Letter Frequencies / Word

"etaoin shrdlu" (eh-tay-oh-in shird-loo), was believed to be the twelve most common letters in the English language. The word came from linotype typesetting machines. The first, left row of six keys on a linotype machine produce the word "etaoin". The second, left row of six keys produce the word "shrdlu". The linotype machine keys are labeled: "etaoin-shrdlu-cmfgyp-wbvkxj-qz". The letter 'h' appears more often in every day speech and writing than it does in a list of dictionary words. The first twelve letters "e t a o i n s r h l d c", are found in around 80% of the words in the English language.

Letter Frequency in the English Language
e t a o i n s r h l d c u m f p g w y b v k x j q z

Letter Frequency in the Oxford Dictionary
e a r i o t n s l c u d p m h g b f y w k v x z j q

Letter Frequency in Press Reporting
e t a o n i s r h l d c m u f p g w y b v k j x q z

Letter Frequency in Religious Writings
e t i a o n s r h l d c u m f p y w g b v k x j q z

Letter Frequency in Scientific Writings
e t a i o n s r h l c d u m f p g y b w v k x q j z

Letter Frequency in General Fiction
e t a o h n i s r d l u w m c g f y p v k b j x z q

Letter Frequency in Word Averages
e t a o i n s r h l d c u m f p g w y b v k x j q z

Letter Frequency in Morse Code
e t a i n o s h r d l c u m f w y g p b v k q j x z

Letter Frequency in Wikipedia
e t a o i n s h r d l c u m w f g y p b v k j x q z

Non-Plural Word Letter Frequency
(18584 Common Base Words)
e a i r t o n s l c u p m d h g b y f v w k x z q j

Plural Word Letter Frequency
(45406 Common Words)
e i s a r n t o l c d u g p m h b y f v k w z x j q

Letter Frequency of the Most Common 1st Letter in Words
t o a w b c d s f m r h i y e g l n p u j k

Letter Frequency of the Most Common 2nd Letter in Words
h o e i a u n r t

Letter Frequency of the Most Common 3rd Letter in Words
e s a r n i

Letter Frequency of the Most Common Last Letter in Words
e s t d n r y f l o g h a k m p u w

Letter Frequency of the Most Common Letter to Follow the "e"
r s n d

Words begin with letter frequency:
t a i s o w h b c m f p d r l e g n y u k v j q x z

More than half of all words end with: e t d s
e s t d n r y o f g a l h m u k i w p c x b z v j q

Computer QWERTY Keyboard Key Frequency:
Space e t Shift a o i n s r h Del l d c u Enter
m f p g w y b , . v k ( ) _ ; " = ' - Tab x / 0 $ *
1 j : { } > q [ ] 2 z ! < ? 3 + 5 \ 4 # @ | 6 & 9 8 7 % ^ ~ `

UK English Language Letter Frequency:
e t a o i n s r h l d c u m f p g w y b v k x j q z

Spanish Language Letter Frequency:
e a o s r n i d l c t u m p b g y í v q ó h f z j é á ñ x ú ü w k

German Language Letter Frequency:
e n i s r a t d h u l c g m o b w f k z v ü p ä ß j ö y q x

French Language Letter Frequency:
e s a i t n r u l o d c m p é v q f b g h j à x è y ê z ç ô ù â û î œ w k ï ë ü æ ñ

Italian Language Letter Frequency:
e a i o n l r t s c d u p m v g h f b q z ò à ù ì é è ó y k w x j ô

Dutch Language Letter Frequency:
e n a t i r o d s l g h v k m u b p w j c z f x y (ë é ó) q

Greek Language Letter Frequency:
α ο ι ε τ σ ν η υ ρ π κ μ λ ω δ γ χ θ φ β ξ ζ ψ

Russian Language Letter Frequency:
o e a и н т с в л р к д м п у ë я г б з ч й х ж ш ю ц щ e ф (ъ ы ь)

Turkish Language Letter Frequency:
a e i n r l ı d k m u y t s b o ü ş z g ç h ğ v c ö p f j w x q

Polish Language Letter Frequency:
i a e o z n s c r w y ł d k m t p u j l g ę b ą h ż ś ó ć ń f ź v q x

Esperanto Language Letter Frequency:
a i e o n l s r t k j u d m p v g f b c ĝ ĉ ŭ z ŝ h ĵ ĥ w y x q

Swedish Language Letter Frequency:
e a n t r s l i d o m g k v ä h f u p å ö b c j y x w z é q (à è)


