Words by frequency

The following shows a list of all the words on the site ordered by the number of times they appear in the sample sentences. So, for example, if a word happens to turn up in 50 of our example sentences, then it will appear higher up than a word which only appears in 10 of our example sentences. The number of example sentences in which a particular word appears is also shown. By clicking on a word you can see a list of all the example sentences in which that word appears. Note that this Lingopolo frequency table is not likely to give the same results as a scientific study based on millions and millions of sentences: the Lingopolo frequency is only based on the sentences on Lingopolo. For practical purposes though, the Lingopolo approximation is good enough to ensure that words are learnt in approximately the most useful order.
Rank Recording English Dutch Examples count Learn
1 the de 316 Learn
2 and en 83 Learn
3 the (neutral) het 75 Learn
4 a; an een 65 Learn
5 of van 25 Learn
6 you (singular) je 23 Learn
7 1,000 (one thousand) duizend 20 Learn
8 is is 18 Learn
9 2 (two) twee 14 Learn
10 3 (three) drie 14 Learn
11 for voor 14 Learn
12 9 (nine) negen 13 Learn
13 4 (four) vier 13 Learn
14 5 (five) vijf 13 Learn
15 7 (seven) zeven 13 Learn
16 in in 12 Learn
17 20 (twenty) twintig 12 Learn
18 6 (six) zes 12 Learn
19 1 (one) één 12 Learn
20 8 (eight) acht 12 Learn
21 30 (thirty) dertig 12 Learn
22 40 (forty) veertig 11 Learn
23 50 (fifty) vijftig 11 Learn
24 60 (sixty) zestig 11 Learn
25 with (accompanying) met 11 Learn
26 90 (ninety) negentig 11 Learn
27 I ik 11 Learn
28 70 (seventy) zeventig 10 Learn
29 80 (eighty) tachtig 10 Learn
30 to te 9 Learn
31 10 (ten) tien 9 Learn
32 we we 9 Learn
33 not niet 8 Learn
34 gladly; with pleasure graag 7 Learn
35 to; around om 7 Learn
36 eat eet 6 Learn
37 table tafel 6 Learn
38 to be able kunnen 6 Learn
39 to sit zitten 6 Learn
40 have (2nd person singular in a question) heb 6 Learn
41 please (abbreviated form) aub 6 Learn
42 who; that die 5 Learn
43 please alstublieft 5 Learn
44 to be zijn 4 Learn
45 at aan 4 Learn
46 that dat 4 Learn
47 it het 4 Learn
48 there er 4 Learn
49 to (direction) aan 4 Learn
50 all (long form) alle 4 Learn

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