HSK Words & Flashcards

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New HSK Exam System (from July 1st 2021)

In 2020, an internal Chinese academic paper discussed that the Chinese Proficiency Standards shall usher in a new change: a hybrid paradigm of “Three Stages and Nine Levels” characterized by integration and all-in-one. The Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China announced further details regarding HSK 3.0 on April 1, 2021. Among the information shared was a wordlist for each individual stage, and a date for the introduction of the new test - July 1, 2021.

The intermediate levels should test the ability to understand slightly modified authentic materials or authentic materials written/spoken in a clear manner and intended for educated mother tongue speakers: materials concerning everyday topics, simple articles, simple commentaries and critiques found in newspapers and magazines.

The advanced levels should test the ability to understand longer, more complicated and abstract materials: extracts from authentic sources such as textbooks for Chinese university students, Chinese magazine and essays, extracts from modern Chinese literature, interviews and extracts from Chinese media. Moreover, classical Chinese expressions and classical Chinese grammatical structures used in modern formal Chinese should be included too. Source

Level Difficulty Number Of Words Review
HSK 1 Beginner 500 Review new HSK 1
HSK 2 Beginner 772 Review new HSK 2
HSK 3 Beginner 973 Review new HSK 3
HSK 4 Intermediate 1000 Review new HSK 4
HSK 5 Intermediate 1071 Review new HSK 5
HSK 6 Intermediate 1140 Review new HSK 6
HSK 7 Advanced 5636 (combined) Review new HSK 7,8,9
HSK 8 Advanced
HSK 9 Advanced

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Random HSK Words

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning Level
夏令营 xiàlìngyíng summer camp HSK 5
wǎng to go (in a direction)/towards/in the past HSK 2
桔子 júzi tangerine HSK 5
天才 tiāncái talent/gift/a genius/talented HSK 6
条约 tiáoyuē treaty/pact HSK 6
部位 bùwèi position/place HSK 6
it HSK 2
查获 cháhuò investigate and capture a criminal/discover HSK 6
考试 kǎoshì test/exam/to give or take a test HSK 2
tǐng straighten up/stick out/rather (good)/very HSK 4
先前 xiānqián before/previously HSK 6
倾向 qīngxiàng trend/tendency/inclination HSK 6
供给 gōngjǐ to furnish/provide/to supply HSK 6
允许 yǔnxǔ to permit/allow HSK 4
沉思 chénsī ponder/contemplate/meditation HSK 6
妻子 qīzi wife HSK 2
油漆 yóuqī oil paint/varnish HSK 6
士兵 shìbīng soldier HSK 5
出租车 chūzūchē taxi/cab HSK 1
拥护 yōnghù to support/endorse HSK 6

Random non HSK Words

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
胜负 shèng fù victory or defeat/the outcome of a battle
kàng old variant of 炕[kàng]
厌食 yàn shí anorexia
同案犯 tóng àn fàn accomplice
呼吸器 hū xī qì ventilator (artificial breathing apparatus used in hospitals)
孟子 Mèng zǐ Mencius (c. 372-c. 289 BC), Confucian philosopher second only to Confucius/book of the same name, one of the classics of Confucianism
攻读 gōng dú to major (in a field)/to study a specialty to obtain a higher degree
东乡族自治县 Dōng xiāng zú Zì zhì xiàn Dongxiang autonomous county in Linxia Hui autonomous prefecture 臨夏回族自治州|临夏回族自治州[Lín xià Huí zú zì zhì zhōu], Gansu
xuān ornamental piece of jade
duì pestle/pound with a pestle
粉红胸鹨 fěn hóng xiōng liù (bird species of China) rosy pipit (Anthus roseatus)
绳套 shéng tào noose/harness
习得性无助感 xí dé xìng wú zhù gǎn (psychology) learned helplessness
良心 liáng xīn conscience
迦叶佛 jiā yè fó Buddha Kassapa (Pāli) or Kāśyapa (Skt) (one of the Buddhas of the past)
逃避 táo bì to escape/to evade/to avoid/to shirk
遵旨 zūn zhǐ to obey the Emperor's decree/at your Imperial majesty's command
那倒是 nà dào shi Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
xiǎng echo/sound/noise/to make a sound/to sound/to ring/loud/classifier for noises
马丁炉 Mǎ dīng lú Martin furnace/open hearth furnace/open hearth