Experts estimate that the English vocabulary consists of approximately 1 million words. Native speakers use approximately 2500 – 3000 of the most common words in their daily lives. The 3,000 most frequently used words constitute 90% of conversational English. Browse the top 3000 most commonly used words in English, arranged in alphabetical order. The VIP 3000 is a collection of the 3000 most frequently used words in both spoken and written English.