A[edit | edit source]

Basic: aableaboutaccountacidacrossactadditionadjustmentadvertisementagreementafteragainagainstairallalmostamongamountamusementangleanimalanswerandangryantanyapparatusappleapprovalarchargumentarmarmyartasatattackattemptattentionattractionauthorityautomaticawake

International: alcoholalgebraaluminiumammoniaanestheticAprilarithmeticasbestosAugustautobusautomobile

Addendum: absenceabsorptionaccelerationacceptanceaccessoryaccidentactiveaddressadjacentadventureadviceageagentagencyagoallowancealongalsoalternativealwaysambitionamplitudeanchorankleappendageapplicationapproximationarbitrationarbitraryarcareaarrangementashassetassistantaverageawkwardaxis

Compound: afterthoughtairplaneanotheranybodyanyhowanyoneanythinganywhere

Endings: actoracting

B[edit | edit source]

Basic: babybackbadbagbalanceballbandbasebasinbasketbathbebeautifulbecausebedbeebeforebehaviorbeliefbellbentberrybetweenbirdbirthbitbitebitterblackbladebloodblowblueboardboatbodybonebookbootboilingbottleboxboybrainbrakebranchbrassbreadbreathbrickbridgebrightbrokenbrotherbrownbrushbucketbuildingbulbbuttonburnburstbusinessbutbutterby

International: balletbangbankbarbeefbeerbiologybomb

Addendum: balconybalebankruptbarkbarrelbeakbeakerbeardbeatbehindbeltbetbillbirefringenceblameblanketbothbottombravebreakbreakfastbreastbrokerbubblebudbudgetbuoyancybunchburialbusy

Compound: backbonebackwoodsbecomebedroombeeswaxbirthdaybirthrightblackberryblackbirdblackboardbloodvesselbluebellbookkeeperbrushwoodbuttercup

Endings: basingbasedbuilderburnerburnedburning

C[edit | edit source]

Basic: cakecameracanvascardcarecarriagecartcatcausecertainchainchalkchancechangecheapcheesechemicalchestchiefchinchurchcircleclothcleanclearclockcloudcoalcoatcoldcollarcolorcombcomecomfortcommitteecommoncompanycomparisoncompetitioncompletecomplexconditionconnectionconsciouscontrolcookcoppercopycordcorkcottoncoughcountrycovercowcrackcreditcrimecruelcrushcrycupcurrentcurtaincurvecushioncut

International: cafecalendarcatarrhcenti-champagnechauffeurchemistChemistrycheckchocolatechoruscigarettecircuscitronclubcoffeecocktailcognacCollegecolony

Addendum: calculationcallcapacitycapitalcarpetcartilagecasecastcavecavitycellceremonycertificatechaircharacterchargechildchimneychinachoicecirculationcircuitcircumferencecivilizationclayclaimclawcleavagecleverclientclimberclipcodecoilcollisioncollectioncolumncombinationcombinecommunicationscomplaintcomponentcompoundconceptconcreteconductorcongruentconservationconsignmentconstantconsumercontinuouscontourconvenientconversioncoolcornercorrelationcorrosioncostcourtcreepercropcrosscunningcuspcustoms

Compound: cardboardcarefreecaretakerclockworkcommonsensecopyrightcupboard

Endings: carterclothierclothingcookercookedcookingcrying

D[edit | edit source]

Basic: damagedangerdarkdaughterdaydeaddeardeathdebtdecisiondeepdegreedelicatedependentdesigndesiredestructiondetaildevelopmentdifferentdigestiondirectiondirtydiscoverydiscussiondiseasedisgustdistancedistributiondivisiondodogdoordowndoubtdraindrawerdressdrinkdrivingdropdrydust

International: danceDecemberdeci-degreeDominiondynamite

Addendum: dampingdatedebitdeckdecreasedefectdeficiencydeflationdegeneratedeliverydemanddenominatordepartmentdesertdensitydepositdeterminingdewdiameterdifferencedifficultydriftdikedilutiondinnerdipdirectdisappearancedischargediscountdisgracedislikedissipationdisturbanceditchdivedivisordivorcedolldomesticatingdreadfuldreamductdullduty

Compound: daylightdownfall

Endings: dancerdancing (to) • designerdressing (up) • driverdroppeddropperduster

E[edit | edit source]

Basic: earearlyeartheastedgeeducationeffecteggelasticelectricendengineenoughequalerroreveneventevereveryexampleexchangeexistenceexpansionexperienceexperteye

