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Ten Hundred Words

Overview#

Ten Hundred Words, according to the Thing Explainer, where he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, "Ten Hundred Words") most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most complex things.

Here are the Ten Hundred Words#

  • a
  • able
  • about
  • above
  • accept
  • across
  • act
  • actually
  • add
  • admit
  • afraid
  • after
  • afternoon
  • again
  • against
  • age
  • ago
  • agree
  • ah
  • ahead
  • air
  • all
  • allow
  • almost
  • alone
  • along
  • already
  • alright
  • also
  • although
  • always
  • am
  • amaze
  • an
  • and
  • anger
  • angry
  • animal
  • annoy
  • another
  • answer
  • any
  • anymore
  • anyone
  • anything
  • anyway
  • apartment
  • apparently
  • appear
  • approach
  • are
  • area
  • aren't
  • arm
  • around
  • arrive
  • as
  • ask
  • asleep
  • ass
  • at
  • attack
  • attempt
  • attention
  • aunt
  • avoid
  • away
  • baby
  • back
  • bad
  • bag
  • ball
  • band
  • bar
  • barely
  • bathroom
  • be
  • beat
  • beautiful
  • became
  • because
  • become
  • bed
  • bedroom
  • been
  • before
  • began
  • begin
  • behind
  • believe
  • bell
  • beside
  • besides
  • best
  • better
  • between
  • big
  • bit
  • bite
  • black
  • blink
  • block
  • blonde
  • blood
  • blue
  • blush
  • body
  • book
  • bore
  • both
  • bother
  • bottle
  • bottom
  • box
  • boy
  • boyfriend
  • brain
  • break
  • breakfast
  • breath
  • breathe
  • bright
  • bring
  • broke
  • broken
  • brother
  • brought
  • brown
  • brush
  • build
  • burn
  • burst
  • bus
  • business
  • busy
  • but
  • buy
  • by
  • call
  • calm
  • came
  • can
  • can't
  • car
  • card
  • care
  • carefully
  • carry
  • case
  • cat
  • catch
  • caught
  • cause
  • cell
  • chair
  • chance
  • change
  • chase
  • check
  • cheek
  • chest
  • child
  • children
  • chuckle
  • city
  • class
  • clean
  • clear
  • climb
  • close
  • clothes
  • coffee
  • cold
  • college
  • color
  • come
  • comment
  • complete
  • completely
  • computer
  • concern
  • confuse
  • consider
  • continue
  • control
  • conversation
  • cool
  • corner
  • couch
  • could
  • couldn't
  • counter
  • couple
  • course
  • cover
  • crack
  • crazy
  • cross
  • crowd
  • cry
  • cup
  • cut
  • cute
  • dad
  • damn
  • dance
  • dark
  • date
  • daughter
  • day
  • dead
  • deal
  • dear
  • death
  • decide
  • deep
  • definitely
  • desk
  • did
  • didn't
  • die
  • different
  • dinner
  • direction
  • disappear
  • do
  • doctor
  • does
  • doesn't
  • dog
  • don't
  • done
  • door
  • doubt
  • down
  • drag
  • draw
  • dream
  • dress
  • drink
  • drive
  • drop
  • drove
  • dry
  • during
  • each
  • ear
  • early
  • easily
  • easy
  • eat
  • edge
  • either
  • else
  • empty
  • end
  • enjoy
  • enough
  • enter
  • entire
  • escape
  • especially
  • even
  • evening
  • eventually
  • ever
  • every
  • everyone
  • everything
  • exactly
  • except
  • excite
  • exclaim
  • excuse
  • expect
  • explain
  • expression
  • eye
  • eyebrow
  • face
  • fact
  • fall
  • family
  • far
  • fast
  • father
  • fault
  • favorite
  • fear
  • feel
  • feet
  • fell
  • felt
  • few
  • field
  • fight
  • figure
  • fill
  • finally
  • find
  • fine
  • finger
  • finish
