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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/etc (3SG, see notes)6226söte, nae, łøháv, ma+ Add
#2i (1SG, see notes)5865aiyng, inu, Ve, -ag+ Add
#3you (2SG, see notes)4206la, , le, uno+ Add
#4we (1PL, see notes)3455Ny, kena, poot, do mmeda+ Add
#5one (1)3420iтs, zul, kem, ükse+ Add
#6they (3PL, see notes)3142fin, ele, fr, Illo+ Add
#7two (2)3079naaki, pi, to, + Add
#8eat (consume)3023ga'ne, ŧīm, ayip, o daci+ Add
#9see (visually)2802si, ʒal, ca, tu+ Add
#10you (2PL, see notes)2783nez, ězei, kōd, Ran+ Add
#12four (4)2620psáne, yom, vart, fa+ Add
#14five (5)2539wi, fir, them, fu+ Add
#16tree (vegetation)2365Nuqanga, laka, bien, giácây+ Add
#18person (human being)2283jyncas, vüyi, ini, naj+ Add
#21language (form of communication)2253habel, zeø, ška, ažo+ Add
#22dog (canine)2156ans, firét, katul, oklo+ Add
#23black (colour)2144ddōgjhu, vits, wal, ata+ Add
#26bird (animal)2101hérik, kekik, biu, ńâđ+ Add
#27hand (appendage)2046siu, ti, yadėk, olt+ Add
#28night (period of time)2025umji, ноиче, helretx, yche+ Add
#29do (action)2024Doen, tawa, dəe, kur+ Add
#30eye (seeing thing)1990iyu, , sérag, aug+ Add
#31red (colour)1983rox, lde, ćeworo, rεd+ Add
#32house (building to live in)1972hena, otc, cassa, kinu+ Add
#33good (generic)1968Ẋev, bön, mlypac, voa+ Add
#34day (generic)1950rinžu, dia, Da, kegi+ Add
#36head (anatomy)1923poko 頭, kov, kili, + Add
#37child (offspring)1858si, del, chäl, luçe+ Add
#38and (generic)1856and, (uo) , E, mi+ Add
#39woman (human female)1848fár, ying, aso, wan+ Add
#41blue (colour)1792būnum, púavi, siinin, bïk+ Add
#42come (arrive)1775venajef, doći, õq, كومه+ Add
#44fish (aquatic animal)1735bugȅ, adan, iżua-, fekk+ Add
#45sun (celestial)1718lumet', gitml, ézenet, ashul+ Add
#46cold (temperature)1708cold, srigeti, âšarmä, väl+ Add
#47white (colour)1701ezim, vuuch, Suhmé, bien+ Add
#48kill (take away one's life)1698mobivan, ikná, gix, nekša'eš+ Add
#49city (settlement)1697vik, stat, ύοραδ, irdžand+ Add
#50blood (bodily fluid)1656shereg, aessa, huf, xinc+ Add
#51food (edible)1647derakha, kiesa, gràic, vajjo+ Add
#52say (verbally)1627di, varag, 율 (言), Xharik + Add
=give (relinquish)1627éééǰarrr, yms, miq, tip+ Add
#55walk (use legs)1624chdit, teiŋ, camina, íak+ Add
#56hear (auditory)1619solli, ŋéwe, kolu, cheut+ Add
#57love (romantic)1617hetri, Hašianë, raima, śesaor+ Add
#58happy (emotion)1612lleens, hjeska, mersa, kak+ Add
#59go (to fare, move, leave, come, etc)1576eivida, Áo, radez, tambbat+ Add
=name (identifier)1576bóhnal, ome, ušpu, tamu+ Add
#61air (general)1554jar, jeilfal, Awor, ei+ Add
#63star (celestial)1540suna, sara, kitena, унэйш+ Add
#64time (temporal)1512ruup'aak, ngun, Qalm, daonai+ Add
#66die (cease to exist)1506mršit, morim, uruja, tu+ Add
#67place (location, spot)1501yat, üd, palii, üruz+ Add
#69drink (generic)1491heel, uống, fe, laneh+ Add
#70man (adult male)1487, Andah, meesaijənn, ne+ Add
#71book (written work)1479bîznamû, , ponyān, ko+ Add
#72sky (atmosphere and space as seen from Earth)1456ëruju, tebop, ramâl, sukwum+ Add
#73cat (feline)1454kat, féla, toomъppaa, kalema+ Add
#74want (something)1448dēya, vantan, ahlab, uziksajik+ Add
#75girl (female child)1421tvella, zholaa, īlitin, Yana+ Add
#76new (generic)1416nÿmm, hany, ųsy, Ur+ Add
#77man (human male)1389giro, wumot, men, sano+ Add
#78speak (utter words)1381идаӄ, ðèðã, umyeca, ligan+ Add
#79foot (body part)1358ön, puto, lyösi, ļör+ Add
#80body (general)1350nenbernit, guoŋ, jus, þyy+ Add
#81yellow (colour)1343galu, fúla, nevunda, atjoto+ Add
#82cloud (weather)1335weolk, fürü, sir, nube+ Add
#83hello (general greeting)1334egi, ejen, taš, rhoba+ Add
#84water (generic)1314awi, rlhǒǒǒe, dayr, vi+ Add
#85make (create/construct)1302ʃeosos, , maa, idaí+ Add
#86rain (weather)1300regen, Ʃame, qoi, *ma:sa+ Add
#87mother (parent, biological or not)1294mama, mama, mader, moodir+ Add
