HSK is the acronym for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试), which means “Mandarin Chinese Proficiency Test”. The HSK 3 vocabulary comes from the official website Han Ban(孔子学院).

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- Chinese Pinyin English Level
1àito love1
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3爸爸bà badad1
4北京Běi jīngBeijing1
5杯子bēi zicup, glass1
6běnroot, basis, foundation, origin, capital Measure, for books, files, etc.1
7no, not1
8不客气bú kè qiyou are welcome1
9càidish, vegetable1
10chátea1
11chīto eat1
12出租车chū zū chētaxi1
13big, great1
14打电话dǎ diàn huàto make a phone call1
15deto form an attribute1
16diǎnpoint, dot, to nod, to click Measure, a little, a bit1
17电脑diàn nǎocomputer1
18电视diàn shìTV(-set)1
19电影diàn yǐngmovie, film1
20东西dōng xithing1
21dōuall, both, all, both1
22to read aloud1
23对不起duì bu qǐsorry, I'm sorry1
24duōmuch, many 1
25多少duō shaohow many, how much1
26èr21
27儿子ér zison1
28饭馆fàn guǎnrestaurant1
29飞机fēi jīairplane1
30分钟fēn zhōngminute1
31高兴gāo xìnghappy, glad, cheerful1
32Measure, for almost everything1
33工作gōng zuòjob, to work1
34gǒudog1
35汉语hàn yǔChinese language1
36hǎogood, nice 1
37with, and1
38to drink1
39hěnvery, quite1
40后面hòu miànrear, back, behind1
41huíto return, to answer, to reply Measure, for events of action1
42huìmeeting, conference Auxiliary, can, to be able to1
43火车站huǒ chē zhàntrain station1
44how many, several1
45jiāfamily, home, houshold Measure, for businesses, families1
46jiàoto be called, to call, to shout1
47今天jīn tiāntoday1
48jiǔ91
49kāito open, to start, to drive (car, etc.)1
50kànto see, to watch, to look at1
51看见kàn jiànto see, to catch sight of1
52kuàiMeasure, for a piece1
53láito come, to arrive, ever since1
54老师lǎo shīteacher1
55leindicating past or change1
56lěngcold1
57in, inside Measure, for 0.5 km1
58líng01
59liù61
60mato form a question1
61妈妈mā mamother1
62mǎito buy1
63māocat1
64méinot1
65没关系méi guān xiit doesn't matter1
66米饭mǐ fàn(cooked) rice1
67明天míng tiāntomorrow1
68名字míng ziname1
69that 1
70which1
71neto build a question based on already mentioned subjects1
72néngAuxiliary, to be able to 1
73you (singular)1
74niányear1
75女儿nǚ érdaughter1
76朋友péng youfriend1
77漂亮piào liangpretty, beautiful1
78苹果píng guǒapple1
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80qiánmoney1
81前面qián miànahead, in front1
82qǐngto ask, to invite, please 1
83to go1
84hot, warm1
85rénperson, people1
86认识rèn shiunderstanding, knowledge, awareness, to know, to recognize, to understand, to be familiar with1
87day, sun1
88sān31
89shàngto go up, to attend, to climb, on, upon, previous, upper1
90商店shāng diànshop, store1
91上午shàng wǔmorning1
92shǎofew, little1
93shéiwho1
94什么shén mewhat1
95shí101
96shìis, to be1
97时候shí houtime, moment, period1
98shūbook1
99shuǐWater1
100水果shuǐ guǒfruit1
101睡觉shuì jiàoto sleep, to go to bed1
102说话shuō huàto speak, to talk, to gossip1
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104suìMeasure, "years old"1
105he1
106she1
107tàitoo, extremely1
108天气tiān qìweather1
109tīngto listen, to hear, to obey Measure, for canned beverages1
110同学tóng xuéclassmate1
111wèito feed, to breed, hello1
112I1
113我们wǒ menwe1
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115喜欢xǐ huanto like1