  • fire
  • first
  • fit
  • five
  • fix
  • flash
  • flip
  • floor
  • fly
  • focus
  • follow
  • food
  • foot
  • for
  • force
  • forget
  • form
  • forward
  • found
  • four
  • free
  • friend
  • from
  • front
  • frown
  • fuck
  • full
  • fun
  • funny
  • further
  • game
  • gasp
  • gave
  • gaze
  • gently
  • get
  • giggle
  • girl
  • girlfriend
  • give
  • given
  • glad
  • glance
  • glare
  • glass
  • go
  • God
  • gone
  • gonna
  • good
  • got
  • gotten
  • grab
  • great
  • green
  • greet
  • grey
  • grin
  • grip
  • groan
  • ground
  • group
  • grow
  • guard
  • guess
  • gun
  • guy
  • had
  • hadn't
  • hair
  • half
  • hall
  • hallway
  • hand
  • handle
  • hang
  • happen
  • happy
  • hard
  • has
  • hate
  • have
  • haven't
  • he
  • he'd
  • he's
  • head
  • hear
  • heard
  • heart
  • heavy
  • held
  • hell
  • hello
  • help
  • her
  • here
  • herself
  • hey
  • hi
  • hide
  • high
  • him
  • himself
  • his
  • hit
  • hold
  • home
  • hope
  • horse
  • hospital
  • hot
  • hour
  • house
  • how
  • however
  • hug
  • huge
  • huh
  • human
  • hundred
  • hung
  • hurry
  • hurt
  • I
  • I'd
  • I'll
  • I'm
  • I've
  • ice
  • idea
  • if
  • ignore
  • imagine
  • immediately
  • important
  • in
  • inside
  • instead
  • interest
  • interrupt
  • into
  • is
  • isn't
  • it
  • it's
  • its
  • jacket
  • jeans
  • jerk
  • job
  • join
  • joke
  • jump
  • just
  • keep
  • kept
  • key
  • kick
  • kid
  • kill
  • kind
  • kiss
  • kitchen
  • knee
  • knew
  • knock
  • know
  • known
  • lady
  • land
  • large
  • last
  • late
  • laugh
  • lay
  • lead
  • lean
  • learn
  • least
  • leave
  • led
  • left
  • leg
  • less
  • let
  • letter
  • lie
  • life
  • lift
  • light
  • like
  • line
  • lip
  • listen
  • little
  • live
  • lock
  • locker
  • long
  • look
  • lose
  • lost
  • lot
  • loud
  • love
  • low
  • lunch
  • mad
  • made
  • make
  • man
  • manage
  • many
  • mark
  • marry
  • match
  • matter
  • may
  • maybe
  • me
  • mean
  • meant
  • meet
  • memory
  • men
  • mention
  • met
  • middle
  • might
  • mind
  • mine
  • minute
  • mirror
  • miss
  • mom
  • moment
  • money
  • month
  • mood
  • more
  • morning
  • most
  • mother
  • mouth
  • move
  • movie
  • Mr.
  • Mrs.
  • much
  • mum
  • mumble
  • music
  • must
  • mutter
  • my
  • myself
  • name
  • near
  • nearly
  • neck
  • need
  • nervous
  • never
  • new
  • next
  • nice
  • night
  • no
  • nod
  • noise
  • none
  • normal
  • nose
  • not
  • note
  • nothing
  • notice
  • now
  • number
  • obviously
  • of
  • off
  • offer
  • office
  • often
  • oh
  • okay
  • old
  • on
  • once
  • one
  • only
  • onto
  • open
  • or
  • order
  • other
  • our
  • out
  • outside
  • over
  • own
  • pack
  • pain
  • paint
  • pair
  • pants
  • paper
  • parents
  • park
  • part
  • party
  • pass
  • past
  • pause
  • pay
  • people
  • perfect
  • perhaps
  • person
  • phone
  • pick
  • picture
  • piece
  • pink
  • piss
  • place
  • plan
  • play
  • please
  • pocket
  • point
  • police
  • pop
  • position
  • possible
  • power
  • practically
  • present
  • press
  • pretend
  • pretty
  • probably
  • problem
  • promise
  • pull
  • punch
  • push
  • put
  • question
  • quick
  • quickly
  • quiet
  • quietly
  • quite
  • race
  • rain
