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50 International Words currently used by Simplish - in the understanding they are globally well-understood whatever the language

Alcohol, aluminum, automobile, bank, bar, beer, chemist, check, chocolate, chorus, cigarette, cocktail, club, coffee, dance, dynamite, gas, Google, hotel, hygiene, influenza, informatics, intelligence, Internet, jeans, kiosk, lava, malaria, mania, marijuana, museum, nickel, orchestra, park, passport, patent, piano, police, radio, restaurant, referendum, silica, sport, taxi, tea, telephone, theatre, tobacco, university, whiskey.


Original Basic English International Words - Alphabetical List

"International Words" are similar in western languages, are names in Diplomacy or Institutions, or are in international standards, with a presumption that they are understood and need not be specially taught; if the person speaks a European language.

A

alcohol, Algebra, aluminum/aluminium, ammonia, anesthetic, April, Arithmetic, asbestos, August, autobus, automobile .

B

ballet, Bang, bank, bar, beef, beer, Biology, bomb .

C

cafe, calendar, catarrh, centi-, champagne, chauffeur, chemist, Chemistry, check, chocolate, chorus, cigarette, circus, citron, club, cocktail, coffee, cognac, College, colony .

D

dance, December, deci-, degree, Dominion, dynamite .

E

eight, electricity, eleven, Embassy, Empire, encyclopedia, engineer .

F

February, fifteen, fifth, fifty, five, four, fourteen, fourth, forty, Friday .

G

gas, Geography, Geology, Geometry, gram, glycerin .

H

half, Hiss, hotel, hundred, hyena, hygiene, hysteria .

I

Imperial, inferno, influenza, international .

J

January, jazz, July, June .

K

kilo-, King .

L

latitude, lava, liter/litre, liqueur, longitude .

M

macaroni, madam, magnetic, malaria, mania, March, Mathematics, May, meter/metre, Mew, micro-, microscope, milli-, million, minute, Monday, Museum .

N

neutron, nickel, nicotine, nine, November .

O

October, olive, once, omelet, one, opera, opium, orchestra, organism .

P

pajamas, paraffin, paradise, park, passport, patent, penguin, petroleum , phonograph, Physics, Physiology, piano, platinum, police, post, potash , President, Prince, Princess, program, propaganda, Psychology, Purr, pyramid .

Q

Quack, quarter, Queen, quinine .

R

radio, radium, referendum, restaurant, rheumatism, Royal, rum .

S

salad, sardine, Saturday, second, September, serum, seven, sir, six, sixteen, sport, Sunday .

T

tapioca, taxi, tea, telegram, telephone, ten, terrace, theatre, thermometer, third, thirteen, thirty, thousand, three, Thursday, toast, tobacco, torpedo, Tuesday, turbine, twenty-one, twelve, twenty, twice, two .

U

university .

V

vanilla, violin, visa, vitamin, vodka, volt .

W

Wednesday, whisky .

X, Y, Z

zebra, zinc, Zoology .

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ¼, ½, ¾, 0.0 .

+, -, ×, ÷, =, <, >, π, ² , ³ . °, &, @, ¢, ©, ®, etc.

Radio Committee Recommended International Words1

academy, academic, accumulator, adieu, alphabet, alpha, ampere, apostrophe, atlas, atmosphere, atom, baby, bacillus, balcony, banana, banjo, barbarism, baritone, bayonet, benzyl, bicycle, billiards, blonde, blouse, bonbon, boss, bouquet, boulevard, bourgeois, brave, bridge, buffet, bulletin, bull-dog, cable, cafeteria, cadet, calico, camouflage, caravan, card, carnival, catastrophe, caviar, center, chaos, civilization, cocoa, communist, condenser, contralto, cosmopolitan, crepe, cricket, crochet, dahlia, decadent, demagogue, dessert, diarrhea, dictionary, dilettante, dynamo, dyspepsia, economic, electric, electron, element, energy, ensemble, erotic, eucalyptus, eugenics, façade, feminism, film, fresco, flirt, freemason, frieze, garage, gazette, gentleman, golf, gondola, grammar, graph, guillotine, gymnastics, hockey, hor d'oeuvres, hyacinth, imperial, impromptu, intelligentsia, interest, iodine, kangaroo, kodak, laboratory, lacquer, lady, lamp, lancet, lavatory, league, legal, lemon, lion, lunch, lynch, machine, mademoiselle, magnet, mannequin, manuscript, mash, maximum, memo, menthol, minimum, minus, modern, monopoly, monsieur, moral, morphia, motif, motor, music, muslin, narcissus, nature, negro, nuance, oasis, obelisk, octave, option, optimism, oracle, palace, palette, panic, panorama, paradox, parallel, parasol, parody, pathos, pessimism, philosophy, phonetics, photograph, picnic, pince-nez, ping-pong, pistol, plus, polo, porridge, pragmatism, press, prima-donna, professor, profile, proletariat, promenade, public, pudding, realism, register, rendezvous, republic, revue, rhetoric, rhythm, robot, rotor, roulette, rucksack , sabotage, sago, salon, saloon, sapphire, satyr, saxophone, scenario, schema, scout, serenade, sextant, shampoo, shellac, silhouette, ski, socialism, soirée, solo, soprano, soufflé, souvenir, spectrum, sphinx, staccato, stadium, station, steppe, student, symbolism, symmetry, symphony, synchronization, syndicalism, syntax, syringe, system, tango, technique, technology, tempo, tennis, tenor, text, theory, thermometer, toilet, tomato, tournament, tragedy, tramway, transformer, turban, turbine, typhoon, tsar, unicorn, universe, utopia, vaudeville, verandah, vermouth, waffle, waltz, whist, xylophone, zigzag.


1 Basic English : International Second Language, pg36.   These differ markedly from VOA wordlist. aristocracy, benzyl/benzol, brave/bravo, Bolshevik/communist, negro/Negro, 21st Century Words     astronaut, computer, fax, helicopter, internet, nuclear, television, . . .