This vocabulary list attempts to collect the 2,500 most important words. An unusual feature is that it is sorted with the most common words first and rarest words last, so that (in theory) the student can stop at any point according to his or her desired proficiency level.
Special thanks to Ivan Štambuk for many corrections to these cards.
The starting English word list was taken from J. Barefoot's public-domain Master List. I added additional words from the Croatian Swadesh list, days of the week, months of the year, and a few other words.
The final list was sorted according to word frequency using the list of 40,000 Most common words (TV and movie scripts). The second number in each card gives the rank in that list so that future additions can be placed in the correct order.