International: eightelectricityelevenEmbassyEmpireencyclopediaengineer

Addendum: eacheasyeconomyefficiencyefforteithereliminationemployeremptyenemyenvelopeenvironmentenvyequationerosioneruptionevaporationeveningexactexcitementexperimentexerciseexplanationexplosionexportexpressionextinctioneyebroweyelash

Compound: ear-ringearthworkevergreeneverybodyeverydayeveryoneeverythingeverywhereeyeball

F[edit | edit source]

Basic: facefactfallfalsefamilyfarfarmfatfatherfearfeatherfeeblefeelingfemalefertilefictionfieldfightfingerfirefirstfishfixedflagflameflatflightfloorflowerflyfoldfoodfoolishfootforforceforkformforwardfowlframefreefrequentfriendfromfrontfruitfullfuture

International: FebruaryfifteenfifthfiftyfivefourfourteenfourthfortyFriday

Addendum: factorfailurefairfamousfanfasteningfaultfermentfertilizingfeverfiberfigurefinfinancialflashflaskfleshfloodflourfocusforecastforeheadforeignforgivenessfractionfracturefreshfrictionflintfloodflowfoliationfrostfrozenfumefunnelfunnyfurfurnacefurniturefusion

Compound: fatherlandfingerprintfirearmfire-enginefireflyfiremanfireplacefireworkfirst-ratefootballfootlightsfootmanfootnotefootprintfootstep

Endings: farmerfisher/fishermanfolderfiredfiring

G[edit | edit source]

Basic: gardengeneralgetgirlgiveglassglovegogoatgoldgoodgovernmentgraingrassgreatgreengrey/graygripgroupgrowthguidegun

International: gasGeographyGeologyGeometrygramglycerin

Addendum: gategenerationgermgerminatinggillglacierglandgodgrandgratefulgratinggravelgreasegriefgrocerygroovegrossgroundguardguaranteeguessgum

Compound: gasworksgoldfishgoodlookinggood-morninggoodnightgunboatgun-carriagegunmetalgunpowder

Endings: gardener

H[edit | edit source]

Basic: hairhammerhandhanginghappyharborhardharmonyhathatehaveheheadhealthyhearingheartheathelpherehighhistoryholehollowhookhopehornhorsehospitalhourhousehowhumor

International: halfhisshotelhundredhyenahygienehysteria

Addendum: habithandkerchiefhandleheavyhedgehillhingehireholdholidayhomehonesthoneyhoofhosthumanhunthurryhurthusband

Compound: handbookhandwritingheaddressheadlandheadstoneheadwayhereafterherewithhighlandshighwayhimselfhorseplayhorsepowerhourglasshouseboathousekeeperhowever

Endings: hangerheaterheatedheating

I[edit | edit source]

Basic: Iiceideaifillimportantimpulseinincreaseindustryinkinsectinstrumentinsuranceinterestinventionironisland

International: Imperialinfernoinfluenzainternational

Addendum: igneousimageimaginationimportimpurityinclusionindexindividualinflationinfinityinheritanceinnocentinstitutioninsulatorintegerintelligentinterceptinterpretationintersectionintrusioninvestigationinvestmentinverseinvitation

Compound: inasmuchincomeindoorsinlandinletinputinsideinstepintoitself

Endings: inner

J[edit | edit source]

Basic: jellyjeweljoinjourneyjudgejump

International: JanuaryjazzJulyJune

Addendum: jamjawjealousjerkjointjugjuicejuryjustice

Endings: jewelerjoiner

K[edit | edit source]

Basic: keepkettlekeykickkindkisskneeknifeknotknowledge

International: kilo-king

Addendum: kennelkidneykitchenknock

Endings: keeper

L[edit | edit source]

Basic: landlanguagelastlatelaughlawleadleaflearningleastleatherleglessleftletletterlevellibraryliftlightlikelimitlinelinenlipliquidlistlittlelivinglocklonglooklooselossloudlovelow

International: latitudelavaliterliqueurlongitude

Addendum: lacelaglakelamelamplargelatitudelawyerlayerlazylecturelegallengthlenslessonleverleverliabilitylicenselidlifelimelimestonelinkliverloadlocalloanlocuslongitudelucklumplunchlung

Compound: landmarklandsliplighthouselooking-glass

Endings: laughing (at) • learnerlockerlocking (up)

M[edit | edit source]

Basic: machinemanmanagermakemalemapmarkmarketmarriedmatchmaterialmassmaymealmeasuremeatmedicalmeetingmemorymetalmiddlemilitarymilkmindmineminutemistmixedmoneymonkeymonthmoonmoremorningmostmothermotionmountainmouthmovemuchmusclemusic

