Download word lists in several languages free of charge

Frequency word lists, lists of most frequent nouns, lists of most frequent adjectives, most frequent verbs and some additional word lists sorted according to word frequency in several languages can be downloaded free of charge from this page.

The length of each word list is limited to between 200 and 500 most common words. Longer word lists can be generated using Sketch Engine, register for a trial account and generate the word list you need.

The size of data in Sketch Engine is sufficient to even generate a list of all words in many languages.

About our word lists

The word lists are based on an enormous multi-billion word collection of texts called a corpus. The texts include a large variety of topics and text types. The word lists were generated using Sketch Engine, a tool designed to process a large amount of text from the linguistic point of view. Sketch Engine includes a tool which can recognize parts of speech (noun, verb etc.) and also grammatical categories (singular/plural, past/present etc.). Sketch Engine is also able to identify which words are forms of the same word (lemmatization). For example, Sketch Engine knows that knives is the plural of knife. These sophisticated algorithms guarantee the highest possible quality of the word lists.

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