First Words

From ice cream to airport and umbrella to tomato, these first words are ideal for any young traveller.


With 100 carefully chosen words, these books are the perfect first step in learning a new language.

Select a language and then click any image to hear the word spoken aloud.

hello

(hell-oh)

ice cream

(aye-skreem)

water

(wor-ter)

supermarket

(soo-per-mar-ket)

cat

(kat)

bus

(bus)

dress

(dress)

dog

(dog)

banana

(ba-nah-ner)

carrot

(ka-rot)

taxi

(tak-see)

t-shirt

(tee-shert)

fish

(fish)

aeroplane

(air-oh-plain)

horse

(horss)

french fries

(frentch frys)

swimming pool

(swim-ing pool)

cheese

(tcheez)

towel

(tao-ul)

doctor

(dok-ter)

apple

(a-pul)

beach

(beetch)

bicycle

(by-sik-ul)

airport

(air-port)

juice

(jooss)

bakery

(bay-ker-ree)

shoes

(shooz)

phone

(fone)

post office

(pohst off-iss)

restaurant

(res-tront)

hotel

(hoh-tel)

milk

(milk)

chocolate

(chok-luht)

car

(kah)

hat

(hat)

sunglasses

(sun-glar-siz)

chicken

(tchik-in)

train

(trayn)

station

(stay-shun)

toilet

(toy-let)

bed

(bed)

house

(howss)

trousers

(trao-zerz)

suitcase

(soo-t-kays)

plate

(playt)

knife

(nife)

fork

(fork)

spoon

(spoon)

computer

(com-pew-tuh)

book

(book)

sandwich

(sand-widge)

yes

(yes)

no

(noh)

cinema

(sin-uh-mah)

park

(park)

menu

(men-yoo)

passport

(pahs-port)

police officer

(po-lees off-i-suh)

key

(kee)

ticket

(tik-et)

pineapple

(pye-na-pul)

rain

(rayn)

snow

(sn-oh)

sun

(sun)

tree

(tree)

flower

(flao-er)

cake

(kay-k)

ball

(bawl)

bird

(burd)

egg

(eg)

umbrella

(um-brel-uh)

rabbit

(rab-it)

money

(muh-nee)

bank

(bank)

mouse

(maus)

scarf

(scarf)

gloves

(gluhvs)

coat

(cote)

hospital

(hoss-pit-ul)

chair

(tchair)

table

(tay-bul)

toothbrush

(tooth-brush)

toothpaste

(tooth-payst)

sun cream

(sun kreem)

lion

(lye-un)

elephant

(eh-luh-funt)

monkey

(mung-kee)

spider

(spy-der)

burger

(bur-guh)

pen

(pen)

door

(dor)

window

(win-doh)

tent

(tent)

church

(tchurtch)

tomato

(tuh-mah-toh)

moon

(moon)

stars

(stars)

postcard

(pohst-kahd)

boat

(bote)

goodbye

(good-by)