Wikipedia:Basic English ordered wordlist

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This list is based on Charles Kay Ogden's Basic English ordered word list.

Operations

100 words

comegetgivegokeepletmakeputseemtakebedohavesayseesendmaywill

aboutacrossafteragainstamongatbeforebetweenbydownfrominoffonoverthroughtounderupwith

asforoftillthan

atheallanyeverylittlemuchnoothersomesuchthatthisIheyouwho

andbecausebutorifthoughwhilehowwhenwherewhy

againeverfarforwardherenearnowoutstillthentheretogetherwell

almostenoughevennotonlyquitesoverytomorrowyesterday

northsoutheastwestpleaseyes

Things

accountactadditionadjustmentadvertisementagreementairamountamusementanimalanswerapparatusapprovalargumentartattackattemptattentionattractionauthoritybackbalancebasebehaviorbeliefbirthbitbitebloodblowbodybrassbreadbreathbrotherbuildingburnburstbusinessbuttercanvascarecausechalkchancechangeclothcoalcolorcomfortcommitteecompanycomparisoncompetitionconditionconnectioncontrolcookcoppercopycorkcottoncoughcountrycovercrackcreditcrimecrushcrycurrentcurvedamagedangerdaughterdaydeathdebtdecisiondegreedesigndesiredestructiondetaildevelopmentdigestiondirectiondiscoverydiscussiondiseasedisgustdistancedistributiondivisiondoubtdrinkdrivingdustearthedgeeducationeffectenderroreventexampleexchangeexistenceexpansionexperienceexpertfactfallfamilyfatherfearfeelingfictionfieldfightfireflameflightflowerfoldfoodforceformfriendfrontfruitglassgoldgovernmentgraingrassgripgroupgrowthguideharborharmonyhatehearingheathelphistoryholehopehourhumoriceideaimpulseincreaseindustryinkinsectinstrumentinsuranceinterestinventionironjellyjoinjourneyjudgejumpkickkissknowledgelandlanguagelaughlawleadlearningleatherletterlevelliftlightlimitlinenliquidlistlooklosslovemachinemanmanagermarkmarketmassmealmeasuremeatmeetingmemorymetalmiddlemilkmindmineminutemistmoneymonthmorningmothermotionmountainmovemusicnamenationneednewsnightnoisenotenumberobservationofferoiloperationopinionorderorganizationornamentownerpagepainpaintpaperpartpastepaymentpeacepersonplaceplantplaypleasurepointpoisonpolishporterpositionpowderpowerpriceprintprocessproduceprofitpropertyproseprotestpullpunishmentpurposepushqualityquestionrainrangeraterayreactionreadingreasonrecordregretrelationreligionrepresentativerequestrespectrestrewardrhythmriceriverroadrollroomrubrulerunsaltsandscalescienceseaseatsecretaryselectionselfsenseservantsexshadeshakeshameshocksidesignsilksilversistersizeskysleepslipslopesmashsmellsmilesmokesneezesnowsoapsocietysonsongsortsoundsoupspacestagestartstatementsteamsteelstepstitchstonestopstorystretchstructuresubstancesugarsuggestionsummersupportsurpriseswimsystemtalktastetaxteachingtendencytesttheorythingthoughtthundertimetintoptouchtradetransporttricktroubleturntwistunitusevalueversevesselviewvoicewalkwarwashwastewaterwavewaxwayweatherweekweightwindwinewinterwomanwoodwoolwordworkwoundwritingyear

200 Picturable words

See also Wikipedia:Basic English picture wordlist.

angleantapplearcharmarmybabybagballbandbasinbasketbathbedbeebellberrybirdbladeboardboatbonebookbootbottleboxboybrainbrakebranchbrickbridgebrushbucketbulbbuttoncakecameracardcartcarriagecatchaincheesechestchinchurchcircleclockcloudcoatcollarcombcordcowcupcurtaincushiondogdoordraindrawerdressdropeareggengineeyefacefarmfeatherfingerfishflagfloorflyfootforkfowlframegardengirlglovegoatgunhairhammerhandhatheadhearthookhornhorsehospitalhouseislandjewelkettlekeykneeknifeknotleafleglibrarylineliplockmapmatchmonkeymoonmouthmusclenailneckneedlenervenetnosenutofficeorangeovenparcelpenpencilpicturepigpinpipeplaneplateplough/plowpocketpotpotatoprisonpumprailratreceiptringrodroofrootsailschoolscissorsscrewseedsheepshelfshipshirtshoeskinskirtsnakesockspadespongespoonspringsquarestampstarstationstemstickstockingstomachstorestreetsuntabletailthreadthroatthumbtickettoetonguetoothtowntraintraytreetrousersumbrellawallwatchwheelwhipwhistlewindowwingwireworm

Qualities

100 General

ableacidangryautomaticbeautifulblackboilingbrightbrokenbrowncheapchemicalchiefcleanclearcommoncomplexconsciouscutdeepdependentearlyelasticelectricequalfatfertilefirstfixedflatfreefrequentfullgeneralgoodgreatgrey/grayhanginghappyhardhealthyhighhollowimportantkindlikelivinglongmalemarriedmaterialmedicalmilitarynaturalnecessarynewnormalopenparallelpastphysicalpoliticalpoorpossiblepresentprivateprobablequickquietreadyredregularresponsiblerightroundsamesecondseparateserioussharpsmoothstickystiffstraightstrongsuddensweettallthicktighttiredtrueviolentwaitingwarmwetwidewiseyellowyoung

50 Opposites

awakebadbentbitterbluecertaincoldcompletecrueldarkdeaddeardelicatedifferentdirtydryfalsefeeblefemalefoolishfuturegreenilllastlateleftlooseloudlowmixednarrowoldoppositepublicroughsadsafesecretshortshutsimpleslowsmallsoftsolidspecialstrangethinwhitewrong