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Sub list 1 of the General Service List

This sub list contains the first 250 words from the most frequent words of the GSL. These
will be assessed in quiz 1 week 3.

English Word
the

Part of
Speech
article

be

verb

of

preposition

and

conjunction

article

to

preposition

in

preposition

he

personal
pronoun
verb
personal
pronoun
demonstrative
pronoun

have
it
that
for

preposition

they

personal
pronoun
personal
pronouns
preposition

i
with
as

preposition /
conjunction

not
on

adverb

she
at

personal
pronoun
preposition

by

preposition

Definition

Spanish
equivalent
el/la/los

Definite article. Used to refer to a noun which is


specific, there is only one, or that both participants
in a conversation know.
Exist, occupy a certain position or area; have a
quality.
belonging or relating to someone or something
To specify the contents of a certain container
Made or consisting of
used to join two words, phrases, parts of
sentences or related statements together; also or
in addition to
Indefinite article. Used to refer to singular nouns
that are not specific or kind be of any kind.
used with a verb to make the infinitive
used to give the reason for doing something
inside or towards the inside of a container, place,
or area.
during part or all of a period of time
The third person singular pronoun. Used to refer
to masculine nouns.
to own something; to posses
The third person singular pronoun. Used to refer
to animals, objects or abstract nouns.
used to refer to something or someone that has
already been talked about or seen and is located
away from you.
intended to be given to or used by someone or
something.
having a particular purpose
The third person plural pronoun.

para
ellos

The first person singular pronoun.

yo

used to say that people or things are in a place


together or are doing something together.
having or including something
used to describe the purpose, job, or appearance
of something or someone.
in the same way
used to form a negative phrase
On top of a surface
In a particular place
The third person singular pronoun. Used to refer
to feminine nouns.
Used to show the place or position of something
or someone.
Also used to show the time something happens
used to show the person or thing that does
something.
Near or next to something or someone.

con

ser o estar
de
y
un/una
para
en
l
tener
eso
ese / eso /esa
por

como
no
sobre
en
ella
en (lugar)
a (hora)
por

this

demonstrative
pronoun

we

personal
pronoun
personal
pronoun
verb
conjunction

you
do
but

preposition
from

preposition

or

conjunction

which

relative
pronoun

one

pronoun

would

modal verb

all
will

adverb
pronoun
modal verb

there

adverb

say

verb

who

relative
pronoun

make
when

verb
relative
pronoun

can

modal verb

more
if
man
out
other

noun
quantifier
conjunction
noun
adverb
adjective

used to refer to something or someone that has


already been talked about or seen and is located
near you.
The first person plural pronoun.

este / esta / esto

The second person singular and plural pronoun.

t / usted /
ustedes
hacer
pero

To perform an action or job


used to introduce something new which is
different or the opposite from what you have just
said.
Used to indicate an exception
used to show the place, time, or level that
someone or something started at.
used to say where someone was born.
used between possibilities, or before the last in a
list of possibilities
used at the beginning of a question to ask
someone about a choice between two or more
things.
used to give more information about something
used to refer to a particular person or thing in a
group that has already been talked about
Used together with another verb to express
possibility.
Commonly used in formal requests.
Completely or entirely.
A complete amount of something.
Used together with another verb to talk about the
future, make predictions, offer and ask for help or
promises.
In or at a particular place.
Used when you are pointing or looking at
something in order to make someone look in the
same direction
To speak.
To tell someone about a fact, opinion or idea.
Used at the beginning of a question to get
information about a person that did, is doing or will
do something.
used to give additional information about
someone
to produce or create something
Used at the beginning of a question to get
information about the time something happened,
is happening or will happen.
Used to talk about physical or intellectual ability.
Used to express possibility.
A closed, metal container for food or liquids
A greater number or amount of people or things
Used to introduce a condition.
An adult male human
Not inside.
Used to refer to a thing or person that is different
from a thing or person which you have talked
about

