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Spanish Top 5000 Vocabulary

75.86MB. 4881 audio & 5000 images. Updated 2017-10-14.

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Updated: 29th May 2016. Deck to learn Spanish with pictures and sound. Ordered by frequency with cards being both forward and reverse. Will be updated periodically. The accent of the sound is either General European Spanish or General American Spanish. It can not be guaranteed that the pictures conform to all preferences for modesty. Some abbreviations for the word types: nf: noun femninine nm: noun masculine nc: noun common, like el estudiante/la estudiante nm/f: can take either masculine or feminine form, like doctor/doctora nmf: when two words are alike but have different genders, like; el cura (the priest) la cura (the cure) nf el: feminine noun but when the singular article is next to the word the article is masculine, like; el aqua contaminada Please rate this deck in AnkiWeb if you like it. Have any suggestions or corrections? Email me at i2_soporta@mail.com Comment about the pictures 27th June 2016 Thanks for the comments and reviews. The images are selected automatically from search and then reviewed later, so sometimes the pictures may not correspond with the Spanish word (but perhaps still memorable). One thing to do is re-downloading the latest version of the deck, it should give you some new images with the progress intact. Comment about not downloading: I have not heard of this issue before, might be a problem on your device. Note this is a very large deck. Please don't give reviews based on technical problems with Anki or device.

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Cards are customizable! When this deck is imported into the desktop program, cards will appear as the deck author has made them. If you'd like to customize what appears on the front and back of a card, you can do so by clicking the Edit button, and then clicking the Cards button.
Spanish clima (nm)
English climate
Ranking 1576
Tags 2000 nm
Spanish puerta (nf)
English door
Ranking 354
Tags 0500 nf
Spanish urgente (adj)
English urgent
Ranking 2265
Tags 2500 adj

