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Jun 09 / 2 Comments / Interesante

Top Ten Words

As Shakespeare said, brevity is the soul of wit. It’s also the soul of the top 10 most searched for words on SpanishDict.com. People want to know the basics of the Spanish language, like how to say “to”, “you”, “a”, and “are”. These are the building blocks and appeared most frequently in the more than 10 million searches from SpanishDict.com analyzed for this post.

But what may be more surpising, is how frequently “love” is searched for. Not only does it come in as the number 3 most searched for term, it also makes an appearance at number 68 with the phrase “I love you”. Perhaps Spanish is the language of love?

Looking at the instances of profanity, however, maybe not. Numbers 28 and 44 reveal people’s desires to use the foul side of the Spanish language.

Friendly and complimentary words also appear on the list. People want to know how to say “fun” (#29) and “beautiful” (#35), “good” (#38) and “happy” (#49).

People also search for some of the essentials in life: “people” (#78), “food” (53), “work” (#58), “dog” (#79), and let’s not forget “sleep” (#98).

Take a look through the list below. What surprises you most about what people search for? You can share your thoughts in the comments.

English Word Spanish Translation Searches
1. to 1. a 25011
2. you 2. tú 19803
3. love 3. el amor 18171
4. a 4. un, una 15935
5. are 5. eres/estás 15069
6. was 6. fui, fue 13595
7. the 7. el, la, los, las 12737
8. have 8. tener 12297
9. is 9. es, está 11792
10. me 10. yo, mi, me 11591
11. on 11. en 11440
12. I 12. yo 11408
13. it 13. lo, la, le 11358
14. this 14. este, esto, esta 11140
15. do 15. hacer 11052
16. like 16. gustar 10840
17. that 17. ese, que 10808
18. my 18. mi, mis 10760
19. for 19. por, para 10602
20. from 20. de, desde 10045
21. about 21. acerca 9900
22. go 22. ir, marchar 9813
23. at 23. a, en, arroba 9679
24. will 24. voluntad 9438
25. what 25. qué 9401
26. of 26. de, ante 9350
27. get 27. conseguir, recibir 9335
28. fu** 28. joder 9297
29. fun 29. diversión 8973
30. so 30. así, tan 8917
31. your 31. su, tu, vuestro 8873
32. also 32. también 8676
33. want 33. querer 8582
34. take 34. tardar 8378
35. beautiful 35. bello, bonito 8289
36. with 36. con 8103
37. can 37. la lata, poder 8092
38. good 38. bueno 8092
39. there 39. allí, allá 8085
40. play 40. jugar, tocar 8069
41. hello 41. hola 8010
42. see 42. ver 7978
43. when 43. cuando 7862
44. b**ch 44. perra, chucha 7834
45. come 45. venir 7774
46. in 46. en 7761
47. how 47. cómo 7734
48. by 48. cerca 7688
49. happy 49. alegre, feliz 7392
50. help 50. la ayuda, ayudar 7098
51. leave 51. dejar, irse 7054
52. miss 52. errar, señorita, echar de menos, extrañar 7004
53. food 53.  la comida, el alimiento 6931
54. after 54. después 6793
55. find 55. encontrar 6760
56. meet 56. encontrarse 6760
57. and 57. y, e 6667
58. work 58. trabajar 6627
59. become 59. llegar a, ser 6591
60. make 60. hacer 6573
61. son 61. el hijo 6500
62. know 62. conocer , saber 6413
63. then 63. duración, tiempo, hora 6391
64. time 64. el tiempo 6388
65. has 65. tiene 6180
66. nice 66. agradable 6175
67. need 67. la necesidad 6150
68. i love you 68. te quiero, te amo 6111
69. to try 69. intentar 6016
70. how are you? 70. cómo está usted, cómo estás 5985
71. some 71. algunos , algunas 5972
72. learn 72. aprender 5957
73. stop 73. ¡alto!, parar 5900
74. but 74. pero, sino 5876
75. as 75. como, si 5863
76. show 76. mostrar 5807
77. eat 77. comer 5806
78. people 78. la gente, el pueblo 5679
79. dog 79. el perro 5638
80. look 80. ver 5570
81. would 81. condicional 5520
82. watch 82. el reloj, mirar 5498
83. stay 83. quedarse 5468
84. hot 84. caliente 5463
85. only 85. sólo 5462
86. be 86. estar, ser 5426
87. next 87. próximo 5407
88. give 88. dar 5348
89. no 89. no 5311
90. sexy 90. sexual, atractivo 5237
91. think 91. pensar 5208
92. all 92. todo, todos 5206
93. because 93. porque 5121
94. enjoy 94. disfrutar 5023
95. still 95. todavía, aún 4932
96. we 96. nosotros 4932
97. where 97. donde 4882
98. sleep 98. dormir 4867
99. lunch 99. el almuerzo 4826
100. sorry 100. lo siento 4783

The following list was compiled from an analysis of over 10 million searches from the Spanish dictionary on SpanishDict.com.

Comments

24hrfitness

This is a good list for a starter spanish speaker...

victorynick

Thank you I will refer to this list a lot, it will most definitely help me out. Gracias

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