Word Lists

The Word Lists used on Ringo Lingo are based on publicly available data shared by leading experts in English language research.

The primary list we use is the New General Service List (NGSL) created by Brent Culligan, Joseph Phillips and Charles Browne.

This list contains 2,801 of the most commonly used words in English, ranked from the most used first. While the list contains 2,801 base words, many of these also have variations that we include. For example, these may include pluralized words, negated versions such as haven’t for have, or alternative forms of a verb, such as has for have.

You can browse the complete list of words, though you’ll also find the word pages linked to from other places within Ringo Lingo.