116xiàdescend, fall Measure, for times of action, below, down, under1
117下午xià wǔafternoon1
118下雨xià yǔto rain1
119先生xiān shengMister (Mr.), teacher1
120现在xiàn zàinow1
121xiǎngto think, to miss Auxiliary, to want1
122xiǎosmall1
123小姐xiǎo jiěMiss, young lady1
124xiěto write1
125xiēMeasure, some, few, several1
126谢谢xiè xiethanks!1
127星期xīng qīweek1
128学生xué shengstudent, pupil1
129学习xué xíto study, to learn1
130学校xué xiàoschool1
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132衣服yī fuclothes1
133医生yī shēngdoctor1
134医院yī yuànhospital1
135椅子yǐ zichair1
136yǒuto have, to exist, to be1
137yuèmonth, moon1
138zàiat, on, in, for action in progress 1
139再见zài jiàngoodbye, see you1
140怎么zěn mehow1
141怎么样zěn me yànghow is/are, how about that?1
142zhèthis 1
143中国Zhōng guóChina1
144中午zhōng wǔnoon, midday1
145zhùto live, to stay, to reside1
146桌子zhuō zitable1
147word, character1
148zuòto do, to make1
149zuòto sit, to take (bus, train, etc.)1
150昨天zuó tiānyesterday1
151baindicating suggestion2
152báiwhite, blank, free of charge, for nothing2
153bǎi1002
154帮助bāng zhùassistance, help, to help, to assist2
155报纸bào zhǐnewspaper2
156than, used for comparison2
157biéto leave, to distinguish, other, another, don't2
158chánglength, long2
159唱歌chàng gēto sing2
160chūto go out, to exceed, to happen Measure, for dramas, plays, operas2
161chuánboat, ship2
162穿chuānto wear2
163order, sequence Measure, "time(s)"2
164cóngfrom2
165cuòmistake, error, wrong2
166大家dà jiāeverybody, all2
167打篮球dǎ lán qiúplay basketball2
168但是dàn shìbut, however2
169dàoto arrive, to reach, to, until, up to2
170deused to link verb with adjective2
171děngto wait2
172弟弟dì diyounger brother2
173第一dì yīfirst, number one2
174dǒngto understand, to know2
175duìright, correct2
176房间fáng jiānroom2
177非常fēi chángvery2
178服务员fú wù yuánwaiter, service personnel2
179gāohigh, tall2
180告诉gào suto tell2
181哥哥gē geolder brother2
182gěito give2
183公共汽车gōng gòng qì chēbus2
184公斤gōng jīnkilogram Measure, kg2
185公司gōng sīcompany2
186guìexpensive2
187guoindicating action in the past2
188háistill2
189孩子hái zichild2
190hàonumber, day of month2
191好吃hǎo chītasty, delicious2
192hēiblack, dark2
193hóngdividend, red, popular, revlutionary2
194欢迎huān yíngwelcome!2
195回答huí dáanswer, to answer, to reply2
196机场jī chǎngairport2
197鸡蛋jī dàn(chicken) egg2
198jiànMeasure, for events, things, clothes, etc.2
199教室jiào shìclassroom2
200姐姐jiě jieolder sister2
201介绍jiè shàoto introduce, to recommend2
202jìnto advance, to enter2
203jìnnear, close 2
204jiùonly, already, with regard to, as soon as, right away, even if2
205觉得jué deto think, to feel2
206咖啡kā fēicoffee2
207开始kāi shǐbeginning, to begin2
208考试kǎo shìexam2
209class, lesson, course2
210可能kě néngmight, maybe Auxiliary, can2
211可以kě yǐAuxiliary, can, may, able to2
212kuàiquick, rapid, soon, almost2
213快乐kuài lèhappy2
214lèitired2
215to leave, to be away from2
216liǎngtwo, some Measure, 50 gram2
217road, path2
218旅游lǚ yóutrip, jorney, to travel2
219màito sell2
220mànslow2
221mángbusy2
222měieach, per, all, each, every2
223妹妹mèi meiyounger sister2
224méndoor Measure, for lessons2
225男人nán rénman, men2
226nínyou (singular, polite)2
227牛奶niú nǎicow milk2
228女人nǚ rénwoman2
229旁边páng biānbeside, aside2
230跑步pǎo bùto run2
231便宜pián yicheap, inexpensive2
232piàoticket2