International: macaronimadammagneticmalariamaniaMarchmathematicsMaymetermeowmicro-microscopemilli-millionminuteMondaymuseum

Addendum: magicmagnitudemannermanymarblemarginmarriagemastmattressmaturemeanmeaningmedicinemediummeltmembermessmessagemetabolismmillmineralmixturemodelmodernmodestmomentummonopolymoodmoralmoustachemudmultiplemultiplicationmurder

Compound: manholemyself

Endings: markedminer

N[edit | edit source]

Basic: nailnamenarrownationnaturalnearnecessaryneckneedneedlenervenetnewnewsnightnonoisenormalnorthnosenotnotenownumbernut

International: neutronnickelnicotinenineNovember

Addendum: nastynaturenavyneatneglectneighbornestnextnicenodenostrilnucleusnumeratornurse

Compound: networknewspapernobodynothingnowhere

Endings: nearernoted

O[edit | edit source]

Basic: observationofoffofferofficeoiloldononlyopenoperationopinionoppositeororangeorderorganizationornamentotheroutovenoverowner

International: Octoberonceomeletoneoperaopiumorchestraorganism

Addendum: obedientofficerorchestraoreorganoriginoutcropoutlieroverlapovalownoxidation

Compound: offspringoncomingoneselfonlookerontooutburstoutcomeoutcryoutdooroutgoingouthouseoutlawoutletoutlineoutlookoutputoutsideoutskirtsoutstretchedoveractingoveralloverbalancingoverbearingovercoatovercomeoverdooverdressedoverfulloverhangingoverheadoverlandoverleafoverloudoverseasoverseerovershoeoverstatementovertakeovertaxedovertimeoverturnedoveruseovervaluedoverweightoverworking

Endings: outer

P[edit | edit source]

Basic: pagepainpaintpaperparallelparcelpartpastpastepaymentpeacepenpencilpersonphysicalpicturepigpinpipeplaceplaneplantplateplaypleasepleasureplough/plowpocketpointpoisonpolishpoliticalpoorporterpositionpossiblepotpotatopowderpowerpresentpriceprintprisonprivateprobableprocessproduceprofitpropertyproseprotestpublicpullpumppunishmentpurposepushput

International: pajamasparaffinparadiseparkpassportpatentpenguinpetroleumphonographPhysicsPhysiologypianoplatinumpolicepostpotashPresidentPrincePrincessprogrampropagandaPsychologyPurrpyramid

Addendum: packingpadpairpanparagraphparentparticlepartnerpartypassagepathpatiencepedalpendulumpensionpeopleperfectpetalpistonplainplanplasterplugpoetrypollenpoolpopulationporcelainpracticepraiseprayerpressureprickpriestprimeprobabilityproductprogressprojectileprojectionpromiseproofproudpulleypupilpurchasepure

Compound: pincushionplaythingpolicemanpostmanpostmarkpostmasterpostoffice

Endings: painterpaintingpartingplayingplayedpleased (with) • pointerpointing (at) • potterprinterprisonerproducer

Q[edit | edit source]

Basic: qualityquestionquickquietquite

International: quackquarterqueenquinine

Addendum: quantityquotient

R[edit | edit source]

Basic: railrainrangeratraterayreactionredreadingreadyreasonreceiptrecordregretregularrelationreligionrepresentativerequestrespectresponsiblerestrewardrhythmricerightringriverroadrodrollroofroomrootroughroundrubrulerun

International: radioradiumreferendumrestaurantrheumatismRoyalrum

Addendum: raceradiationratioreagentrealreceiverreciprocalrectanglerecurringreferencerefluxreinforcementrelativeremarkremedyrentrepairreproductionrepulsionresistanceresidueresolutionresultretailrevengereversiblerichrigidityriserivalrockrotrotationruderust

Compound: runaway

Endings: rainingreaderreadingrollerrulerrubber

S[edit | edit source]

Basic: sadsafesailsaltsamesandsayscaleschoolsciencescissorsscrewseaseatsecondsecretsecretaryseeseedselectionselfsendseemsenseseparateseriousservantsexshadeshakeshamesharpsheepshelfshipshirtshockshoeshortshutsidesignsilksilversimplesistersizeskinskirtskysleepslipslopeslowsmallsmashsmellsmilesmokesmoothsnakesneezesnowsosoapsocietysocksoftsolidsomesonsongsortsoundsoupsouthspacespadespecialspongespoonspringsquarestagestampstarstartstatementstationsteamsteelstemstepstickstickystiffstillstitchstockingstomachstonestopstorestorystraightstrangestreetstretchstrongstructuresubstancesuchsuddensugarsuggestionsummersunsupportsurprisesweetswimsystem

