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 French Examples count Learn
1 a (masculine) un 665 Learn
2 the (masculine) le 618 Learn
3 the (feminine) la 473 Learn
4 a (feminine) une 459 Learn
5 is (3rd person singular) est 441 Learn
6 of; from de 365 Learn
7 I je 364 Learn
8 the (plural) les 277 Learn
9 at à 219 Learn
10 some (plural) des 208 Learn
11 he il 204 Learn
12 and et 193 Learn
13 you (singular polite form and plural) vous 190 Learn
14 she elle 151 Learn
15 hours; o’clock heures 143 Learn
16 has a 121 Learn
17 for; to pour 115 Learn
18 2 (two) deux 112 Learn
19 are (3rd person plural) sont 106 Learn
20 to the; at the (masculine) au 104 Learn
21 in; into dans 96 Learn
22 out of; from en 86 Learn
23 very très 84 Learn
24 this; it ce 84 Learn
25 we nous 81 Learn
26 5 (five) cinq 77 Learn
27 not (part 2) pas 75 Learn
28 my (masculine singular) mon 74 Learn
29 goes; is going va 73 Learn
30 3 (three) trois 72 Learn
31 minus; less moins 71 Learn
32 the (masculine, before a vowel sound) l’ 71 Learn
33 one; people on 70 Learn
34 they (masculine) ils 67 Learn
35 4 (four) quatre 65 Learn
36 you (singular) tu 64 Learn
37 equals; is equalling égale 64 Learn
38 the (feminine, before a vowel sound) l’ 64 Learn
39 not (part 1) ne 63 Learn
40 where 63 Learn
41 some (masculine) du 61 Learn
42 to à 60 Learn
43 am (1st person singular) suis 57 Learn
44 of; from (before a vowel sound) d’ 56 Learn
45 your (formal singular) votre 56 Learn
46 6 (six) six 55 Learn
47 8 (eight) huit 52 Learn
48 of the (masculine) du 51 Learn
49 it (masculine) il 50 Learn
50 more; most plus 49 Learn

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