HSK 1 Word List / YCT 1 & 2

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The HSK 1 Vocabulary List has 150 words. The links in the table will bring you to the word’s Vocabulary Page where you can explore the word further.

Please Note:  The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) Levels 1 and 2 combined are equivalent to HSK Level 1.   

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àito love; affection; to be fond of; to like
eight; 8
爸爸bàba爸爸father (informal); CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
北京běijīnɡ北京Beijing; capital of People's Republic of China; Peking; PRC government
杯子bēizi杯子cup; glass; CL: 個|个(gè), 支(zhī)
běnorigin; source; roots or stems of plants; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; classifier for books, periodicals, files etc; originally
not (negative prefix); no
不客气búkèqi不客氣you're welcome; it's my pleasure (answer to someone who thanks)
càidish (type of food); vegetables; vegetable; cuisine; CL: 盘 (pán), 道(dào)
chátea; tea plant; CL:杯(bēi) ,壶(hú)
chīto eat; to have one's meal; to eradicate; to destroy; to absorb; to suffer; to exhaust
big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; oldest; eldest
打电话dǎdiànhuà打電話to make a phone call
deof; structural particle: used before a noun, linking it to preceding possessive or descriptive attributive
diǎno’clock; a little; a bit; drop (of liquid); stain; spot; speck; jot; dot stroke (in Chinese characters); decimal point; point; mark (of degree or level); a place (with certain characteristics); iron bell; some; (point) unit of measurement for type; to touch on briefly; to make clear; to light; to ignite; to kindle; period of time at night (24 minutes) (old); a drip; to dibble; classifier for small indeterminate quantities
电脑diànnǎo電腦computer; CL: 台(tái)
电视diànshì電視television; TV; CL: 台(tái), 個|个(gè)
电影diànyǐnɡ電影movie; film; CL: 部(bù), 幕(mù), 场(chǎng)
东西dōnɡxi東西thing; stuff; person; CL: 個|个(gè), 件(jiàn)
dōuall, both; entirely (due to) each; even; already
to read; to study; reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音 (pīnyīn)
对不起duìbùqǐ對不起I'm sorry; excuse me; pardon me; if you please; sorry? (please repeat); unworthy; to let down
duōmany; much; a lot of; numerous; multi-
多少duōshǎo多少how much; how many
èrtwo; 2; stupid (Beijing dialect)
饭店fàndiàn飯店restaurant; hotel; CL:家(jiā), 個|个(gè)
飞机fēijī飛機airplane; CL: 架(jià)
高兴ɡāoxìnɡ高興happy; glad; willing (to do something); in a cheerful mood
ɡèclassifier for people or objects in general; individual; this; that; size
工作ɡōnɡzuò工作job; work; construction; task; CL: 個|个(gè), 份(fèn), 项(xiàng)
ɡǒudog; CL: 只(zhī), 条(tiáo)
汉语hànyǔ漢語Chinese language
hǎogood; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness)
hàoday of a month; (suffix used after) name of a ship; (ordinal) number
to drink; to shout (a command)
and; together with; with; sum; union; peace; harmony; surname He
hěnvery; (adverb of degree); quite; awfully
后面hòumiɑn後面rear; back; behind; later; afterwards
huíto go back; to turn around; to answer; to return; to circle; to revolve; Hui ethnic group; time; classifier for acts of a play; section or chapter (of a classic book)
huìcan; be possible; be able to; will; be likely to; be sure to; to assemble; to meet; to gather; to see; union; group; association; a moment (Taiwan pronounced for this sense is huǐ)
how much; how many; several; a few
jiāhome; family; classifier for families or businesses; refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China; noun suffix for specialists in some activity such as musician or revolutionary, corresponds to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; surname Jia; CL: 個|个(gè)
jiàoto call; to shout; to order; to ask; to be called; by (indicates agent in the passive mood)
今天jīntiān今天today; at the present
jiǔnine; 9
kāito open; to start; to turn on; to operate (vehicle)
kànto look at
看见kànjiàn看見to see; to catch sight of
kuàiunit of currency; lump (of earth); chunk; piece; classifier for pieces of cloth, cake, soap etc; colloquial word for yuan (or other unit of currency such as Hong Kong or US dollar etc), usually as 块钱
láito come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next
老师lǎoshī老師teacher; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
le(completed action marker); (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)
inside; lining; interior; internal
liùsix; 6
ma(question tag)
妈妈māma媽媽mum; mama; mommy; mother; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
mǎito buy; to purchase
māocat; CL:只(zhī)
没关系méiɡuānxi沒關係it doesn't matter
没有méiyǒu沒有haven't; hasn't; doesn't exist; to not have; to not be;
