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Conlanger's Swadesh List
This is our own variant on the Swadesh List. The live list is based on the most commonly added words to languages on CWS. Only the top 200 words are listed here. The indicators on the very left show the word's change in position over the last 7 days.
#EnglishWordsExample WordsYour word
#1he/she/it (3SG, see notes)2388ähte, a ma, ár, naeAeli
#2i (1SG, see notes)2377aoul, as, aiyng, inuNe
#3you (2SG, see notes)1812sem, ein, moasį, yakra'diek
#4one (1)1504een, iтs, zul, ükseu
#5we (1PL, see notes)1400hped, Elku, voert, wīsop
#6two (2)1347teu, deus, sví, pidue
#7eat (consume)1339knomh, comer, koā, ga'neGent'
#8they (3PL, see notes)1313šö, fin, ele, Illo+ Add
#9language (form of communication)1299езка, lanke, lon, hhuhurteolingvei
#11person (human being)1244ha, szari, ens, naj+ Add
#12three (3)1192'am, mi, tris, luтsTwa
#13and (generic)1172tou, u, a, and+ Add
#14see (visually)1166pling, sa​ke, vedre, ʒal+ Add
#16you (2PL, see notes)1128lurem, dosõ, woi, ězeivi
#17five (5)1115visen, them, hif, βοηpir
#18man (adult male)1058vīros, ᛊᚨᛊ, Ono, Andah+ Add
#19go (to fare, move, leave, come, etc)1057veš, Áo, wir, tambbatZi
#21tree (vegetation)1044joɣáq, we, ledre, bienärir
#22eight (8)1001geatu, doma, vru, lagiOh
#23six (6)998Mra, ezi, zeoran, sashéSuh
#24seven (7)983ieg, Zeveen, mop, nhàSeh
=good (generic)978ma, Ẋev, mlypac, voagudé
#27woman (human female)940gási, klasia, bepuf, wanDrönn
#31bird (animal)913dim, laĺe, t'ūveza, tajukorndu
#32eye (seeing thing)904kayk, silim, yi, sérag+ Add
#33father (parent)880gigu, fader, ik₁i, paphaDoa
#34do (action)873nessi, pa, Doen, handelen+ Add
#36house (House)860sjap, teacat, þasiř, otcprauz
#38red (colour)850sereka, rox, lde, ralal+ Add
#39fish (aquatic animal)842ketan, erpkyt, gedėrıf, bugȅ+ Add
#40night (period of time)833edne, odiji, fòtu, ноичеNoch
#41day (generic)830nuho, tož, dia, Da hüs
#43sun (celestial)827Sųal, baŋ xēi, gitml, ézenetSun
#44hand (appendage)814hoke, ðɛmɪt, lu, siu+ Add
#45name (identifier)797rheahn, ome, grwrou, genaamrheahn
#46head (anatomy)791bon, asensiia, kov, + Add
#47come (arrive)786cogygsis, kømma, los, shaý+ Add
#48speak (utter words)784meser, ţωkєt, идаӄ, umyecaSpresz
#50hello (general greeting)765tyon, mevá, avote, gùrtJustéśom
#52say (verbally)748zegt, dijan, udol, Xharik + Add
#54white (colour)738keem, ezim, vuuch, bien+ Add
#55fire (combustion)735sʔluʔá, sirur, lðé, qos+ Add
#56blue (colour)727Yenjam, fis, chan, bïkjulot
#58blood (bodily fluid)707krev, aiwe, misid, shereg+ Add
#61water (liquid)690gjår, zaŋ, , ti+ Add
#64kill (take away one's life)672góspa, ikná, gix, nekša'ešwhellan
#66but (clause contrasting)668puo, sauf, ha, oefuşoak
=star (celestial)666, secyim, kegás, sarazelón
#71speak (some particular language)653kerdiow, helainaia, wgicg, warit+ Add
#73not (negator)644a, , ke, er+ Add
=book (written work)640puke, ⱡêb, livru, + Add
#76mouth (anatomical)634zínó, duwae, kuno, しぇいんkoi
=wind (movement of air)634fuɍ, ojic, çerr, járfreten
#79want (something)629muei, sruls, Midrhafortx, ahlab+ Add
#81make (create/construct)626oιυ, kar, ʃeosos, maa+ Add
#83no (negative)622naz, nån, tashoa, haino+ Add
=hear (auditory)622fauski, ątxau, solli, kolu+ Add
#85mother (biological)618nørfa*, majre, loara, máʔtə̄rMoa
#87what (interrogative)616кҷuo, agohń, cho, mäiXeMe
#88new (generic)614Λάνε, navy, nu, nÿmm+ Add
