Words starting with P

Typing Start

Typing practice with both benefits

Based on the concept of “learning English and practicing typing at the same time," we chose VOA English words as the material for typing practice.

On this page, you can practice touch typing with English words starting with “P". The meanings of the words are also posted at the bottom of the page, so please use them for learning English.

How to learn VOA English typing

The English translation of English words is displayed at the top of the form, so please translate it into the correct English words and type in the form. The correct English word is displayed at the bottom of the form. When you have learned the meaning of English words, turn off the toggle switch at the top right of the form. By doing so, the correct English words will be hidden, so you can improve your English skills at the same time while learning typing.

List of VOA English words “P"

pain n. a hurt or suffering somewhere in the body
paint v. to cover with a liquid color; to make a picture with liquid colors; n. a colored liquid used to cover or protect a surface
paper n. a thin, flat material made from plants or cloth often used for writing
parachute n. a device that permits a person or thing to fall slowly from an airplane or helicopter to the ground
parade n. a group of people and vehicles moving together to celebrate a special event or anniversary
pardon v. to forgive for a crime and release from punishment
parent n. a father or mother
parliament n. a government lawmaking group
part n. something less than the whole; not all of something
particle n. a very small piece of matter
partner n. a person who takes part in some activity in common with another or others
party n. a group of people working together for a political purpose; a group of people or friends gathered together for enjoyment
pass v. to go by or move around something; to move along; to cause or permit to go
passenger n. a person travelling by airplane, train, boat or car who is not the pilot or driver
passport n. an official government document that shows a person’s identity and citizenship and permits a citizen to travel to another country
past n. the time gone by; the time before; ad. recent; immediately before; former
path n. a narrow way for walking; a way along which something moves
patient n. a person being treated by a doctor for a health problem
pay v. to give money for work done or for something bought
peace n. the condition of freedom from war, fighting or noise; rest; quiet
people n. any group of persons; all the persons of a group, race, religion or nation
percent n. a part of every hundred
perfect ad. complete or correct in every way; completely right or good; without mistakes
perform v. to speak, dance or sing in front of others
period n. an amount of time within events, restrictions or conditions
permanent ad. never changing; lasting for a very long time or for all time
permit v. to let; to make possible
person n. a man, woman or child
persuade v. to cause someone to do something by explaining or urging
physical ad. of the body
physics n. the study of motion, matter and energy
picture n. something that shows what another thing looks like; an idea or representation of something as seen by the eye; a painting; what is made with a camera
piece n. a part of something larger
pig n. a farm animal used for its meat
pilot n. one who guides or flies an airplane or helicopter
pipe n. a long, round piece of material used to move liquid or gas
place v. to put something somewhere; n. an area or a part of an area; space where a person or thing is; any room, building, town or country
plan v. to organize or develop an idea or method of acting or doing something; n. an organized or developed idea or method
planet n. a large object in space that orbits the sun
plant v. to put into the ground to grow; n. a living growth from the ground which gets its food from air, water and earth
plastic n. a material made from chemicals that can be formed and made into things
play v. to have fun; to not work; to take part in a sport; to make music on an instrument; n. a story acted in a theater
please v. to make one happy; to give enjoyment
plenty n. all that is needed; a large enough amount
plot v. to make secret plans; n. a secret plan to do something wrong or illegal
poem n. words and their sounds organized in a special way to express emotions
point v. to aim one’s finger toward; to aim; n. the sharp end of something
poison n. a substance that can destroy life or damage health
police n. a government agency responsible for guarding the public, keeping order, and making sure people obey the law; members of that agency
policy n. an established set of plans or goals used to develop and make decisions in politics, economics or business
politics n. the activities of government and of those who are in public office
pollute v. to release dangerous or unpleasant substances into the air, soil or water
poor n. people with little or no money; ad. lacking money or goods; of bad quality
popular ad. liked by many people; generally approved by the public
population n. all the people in a place, city or country
port n. a city where ships load or unload goods; a place on a coast where ships can be safe from a storm
position n. a place; the way of holding the body; the way a thing is set or placed; a job (or level of a job) in an organization
possess v. to have; to own; to control or be controlled by
possible ad. able to be done; can happen or is expected to happen
postpone v. to delay action until a later time
pour v. to flow; to cause to flow
poverty n. the condition of being poor
power n. the ability to control or direct others; control; strength; ruling force; force or energy used to do work
praise v. to say good things about; to approve
pray v. to make a request to a god or spirit; to praise a god or spirit
predict v. to say what one believes will happen in the future
pregnant ad. carrying a child within the body before it is born; expecting to give birth to a baby
present v. to offer for consideration; n. a gift; ad. now; ad. to be at a place
president n. the chief official of a country that is a republic; the leader of an organization
press v. to urge strongly; n. newspapers, magazines and other publications
pressure n. the force produced when something is pushed down or against something else
prevent v. to keep or stop from going or happening
price n. the amount of money for which anything is bought, sold or offered for sale
prison n. a place where a person is kept as punishment for a crime
private ad. of or about a person or group that is secret; opposite public
prize n. something offered or won in a competition; something of value that one must work hard for
probably ad. a good chance of taking place; a little more than possible
problem n. a difficult question or situation with an unknown or unclear answer
process n. an operation or series of changes leading to a desired result
produce v. to make; to create; to cause something to be; to manufacture
profession n. a job that requires special training
professor n. a teacher at a college or university
profit n. money gained from a business activity after paying all costs of that activity
program n. a plan of action; the different events or parts of a meeting or show
progress n. movement forward or toward improvement or a goal
project n. a planned effort to do something
promise v. to say one will do something; n. a spoken or written agreement to do something
propaganda n. ideas or information used to influence opinions
property n. anything owned by someone such as land, buildings or goods
propose v. to present or offer for consideration
protect v. to guard; to defend; to prevent from being harmed or damaged
proteins n. substances responsible for the growth of tissue and for fixing damaged tissue
protest v. to speak against; to object
prove v. to show to be true
provide v. to give something needed or wanted
public ad. of or about all the people in a community or country; opposite private
publication n. something that is published such as a book, newspaper or magazine
publish v. to make public something that is written; to include something in a book, newspaper or magazine
pull v. to use force to move something toward the person or thing using the force; opposite push
pump v. to force a gas or liquid up, into or through
punish v. to cause pain, suffering or loss for doing something bad or illegal
purchase v. to buy with money or with something of equal value; n. that which is bought
pure ad. free from anything that is different or that reduces value; clean
purpose n. the reason or desired effect for doing something; goal
push v. to use force to move something away from the person or thing using the force; opposite pull
put v. to place; to set in position
n. (noun) a name word
v. (verb) an action word
ad. (adjective/adverb) a describing word
prep. (preposition) a word used to show a relatio
pro. (pronoun) a word used in place of a noun
conj. (conjunction) a joining word

Quote:VOA Special English WordBook