nosotros

sino / excepto
por
desde / de

cul
el cual
uno / unos

todo

all/ all

decir
quin / quien

hacer/ crear
cundo
poder
lata
ms
si
hombre
fuera afuera.
otro

so

conjunction

what
time

determiner
pronoun
noun

up
go
about

adverb
verb
preposition

than
into
could

conjunction
preposition
modal verb

state
only

verb
adverb

new
year
some
take

adjective
noun
verb

come
these

verb
demonstrative
pronoun

know

verb

see
use

verb
verb

get

verb

like

verb

then

adverb

first

noun
adjective

any

determiner
pronoun

work

noun

now

verb
adverb

used to say that something is the result of


something that happened.
used to ask for information about people or things

as que /
entonces
qu

Time is what we measure in minutes, hours, days,


etc.
A particular point or hour in the day or night
In or to a higher place.
To move in a certain direction.
relating to a particular topic or person

tiempo

Used in comparative forms


Towards the inside or middle of something
Used to talk about physical or intellectual ability in
the past.
Used to express possibility.
Commonly used in formal requests.
To officially say or write something.
Not more than a particular size or amount.
Not anyone or anything else.
Recent, modern, fresh, unprecedented.
A period of 12 months, or 365 days.
To get and carry something with you when you go
somewhere.
To get hold of something usually with your hands
and move it
To arrive, to reach a destination
Used to refer to a group of things or people that
has already been talked about or seen and is
located near you.
to have knowledge or information about
something in your mind
to notice people and things with your eyes
To do something with an object or tool for a
particular purpose.
to obtain or buy something.
to receive something or be given something.
to understand something
to enjoy something or feel that someone or
something is pleasant
at a time (in the past or in the future) to which you
have already refer to.
Next or after the last in a list.
Something that has never happened or been done
before.
A person or thing coming before all others in
order, time, amount, quality or importance
used in questions and negatives to mean 'some'.
(Do we have any sugar?)
one of or each of a particular kind of person or
thing when it is not important which (Any of those
will be fine).
An activity, such as a job, which a person uses
physical or mental effort to do, usually for money.
To do a job, especially the job you do to earn
money.
at the present time, not in the past or future

hora
arriba
ir
acerca de /
sobre
que (major que)
hacia adentro
pude/podia
podra
declarar
solo / solamente
nuevo
ao
llevar
tomar / agarrar
venir
estos / estas
saber
ver
usar / utilizar
conseguir,
obtener,
comprar, traer,
entender.
gustar, disfrutar
entonces
luego
primero
primer
algn, alguno,
algo de
cualquiera, cual
sea
trabajo
trabajar
ahora

may

modal verb

such

pronoun
adverb

give
over

verb
preposition
adverb

think

verb

most

adverb

even
find
day
also

adverb
verb
noun
adverb

after

conjunction
preposition
noun

way
many
must

pronoun
quantifier
modal verb

look

verb

before
great
back

preposition
conjunction
adjective
adverb

through

preposition

long

adjective

where

adverb

much

quantifier

should

modal verb

well
people

adverb
noun

down
own

adverb,
preposition
adjective

just

adverb

Used to express possibility, or to ask for and give


permission.
Used to refer to something or someone that you
were just talking about, or something or someone
of that type.
used to emphasize a quality of someone or
something (such a nice person)
To provide.
above or higher than something (over the door).
more than a particular amount, number, or age
(over 3.000).
to use the brain to plan something, solve a
problem, understand a situation, etc.
to believe something or have an opinion or idea.
used to show that someone or something has the
greatest amount of a quality (the most).
In spite of, used to show a contrast.
To discover, especially where a thing or person is.
A period of time of 24 hours.
In addition
at a later time than something else happens
when a time period has passed.
To explain how you do something, method.
the route you take to get from one place to
another
Used to indicate a large number of countable
objects, people
used to show that it is necessary or very important
to do something.
to turn your eyes in the direction of something or
someone so that you can see them
earlier than something or someone
earlier than the time when something happens
Excellent (quality), very large in size or amount.
To refer to the place where someone or
something was before.
In a direction behind you.
from one end or side of something to the other.
from the start to the end of something.
having a large distance from one end to the other
(long hair)
continuing for a large amount of time (a long film)
used to ask about the place or position of
someone or something
Used to indicate a large number of uncountable
objects (water) or abstract concepts (love).
Used to express that something is a duty, to give
suggestions or give advice.
In a correct or successful way.
More than one person, the population of a
country, region or of the same race.
At a lower level or place.
belonging to or done by a particular person or
thing
Only or exclusively.

