2 Letter Words

Two-Letter words are a must-know for any word game lover! They may be short, but 2 letter words are great to use when you are in a bind. A well-placed two-letter word like ZA or QI can earn you up to 33 points in Scrabble or Words With Friends! These short words are great for teaching reading fundamentals as well.

We have 120 words in this 2 letter words list.

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Use the letter filter below, word search, or word finder to narrow down your 2 letter words. There are 120 words in this word list, so narrowing it down might be a good idea.

Mastering Two-Letter Words

Mastering two-letter words can significantly improve your performance in word games like Scrabble and Words with Friends. These seemingly simple words often serve as a secret weapon for skilled players, allowing them to rack up points and maintain the game's pace.

One effective strategy is to use two-letter words to create parallel plays, where you add a word alongside an existing one, letter by letter, to form multiple new words. This can help you leverage premium squares on the board, maximizing your score. Another strategy is to keep a mental list of high-scoring two-letter words, such as 'ZA' or 'QI,' which can be played in tight spots to yield impressive points.

Moreover, knowing a wide range of two-letter words increases your flexibility in the game, helping you navigate around difficult tiles and make the most of your letter rack. By harnessing the power of two-letter words, you can turn the tables in your favor, even in the most challenging games

How Many 2 Letters Words Are There?

In the Scrabble US word list, there are 107 two-letter words! That gives you many options to sneak IN with a massive point maker. The Scrabble UK 2-letter word list has more words than the Scrabble US word list. I will list them below:

Addition Scrabble UK Two-Letter Words

  • CH
  • DA
  • DI
  • EA
  • EE
  • GU
  • FY
  • GI
  • IO
  • JA
  • KO
  • KY
  • OU
  • PO
  • NY
  • OB
  • OO
  • TE
  • ST
  • UR
  • UG
  • YU
  • ZO

2 Letter Words in Other Languages

Playing word games isn't just an English language affair. Diving into the pool of two-letter words from various languages can add an interesting layer to your gaming, especially if you're a polyglot or have a keen interest in learning languages.

Take Scrabble as an example. It has versions in numerous languages. In the Spanish version of the game, 'AX' might not be considered a valid word, yet 'EX' and 'OX' are. Meanwhile, the French version brings a fresh list of two-letter words into play, such as 'EU' and 'OH.'

Discovering two-letter words in languages like German, Italian, or Dutch widens your linguistic scope and immerses you in these languages' intriguing cultural and linguistic aspects. This global outlook on two-letter words could be a game-changer in multilingual word games, leading to a more diverse and fulfilling gaming experience.

Keep in mind, each language brings its unique collection of two-letter words, each with its charm and complexity. So, embrace the challenge, step beyond the familiar, and dive into the captivating universe of two-letter words across languages. 

Changes to Two-Letter Word Lists In Word Games

Two-letter words have a rich and dynamic history. Over time, dictionaries and the accepted lists of two-letter words have evolved. These shifts reflect changes in language use, cultural influences, and the continuous development of English itself.

For example, the two-letter word 'OK' is a relatively recent addition to many word games. Originating as an abbreviation of 'all correct, a humorous misspelling of 'all correct,' it has become one of the most commonly used words worldwide. Its acceptance in word games speaks volumes about its global significance and everyday usage.

In contrast, the word 'XU,' a currency unit in Vietnam, reflects the incorporation of words from diverse cultures and languages into English lexicons. Recognizing such words in games like Scrabble highlights language's inclusive and evolving nature.

Changes in two-letter words aren't just adding new words. Some words, like 'ZA,' once an obscure term in musical notation, have gained broader acceptance due to their strategic value in word games. On the other hand, some words have been removed from official lists over time due to shifts in their usage or perceived appropriateness.

These historical changes to two-letter words provide a fascinating glimpse into language's fluid and dynamic nature. By studying these shifts, players can enhance their word game strategies and appreciate the rich tapestry of language evolution.

What are the Highest-Scoring Scrabble Words With Two Letters?

Who would ever think two letters could be so powerful? Any one of the below words has the potential to give you a 30+ point boost to help you dominate your competition!

  • QI(11 points) in the two-letter words with Q list

    (Noun) the circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.

  • ZA (11 points) in the two-letter words with Z list

    (Noun) an old solfeggio name for B flat; the seventh harmonic, as heard in the or aeolian string; -- so called by Tartini. It was long considered a false but is the true note of the flat seventh chord. (Webster Dictionary)

  • ZO (11 points) in the two-letter words with Z list

    (Noun) An indigenous people of Burma.

Are There Any Two-Letter C words?

There is only one 2 letter word starting with C. It is ch, which is an abbreviation of chain. It is a unit of measurement that equals 22 yards.

What Are Some of the Most Common 2-letter Words?

These are the most common and frequently used two-letter words, ordered from most to least used. I don't know if I could complete a thought without using at least one word with two letters! 

Here are the top 26 most common two-letter words

  • of
  • to
  • in
  • is
  • on
  • by
  • it
  • or
  • be
  • at
  • as
  • an
  • we
  • us
  • if
  • my
  • do
  • no
  • he
  • up
  • so
  • pm
  • am
  • me
  • re
  • go

Can You Make a Three Letter Word From A Two-Letter?

Many 2-letter words can be changed to 3-letters by adding an extra letter, like so:

  • it = its
  • as = ask
  • ad = ads
  • ab = abs
  • fa = fat

If you have a wildcard (blank tile) in your rack and your 2-letter word, try to convert it to a three-letter word and earn extra points!

Combine Words

Bird + Duck = Bick
Apple + Honor = Aplonor
Hand + Locker = Handocker

Combine Names

Brad + Angelina = Brangelina
Robert + Katelyn = Robyn
Gregory + Janet = Granet

You can use our Word Combiner to combine anything!