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HSK 2 Word List / YCT 3

HSK 2 has 150 words. Click on any word you want to explore further by using the links within the table.  Listen to the audio for all words below, or listen to individual words within the table.  

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PINYIN

TRADITIONAL

ENGLISH & CLASSIFIERS

ba

modal particle indicating polite suggestion; ...right?; ...OK?

bái

white; snowy; pure; bright; empty; blank; plain; clear; to make clear; in vain; gratuitous; free of charge; reactionary; anti-communist; funeral; to stare coldly; to write wrong character; to state; to explain; vernacular; spoken lines in opera; surname Bai

bǎi

hundred; numerous; all kinds of; surname Bai

帮助

bāng zhù

幫助

assistance; aid; to help; to assist

报纸

bào zhǐ

報紙

newspaper; newsprint; CL: 份(fèn), 期(qī), 张(zhāng)

particle used for comparison and '-er than'; to compare; to contrast; to gesture (with hands); ratio

bié

do not; must not; to pin; to leave; to depart; to separate; to distinguish; to classify; other; another

宾馆

bīn guǎn

賓館

guest house, lodge, hotel; CL: 個|个(gè), 家(jiā)

cháng

long; length

唱歌

chàng

唱歌

to sing a song

chū

to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; classifier for dramas, plays, operas, etc.

穿

chuān

穿

to wear; to put on; to dress; to bore through; pierce; perforate; penetrate; pass through; to thread

next in sequence; second; the second (day, time, etc.); secondary; vice-; sub-; infra-; inferior quality; substandard; order; sequence; hypo- (chemistry); classifier for enumerated events: time

cóng

from; via; passing through; through

cuò

mistake; error; blunder; fault; cross; uneven; wrong; CL: |()

大家

jiā

大家

everyone

打篮球

lán qiú

打籃球

play basketball

dào

to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive

de

structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility, etc.

děng

to wait for; to await; class (grade); et cetera; and so on; et al. (and other authors); after; as soon as; once

弟弟

di

弟弟

younger brother; CL: |(), (wèi)

第一

第一

first; number one

dǒng

to understand; to know

duì

towards; at; for; right; correct

房间

fáng jiān

房間

room; CL: (jiān)

非常

fēi cháng

非常

extraordinary; unusual; extreme; very; exceptional

服务员

yuán

服務員

waiter; waitress; attendant; customer service personnel; CL: |()

gāo

high; tall; above average; loud; your (honorific); surname Gao

告诉

gào su

告訴

to tell; to inform; to let know

哥哥

ge

哥哥

older brother; CL: |(), (wèi)

gěi

to (someone); for; for the benefit of; to give; to allow; to do something (for somebody); (passive particle)

公共汽车

gōng gòng chē

公共汽車

bus; CL: 辆(liàng), 班(bān)

公司

gōng

公司

(business) company; company; firm; corporation; incorporated; CL: (jiā)

guì

expensive; noble; your (name); precious

guo

(used after a verb) to indicate the completion of an action

hái

still; yet; even more; still more; also; too; as well

孩子

hái zi

孩子

child

好吃

hǎo chī

好吃

tasty; delicious

hēi

black; dark; abbr. for Heilongjiang 黑龙江 province in northeast China

hóng

red; bonus; popular; revolutionary

火车站

huǒ chē zhàn

火車站

train station

机场

chǎng

機場

airport; airfield; CL: 家(jiā), 处(chù)

鸡蛋

dàn

雞蛋

(chicken) egg; hen's egg; CL: |(), ()

jiàn

item; component; classifier for events, things, clothes, etc.

教室

jiào shì

教室

classroom; CL: (jiān)

姐姐

jiě jie

姐姐

older sister; CL: |()

介绍

jiè shào

介紹

to present; to introduce; to recommend; to suggest; to let know; to brief

jìn

near; close to; approximately

jìn

to enter; to advance; to come (or go) into; to receive or admit; to eat or drink; to submit or present; (used after a verb) into, in; to score a goal

jiù

just (emphasis); at once; right away; only; as early as; already; as soon as; then; in that case; as many as; even if; to approach; to move towards; to undertake; to engage in; to suffer; subjected to; to accomplish; to take advantage of; to go with (of foods); with regard to; concerning

觉得

jué de

覺得

to think; to feel

咖啡

fēi

咖啡

coffee; CL: (bēi)

开始

kāi shǐ

開始

to begin; beginning; to start; initial; CL: |()

考试

kǎo shì

考試

exam; CL: 次(cì)

subject; course; class; lesson; CL: 堂(táng), 节(jié), 门(mén)

可能

néng

可能

might (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps; CL: 個|个(gè)

可以

可以

can; may; possible; able to

kuài

rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plain-spoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant

快乐

kuài

快樂

happy; merry

lèi

tired; weary; to strain; to wear out; to work hard

to leave; to part from; to be away from; (in giving distances) from; without (something); independent of; one of the eight trigrams of the Book of Changes representing fire (old)

liǎng

two (quantities); both; ounce; some; a few; tael; weight equal to 50 grams

líng

zero; nought; zero sign; fractional; fragmentary; odd (of numbers); (placed between two numbers to indicate a smaller quantity followed by a larger one); fraction; (in mathematics) remainder (after division)

road; path; way; CL: 条(tiáo)