233起床qǐ chuángto get up (from bed)2
234妻子qī ziwife2
235qiān10002
236qíngclear, sunny2
237去年qù niánlast year2
238ràngto permit, to let sb. do sth.2
239上班shàng bānto go to work, to start work2
240身体shēn tǐbody, health2
241生病shēng bìngto get sick2
242生日shēng rìbirthday2
243时间shí jiāntime, period2
244事情shì qingthing, affair, matter2
245手表shǒu biǎowrist watch2
246手机shǒu jīmobile phone2
247sòngto deliver, to escort, to give, to send2
248所以suǒ yǐtherefore, as a result, so2
249it2
250topic, problem, to inscribe, to mention2
251踢足球tī zú qiúto play football2
252跳舞tiào wǔto dance2
253wàiforeign, external, outside2
254wánto finish2
255wánto play, to have fun2
256晚上wǎn shangevening2
257为什么wèi shén mewhy2
258wènto ask2
259问题wèn típroblem, question2
260to wash2
261西瓜xī guāwatermelon2
262希望xī wànghope, to hope, to wish 2
263xiàngdirection, to face, to turn towards, formerly, all along, towards 2
264xiàosmile, to smile, to laugh2
265小时xiǎo shíhour2
266xīnnew2
267xìngsurname2
268休息xiū xirest, to rest2
269xuěsnow2
270眼睛yǎn jingeye2
271颜色yán sècolour2
272羊肉yáng ròumutton2
273yàomedicine, drug2
274yàoAuxiliary, to want to, going to2
275also2
276已经yǐ jīngalready2
277一起yì qǐtogether2
278意思yì simeaning, opinion, idea2
279yīncloudy, overcast2
280因为yīn wèibecause2
281右边yòu bianright, right side2
282游泳yóu yǒngswimming, to swim2
283fish2
284yuánMeasure, for money (Yuan, RMB)2
285yuǎnfar, distant2
286运动yùn dòngmovement, sports, to move about2
287zàiagain, once more2
288早上zǎo shangearly morning2
289zhāngto open up, to spread Measure, for pieces, flat objects2
290丈夫zhàng fuhusband2
291zhǎoto look for, to seek2
292zheindicating action in progress2
293zhēnreal, true, genuine2
294正在zhèng zàiin the process of, in course of2
295知道zhī dàoto know, to be aware of2
296准备zhǔn bèito prepare2
297自行车zì xíng chēbicycle, bike2
298zǒuto walk2
299zuìmost2
300左边zuǒ bianleft, left side2
301ashowing approval3
302阿姨ā yíaunt3
303ǎilow, short3
304爱好ài hàohobby, interest, to like3
305安静ān jìngquiet, peaceful3
306handle, to grasp, to hold, for ba-sentences Measure, for a bunch or objects with handle3
307bànhalf3
308bānto move, to shift3
309bānclass, team, squad Measure, for groups, rankings, etc.3
310办法bàn fǎmethod, way, means3
311办公室bàn gōng shìoffice, bureau3
312帮忙bāng mángto help, to do a favour3
313bǎofull (from eating)3
314bāobag, package, to cover, to wrap, to hold, to include3
315bèiby (for passive sentence)3
316北方běi fāngnorth, northern part of a country3
317比较bǐ jiàoquite, rather, fairly, comparatively3
318比赛bǐ sàicompetition, match, to compete3
319必须bì xūAuxiliary, to have to, to must3
320鼻子bí zinose3
321变化biàn huàchange, variation, to change, to vary3
322表示biǎo shìto express, to show, to indicate3
323表演biǎo yǎnperformance, to perform, to act3
324别人bié renothers, other people3
325宾馆bīn guǎnhotel3
326冰箱bīng xiāngfridge, icebox3
327cáiability, talent, just, only if3
328菜单cài dānmenu3
329参加cān jiāto attend, to take part, to join3
330cǎograss, straw3
331cénglayer, floor Measure, for layer, story, floor3
332chàto lack, short of, poor3
333超市chāo shìsupermarket3
334衬衫chèn shānshirt, blouse3
335成绩chéng jìscore, achievement, grades3
336城市chéng shìcity, town3
337迟到chí dàoto be late3
338厨房chú fángkitchen3
339除了chú leexcept for, apart from, besides3
340出现chū xiànto appear, to arise3