puede/puedo
tales
tan/tanto
dar
encima de,
sobre
ms de, mayor
que.
pensar
ms
incluso, hasta
encontrar
da
tambin,
adems.
despus
modo, manera
va, camino
muchos/muchas
deber
mirar
antes
grandioso, gran
de vuelta, de
regreso.
a travs de
a lo largo de
largo, extenso
dnde
mucho
debera
bien
personas /
gente.
para abajo,
abajo.
propio
solo

A very short time ago.


Almost.
because
good

conjunction
adjective

each

determiner
pronoun
demonstrative
pronoun

those
feel
seem

verb
verb

how

conjunction

high

adjective

too

adverb

place
little

noun
quantifier

world

noun

very
still
nation
hand

adverb
adverb
noun
noun

old

adjective

life

noun

tell

verb

write

verb

become

verb

here
show

adverb
verb

house

noun

both
between

determiner,
pronoun
preposition

need

verb

used to give a reason for something


enjoyable, pleasant, or interesting.
of a high quality or level
every one in a group of two or more things or
people when they are considered separately
Used to refer to a group of things or people that
has already been talked about or seen and is
located far from you.
to experience an emotion or a physical state
to appear to be a particular thing or to have a
particular quality
used to talk about or ask about the way that
something happens or is done
having a large distance from the bottom to the top
(a high building).
a large distance above the ground or the level of
the sea
used before adjectives and adverbs to mean
'more than is necessary, possible, etc' (too fast)
also (I read it too)
a position, building, town, area, etc
not much or not enough.
a small amount of something
he Earth and all the people, places, and things on
it
to a great degree or extremely
continuing to happen or continuing to be done
a country or the people living in a country
the part of your body on the end of your arm that
has fingers and a thumb.
having lived or existed for a long time (old man,
old building).
Of a certain age (20 years old)
the existence of a person (my life)
the sum of all animated and sensing creatures
(animals and plants)
to say something to someone, usually giving them
information.
to produce words, letters, or numbers on a
surface using a pen or pencil.
to begin to be something; to change or develop.
the place where you are
to let someone look at something.
to teach someone how to do something by
explaining it or by doing it yourself while they
watch
a building where people live, usually one family or
group
used to talk about two people or things
in the space that separates two places, people, or
things
To want something, to have a necessity for

acabo
de/acabado de
apenas
porque
bueno
cada
esos / esas
sentir
parecer
como, cmo
alto

demasiado
tambin
lugar
un poco, un
poquito de
mundo
muy
todava, an.
nacin.
mano
viejo
vida.
decir
escribir
convertirse,
hacerse, llegar a
ser.
aqui
mostrar
demostrar
casa
ambos
entre
necesitar.

something.
to have a particular meaning. (what does that
word mean?)
to intend to express a fact or opinion (I didnt
mean to offend you)
to ask someone to come somewhere.
to telephone someone
to grow or change and become more advanced.
to make something new (a product)
below something (under de table)
less than a number, amount, or age (under 18).
happening or coming at the end, the most recent.
Correct or true.
on or towards the side of your body that is to the
east
to change place or position.
To go to a different place to live or work.
sed to refer to an object without saying its name.
not detailed, but including the most basic or
necessary information
a place where children go to be educated.
not ever, not one time.
exactly alike. not changed
one more person or thing, or an additional
amount, a different person or thing.
to start to do something, to start to happen.

mean

verb

call

verb

develop

verb

under

preposition

last
right

adjective
adjective

move

verb

thing
general

noun
adjective

school
never
same
another

noun
adverb
adjective
pronoun

begin

verb

while
number

conjunction
noun

part

noun

turn

verb

real
leave

adjective
verb

might

modal verb

want
point

verb
noun

form

verb

off

adverb
preposition

not touching or connected to something or not on


a surface. (Stay off the grass)
away from a place or position (Ill be off).
not operating or being used. (The TV is off)

child

noun

few

quantifier

a young person who is not yet an adult.


someone's son or daughter, also when they are
adults
some, or a small number of countable objects,
people.