  • raise
  • ran
  • rang
  • rather
  • reach
  • read
  • ready
  • real
  • realize
  • really
  • reason
  • recognize
  • red
  • relationship
  • relax
  • remain
  • remember
  • remind
  • repeat
  • reply
  • respond
  • rest
  • return
  • ride
  • right
  • ring
  • road
  • rock
  • roll
  • room
  • rose
  • round
  • rub
  • run
  • rush
  • sad
  • safe
  • said
  • same
  • sat
  • save
  • saw
  • say
  • scare
  • school
  • scream
  • search
  • seat
  • second
  • see
  • seem
  • seen
  • self
  • send
  • sense
  • sent
  • serious
  • seriously
  • set
  • settle
  • seven
  • several
  • shadow
  • shake
  • share
  • she
  • she'd
  • she's
  • shift
  • shirt
  • shit
  • shock
  • shoe
  • shook
  • shop
  • short
  • shot
  • should
  • shoulder
  • shouldn't
  • shout
  • shove
  • show
  • shower
  • shrug
  • shut
  • sick
  • side
  • sigh
  • sight
  • sign
  • silence
  • silent
  • simply
  • since
  • single
  • sir
  • sister
  • sit
  • situation
  • six
  • skin
  • sky
  • slam
  • sleep
  • slightly
  • slip
  • slow
  • slowly
  • small
  • smell
  • smile
  • smirk
  • smoke
  • snap
  • so
  • soft
  • softly
  • some
  • somehow
  • someone
  • something
  • sometimes
  • somewhere
  • son
  • song
  • soon
  • sorry
  • sort
  • sound
  • space
  • speak
  • spend
  • spent
  • spoke
  • spot
  • stair
  • stand
  • star
  • stare
  • start
  • state
  • stay
  • step
  • stick
  • still
  • stomach
  • stood
  • stop
  • store
  • story
  • straight
  • strange
  • street
  • strong
  • struggle
  • stuck
  • student
  • study
  • stuff
  • stupid
  • such
  • suck
  • sudden
  • suddenly
  • suggest
  • summer
  • sun
  • suppose
  • sure
  • surprise
  • surround
  • sweet
  • table
  • take
  • taken
  • talk
  • tall
  • teacher
  • team
  • tear
  • teeth
  • tell
  • ten
  • than
  • thank
  • that
  • that's
  • the
  • their
  • them
  • themselves
  • then
  • there
  • there's
  • these
  • they
  • they'd
  • they're
  • thick
  • thing
  • think
  • third
  • this
  • those
  • though
  • thought
  • three
  • threw
  • throat
  • through
  • throw
  • tie
  • tight
  • time
  • tiny
  • tire
  • to
  • today
  • together
  • told
  • tomorrow
  • tone
  • tongue
  • tonight
  • too
  • took
  • top
  • totally
  • touch
  • toward
  • town
  • track
  • trail
  • train
  • tree
  • trip
  • trouble
  • trust
  • truth
  • try
  • turn
  • TV
  • twenty
  • two
  • type
  • uncle
  • under
  • understand
  • until
  • up
  • upon
  • us
  • use
  • usual
  • usually
  • very
  • visit
  • voice
  • wait
  • wake
  • walk
  • wall
  • want
  • warm
  • warn
  • was
  • wasn't
  • watch
  • water
  • wave
  • way
  • we
  • we'll
  • we're
  • we've
  • wear
  • week
  • weird
  • well
  • went
  • were
  • weren't
  • wet
  • what
  • what's
  • whatever
  • when
  • where
  • whether
  • which
  • while
  • whisper
  • white
  • who
  • whole
  • why
  • wide
  • wife
  • will
  • wind
  • window
  • wipe
  • wish
  • with
  • within
  • without
  • woke
  • woman
  • women
  • won't
  • wonder
  • wood
  • word
  • wore
  • work
  • world
  • worry
  • worse
  • would
  • wouldn't
  • wow
  • wrap
  • write
  • wrong
  • yeah
  • year
  • yell
  • yes
  • yet
  • you
  • you'd
  • you'll
  • you're
  • you've
  • young
  • your
  • yourself
  • TRUE

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