Portuguese: a e o s r i n m d u t l c p h v q g f b ã z ç j á é x ó õ ê ô à y í è ú o` (kw)


Norwegian: e r n t s i l a k o d g m v f u p b h ø j y a a æ c w z x (q)


Icelandic: a n r i e s t u dh l g m k f h v o á th í d j ó b y æ ú ö p é ý c x w z q


Hungarian: e a t l n s k o m z r i g á é y d b v h j o: f u p ö ó c u: í ú ü x w (q)


Slovak: a o e s n i t r v l k d m c u p z y h j g f b (q w x)


Finnish: e n a t r s i l d o k g m v f aa u p h ä c b ö j y x z w (q)


Danish: e n a d t r s l g i o h m k v u f b p ø ae j y c é x q w è z ü à ó ê ç aa ë ä


Czech: o e a n t i v l s r d k u p í m c h á z y j b ř ê é ĉ ž ý ŝ ũ g f ú ň w ď ó x ť (q)


Hawaiian: a i k o' e n u h l m â p ô w ê û î (b c d f g j q r s t v x y z)


Maori: a i k e t o n u h r m w g p (b c d f j l q s v x y z)


Latin: e i t u a s r n o m c p l d q b g v f h x y k (z) (j w)


Irish: a i h n r e t s c o l d g u m b á f í é ú ó p v j w y k q z (x)


Welsh: a y n d r e i l o g h w t f u s c m b p â ô y^ w^ j ï ê á q v î (k x z)


Gaelic: a i h n d e r c s g l o u t m b à f p o` ù é i` è ó (j k q v w x y z)


Japanese Language Letter Frequency
20 most common Kanji (Chinese characters):

日 一 十 二 人 大 年 会 国 三 本 長 中 五 出 事 社 市 者 月

Word Frequencies / Letter

Digraph Frequency
th he an in er on re ed nd ha at en es of nt ea ti to io le is ou ar as de rt ve

Trigraph Frequency
the and tha ent ion tio for nde has nce tis oft men

Double Letter Frequency
ss ee tt ff ll mm oo

Top Twenty Most Used Words in Written English
the of to in and a for was is that on at he with by be it an as his

Top Twenty Most Used Words in Spoken English
the and I to of a you that in it is yes was this but on well he have for

Two Letter Word Frequency
of to in it is be as at so we he by or on do if me my up an go no us am

Three Letter Word Frequency

the and for are but not you all any can had her was one our out day get has him his how man new now old see two way who boy did its let put say she too use

Four Letter Word Frequency

that with have this will your from they know want been good much some time very when come here just like long make many more only over such take than them well were

Word Frequency for the Most Common Words

the of and to in a is that be it by are for was as he with on his at which but from has this will one have not were or all their an i there been many more so when had may today who would time we about after dollars if my other some them being its no only over very you into most than they day even made out first great must these can days every found general her here last new now people public said since still such through under up war well where while years before between country debts good him interest large like make our take upon what

100 Most Frequently Used Words

about after all am an and are as at back be because been big but by came can come could day did do down first for from get go going got had has have he her here him his I if in into is it just like little look made make me more my no not now of off on one only or our out over said saw see she so some that the their them then there they this to two up very was we well went were what when where which who will with would you your

50 Most Frequently Used UK Operators

come get give go keep let make put seem take be do have say see send may will about across after against among at before between by down from in off on over through to under up with as for of till than a the all any every no other some such that this I he you who and because but or if through while how when where why again ever far forward hear near now out still there then together well almost enough even little much not only quite so very tomorrow yesterday north south east west please yes