#89foot (body part)609køwv€f, puto, lyösi, ļör+ Add
#90be (to exist)602isz', ekxa, dhuy, vewFjorvë
=time (temporal)602mòtra, ven, nuuht, ngunqa
#92city (settlement)594shūdad, vik, stat, irdžand+ Add
#93the (DEF)581eks, ụwrâ, Te, ekNba
#95ear (anatomical)578seclomna, jajä, ġal, mabo+ Add
#96cloud (weather)577naĝe, yfÿé, weolk, fürühodei
#98moon (space)575g̋ue, züm, atmohen, ɸeʃlunam
#99word (linguistics)569ńuqe, reč, palavra, uagx'x
=or (generic)562ah, moi, rnul, ü+ Add
#104live (be alive)560daidrin, spimke, alha, kae+ Add
#108air (general)555Сласарік, mer, jar, eiax
#110child (offspring)552Nuno, pada, shora, si+ Add
#112burn (fire)535esk, kju, ish, wérote+ Add
#114rain (weather)532pluvia , tika, rzeń, qoifallakua
#115ash (residue from burning)527øsca, lludl, ȟålrag, ajış+ Add
=sea (salt water)527kinill, iðutir, Árinn, ude+ Add
=death (state of being dead)527ぞんすね, ysarad, k'at̂, thirZetu
#118bad (unfavourable)524zrag, mas, Iaì, ler+ Add
#124who (interrogative)510Gama, siahriu, ey, kyu+ Add
#125flower (botanical)507loheya, hasawi, lea, flor+ Add
#126tongue (mouth)505stin, jezik, langu, lunaik+ Add
#127brother (generic; older or younger)504dănruš, pôiñ, štarb, ronnekFumehr
#128thing (entity)502xún, kosa, -()ier, sáten+ Add
#131this (proximal)496mbu, kun, ca, nau+ Add
#132leaf (botanical)495tīdaf, neþu, gïfu, dusa+ Add
#133have (possess)494gefređen, ippei, vavu, вар+ Add
#135lake (body of water)491é, ka'apa, kölĕ, paw+ Add
#136human (species)489far, Şka, iríma, shašsahh+ Add
=nose (meatball between eyes and mouth)489erraga, my, れも, van-+ Add
#140home (residence)483uu, Alblyul, kivat, tol+ Add
#141swim (activity to be done in water)482patū, tena, adrir, կարատամո+ Add
#142forest (woods park)480ruvan, budjan, ぽおむ, galkiSzen
#144leg (of animate thing)477kansjo, Kiendei , leg, b̃ɑ́kā+ Add
#146work (perform labour)475pjastɛ, zark, neest, drolalabor
#147family (group of relatives)470icollos, pasakuju, sanu, noichtlimach
#148child (generic)468ia, ashkhi, King, konzi
#150brown (colour)464dene, ink, bih, puro+ Add
#156fall (via gravity)459rhavit, izîsku, kaad, kutu+ Add
#157can (be able)458befet, tam, Kash-, kva+ Add
#159because (generic)456qīx, kél, kéj, ohois+ Add
#162sister (non-specific age)447ḳehu, Suzþocha, adohkosa, XhäpeFehmehr
#165son (family)438fiş, ram, brudam, ataz̧+ Add
#166if (generic)436e, ýrä, vai, ih+ Add
=stone (geological)431petro, phujr, thum, kón+ Add
#170country (geopolitical area)430azia, Saghuda, ⱪas, han+ Add
#172leave (location)428haju, nlix, Чужець, kåwie+ Add
#173now (at this point!)427lytrel, glú, trair, na+ Add
#175hot (temperature)419kalu, uþic, vazhal, orāðīharr
#176island (land in the sea)418iceg, măi, osront, öieCrelóm
=body (general)418manactal, guoŋ, jus, þyy+ Add
#178ice (thing)417Tuom, mit, ktîgîns, diǧun+ Add
#180snow (generic)415tsupos, nevika, hiyo, falnfallekt
#184egg (generic)410gheirchrame, uv, t'ich, šudős+ Add
=finger (anatomy; those five long sticks that you have per hand)405dhyg, schlíṁh, nus, deza+ Add
#189back (body)404amuzu, гомо, sken, wiru+ Add
#190with (comitative)403vlou, ənϕ, ko, kan+ Add
#191neck (the thing between your head and your shoulders)397nejż, Coui, , nozo+ Add
#195hair (many strands)388abilabo, ïhadjï, sišūm, çevela+ Add
#197stand (be upright)384Tema, tuŋam, tcing, jyrún+ Add
=feel (emotional)382neyk, vôr, sensipitir, téhut+ Add
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