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Questions tagged [word-frequency]

Questions related to the frequency of words in one or more languages — in the spoken language, the written language or both. Word frequency is sometimes used to determine which words to give a higher priority in learning or teaching a foreign language.

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Texts using all common words

There is this concept of Pangrams or holoalphabetic sentence, that is, a sentence using every letter of a given alphabet at least once. The famous example is: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy ...
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How to predict whether user knows one word knowing another?

I'm creating a web service for learning words and I need to not make a user to see each English word, for example if you know the word "table" you most likely know words "apple", "door", "hi" and so ...
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How to know the frequency of usage of a German word in speaking?

Are there any apps or websites that show how frequently a German word is used in the spoken language and daily use ?
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What, besides frequency, gives a foreign word pedagogical priority in learning/teaching?

My understanding is that "survival" words in a language like numbers and days of the week are usually taught first, even though they may have a lower frequency than certain frequency used words like "...
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What are the advantages of studying words by their frequency?

There are many word lists sorted by how often they appear during speech (for example, NGSL or Top 100 Spanish words) and also lots of software and online services which make them easier to memorise (...