旅游

yóu

旅遊

trip; journey; tourism; travel; tour

mài

to sell; to betray; to spare no effort; to show off or flaunt

màn

slow

máng

busy; hurriedly

měi

each; every

妹妹

mèi mei

妹妹

younger sister; fig. younger woman (esp. girl friend or rival); CL: |()

mén

gate; door; gateway; doorway; opening; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy); classifier for large guns; classifier for lessons, subjects, branches of technology; CL: 個|个(gè), 扇(shàn)

面条

miàn tiáo

麵條

noodles

nán

male; Baron, lowest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位(wǔ děng jué wèi); CL: 個|个(gè)

nín

you (polite); as opposed to informal you (nǐ)

牛奶

niú nǎi

牛奶

cow's milk; CL: 瓶(píng), 杯(bēi)

female; woman; daughter

旁边

páng biān

旁邊

lateral; side; to the side; beside

跑步

pǎo

跑步

to walk quickly; to march; to run

便宜

pián yi

便宜

cheap; inexpensive; small advantages; to let somebody off lightly

piào

ticket; ballot; bank note; person held for ransom; amateur performance of Chinese opera; classifier for shipments and business transactions (topolect); CL: 张(zhāng)

起床

chuáng

起床

to get up

妻子

zi

妻子

wife; CL: |()

qiān

thousand

铅笔

qiān

鉛筆

(lead) pencil; CL: 支(zhī), 枝(zhī), 杆(gǎn)

qíng

clear; fine (weather)

去年

nián

去年

last year

ràng

to permit; to let somebody do something; to have somebody do something to yield

day; day of the month; date; sun; abbr. for 日本 Japan

上班

shàng bān

上班

to go to work; to be on duty; to start work; to go to the office

身体

shēn

身體

(human) body; health; CL: |()

生病

shēng bìng

生病

to fall ill; to sicken

生日

shēng

生日

birthday; CL: |()

时间

shí jiān

時間

time; period; CL: (duàn)

事情

shì qing

事情

affair; matter; thing; business

手表

shǒu biǎo

手錶

wrist watch; CL: 块(kuài), 只(zhī), 個|个(gè)

手机

shǒu

手機

cell phone; cellular phone; mobile phone; CL: ()

说话

shuō huà

說話

to speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word

sòng

to deliver; to carry; to give (as a present); to present (with); to see off; to send

虽然 / 但是

suī rán / dàn shì

雖然 / 但是

although…still…; even if…nevertheless...

it (inanimate thing or animal)

topic; problem for discussion; exam question; subject; to inscribe; to mention; surname Ti; CL: 個|个(gè), 道(dào)

踢足球

qiú

踢足球

play soccer (football)

跳舞

tiào

跳舞

to dance

wài

outside; in addition; foreign; external

wán

to finish; to be over; whole; complete; entire

wán

to play; toy; something used for amusement; curio or antique (Taiwan pronunciation wàn); to have fun; to trifle with; to keep something for entertainment

晚上

wǎn shang

晚上

in the evening; CL: |()

wǎng

to go (in a direction); to; towards; (of a train) bound for; past; previous

为什么

wèi shén me

為什麼

for what reason?; why?

wèn

to ask

问题

wèn

問題

question; problem; issue; topic; CL: |()

to wash; to bathe

西瓜

guā

西瓜

watermelon; CL: (tiáo)

希望

wàng

希望

to wish for; to desire; hope CL: |()

xiào

laugh; smile; CL: |()

小时

xiǎo shí

小時/span>

hour; CL: |()

xīn

new; newly; meso- (chemistry)

xìng

family name; surname; name; CL: |()

休息

xiū xi

休息

rest; to rest

xuě

snow; snowfall; to have the appearance of snow; to wipe away, off or out; to clean CL: 场(cháng)

眼睛

yǎn jing

眼睛

eye; CL: 只(zhī), 双(shuāng)

颜色

yán

顏色

color; CL: |()

羊肉

yáng ròu

羊肉

mutton

yào

medicine; drug; cure; CL: 种(zhǒng), 服(fù)

yào

to want; will; going to (as future auxiliary); important; vital; may; must

also; too; (in classical Chinese) final particle serving as copula

已经

jīng

已經

already

一起

一起

together; in the same place; with; altogether (in total)

意思

si

意思

idea; opinion; meaning; wish; desire; CL: |()

一下

xià

一下

(used after a verb) give it a go; to do (something for a bit to give it a try); one time; once; in a while; all of a sudden; all at once

yīn

overcast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia

因为 / 所以

yīn wèi / suǒ

因為 / 所以

because… thus…; on account of…then…

右边

yòu bian

右邊

right side; right, to the right

游泳

yóu yǒng

游泳

swim

fish; CL: 条(tiáo), 尾(wěi)

yuǎn

far; distant; remote

运动

yùn dòng

運動

movement; campaign; sports; CL: (chǎng)

zài

again; once more; re-; second; another; then (after something, and not until then)

早上

zǎo shang

早上

early morning; Good morning!; CL: |()

丈夫

zhàng fu

丈夫

husband; CL: |()

zhǎo

to try to find; to look for; to call on somebody; to find; to seek; to return; to give change

zhe

particle attached after verb to indicate action in progress, like -ing ending

zhēn

really; truly; indeed; real; true; genuine

正在

zhèng zài

正在

in the process of (doing something or happening); while (doing)

知道

zhī dào

知道

to know; to be aware of

准备

zhǔn bèi

準備

preparation; prepare

zǒu

to walk; to go; to run; to move (of vehicle); to visit; to leave; to go away; to die (euph.); from; through; away (in compound verbs, such as 撤走); to change (shape, form, meaning)

zuì

most; the most; -est

左边

zuǒ bian

左邊

left; the left side; to the left of

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