Are these the 100 most important Spanish words your child could ever learn?

In a recent blog post “6 questions you MUST ask before buying a Spanish program for your child” one of the questions we put was:

“What Spanish is in the program?”

We pointed out the importance of your child learning ‘real’ Spanish; useful Spanish; Spanish which can be learned quickly then immediately practiced in direct communication with native Spanish speakers!

As a parent, you should be demanding that the Spanish program you choose for your child has the best available Spanish in it. Why? Because you want tangible results in the fastest possible time.

What should you look out for though? How would you know which Spanish is the right Spanish for your child?

At Speekee we take great pride in the quality of the Spanish we present, taking the utmost care to select words and phrases which provide the learner with the best possible chance for success.

And we can prove it!

We extracted the 100 highest frequency Spanish words from the 31 Speekee videos made in 2013/2014.

Our conclusion? These are 100 of the most useful Spanish words your child could ever learn.

es – it is / he is / she is (appears 445 times)
no – no (379)
un – a (351)
y – and (335)
de – of (231)
qué – what (228)
– yes (222)
una – a / one (170)
tiene – he has / she has / it has (164)
hola – hello (157)
está – it is / he is / she is (151)
me – to me / myself (147)
el – the (140)
gusta – like (135)
gracias – thanks (123)
la – the (123)
tengo – I have (122)
muy – very (111)
a – to (111)
en – in (104)
dos – two (97)
más – more (86)
hay – there is / there are (86)
mi – my (85)
soy – I am (85)
nada – nothing (82)
toma – take (79)
vamos – let’s go (78)
años – years (68)
uno – one (67)
aquí – here (66)
tres – three (66)
cinco – five (66)
los – the (63)
dónde – where (57)
te – you (55)
cuatro – four (55)
– I know (53)
mira – look (53)
lo – it (52)
tu – your (52)
por – for (50)
que – that (49)
o – or (49)
aquí – here (48)
son – they are (47)
nueve – nine (44)
las – the (41)
bien – well (41)
jugar – to play (41)
llamo – I call (40)
treinta – thirty (40)
gustan – they like (40)
número – number (39)
vale – ok (38)
con – with (37)
yo – I (37)
buenas – good (34)
cómo – how (34)
ver – to see (34)
estoy – I am (33)
cuántos – how many (33)
también – also (33)
mucho – a lot (33)
cincuenta – fifty (33)
mi – my (33)
– you (32)
para – for (32)
grande – big (32)
número – number (32)
adiós – goodbye (31)
tardes – afternoons (30)
días – days (30)
vez – time (30)
cuarenta – forty (30)
al – to the (30)
dos – two (29)
zumo – juice (29)
tienes – you have (29)
ocho – eight (28)
naranja – orange (28)
otra – another (27)
momento – moment (27)
ésta – this one (27)
animal – animal (26)
están – they are (26)
siete – seven (26)
algo – something (26)
bueno – good (25)
quién – who (25)
once – eleven (24)
diez – ten (24)
quiero – I want (23)
puede
– he can / she can / it can (22)
favor – favour (22)
pasa
– it happens (22)
éste
– this one (22)
esta – this (22)
seis – six (21)
quieres – you want (20)

Make sure you demand the best for your child. Before you commit to buying a Spanish program, ask the program makers: What Spanish is my child going to learn?!

See you next time,

Jim

Jim Porter is a co-founder of Speekee, where kids learn to speak Spanish together

Jim began his Spanish learning journey in 1990. He has been a language teacher since 1994 and he lives in sunny southern Spain with his two bilingual children. Loves it! More…

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