Main Page

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Main page)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Welcome to Wikipedia

 
Search the 169,445 articles in the Simple English Wikipedia
How to write Simple English pages · Useful pages · Simple talk · Categories · Help
Schools Gateway (for users who want to make changes from a school)

About Wikipedia

This is the front page of the Simple English Wikipedia. Wikipedias are places where people work together to write encyclopedias in different languages. We use Simple English words and grammar here. The Simple English Wikipedia is for everyone! That includes children and adults who are learning English. There are 169,445 articles on the Simple English Wikipedia. All of the pages are free to use. They have all been published under both the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0 and the GNU Free Documentation License. You can help here! You may change these pages and make new pages. Read the help pages and other good pages to learn how to write pages here. If you need help, you may ask questions at Simple talk.

When writing articles here:

  • Use Basic English vocabulary and shorter sentences. This allows people to understand normally complex terms or phrases.
  • Write good pages. The best encyclopedia pages have useful, well-written information.
  • Use the pages to learn and teach. These pages can help people learn English. You can also use them to make a new Wikipedia to help other people.
  • Simple does not mean short. Writing in Simple English means that simple words are used. It does not mean readers want basic information. Articles do not have to be short to be simple; expand articles, add details, but use basic vocabulary.
  • Be bold! Your article does not have to be perfect, because other editors will fix it and make it better. And most importantly, do not be afraid to start and make articles better yourself.

Selected article

Jessica Alba

Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California) is an American actress. When she was 13 years old, she got her first acting job. It was in the movie Camp Nowhere. In 1994, she starred in her first television series, The Secret World of Alex Mack. She became famous when acting in the television series Dark Angel (20002002). Alba later acted in several movies, such as Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), and Good Luck Chuck (2007).

She has been listed in the "Hot 100" section of Maxim magazine every year from 2003 to 2007, and was voted "Sexiest Woman in the World" by FHM in 2007. A picture of her was used on the cover of Playboy. Playboy did not ask her if they could use the picture or tell her they were going to use it. This was the cause of a lawsuit that was later dropped. Alba has won several awards for her acting. These awards include the "Choice Actress" award at the Teen Choice Award and a Saturn Award. Both of these awards were for her acting in the series Dark Angel.



Did you know...

From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

Sir David Attenborough in 2019

  • ... that David Attenborough (pictured) is the only person to have won a BAFTA Award for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K?
  • ... that at 1,198 feet (365 m), the Vista Tower in Chicago will be the tallest skyscraper designed by a female architect?
  • ... that Point Pelee National Park was the first national park in Canada to become a dark-sky preserve?
  • ... that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest female member of the United States Congress in American history?
  • ... that during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador, the government began giving out cardboard coffins because of the high death rate?
  • Knowledge groups

    Globe-Star of life.svg Applied sciences
    Architecture (building) • Communication Electronics Engineering Farming Health Industry Medicine Transport Weather
    Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01f.svg People and social studies
    Anthropology (study of people) • Archaeology (history of civilization) • Geography Education History Language Philosophy (abstract ideas) • Psychology Sociology Teaching
    Crystal Project colors.png Daily life, art and culture
    Animation Art Book Cooking Custom Culture Dance Family Games Gardening Leisure (free time) • Movies and films Music Radio Sports Theater Travel Television
    Natural sciences and maths
    Algebra Astronomy (stars and space) • Biology (animals and plants) • Chemistry Computer science Earth science Ecology Geometry Mathematics Physics Statistics Zoology (study of animals)
    Gnome-applications-science.svg
    Government and law
    Copyright Defense Economics (trade and business) • Government Human rights Laws Military Politics Trade
    Gnome-applications.svg
    Religions and beliefs
    Atheism Bahá'í Buddhism Christianity Esotericism Hinduism Islam Jainism Judaism Mythology Paganism Sect Sikhism Taoism Theology
    ReligiousSymbols.svg

    Sister projects

    Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects:
    In Simple English:
    HSWtionary.svg Wiktionary
    Dictionary and thesaurus
    HSCommons.svg Commons
    Free media repository
    HSWSpecies.svg Wikispecies
    Directory of species
    Wikidata-HS-icon.svg Wikidata
    Free knowledge base
    In Regular English:
    HSWPedia.svg Wikipedia
    English Wikipedia
    HSWNews.svg Wikinews
    Free-content news
    Wiktionary-logo-en.svg Wiktionary
    Dictionary and thesaurus
    HSWQuote.svg Wikiquote
    Collection of quotations
    HSWBooks.svg Wikibooks
    Free textbooks and manuals
    HSWSource.svg Wikisource
    Free-content library
    HSWVersity.svg Wikiversity
    Free learning resources
    HSWikimedia.svg Meta-Wiki
    Wikimedia project coordination
    HSWikivoyage.svg Wikivoyage
    Free travel guide
    HSMediaWiki.svg MediaWiki
    Wiki software development

    Other languages

    5,000,000 articles or more
    1,000,000 articles or more
    500,000 articles or more
    100,000 articles or more

    Simple English  •  asturianu (Asturian)  •  azərbaycanca (Azerbaijani)  •  تۆرکجه (South Azerbaijani)  •  беларуская (Belarusian)  •  български (Bulgarian)  •  нохчийн (Chechen)  •  čeština (Czech)  •  Cymraeg (Welsh)  •  dansk (Danish)  •  Ελληνικά (Greek)  •  Esperanto (Esperanto)  •  eesti (Estonian)  •  euskara (Basque)  •  suomi (Finnish)  •  galego (Galician)  •  עברית (Hebrew)  •  हिन्दी (Hindi)  •  hrvatski (Croatian)  •  magyar (Hungarian)  •  հայերեն (Armenian)  •  ქართული (Georgian)  •  қазақша (Kazakh)  •  한국어 (Korean)  •  Latina (Latin)  •  lietuvių (Lithuanian)  •  Minangkabau (Minangkabau)  •  македонски (Macedonian)  •  Bahasa Melayu (Malay)  •  norsk nynorsk (Norwegian Nynorsk)  •  română (Romanian)  •  srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски (Serbo-Croatian)  •  slovenčina (Slovak)  •  slovenščina (Slovenian)  •  தமிழ் (Tamil)  •  ไทย (Thai)  •  Türkçe (Turkish)  •  اردو (Urdu)  •  oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча (Uzbek)  •  Volapük (Volapük)  •  Bân-lâm-gú (Chinese (Min Nan))