I'm looking for a French lexicon that I can pass on to my pupils who have been asked to program a French-language "Hangman" game.

I have found a lexicon on the Internet but it is way too large (≈ 129K words), with many rare words that most teenagers don't know, and listing plurals of nouns and adjectives, as well as conjugated verbs, which are great for Scrabble but not suitable for Hangman. I just need 'Common French words'.

Admittedly, I don't know exactly what I mean by 'Common'. Perhaps the 5K most common words? Or the 10K?

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    Have you tried asking the question on Language Learning? I think your question would be much better there. The most common words for a French native aren't necessarily the most common for a non native learner. Here the 1500 most common words expected to be known by 7-8 year old French natives. Here, the most common 1750 words.
    – None
    Jan 4, 2022 at 11:18
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    @None I know, but since the OP has no account on Language Learning SE, I would like to know whether they are OK with migrating the question. Otherwise, it'll just be an orphaned question there.
    – Tsundoku
    Jan 4, 2022 at 11:44
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    @Lambie When people ask where they can find a specific type of resource, telling them to create it themselves is not a helpful response.
    – Tsundoku
    Jan 7, 2022 at 14:49
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    @Lambie "Actually, is asking for resources a valid question for this forum?" The appropriate response to that is casting a close vote with the reason that it is "off topic". Also, you have been around long enough to know that comments are not intended for discussions.
    – Tsundoku
    Jan 7, 2022 at 14:58

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you can use quizlet. It's free, and they have a lot of lexicons with flash cards that helps to memorize. It's available online, and they have an app for Android/iOS.

Here is one good example of a lexicon with 100 basic words. https://quizlet.com/484664798/french-flash-cards/

But you can find more there.

Hope it helps.

Website https://quizlet.com/

Link for the Android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quizlet.quizletandroid&hl=en-GB

Link of the iOS app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/quizlet-learn-with-flashcards/id546473125

  • That quizlet has tons of phrases and accents.
    – Lambie
    Jan 6, 2022 at 15:56

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