Mac shortcuts are easy to learn and hard to master, here's a list of 8 that, if you can remember them, will be extremely helpful in the future. These are the essentials.

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Pop up dictionary
ctrl+cmd+D

Spotlight as calculator
cmd+space, type the numbers

Delete text from left to right
fn+delete

Emoji keyboard
ctrl+cmd+space

Cycle through running apps
cmd+tab

Incremental volume adjustment
shift+option+volume up/down

Paste without formatting
cmd+shift+V

Silent startup
power+mute (hold)