#88be (to exist)1293yaja, vew, Igar, mangi+ Add
#90family (group of relatives)1289예 (家), Tilig, Gá., nuzki+ Add
#91word (linguistics)1268dobor, reč, palavra, uag+ Add
#92heart (organ)1264šum, biţ, dyr, dàfää+ Add
#93ear (anatomical)1262mabo, pėṡ, ōus, nir+ Add
#94home (residence)1223Alblyul, hōmâ, tol, dada'hala+ Add
#95year (365 days)1221, God, unqo, pỉ+ Add
#97door (entry)1210sape, Kryuk, tatelo, manu+ Add
#99bone (body stick)1195‘uya, mog, xnas, rogum+ Add
#102fall (via gravity)1187ii'oo, haule, kutu, цιт+ Add
#103can (be able)1178wtws, Kash-, şpoşubŋ, kva+ Add
#104flower (botanical)1177ngulka, flor, blod, degh+ Add
#108learn (to be taught, to know)1153lercɦea, , aprèn, prehiver+ Add
#109ash (residue from burning)1144mi, øsca, skë, ȟålrag+ Add
#111country (geopolitical area)1130azia, ⱪas, witig, caxgot+ Add
#113bad (general)1122gardh, Hezhu, skeaya , Jōd+ Add
=sing (vocals)1122ŋacca, no, anx, sĉnĉe+ Add
#115who (interrogative)1121htė, Zi, nyðre, kyu+ Add
#116art (general)1117kungydsc, kreka, bron, Kelne+ Add
#117take (into possession)1114konjinh, tǒru, gemmà, mashada+ Add
#118world (earth)1104wəhnu, uul, moyé, buś+ Add
#119mouth (anatomical)1096miêng, aebvii, zinga, しぇいん+ Add
#120hot (temperature)1091o, orāðī, Hoþ, sia+ Add
#123speak (a particular language)1084helainaia, Spar, wgicg, warit+ Add
#125what (interrogative)1078mäi, hviz, so, quat+ Add
#126area (noun)1077reý, muttā, zon, blaka+ Add
#129fire (generic)1070go, eldr, fasai, cas+ Add
#130know (generic)1069hegħm, zisár, bhith, naam+ Add
#131swim (activity to be done in water)1068yohran, adrir, կարատամո, susamu+ Add
#132death (state of being dead)1065ysarad, k'at̂, rel, thír+ Add
#136work (perform labour)1055arpete, zark, neest, drola+ Add
#139leaf (botanical)1051spih, Kuvóu, lif, dusa+ Add
#141water (liquid)1048ásin, dunem, zaŋ, + Add
#142mother (biological)1045ebuo, majre, oina, hemo+ Add
#143speak (generic)1043bënën, lu, háyo, pale+ Add
=brother (generic; older or younger)1043dănruš, štarb, ronnek, toto+ Add
#145stand (be upright)1040ырун, valit, jyrún, jelewe+ Add
#146mountain (generic term)1038konu, mon, igâpa, ykaqasa+ Add
=live (be alive)1038Ran, ждорют, nam, nyumzi+ Add
#148land (ground)1036Figi, բումի, mealta, dzan+ Add
#149full (cf. empty)1035coloyi'it, pleno, ipunnio, teya+ Add
#151sit (eg. sit on a chair)1028asal, sitjan, laap, silaate+ Add
#152bite (grab with teeth)1022gof, 噛あいたん, patmil , timsi+ Add
#158now (at this point!)1011lu, Farvo, trair, na+ Add
#160lake (body of water)995lacus, fiskudif, loqa, *tutaba+ Add
#164son (family)966brudam, brudi, kasa, сын+ Add
#165but (clause contrasting)964sauf, mai, ha, oefuşo+ Add
=island (land in the sea)944măi, osront, öie, kyawa+ Add
#173snow (generic)939hiyo, faln, samur, Sūnow+ Add
#174because (generic)937za, ka, kéj, ohois+ Add
=burn (fire)937esk, kju, ish, wérote+ Add
#176this (proximal)933mbu, szis, ca, mąkat+ Add
#177belly (abdomen)932ġoltor, sibí, pali, murpay+ Add
#178car (vehicle)930Dryf, nádi, vitura, kar+ Add
=egg (generic)922وا, ykl, ov, mon+ Add
#183king (male ruler)912varas, sactrov, xār, ríg+ Add
#186fire (combustion)909rem, sirur, lðé, brenmer+ Add
#188brown (colour)896bara, dene, bih, puro+ Add
#189finger (anatomy; those five long sticks that you have per hand)895vrîchîngêr, nus, deza, rokþóu+ Add
#191back (rear section)887genam, Azero, cositi, kembali+ Add
#192life (the condition of living things)886čel, cakka, beth, xne+ Add
=sister (non-specific age)886þayri, сестра, yemah, Meloksa+ Add
#194also (also)883haẓa, ŋa, eṣ, tio+ Add
#195game (entertainment)881leia, ばぞぉ, Gantos, azdar+ Add
#196neck (the thing between your head and your shoulders)880lunye, , ջիտ, nozo+ Add
#197parent (generic)878umapa, hasech, adrish, ǰaza+ Add
#198light (generic)876Baraŋi, qeyan, lisleiba, jen+ Add
=or (generic)869esjał, moi, rnul, ü+ Add
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