During the time.


a symbol or word used in a counting system or
used to show the position or order of something
A portion. One of the things that, with other things,
makes something complete.
to change direction when you are moving, or to
make a car do this
existing and not imagined, true.
to go away from a place or a situation. to not take
something with you when you go away from a
place.
Used to express a lower degree of certainty or
little possibility.
To wish or need something.
a particular place.
a particular time in an event or process
an opinion, idea, or fact which someone says or
writes.
to take a particular shape or to make something
take that shape.
To start a business or organization.

tener significado,
significar
tener una
intencin
llamar
desarrollar.
bajo, debajo.
ltimo
correcto,
acertado
derecha
moverse
mudarse.
cosa
general
escuela
nunca
mismo
otro, otra
comenzar,
empezar.
mientras
nmero
parte
dar la vuelta.
real
dejar, partir, salir
podra, pudiese.
querer
punto

formar

alejado,
separado,
distante
apagado.
nio/ nia
hijo/hija
pocos, poco

small
since

adjective
preposition

against

preposition

ask

verb

late
home
interest

adverb
noun
noun

large

adjective

person
end

noun
noun

open

verb

public
follow

adjective
verb

during
present

preposition
adjective

without

preposition

again
hold

adverb
verb

govern
around

verb
preposition

possible

adjective

head

noun

consider

verb

word

noun

program

noun

problem

noun

however

adverb

lead

verb

system
set

noun
verb

order

noun

little in size or amount.


from a time in the past until a later time or until
now
disagreeing with a plan or activity. competing with
or opposing someone or something
make a request or demand for something to
somebody;
to make a question.
after the usual time or the time that was arranged
the place where you live or feel you belong to.
something you enjoy doing, studying, or
experiencing
big in size or amount
A human individual.
the final part of something such as a period of
time, activity, or story
To remove the cover of a container so as to see
its contents. To change something from closed to
not closed.
that are for everyone to use and are not private.
to move behind someone or something and go
where they go.
For an entire period of time.
Be in a particular place. Happening or existing
now
not having, using, or doing something.
when someone is not with someone else.
Once more. One more time.
to have something in your hand or arms.
to keep something in a particular position.
to officially control a country
positioned or moving in or near a place, often
without a clear direction, purpose or order
in many different directions
Used to refer to something that can happen. An
event that might or might not exist or be true.
the part of your body above your neck which
contains your brain.
to think about particular facts when you are
making a decision about something
a group of letters or sounds that mean something,
or a single letter or sound that means something.
a plan of events or activities with a particular
purpose.
a show on television or radio
a situation that causes difficulties and that needs
a solution.
Used to show a contrast between what you have
said and what you are about to say.
to show someone where to go, usually by taking
them to a place or by going in front of them
a way or method of doing things
to arrange a time when something will happen.
o press switches on a machine so that it will start
when you want it to
the arrangement of a group of people or things in
a list from first to last.

pequeo
desde
en contra.
pedir
preguntar
tarde
hogar
inters
grande,
extensor, amplio.
persona
fin, final
abrir.
pblico
seguir
durante
presente.
sin
otra vez.
agarrar
sostener
gobernar
al rededor
posible.
cabeza
considerar
palabra
programa
problema
sin embargo
guiar, dirigir
sistema
fijar
poner,
programar
orden

eye

noun

plan

noun

run

verb

keep

verb

face

noun

fact(s)

noun

group

noun

play

verb

stand
increase

verbo
verbo

early

adverb

course
change

noun
verbo

help
line

verb
noun

city
put

noun
verb

close
case
force

verb
noun
verb

meet

verb

once
water
upon
war

adverb
noun
preposition
noun

build

verb

hear

verb

light

noun

unite
live

verb
verb

an instruction that someone must obey.


