Spanish Vocabulary

The Spanish vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: uno  Audio Two: dos  Audio Three: tres  Audio
Four: cuatro  Audio Five: cinco  Audio Six: seis  Audio
Seven: siete  Audio Eight: ocho  Audio Nine: nueve  Audio
Ten: diez  Audio First: primero  Audio Second: segundo  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: lunes  Audio Tuesday: martes  Audio Wednesday: miércoles  Audio
Thursday: jueves  Audio Friday: viernes  Audio Saturday: sábado  Audio
Sunday: domingo  Audio Now: ahora  Audio Yesterday: ayer  Audio
Today: hoy  Audio Tonight: esta noche  Audio Tomorrow: mañana  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: frutas  Audio Apples: manzanas  Audio
Bananas: plátanos  Audio Tomatoes: tomates  Audio
Potatoes: patatas  Audio Onions: cebollas  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: rojo  Audio Green: verde  Audio Blue: azul  Audio
White: blanco  Audio Black: negro  Audio Grey: gris  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: desayuno  Audio Lunch: almuerzo  Audio
Dinner: cena  Audio Milk: leche  Audio
Coffee: café  Audio Bread: pan  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: soleado  Audio Windy: ventoso  Audio Rainy: lluvioso  Audio
Snowy: nevado  Audio Cold: frío  Audio Hot: calor  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: niño  Audio Girl: niña  Audio
Son: hijo  Audio Daughter: hija  Audio
Brother: hermano  Audio Sister: hermana  Audio
Man: hombre  Audio Woman: mujer  Audio
Father: padre  Audio Mother: madre  Audio
Grandfather: abuelo  Audio Grandmother: abuela  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: casa  Audio Toilet: inodoro  Audio Room: habitación  Audio
Bedroom: dormitorio  Audio Kitchen: cocina  Audio Table: mesa  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: gato  Audio Dog: perro  Audio Mouse: ratón  Audio
Bird: pájaro  Audio Cow: vaca  Audio Horse: caballo  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: calcetines  Audio Shoes: zapatos  Audio Trousers: pantalones  Audio
Shirt: camisa  Audio Sweater: sudadera  Audio Coat: abrigo  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: inglés  Audio French: francés  Audio German: alemán  Audio
Spanish: español  Audio Italian: italiano  Audio Portuguese: portugués  Audio
Greek: griego  Audio Russian: ruso  Audio Arabic: arábigo  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: chino  Audio Japanese: japonés  Audio


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Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxi  Audio Bus: autobús  Audio
Hotel: hotel  Audio Reservation: reserva  Audio
Airport: aeropuerto  Audio Passport: pasaporte  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: estudiante  Audio Teacher: profesor  Audio Pen: pluma  Audio
Books: libros  Audio Page: página  Audio Dictionary: diccionario  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: mano  Audio Feet: pies  Audio Hair: cabello  Audio
Eye: ojo  Audio Mouth: boca  Audio Nose: nariz  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulancia  Audio Doctor: médico  Audio
Hospital: hospital  Audio Pharmacy: farmacia  Audio
Police: policía  Audio Stomach Ache: dolor de estómago  Audio

As you can see, this Spanish vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.