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creo que es bueno.
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es maravilloso! muy bien.
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bom baralho.
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very well done and very useful. This is currently my one source for vocabulary training.
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Good deck with both Spanish-English and English-Spanish
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Too many simple words I don't need to study, plus the pictures are often irrelevant and make the file size huge.
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Simply what I have been looking for for years!
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I was not impressed by the words definitions
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Very used for me
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It is very useful
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Fantastic. Really appreciate the effort. For those complaining about the format of the cards YOU CAN CHANGE THEM YOURSELF. Please don't bash this deck because it is not formatted as you please. The beauty of Anki is the customization aspect it offers.
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Super good!
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Easy to use
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Great deck BUT I second what someone else said below about some of the images being NSFW. Just something to keep in mind if you're using this in a plane, bus, etc.
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Lots of words
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Helpful deck, many thanks !!!
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I'm at about 50% now and this deck is just amazing, helped me so so much, thanks a lot!
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All the elements you need for retention.
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Whoever made this deck used this image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/NOTAR_System.svg
for the verb notar, and for this I dearly love them.
It's also great for learning Spanish vocabulary if you like that sort of thing.
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Good vocabulary selection, well presented. Could probably do with some tweaking of the reverse direction, but very useful overall.
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The images always come first, before your answer, to practise the recall of the foreign word you are learning. It does and doesn't sometimes; it's a mess.
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Great, gracias
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Good vocabulary selection, native speakers.
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i'm learing the espanol in my free time.
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Es genial, chevere y muy Ăștil, para aprender o practicar
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Great one, the pictures are spot-on and help tremendously! I'd like to thank the creator for sharing!
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I like it. Everything is good. Voice, pictures, two-sided cards.
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The deck has expanded my Spanish vocabulary. My reading comprehension is better after a month of daily use and I have yet to finish the deck!
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I used this deck briefly. I stopped because I didn't need English to Spanish cards as I'm mainly interested in reading Spanish. For someone who needs both, this is a great deck. The expanded answers helps you learn more about usage.
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Nice grouping
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That is so good to study.
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To learn a new language
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Absolutely helpful deck.
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i need
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Grass see yas.
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Mucho gracias
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Muitas palavras
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Would be a great deck if it was 1) made into more sub-decks - either two - one for Es-En pairs and the other for En-Es pairs. Having just one means I get two words of the same pair just one after each other (first Es-En then En-Es), and obviously, if I want to learn the most frequent words first, shuffling the deck does not make sense. Alternatively, it could be devided into six smaller decks: first 500 most frequent words, second 500, second thousand, third thousand, fourth and fifth thousand - and then the random order could be used so that I do not get the same pair during the same learning session (which would be much better for reviewing). This way, I would know that any given word even at the very beginning of my learning is not more advanced then is appropriate for my beginner's level.
2) Secondly, there is often a picture with further details on the tested Spanish word. If I am tested on Es-En pair, it is fine. The trouble begins when I am tested on En-Es pair. Then the picture gives me an answer well before I ask for it. The deck seems great at first sight but it is impractical after all.
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Thank you very much
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Perfect for anybody looking to strengthen their vocabulary
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Great work!
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Excellent. Thank you!!
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it is great
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very good. only gripe is the audio levels are mis-matched. some audio very loud, some very quiet, it's not even. would love an update to fix that. otherwise, it's perfect.
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thank you very much for your efforts
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So good
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very good
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to learn Spanish
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Excellent file for learning Spanish (though technically only 2500 words because it's 2500 English to Spanish and then 2500 Spanish to English). Some complain that they cannot download the file. That's because the file is huge! Images and audio for every vocab word. It works on my big computer but not on my laptop.
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This is exactly what I have been looking for. Anki works best in language learning when there is no English on the cards, and this does just that. Thank you!
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Probably the sole reason my vocabulary advanced as far as it has. Honestly I cant thank the creator enough.
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Repetition assists in memorization.
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It took some hours to go through it :-)
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Great work!
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really useful
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Marvelous Deck based on a high frequency words. I am very grateful for the efforts put in this deck.
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Great deck, but I can't make the audio files work on my iPhone. Can somebody help?
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Well organised
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Mui bueno
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There may be rough edges but overall this is a very useful deck. I like that it has the type of word (pronoun, article, type of verb, etc).
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I am only able to download samples. Any help?
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Great selection of words, deck organised in a meaningful order, and good quality audio on every card!
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Excellent deck!
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very nice deck, great for beginnersm thank you
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I checked all the shared decks for learning Spanish and I can say for sure this is the best one yet. Maybe the only thing it lacks is examples (Spanish sentences with the word on the card) but I will create them on the fly as this is a part of learning process.
Thank you so much!
Edit: gosh I just love this deck!
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Helped me a lot in learning Spanish as a new language!
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fairly comprehensive and I love the verbal pronunciations
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Great exercises!!
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It looks great!!thank!
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Overall a good deck (my favorite for Spanish Vocab) with a couple gripes for the following cards. These can all be fixed on user end by swapping out the image for the card using the desktop anki client:

* Penetracion - very NSFW content. The image for "Penetracion" is pornographic, albiet tasteful, in nature. I am not offended, but I fear for potential tutors getting in trouble with parents if they recommend this deck.

* Seno - Semi NSFW, might raise an eyebrow from anyone shoulder surfing your study session.

* desnudo? - NSFW. Naked dude(only butt). Again not offended, personally, just worry for potential tutors getting in trouble/ people raising eyebrows if they glance at your screen.

* There may be a couple other semi nsfw image cards, but those were the big offenders.

* El Trato/contrato/tratado - All use the same image. I think there may even be a fourth and fifth similar word using the same image. This only exacerbates the problem with these easily confused words.
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good resource! I liked all the audio files... it's easy for me to change the pictures to something more memorable (if needed). thx!
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Works great and downloaded fine, thank you!
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Very comprehensive.
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Great deck

I used it a long time agone to learn spanish. I think I finished it in 5 days, because I am a native speaker of cooler sounding spanish (brazilian portuguese). The images don't just make the study session more interesting: they help you absorb the meaning of the word. Help it sink into your brain.