米饭mǐ fàn米飯(cooked) rice
名字mínɡzi名字name (of a person or thing); CL: 個|个(gè)
which? (interrogative, followed by classifier or numeral-classifier)
that; those; then (in that case); commonly pronounced (nèi) before a classifier, especially in Beijing
哪儿nǎér哪兒where?; wherever; anywhere
ne(question particle for subjects already mentioned)
nénɡto be able to; to be capable of; ability; capability; able; capable; can possibly; (usually used in the negative) to have the possibility of
you (informal)
niányear; CL: 個|个(gè)
朋友pénɡyou朋友friend; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
漂亮piàoliɑnɡ漂亮pretty; beautiful
苹果pínɡɡuǒ蘋果apple; CL: 個|个(gè), 颗(kē)
seven; 7
qiáncoin; money; CL:笔(bǐ)
前面qiánmiɑn前面ahead; in front; preceding; above
qǐnɡto ask; to invite; please (do something); to treat (to a meal, etc.); to request
to go; to go to (a place); to cause to go or send (somebody); to remove; to get rid of; (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do something; to be apart from in space or time; (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker); (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation); (of a time or an event, etc.) just passed or elapsed
heat; to heat up; fervent; hot (of weather); warm up
rénman; person; people; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
认识rènshí認識to know; to recognize; to be familiar with; acquainted with something; knowledge; understanding; awareness; cognition
sānthree; 3
商店shānɡdiàn商店store; shop; CL: 家(jiā), 個|个(gè)
上午shànɡwǔ上午morning; CL: 個|个(gè)
shǎofew; little; lack
sheíwho; also pronounced shuí
什么shénme什麼what?; who?; something; anything
shíten; 10
shìto be; yes
时候shíhou時候time; length of time; moment; period
shūbook; letter; CL: 本(běn), 册(cè) , 部(bù) ; see also Book of History
shuǐwater; river; liquid; beverage
睡觉shuìjiào睡覺to go to bed; to go to sleep
shuōto speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory);
four; 4
suìclassifier for years (of age); year; year (of crop harvests)
he or him; (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant); (used before somebody's name for emphasis); (used as a meaningless mock object); other; another
tàitoo (much); very; extremely; highest; greatest
tīnɡto listen; to hear; to obey; a can (loanword from English 'tin'); classifier for canned beverages
同学tónɡxué同學(fellow) classmate; CL: 位(wèi), 個|个(gè)
wèihello (interj., especially on telephone); hey
I; me; my
我们wǒmen我們we; us; ourselves; our
five; 5
喜欢xǐhuɑn喜歡to like; to be fond of
xiàdown; downwards; below; lower; later; next (week etc); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down
下午xiàwǔ下午afternoon; p.m.; CL: 個|个(gè)
下雨xiàyǔ下雨to rain; rainy
先生xiānshenɡ先生Mister (Mr.); husband; doctor (topolect); teacher; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
现在xiànzài現在now; at present; at the moment; modern; current; nowadays
xiǎnɡto think; to believe; to suppose; to wish; to want; to miss
xiǎosmall; tiny; young
小姐xiáojiě小姐young lady; Miss; (slang) prostitute; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
xiēsome; few; several; (a measure word)
xiěto write
谢谢xièxiè謝謝to thank; thanks
星期xīnɡqī星期week; CL: 個|个(gè)
学生xuéshenɡ學生student; school child
学习xuéxí學習to learn; to study
学校xuéxiào學校school; CL: 所(suǒ)
one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; 'one' radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)
一点儿yìdiánér一點兒a little (bit)
衣服yīfu衣服clothes; CL: 件(jiàn), 套(tào)
医生yīshenɡ醫生doctor; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi), 名(míng)
医院yīyuàn醫院hospital; CL: 所(suǒ), 家(jiā), 座(zuò)
椅子yǐzi椅子chair; CL: 把(bǎ), 套(tào)
yǒuto have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
yuèmonth; moon; CL: 個|个(gè), 轮(lún)
zài(located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing something; (indicating an action in progress)
再见zàijiàn再見goodbye; see you again later
怎么zěnme怎麼how?; what?; why?
怎么样zěnmeyànɡ怎麼樣how are things? how?; how about?; how was it?
zhèthis; these; (commonly pronounced "zhèi" before a classifier, especially in Beijing)
中国zhōnɡɡuó中國China; Middle Kingdom
中午zhōnɡwǔ中午noon; midday; CL: 個|个(gè)
zhùto live; to dwell; to stay; to reside; to stop
桌子zhuōzi桌子table; desk; CL: 张(zhāng) ,套(tào)
letter; character; word; symbol; CL: 個|个(gè)
zuòto sit; to take a seat; to take (a bus, airplane etc); to bear fruit
zuòto do; to make; to produce; to write; to compose; to act as; to engage in; to hold (a party); to be; to become; to function (in some capacity); to serve as; to be used for; to form (a bond or relationship); to pretend; to feign; to act a part; to put on appearance
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