50 Most Frequently Used UK General Things

account act addition adjustment advertisement agreement air amount amusement animal answer apparatus approval argument art attack attempt attention attraction authority back balance base behavior belief birth bit bite blood blow body brass bread breath brother building burn burst business butter canvas care cause chalk chance change cloth coal color comfort committee company comparison competition condition connection control cook copper copy cork cotton cough country cover crack credit crime crush cry current curve damage danger daughter day death debt decision degree design desire destruction detail development digestion direction discovery discussion disease disgust distance distribution division doubt drink driving dust earth edge education effect end error event example exchange existence expansion experience expert fact fall family father fear feeling fiction field fight fire flame flight flower fold food force form friend front fruit glass gold government grain grass grip group growth guide harbor harmony hate hearing heat help history hole hope hour humor ice idea impulse increase industry ink insect instrument insurance interest invention iron jelly join journey judge jump kick kiss knowledge land language laugh law lead learning leather letter level lift light limit linen liquid list look loss love machine man manager mark market mass meal measure meat meeting memory metal middle milk mind mine minute mist money month morning mother motion mountain move music name nation need news night noise note number observation offer oil operation opinion order organization ornament owner page pain paint paper part paste payment peace person place plant play pleasure poison point polish porter position powder power price print process produce profit property prose protest pull punishment purpose push quality question rain range rate ray reaction reading reason record regret relation religion representative request respect rest reward rhythm rice river road roll room rub rule run salt sand scale science sea seat secretary selection self sense servant sex shade shake shame shock side sign silk silver sister size sky sleep slip slope smash smell smile smoke sneeze snow soap society son song sort sound soup space stage start statement steam steel step stitch stone stop story stretch structure substance sugar suggestion summer support surprise swim system talk taste tax teaching tendency test theory thing thought thunder time tin top touch trade transport trick trouble turn twist unit use value verse vessel view voice walk war wash waste water wave wax way weather week weight wind wine winter woman wood wool word work wound writing year

50 Most Frequently Used UK Picturable Things

angle ant apple arch arm army baby bag ball band basin basket bath bed bee bell berry bird blade board boat bone book boot bottle box boy brain brake branch brick bridge brush bucket bulb button cake camera card carriage cart cat chain cheese chest chin church circle clock cloud coat collar comb cord cow cup curtain cushion dog door drain drawer dress drop ear egg engine eye face farm feather finger fish flag floor fly foot fork fowl frame garden girl glove goat gun hair hammer hand hat head heart hook horn horse hospital house island jewel kettle key knee knife knot leaf leg library line lip lock map match monkey moon mouth muscle nail neck needle nerve net nose nut office orange oven parcel pen pencil picture pig pin pipe plane plate plough pocket pot potato prison pump rail rat receipt ring rod roof root sail school scissors screw seed sheep shelf ship shirt shoe skin skirt snake sock spade sponge spoon spring square stamp star station stem stick stocking stomach store street sun table tail thread throat thumb ticket toe tongue tooth town train tray tree trousers umbrella wall watch wheel whip whistle window wing wire worm

50 Most Frequently Used UK Qualities

able acid angry automatic beautiful black boiling bright broken brown cheap chemical chief clean clear common complex conscious cup deep dependent early elastic electric equal fat fertile first fixed flat free frequent full general good great grey hanging happy hard healthy high hollow important kind like living long male married material medical military natural necessary new normal open parallel past physical political poor possible present private probable quick quiet ready red regular responsible right round same second separate serious sharp smooth sticky stiff straight strong sudden sweet tall thick tight tired true violent waiting warm wet wide wise yellow young

50 Most Frequently Used UK Opposites

awake bad bent bitter blue certain cold complete cruel dark dead dear delicate different dirty dry false feeble female foolish future green ill last late left loose loud low mixed narrow old opposite public rough sad safe secret short shut simple slow small soft solid special strange thin white wrong

American Heritage Word Frequency Book

the of and a to in is you that it he for was on are as with his they at be this from I have or by one had not but what all were when we there can an your which their said if do will each about how up out them then she many some so these would other into has more her two like him see time could no make than first been its who now people my made over did down only way find use may water long little very after words called just where most know get through back much before go good new write out used me man too any day same right look think also around another came come work three word must because does part even place well such here take why things help put years different away again off went old number great tell men say small every found still between name should Mr. home big give air line set own under read last never us left end along while might next sound below saw something thought both few those always looked show large often together asked house don't world going want school important until 1 form food keep children feet land side without boy once animals life enough took sometimes four head above kind began almost live page got earth need far hand high year mother light parts country father let night following 2 picture being study second eyes soon times story boys since white days ever paper hard near sentence better best across during today others however sure means knew it's try told young miles sun ways thing whole hear example heard several change answer room sea against top turned 3 learn point city play toward five using himself usually

Poetic Annex to Basic English Words

angel arrow beast blind bow breast bride brow bud calm child cross crown curse dawn delight dew dove dream eagle eternal evening evil fair faith fate feast flock flow fountain fox gentle glad glory God grace grape grief guest hawk heaven hell hill holy honey honor image ivory joy lamb lark life lion lord meadow melody mercy noble passion perfume pity pool praise prayer pride priest purple rapture raven robe rock rose rush search shining shower sorrow soul spear spirit storm strength sword their tower travel valley veil vine violet virtue vision wandering wealth weariness weeping wisdom wolf wonder

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