341chūnspring3
342词语cí yǔword, expression3
343聪明cōng mingclever, intelligent, smart3
344打扫dǎ sǎoto clean3
345打算dǎ suànplan, intention, to plan, to think of, to calculate3
346dàiband, belt, area, region, to wear, to carry, to bring, to lead3
347蛋糕dàn gāocake3
348担心dān xīnto worry, worried, anxious3
349当然dāng ráncertainly, of course3
350deused before a verb3
351dēnglamp, light3
352low3
353地方dì fangregion, place, location3
354地铁dì tiěsubway3
355地图dì túmap3
356电梯diàn tīelevator3
357电子邮件diàn zǐ yóu jiànemail3
358dōngeast3
359dōngwinter3
360动物dòng wùanimal3
361duànMeasure, for paragraphs, segments, periods, stories3
362duǎnshort, brief3
363锻炼duàn liànto exercise, to engage in physical exercise3
364多么duō mehow, what3
365饿èhungry3
366耳朵ěr duoear3
367而且ér qiěmoreover, in addition, furthermore3
368发烧fā shāoto have fever3
369发现fā xiànto discover, to find3
370fàngto let go, to put, have a vacation3
371方便fāng biànconvenient3
372放心fàng xīnto rest, to be at ease3
373fēnminute, point, 0.01 yuan, to divide, to distinguish3
374附近fù jìnvicinity, nearby, next to3
375复习fù xírevision, to revise3
376gǎnAuxiliary, to dare3
377干净gān jìngclean, tidy3
378感冒gǎn màocommon cold, to catch a cold3
379刚才gāng cáijust a moment ago3
380gēnto follow, with, and3
381根据gēn jùbasis, foundation, to base on, according to, based on3
382gèngeven more3
383公园gōng yuánpark3
384故事gù shistory, tale3
385刮风guā fēngto be windy3
386guānmountain pass, barrier, to close, to shut, to turn off3
387关系guān xìrelationship, relation, to affect, to have to do with3
388关心guān xīnconcern, to care for 3
389关于guān yúconcerning, with regards to, about3
390国家guó jiācountry, state, nation3
391过去guò qùto go over, to pass by, past, former3
392果汁guǒ zhīfruit juice3
393害怕hài pàto be afraid, to fear3
394还是hái shìstill, nevertheless, or3
395river3
396黑板hēi bǎnblackboard3
397护照hù zhàopassport3
398huàpicture, painting, to draw, to paint3
399huāflower, to spend3
400花园huā yuángarden3
401huàibad, broken, spoiled3
402huánto give back, to return3
403huànto change, to exchange3
404环境huán jìngenvironment, surroundings3
405huángto fall through, yellow, pornographic3
406会议huì yìmeeting, conference3
407或者huò zhěor, possibly3
408pole, extremely, highly3
409记得jì deto remember3
410几乎jī hūalmost, nearly3
411机会jī huìopportunity, chance3
412季节jì jiéseason, period3
413检查jiǎn cháinspection, to check, to inspect, to examine3
414简单jiǎn dānsimple, uncomplicated3
415健康jiàn kānghealth, healthy3
416见面jiàn miànto meet, to see sb.3
417jiǎngspeech, lecture, to speak, to explain, to negotiate3
418jiǎofoot3
419jiǎoangle, corner, horn Measure, for 0.1 yuan3
420jiāoto teach, to instruct3
421jièto lend, to borrow, to make use of (an opportunity)3
422jiēto receive, to meet, to connect, to catch3
423街道jiē dàostreet3
424结婚jié hūnmarriage, wedding, to marry3
425解决jiě juéto settle (dispute), to resolve, to solve3
426节目jié mùprogram, item3
427节日jié rìholiday, festival3
428结束jié shùtermination, end, to finish, to end, to conclude3
429经常jīng chángoften, frequently3
430经过jīng guòto pass, to go through, after, as a result of3
431经理jīng lǐmanager, director3
432jiùold, used, worn3
433jiǔlong (time)3
434举行jǔ xíngto hold (meeting, etc.)3
435句子jù zisentence3
436决定jué dìngdecision, to decide3
437to cut, to carve Measure, for quarter of an hour3
