I have calculated that the 1000 most common French words represent around 20% of our language, but we use them 80% of the time. Which also means that you only need to learn 20% of the language to understand 80% of it. Isn't it wonderful news ?
To write 1000 most common French words I analyzed a lot of different sources: newspapers, websites, casual conversations, formal conversations, blogs, documentaries, books, situations and subjects. But, the way they are put together with everyday sentences, makes it understandable for everyone. The sentences included in 1000 most common French words will give you a taste of how one talks in everyday life, at home, at work, and in conversation between friends.