A request of food in a restaurant.
one of the two organs in your face, which you use
to see with
an arrangement for what you intend to do or how
you intend to do something
to move on your feet at a faster speed than
walking
to have something permanently.
to regularly store something in a particular place.
to continue to do something, or to do something
repeatedly
the front part of the head where the eyes, nose,
and mouth are.
something that you know is true, exists, or has
happened. Real events and experiences, not
things that are imagined
a number of people or things that are together in
one place or are connected
To take part in a sport or game (play cards).
to make music with a musical instrument (play the
piano)
to be in a vertical position on your feet
to get bigger or to make something bigger in size
or amount
near the beginning of a period of time, before the
usual time or the time that was arranged.
a series of lessons about a particular subject
to become different, to stop having or using one
thing, and start having or using another.
to make something easier or better
a long, thin mark.
a row of people or things.
a large town.
to move something or someone into the stated
place, position or direction
to limit access, to make entrance impossible.
a particular situation or example of something.
to use physical strength or effort to make
something move or open.
To become familiar with someone previously
unknown.
To come together to a place intentionally.
One single time or occasion.
a clear liquid, without colour or taste.
On (more formal)
fighting, using soldiers and weapons, between two
or more countries, or two or more groups inside a
country.
to make something by putting materials and parts
together.
To perceive a sound through the ears, to receive
information.
the brightness that shines from the sun, from fire,
or from electrical equipment, that allows us to see.
to join together as a group.
To be alive. To exist. To occupy a residence.

ojo
plan
correr
conserver
guarder,
almacenar
seguir, continuar
rostro, cara
hecho
grupo
jugar
tocar
estar de pie.
incrementar,
aumentar.
temprano.
curso
cambiar
ayudar
lnea
fila
ciudad
poner
cerrar
caso
forzar
conocer
enontrarse,
reunirse.
una vez.
agua
sobre
guerra
construir
escuchar.
luz
unir
vivir

every
country

determiner
noun

bring

verb

center/centre
let

noun
verb

side
try
provide
continue
name
certain

noun
verb
verb
verb
verb
adjective

power

noun

result
question

noun
noun

study

verb
verb

woman
member

noun
noun

until
far
night

preposition
adjective
noun

always
service

noun
noun

away

adverb

report

noun
verb

something

pronoun

company
week
church
toward
start
social
room

noun
noun
noun
preposition
verb
adjective
noun

figure
nature

noun
noun

though

noun
verb

Each one of a group of people or things.


an area of land that has its own government,
army, etc.
to take someone or something with you when you
go somewhere.
the middle point or part of something
to allow someone to do something, or to allow
something to happen.
The lateral part of something. A half.
To attempt to do something.
To give.
To keep happening, existing or doing.
A word used to identify a person, place, object.
completely sure of something, or knowing without
doubt.
energy, usually electricity, that is used to provide
light.
control or influence over people and events.
A consequence or product of some actions.
a sentence or phrase that asks you for information
to ask someone questions
to learn about a subject, usually at school or
university
An adult female person
a person who belongs to a group or an
organization
Not before a particular time or event.
Distant, not near.
the time in every 24 hours when it is dark and
people usually sleep.
All of the time.
when people do things for you in a place such as
a shop, restaurant, or hotel
at a particular distance from a place.
a description of an event or situation
to give a written or oral description of an event. To
tell what someone else has said.
used to refer to a thing you do not know or that is
not important
An organization which sells goods or services.
A period of time of seven days.
a building where Christians go to worship God
In the direction of someone or something
To begin doing something.
relating to society and the way people live
a part of the inside of a building, which is
separated from other parts by walls, floors, and
ceilings
a symbol for a number
all the plants, creatures, substances, and forces
that exist in the universe, which are not made by
people
An idea or opinion
Past tense of think

cada, todos
pas.
traer
centro
dejar (permitir)
lado.
tartar, intentar.
dar, proveer
continuar
nombre
seguro,
convencido.
poder
resultado
pregunta.
interrogar
estudiar
mujer
miembro
hasta
lejano
noche
siempre
servicio
lejos a
distancia.
reporte
reportar
algo
compaa
semana
iglesia
hacia
iniciar, empezar
social
habitacin,
cuarto.
cifras
naturaleza
pensamiento
pens, pens