Spanish Frequency Dictionaries

The Spanish Frequency Dictionaries help you learn useful Spanish words, fast.

Learning by frequency (how often you'll use a word) is far better than learning random vocabulary.

If you learn Spanish vocabulary randomly, you'll waste a lot of time studying words that you will probably never or rarely use. 

Some prefer to learn thematically. Most traditional language classes are based on thematic learning.

While in theory, this is a great approach: Make sure the learners can handle themselves in a broad range of situations.

In practice, it is slow and horribly inefficient.

Think about it. Why are you spending your beginner lessons learning vocabulary about the airport or the bathroom, and learning the names of all the things in the bathroom?

How often does that come up in daily conversation? Plus, people at an airport usually speak English anyway.

Why not focus on the most used words in a language. Words that you'll use.. over and over again?

The MostUsedWords Spanish Frequency Dictionaries

The frequency dictionaries are broken up into four parts. They cover vocabulary for 

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate students
  • Advanced learners
  • Near-fluent students


You can roughly divide each frequency dictionary into three parts. The outline of the books is the same. The only thing that differs is the vocabulary and the sentences. 

  1. General frequency

    A list covering of the most common Spanish words. This general frequency list gives you all vocabulary you need to know to get fluent in Spanish fast. The vocabulary is presented in a neatly organized, structured method.

    The data is based on subtitles, because subtitles cover both written and spoken Spanish. This makes subtitles the most accurate source to create a practical vocabulary list to learn Spanish.

  2. Frequency as Part of Speech

     The second part of the dictionaries provide you with words frequency lists per part of speech. This way, you can target precisely what you want to study, and in what area you'd like to improve. You will find frequency lists of:
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Conjunctions
  • Prepositions
  • Pronouns
  • Nouns
  • Numerals
  • Verbs

  1. Alphabet

    In the back of the books, you will find an alphabetical dictionary. Just like a regular Spanish dictionary, it is sorted by alphabet. It is an easy way to look up Spanish words. 

Parallel Text Sample Sentences

Because learning vocabulary from a pure word list isn't really natural, we added sample sentences. They mimic natural learning.

You learn a language in chunks: usually in short sentences, or parts thereof.  

Sample sentences also help you see the word used in context. They also provide you with reading practice.

Because the translation of the sentence is also given, the frequency dictionary doubles as a bilingual book. 

Depending on the book, you get the equivalent of reading a 70-90 page bilingual book. That is quite some reading practice, especially if you finish all four.

IPA Phonetic Spelling

Correct pronunciation of foreign words can be difficult and irregular. Even in English, it is quite often not straightforward.

To help you get your pronunciation right, we added IPA phonetic spelling of Spanish words. This way, you will always know the proper pronunciation. No more embarrassing pronunciation mistakes!


The Spanish Frequency Dictionaries provide all learners of Spanish with a simple, structured method. You can efficiently learn new vocabulary with these frequency dictionaries. You will save loads of time by not learning Spanish words you will never, or very rarely, use.

Instead, start learning Spanish vocabulary that you will use often. Words that are practical and needed in everyday life. This includes business- and education settings. If you're currently learning Spanish, you will find this series a convenient tool to quickly improve your fluency.