Two-letter words

If you often play word games, then you’ll know how helpful two-letter words can be. Every English-speaker knows quite a few – am, an, as, at, and so on – but did you know that there over a hundred two-letter words?

Take a look at our list of two-letter words, which includes bo (a kind of fig tree), od (a supposed natural force), and yu (an ancient Chinese wine container), as well as many more well-known words.

aarough cindery lava
aban abdominal muscle
adan advertisement
agS. African a general exclamation
ahan exclamation
aithe three-toed sloth
amthe present tense of be
ana form of the indefinite article
asused to convey relative extent or degree
atexpressing location or time
awan exclamation
axvariant spelling of axe
ayvariant spelling of aye
bathe soul, in Egyptian mythology
beto exist
boa kind of fig tree
daa person's father
doto perform an action
dya type of sediment
eedialect form of oh
ehan exclamation
Elan elevated railway
ema measuring unit in printing
ena measuring unit in printing
erexpressing doubt or hesitation
exa former spouse or partner
faa musical note
Gaa people in Ghana
gijudo jacket
goto move or travel
haan exclamation
hea male person or animal
hia greeting
hoan exclamation
ida part of the mind
ifintroducing a conditional clause
ioa North American moth
isthe present tense of be
ita thing
jaS. African yes
joScottish, archaic a sweetheart
Jua kind of Chinese pottery
kathe spirit, in Egyptian mythology
kia plant of the lily family
laa musical note
lia Chinese unit of distance
loarchaic used to draw attention to something
maa person's mother
methe objective case of the first-person pronoun I
mia musical note
moa moment
mua Greek letter
mybelonging to me
originally called
nonot any
nua Greek letter
oba type of gene
oda supposed natural force
ofbelonging to
ogAustralian, archaic a shilling
ohan exclamation
oiused to attract attention
OKused to express assent, agreement, etc.
oma sacred mantra
onsupported by or covering
opan operation
orused to link alternatives
osa bone
oua Hawaiian bird
owexpressing pain
oxa cow or bull
oy= oi
pia Greek letter
poa chamber pot
qithe life force, in Chinese philosophy
raa moraine, in Norway or Sweden
rea musical note
ria Japanese unit of length
sea Chinese musical instrument
si= te
tathank you
tea musical note
ti= te
toexpressing direction in relation to a location
uhexpressing hesitation
umexpressing hesitation
uptowards a higher position
usthe objective case of we
Waa people on the borders of China and Burma
weoneself and other people
Wua dialect of Chinese
xia Greek letter
xua Vietnamese unit of money
yearchaic the plural form of thou
Yia people in parts of China
yoused as a greeting
yuan ancient Chinese wine container

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