Using the data
100,000 word list
FAQ / questions
5,000-60,000 lemma lists
Samples / formats
Free list (5,000)
You can now freely download a list of the top
5000 words/lemmas from the 450 million word
Corpus of Contemporary
American English, which is the only large and balanced corpus of American
English. Although there are many word and frequency lists of English on the web, we
believe that this list is the most accurate one available (compare...).
The free list contains the lemma and part of speech for the top 5,000 words in American English. It is also possible to download
other lists that contain the top 20-30 collocates (nearby words) for each of these
words -- which provides useful information on word meaning and usage -- as well as to see which words are most common in certain genres (e.g. spoken or academic). It is also
possible to download highly accurate lists for the
top 20,000 and the top
60,000 words in English, with their
top collocates as well.
If you want an eBook version of the 5,000 word list --
with collocates, genre information, etc -- you can purchase it for about $20 here.
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