Interlingua 101

Interlingua Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Interlingua language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Interlingua
I

io
you (singular)

tu
he

ille
we

nos
you (plural)

vos
they

illes
this

iste
that

ille
here

hic, ci, qui
there

illac, ibi, la
who

qui
what

que
where

ubi
when

quando
how

como
not

non, ne
all

tote
many

multe
some

alicun
few

poc, pauc
other

altere
one

un
two

duo
three

tres
four

quatro
five

cinque
big

grande
long

longe
wide

large
thick

spisse
heavy

pesante
small

parve
short

curte
narrow

stricte
thin

tenue
woman

femina
man (adult male)

viro
man (human being)

homine
child

infante
wife

marita, sposa
husband

marito, sposo
mother

matre
father

patre
animal

animal
fish

pisce
bird

ave
dog

can
louse

pediculo
snake

serpente
worm

verme
tree

arbore
forest

foreste
stick

baston
fruit

fructo
seed

semine
leaf

folio
root

radice
bark (of a tree)

cortice
flower

flor
grass

herba
rope

corda
skin

cute, pelle
meat

carne
blood

sanguine
bone

osso
fat (noun)

grassia
egg

ovo
horn

corno
tail

cauda
feather

pluma, penna
hair

pilo, capillo
head

capite
ear

aure
eye

oculo
nose

naso
mouth

bucca, ore
tooth

dente
tongue (organ)

lingua
fingernail

ungula
foot

pede
leg

gamba
knee

genu
hand

mano
wing

ala
belly

ventre
guts

tripas
neck

collo
back

dorso
breast

pectore
heart

corde
liver

ficato, hepato
to drink

biber
to eat

mangiar
to bite

morder
to suck

suger
to spit

sputar
to vomit

vomitar
to blow

sufflar
to breathe

respirar
to laugh

rider
to see

vider
to hear

audir
to know

saper
to think

pensar
to smell

olfacer
to fear

timer
to sleep

dormir
to live

viver
to die

morir
to kill

occidar
to fight

luctar
to hunt

chassar
to hit

colpar
to cut

secar
to split

finder
to stab

dagar
to scratch

grattar
to dig

foder
to swim

natar
to fly

volar
to walk

ambular, promenar se
to come

venir
to lie (as in a bed)

jacer
to sit

seder
to stand

star
to turn (intransitive)

tornar
to fall

cader
to give

dar
to hold

tener
to squeeze

premer
to rub

fricar
to wash

lavar
to wipe

essugar
to pull

tirar
to push

pulsar
to throw

jectar
to tie

ligar
to sew

suer
to count

contar
to say

dicer
to sing

cantar
to play

jocar
to float

flottar
to flow

fluer
to freeze

gelar
to swell

tumer
sun

sol
moon

luna
star

stella
water

aqua
rain

pluvia
river

fluvio
lake

laco
sea

mar
salt

sal
stone

petra
sand

arena, sablo
dust

pulvere
earth

terra
cloud

nube
fog

nebula
sky

celo
wind

vento
snow

nive
ice

glacie
smoke

fumo
fire

foco
ash

cineres
to burn

arder
road

strata
mountain

montania
red

rubie
green

verde
yellow

jalne
white

blanc
black

nigre
night

nocte
day

die
year

anno
warm

calide
cold

frigide
full

plen
new

nove
old

vetere
good

bon
bad

mal
rotten

corrupte
dirty

immunde
straight

recte
round

ronde
sharp (as a knife)

acute
dull (as a knife)

obtuse
smooth

lisie
wet

humide
dry

sic
correct

correcte
near

proxime
far

distante
right

dextre

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