International: saladsardineSaturdaysecondSeptemberserumsevensirsixsixteenSunday

Addendum: sacsalesamplesatisfactionsaturatedsaucersavingscalescarpschistscratchscreensealsearchsecuritysecretionsectionsedimentaryselfishsensitivitysentencesepalservicesetshadowshaleshareshaveshearsheetshellshoreshouldershowsightsillsimilaritysinceskullslatesleeveslidesocialsoilsoldiersolutionsolventsorrysparkspecializationspecimenspeculationspiritspitsplashspotstablestainstairstalkstamenstatisticssteadystimulusstormstrainstrawstreamstrengthstressstrikestringstudysubjectsubstitutionsubtractionsuccesssuccessivesuckersumsupplysurfacesurgeonsuspensionsuspiciousswellingswingswitchsympathetic

Compound: seamansecondhandshorthandsideboardsidewalksomebodysomedaysomehowsomeonesomethingsometimesomewhatsomewheresuchlikesunburnsunlightsunshadesweetheart

Endings: sailorshockingshockedsnowingsteamerstopperstoppingstopping upstretcher

T[edit | edit source]

Basic: tabletailtaketalktalltastetaxteachingtendencytestthanthatthethentheorytherethickthinthingthisthoughthoughtthreadthroatthroughthumbthundertickettighttiredtilltimetintotoetogethertomorrowtonguetoothtoptouchtowntradetraintransporttraytreetricktrouserstruetroubleturntwist

International: tapiocataxiteatelegramtelephonetenterracetheaterthermometerthirdthirteenthirtythousandthreeThursdaytoasttobaccotorpedoTuesdayturbinetwenty-onetwelvetwentytwicetwo

Addendum: tailortametapteartenttermtexturethicknessthiefthimblethoraxthreatthrusttidetietissuetongstoototaltoweltowertraffictragedytransmissiontransparenttraptraveltreatmenttriangletrucktubetunetunneltwintypist

Compound: todaytonighttradesman

Endings: talking (of) • teachertouching (up) • tradertrainertrainingtroublingtroubledturning (over)

U[edit | edit source]

Basic: umbrellaunderunitupuse

International: university

Addendum: uglyunconformityunderstandinguniverseunknown

Compound: underclothingundercookedundergoundergrowthunderminedundersignedundersizedunderstatementundertakeundervaluedundoupkeepupliftuponuprightuptake

Endings: used (to)

V[edit | edit source]

Basic: valueverseveryvesselviewviolentvoice

International: vanillaviolinvisavitaminvodkavolt

Addendum: valencyvalleyvalvevaporvariablevascularvegetablevelocityvestigialvictimvictoryvolumevortexvote

Compound: viewpoint

W[edit | edit source]

Basic: walkwallwaitingwarwarmwashwastewatchwaterwavewaxwayweatherweekweightwellwestwetwhatwheelwhenwherewhichwhilewhipwhistlewhitewhowhywidewillwindwindowwinewingwinterwirewisewithwomanwoodwoolwordworkwormwoundwritingwrong

International: Wednesdaywhisky

Addendum: weakwedgewelcomewhetherwholesalewidowwifewildworldwreckwrist

Compound: waterfallweekendwell-beingwell-offwhateverwheneverwhereaswherebywhereverwhicheverwhitewashwhoeverwindpipewithinwithoutwoodworkworkhouse

Endings: waiterworkerworking (on) working (out) / working (up) • writerwaitingwasted

X, Y, Z[edit | edit source]

Basic: yearyellowyesyesterdayyouyoung

International: zebrazinczoology

Addendum: yawn

Compound: x-rayyearbookyourselfzookeeper

Full paste-copy from http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Basic_English_combined_wordlist

This is the maximum Basic English combined wordlist.[1] It is what the advanced student will know when moving from Basic English to the standard English language. Thus any student who knows all of these words has gone far beyond Basic English.

It actually contains well over 2,600 words and consists of five subordinate word lists:

  • 50 international nouns.
  • 12 names of sciences.
  • 12 title and organizational names.
  • 50 general utility names.
  • 5 onomatopoeic (sounds like) words.
  • 50 words about time and numbers.
  • 1293 words used as an addendum.[4]
  • 215 compound words (made up of Basic English words).[5]
  • 91 new words made from adding the allowed endings: -er, -ed, -ing, -ly, -s, and the prefix un-.

Total: 2626 words.


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