438thirsty3
439可爱kě àicute, lovely3
440客人kè rénguest, customer, visitor3
441空调kōng tiáoair conditioning3
442kǒumouth Measure, for things with mouths or a mouth full of3
443to cry, to weep3
444裤子kù zitrousers3
445筷子kuài zichopsticks3
446lánblue3
447lǎoold, always3
448离开lí kāito depart, to leave3
449历史lì shǐhistory3
450礼物lǐ wùgift, present3
451liǎnface3
452练习liàn xíexercise, practice, to practice3
453liàngMeasure, for vehicles3
454了解liǎo jiěto understand3
455邻居lín jūneighbor3
456lóustoried building Measure, for floor3
457绿green3
458horse3
459马上mǎ shàngimmediately, at once3
460满意mǎn yìto satisfy, satisfied3
461帽子mào zihat, cap3
462rice Measure, for meter3
463面包miàn bāobread3
464面条miàn tiáonoodles3
465明白míng baito understand, clear, obvious3
466to hold, to seize3
467奶奶nǎi naigrandmother (father's mother)3
468nánsouth3
469nándifficult3
470难过nán guòto feel sorry, sad3
471年级nián jígrade, year3
472年轻nián qīngyoung3
473niǎobird3
474努力nǔ lìgreat effort, to strive, to work/study hard, hard, hardworking3
475爬山pá shānhiking, to climb a mountain3
476盘子pán zitray, plate, dish3
477pàngfat, plump3
478啤酒pí jiǔbeer3
479葡萄pú taogrape3
480普通话pǔ tōng huàMandarin3
481to ride (animal or bike)3
482奇怪qí guàistrange3
483其实qí shíactually, in fact3
484其他qí tāother, others3
485铅笔qiān bǐpencil3
486清楚qīng chuclear, distinct3
487qiūautumn, fall3
488裙子qún ziskirt3
489然后rán hòuthen, afterwards3
490热情 rè qíngenthusiasm, passion, enthusiastic, passionate, cordial3
491认为rèn wéito think, to believe, to consider3
492认真rèn zhēnconscientious, earnest, serious3
493容易róng yìeasy3
494如果rú guǒif3
495sǎnumbrella3
496上网shàng wǎngto be on the internet3
497生气shēng qìto be/get angry, angry, mad3
498声音shēng yīnvoice, sound3
499使shǐenvoy, messenger, to make, to cause, to use, to employ3
500世界shì jièworld3
501shòuthin, slim3
502shùtree3
503舒服shū fucomfortable3
504叔叔shū shuuncle3
505数学shù xuémathematics3
506刷牙shuā yáto brush teeth3
507shuāngtwo, pair, both Measure, for a pair (of shoes, etc.)3
508水平shuǐ pínglevel, standard, horizontal3
509司机sī jīdriver3
510虽然suī ránalthough3
511太阳tài yángsun3
512tángsugar, sweets, candy3
513特别tè biéspecial, particular3
514téngpain, to ache, to hurt3
515提高tí gāoto raise, to increase3
516体育tǐ yùsports3
517tiánsweet3
518tiáostrip, clause Measure, for long thin things3
519同事tóng shìcolleague3
520同意tóng yìto agree, to consent, to approve3
521头发tóu fahair (on the head)3
522突然tū ránsudden, abrupt, suddenly, unexpectedly 3
523图书馆tú shū guǎnlibrary3
524tuǐleg3
525wàn100003
526wǎnbowl3
527完成wán chéngto complete, to accomplish3
528忘记wàng jìto forget3
529wèito do, to act, to be, to become, for (sb.)3
530wèiposition, place, seat Measure, for people3
531为了wèi lefor, in order to3
532文化wén huàculture3
533西west3
534习惯xí guànhabit, usual practice, custom, to be/get used to3
535洗手间xǐ shǒu jiāntoilet3
536洗澡xǐ zǎoto take a shower, to have a bath 3
537xiàsummer3
538xiānearly, former, first, before3
539xiàngpicture, portrait, be/look like, to appear, to seem3
540香蕉xiāng jiāobanana3
541相同xiāng tóngidentical, same3
542相信xiāng xìnto believe in, have faith in3
543小心xiǎo xīnto be careful, careful, Take care!3
544校长xiào zhǎngheadmaster, president (university)3
545xiéshoe3
546xìnletter, trust, to believe, to trust3
547新闻xīn wénnews3
548新鲜xīn xiānfresh (food, experience, etc.)3
