun)

control, or running of a business

común

(adj.)

common, ordinary

lado

(noun)

side

lograr

(verb)

to get, to obtain

concepto

(noun)

concept

mientras

(adv.)

meanwhile

tercero

(adj.)

third

enviar

(verb)

to send

ejemplo

(noun)

example

luz

(noun)

light

demás

(adj.)

other, remaining

papel

(noun)

paper

arte

(noun)

art

acabar

(verb)

to finish, to end

intentar

(verb)

to try, to attempt, especially: to strain or put forth effort in so doing

cuestión

(noun)

matter, question, issue

nadie

(pron.)

no one, nobody, anyone, anybody

carácter

(noun)

character

formación

(noun)

formation

función

(noun)

function

disponer

(verb)

to prepare, arrange

profesional

(adj.)

professional

largo

(adj.)

long

vista

(noun)

sight, vision, eyesight

especial

(adj.)

special

fuente

(noun)

spring , fountain

línea

(noun)

line

trabajador

(adj.)

hard-working

mirar

(verb)

to look at

tecnología

(noun)

technology

web

(noun)

web

cuanto

(pron.)

whatever quantity, as much, however much

allí

(adv.)

there

ambo

(noun)

suit

plan

(noun)

plan

representar

(verb)

to represent

riesgo

(noun)

chance, risk, the possibility of harm or an unfavorable outcome from random chance

después

(adv.)

later, afterwards, afterward, post

equipo

(noun)

team

cuatro

(noun)

a four-stringed guitar with the first string a fifth below, instead of a fourth above, the second

gustar

(verb)

to be pleasing to

diferencia

(noun)

difference

superior

(adj.)