Fry Words

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About this app

Expanding on the Dolch list, Dr. Edward B. Fry in 1996 created a new list of high frequency words (“Fry Words”). These are the most common words used in English ranked by order of frequency.

Dr. Fry found that 25 words make up 1/3 of all words published, 100 make up ½ of all words published and 300 make up 65% of all written material. These high frequency words should be recognized instantly by young readers.

These are helpful for adults learning English as a second language as well as for children.

This app has 500 words divided into five levels and then divided into groups of twenty-five, based on frequency of use and difficulty in a flash card setting.

Features included:
• The first 500 Fry Words
• The word is read out when the card is touched
• Cards can be marked for the Review list (use the star to mark and settings to clear)
• Long press arrow buttons to jump to start or end

For the next 500 words, see our Fry Words 2 app.
Paid and ad-free versions available.
Updated on
Jul 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

86 reviews
A Google user
December 6, 2019
My first grader loves this app. We have it installed on several devices and I recommend it to all his friends parents and his teachers. The review button is a great feature to focus on words they are sti learning.
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Lynn Alexander
January 10, 2021
Could be a great app, would have given it more stars but it didn't seem to add words to the review list which was disappointing
8 people found this review helpful
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Mrs T
May 8, 2021
Not useful for the UK. Would be helpful to be able to switch between UK and US spellings
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What's new

Minor bug fixes. Adjusted layout on some devices. Updated for "Apps for Everyone"