549行李箱xíng li xiāngsuitcase3
550兴趣xìng qùinterest3
551熊猫xióng māopanda3
552需要xū yàoneeds, to need, to want3
553选择xuǎn zéchoice, option, to choose, to select3
554眼镜yǎn jìngeyeglasses3
555要求yāo qiúdemand, requirement, to require, to demand3
556爷爷yé yegrandfather (father's father)3
557一般yì bānordinary, general, common, in general, generally3
558一边yì biānone side, on the one hand3
559一定yí dìngdefinite, fixed, given, surely, certainly3
560一共yí gòngalthogether3
561以后yǐ hòuafter, afterwards3
562一会儿yí huì ra while, in a moment, a little while3
563以前yǐ qiánbefore, previous, formerly3
564以为yǐ wéito think (wrongly), to be under the (wrong) impression3
565一样yí yàngalike, equal to3
566一直yī zhíalways, continuously, straight3
567银行yín hángbank (for money)3
568音乐yīn yuèmusic3
569应该yīng gāiAuxiliary, should, ought to3
570影响yǐng xiǎnginfluence, effect, to influence, to affect3
571yòngto use, to employ, to apply3
572yòuagain3
573有名yǒu míngfamous, well known3
574游戏yóu xìgame, play3
575遇到yù dàoto meet, to run into3
576愿意yuàn yìAuxiliary, to be willing, be ready, to wish, to want3
577yuèto exceed, to climb over, to surpass3
578月亮yuè liangmoon3
579yúncloud3
580zhànstation, stop, to stand, to stop, to halt3
581zhǎngchief, head, to grow, to develop3
582照顾zhào gùto take care of, to look after3
583着急zháo jíto worry3
584照片zhào piànphoto, picture3
585照相机zhào xiàng jīcamera3
586zhǐonly, just, merely3
587zhǒngspecies, race, breed Measure, type, kind, sort or for languages3
588中间zhōng jiānbetween, in the middle, mid3
589重要zhòng yàoimportant3
590终于zhōng yúat last, finally, eventually3
591周末zhōu mòweekend3
592zhùto wish, to express good wishes3
593主要zhǔ yàomain, principal, major3
594注意zhù yìto pay attention to3
595字典zì diǎndictionary, character book3
596自己zì jǐoneself, self3
597总是zǒng shìalways3
598最近zuì jìnrecently, lately, soon3
599作业zuò yèhomework, task, work3
600作用zuò yòngaction, function, impact, effect, to affect 3
  1. hsk 1 vocabulary list
  2. hsk 2 vocabulary list
  3. hsk 3 vocabulary list
  4. hsk 4 vocabulary list
  5. hsk 5 vocabulary list
  6. hsk 6 vocabulary list

Improve Chinese vocabulary effectively

The hsk vocabulary includes hsk 1 to 6 vocabulary list. These words are very basic. It's for hsk test.

But if you plan to read Chinese news, learn culture, communite with Chinese students, live in China, etc. You have to expand your Chinese words exactly. But how do you improve your Chinese vocabulary?

Read, read Chinese news like SouthCN(南方网, native news website), read something you like to know such as browser Zhihu(知乎, a Chinese question-and-answer website).

Besides, You can use the Burning Vocabulary to highlight the words you don't understand while reading. Burning Vocabulary is a Chrome/Edge extension.

Highlight Chinese while surfing the web
Highlight Chinese while surfing the web

The pop-up will show you the Pinyin, audio and the English translated. It's very user friendly.

The saved words will be marked automatically if they appear on subsequent web pages. You can review these in different context and flashcards.

Chinese vocabulary flashcards
Flashcards

Chinese voabulary calendar
Chinese voabulary calendar

You can collect the new words with your everyday reading. If you read more you can learn more Chinese words.