When I finished this deck I studied the first 3000 cards of the deck called "Spanish 7000 Intermediate/Advanced Sentences" in a week I think, then I spent a month doing nothing but listening to the audiobooks of Harry Potter in spanish... After that I was pretty much 100% fluent in spanish.
I made some improvements to the deck, hope the owner doesn't mind.
I decided to add articles(el... la...) to the individual words.
So If it was just "hombre", now it is "el hombre". If it was just "playa", now it is "la playa"... And so on.

I also added some simple example sentences to half of the words. The modified deck can be found here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/2134488481
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I tried everything but nothing would work. Extremely frustrated.
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Great basic deck!

This deck is a huge time-saver. It's a great way to speed through your starter vocab.

My only complaint is that I don't like the (nf) (conj) (whatever) tags in the vocab field. I wish they were in a separate field, so you could display them if you wanted or not by editing the card. For example:
Spanish: sin
Type: prep

Card: {{Spanish}} ({{Type}})
would display as: sin (prep)

But if I wanted, I could just use {{Spanish}} and get rid of the clutter.

I appreciate that the word ranking is in a field. Great for sorting quickly and making my own decisions with the deck. Just wish it could be a litttttle more customizable.
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Very well done

This is one hell of a job, very well done. The only thing is that the pictures sometimes not appear. Can I change this in the settings?
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Thanks for the deck!!

I've been using a previous version of this deck for months, thanks for the update. It's true the pics are not the best, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If someone does not like the pics, they can change them. And that's a learning experience in itself. Think of the pics as a placeholder. The magic is the list

I mention anki and this deck to everyone I meet who is studying Spanish
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Can not download

May be a great deck but I can not download it. I've been having some problems with a couple other deck's not downloading either, any ideas?
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Very practical if you understand English.

Although it was very boring, I cannot deny that this deck is practical enough to boost your vocabulary.
I tried 800 words to remember per day and I lost the equilibrium of mental.
I was angry of every new words in this deck, but it made me succeed reading articles in Spanish on timeline of Facebook without dictionary.
Believe me, this is the one you should start right now.
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Many thanks!

Thank you so very much, this is incredibly useful! :-)
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What a great resource

Thank you so much for creating this brilliant Deck.
I have been using it alongside online language apps Babbel and Duolingo & it has been invaluable.
Really good tags, so its simple to create a filtered deck to review when I have a bit of time to spare.
Highly recommended :0)
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Great vocab builder

One of the other reviewers wished he had nabbed this list before making his own. I was fortunate to be lazy enough to grab this list when I first got Anki. I cranked up the number of new words per day by a lot. After months with this, I'm still not half-way through the list! This will keep you busy for a long time. My chief gripe is with some of the images. While the vast majority are good, and I know I can replace them with my own, some choices are just plain strange. "Ente" (entity) has drawing of a duck. "Siquiera" (even if) has a picture of several soccer players on a field. I'm not sure what a plate shop has to do with "bazar" (to base/found). Every few days I have a brief "wtf moment" with a new word and associated picture. Despite that, it's a good deck and no mistakes that I've noticed.

Followup - I notice the description now suggests downloading to update. I sort of understand why "ente" ("entity" in Spanish) shows a picture of a duck: "ente" is "duck" in German.
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It is really awesome! I haven't found any mistakes yet.

How I study:
After downloading and adding the deck, I suspended ALL of the cards. Now every time I find new words in the articles, songs, textbook or other learning materials, I de-suspend the word and learn it.

I sometimes add an example sentence or change the picture for more meaningful one.

(The reason I'm doing all this is that I don't see the point in memorizing long lists of words I didn't encounter elsewhere).
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Good frequency list. Start with this deck for your vocab.

I wish I would have started with this rather than building my own cards for the first 3800 words from "A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish" from scratch! I'm 200 words into it and so far the images are pretty much on point. The pronunciations are just OK but mostly sufficient. If you have any issues just edit the card and plug in your own image from a search engine or a different pronunciation from a site like Forvo.
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Wonderful job!!!

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