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 443 Learn
2 and en 84 Learn
3 a; an een 84 Learn
4 the (neutral) het 77 Learn
5 you (singular) je 34 Learn
6 of van 27 Learn
7 is is 23 Learn
8 for voor 21 Learn
9 1,000 (one thousand) duizend 20 Learn
10 I ik 15 Learn
11 with (accompanying) met 14 Learn
12 2 (two) twee 14 Learn
13 3 (three) drie 14 Learn
14 9 (nine) negen 13 Learn
15 in in 13 Learn
16 4 (four) vier 13 Learn
17 5 (five) vijf 13 Learn
18 7 (seven) zeven 13 Learn
19 8 (eight) acht 13 Learn
20 we we 13 Learn
21 30 (thirty) dertig 12 Learn
22 20 (twenty) twintig 12 Learn
23 6 (six) zes 12 Learn
24 1 (one) één 12 Learn
25 50 (fifty) vijftig 11 Learn
26 60 (sixty) zestig 11 Learn
27 can (2nd person singular; question form) kun 11 Learn
28 90 (ninety) negentig 11 Learn
29 to recommend aanbevelen 11 Learn
30 40 (forty) veertig 11 Learn
31 70 (seventy) zeventig 10 Learn
32 80 (eighty) tachtig 10 Learn
33 to te 10 Learn
34 please alstublieft 10 Learn
35 10 (ten) tien 9 Learn
36 not niet 9 Learn
37 gladly; with pleasure graag 7 Learn
38 in order to om 7 Learn
39 table tafel 7 Learn
40 to sit zitten 7 Learn
41 at aan 6 Learn
42 eat eet 6 Learn
43 there er 6 Learn
44 to be able kunnen 6 Learn
45 restaurant restaurant 6 Learn
46 please (abbreviated form) aub 6 Learn
47 still; yet nog 6 Learn
48 have (2nd person singular in a question) heb 6 Learn
49 who; that die 5 Learn
50 it het 5 Learn

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