YCT Level 1 Word List

Master the words on this lists and you will understand basic Chinese words and sentences.  Words are sorted by the corresponding HSK Level (easy to hard) and then alphabetically.

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SIMPLIFIED


TRADITIONAL


PINYIN


PART
OF SPEECH


ENGLISH


HSK LEVEL




ài 


Verb


to love


HSK 1




 


Numeral


eight; 8


HSK 1


爸爸


爸爸


bàba 


Noun


father


HSK 1




 


Adverb


not; no


HSK 1




chī 


Verb


to eat


HSK 1




 


Adjective


big, huge


HSK 1




de 


Particle


grammar structural particle


HSK 1




diǎn 


Noun


o’clock


HSK 1




duō 


Adjective


many; much


HSK 1




èr 


Numeral


two; 2; stupid (Beijing dialect)


HSK 1


高兴


高興


ɡāoxìnɡ 


Adjective


happy; glad


HSK 1




hǎo 


Adjective


good


HSK 1




hào 


Noun


day of a month; date


HSK 1




 


Verb


to drink


HSK 1




 


Conjunction


and; with


HSK 1




hěn 


Adverb


very


HSK 1




 


Pronoun


how much; how many


HSK 1




jiā 


Noun


home; family


HSK 1




jiào 


Verb


to call; to be called


HSK 1


今天


今天


jīntiān 


Noun


today


HSK 1




jiǔ 


Numeral


nine; 9


HSK 1




kàn 


Verb


to look at


HSK 1


老师


老師


lǎoshī 


Noun


teacher


HSK 1




liù 


Numeral


six; 6


HSK 1




ma


Particle


(question tag)


HSK 1


妈妈


媽媽


māma


Noun


mum; mama; mommy; mother


HSK 1




māo 


Noun


cat


HSK 1


米饭


米飯


fàn 


Noun


(cooked) rice


HSK 1


明天


明天


mínɡtiān 


Noun


tomorrow


HSK 1



(那儿)


  (那兒)


 (nàr)


Pronoun


that; those (there)


HSK 1




 


Pronoun


which

HSK 1


哪儿


哪兒


nǎér 


Pronoun


where


HSK 1




 


Pronoun


you


HSK 1


苹果


蘋果


pínɡɡuǒ 


Noun


apple


HSK 1




 


Numeral


seven; 7


HSK 1




 


Verb


to go


HSK 1


认识


認識


rènshí 


Verb


to know


HSK 1




sān 


Numeral


three; 3


HSK 1


商店


商店


shānɡdiàn 


Noun


store; shop


HSK 1




sheí 


Pronoun


who


HSK 1


什么


什麼


shénme 


Pronoun


what


HSK 1




shí 


Numeral


ten; 10


HSK 1




shì 


Verb


to be; yes


HSK 1




shuǐ 


Noun


water


HSK 1




 


Numeral


four; 4


HSK 1




suì 


Measure word


used for age


HSK 1




 


Pronoun


he; him


HSK 1




 


Pronoun


she; her


HSK 1




 


Pronoun


I; me; my


HSK 1


我们


我們


wǒmen 


Pronoun


we; us; our


HSK 1




 


Numeral


five; 5


HSK 1


喜欢


喜歡


xǐhuɑn 


Verb


to like; to be fond of


HSK 1


现在


現在


xiànzài 


Noun


now


HSK 1




xiǎo 


Adjective


small; tiny


HSK 1


谢谢


謝謝


xièxiè 


Verb


to thank; thanks


HSK 1


星期


星期


xīnɡqī 


Noun


week


HSK 1


学校


學校


xuéxiào 


Noun


school


HSK 1




 


Numeral


one; 1


HSK 1




yǒu 


Verb


to have


HSK 1




yuè 


Noun


month


HSK 1




zài 


Preposition


at


HSK 1


再见


再見


zàijiàn 


Verb


goodbye; see you again later


HSK 1



(这儿)


(這兒)


zhè (zhèr)


Pronoun


this; these (here)


HSK 1




cháng


Adjective


long


HSK 2




gāo


Adjective


high; tall


HSK 2


哥哥


哥哥


ge


Noun


older brother


HSK 2


姐姐


姐姐


jiě jie


Noun


older sister


HSK 2


面条


麵條


miàn tiáo


Noun


noodles


HSK 2


牛奶


牛奶


niú nǎi


Noun


cow's milk


HSK 2


眼睛


眼睛


yǎn jing


Noun


eye


HSK 2





Noun


fish


HSK 2


鼻子


鼻子


zi


Noun


nose


HSK 3


耳朵


耳朵


ěr duo


Noun


ear


HSK 3


个子


個子


zi


Noun


height


HSK 3




kǒu


Noun


mouth


HSK 3




niǎo


Noun


bird


HSK 3


头发


頭髮


tóu fa


Noun


hair (on the head)


HSK 3





Measure Word


used before nouns without special measure words of
their own


Not in HSK




shǒu


Noun


hand


Not in HSK


中国人


中國人


zhōnɡɡuórén


Noun


Chinese person


Not in HSK


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