HSK 2 Word List / YCT 3

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The HSK 2 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) Level 3 is equivalent to HSK Level 2.  

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bamodal particle indicating polite suggestion;...right?;...OK?
báiwhite; 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
bǎihundred; 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
biédo 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)
chánglong; length
唱歌chàng gē唱歌to sing a song
chūto 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
cóngfrom; via; passing through; through
cuòmistake; error; blunder; fault; cross; uneven; wrong; CL: 個|个(gè)
大家dà jiā大家everyone
打篮球dǎ lán qiú打籃球play basketball
dàoto (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive
destructural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility, etc.
děngto wait for; to await; class (grade); et cetera; and so on; et al. (and other authors); after; as soon as; once
弟弟dì di弟弟younger brother; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
第一dì yī第一first; number one
dǒngto understand; to know
duìtowards; at; for
duìright; correct
房间fáng jiān房間room; CL: 间(jiān)
非常fēi cháng非常extraordinary; unusual; extreme; very; exceptional
服务员fú wù yuán服務員waiter; waitress; attendant; customer service personnel; CL: 個|个(gè)
gāohigh; tall; above average; loud; your (honorific); surname Gao
告诉gào su告訴to tell; to inform; to let know
哥哥gē ge哥哥older brother; CL: 個|个(gè), 位(wèi)
gěito (someone); for; for the benefit of; to give; to allow; to do something (for somebody); (passive particle)
公共汽车gōng gòng qì chē公共汽車bus; CL: 辆(liàng), 班(bān)
公司gōng sī公司(business) company; company; firm; corporation; incorporated; CL: 家(jiā)
guìexpensive; noble; your (name); precious
guo(used after a verb) to indicate the completion of an action
háistill; yet; even more; still more; also; too; as well
孩子hái zi孩子child
好吃hǎo chī好吃tasty; delicious
hēiblack; dark; abbr. for Heilongjiang 黑龙江 province in northeast China
hóngred; bonus; popular; revolutionary
火车站huǒ chē zhàn火車站train station
机场jī chǎng機場airport; airfield; CL: 家(jiā), 处(chù)
鸡蛋jī dàn雞蛋(chicken) egg; hen's egg; CL: 個|个(gè), 打(dá)
jiànitem; component; classifier for events, things, clothes, etc.
教室jiào shì教室classroom; CL: 间(jiān)
姐姐jiě jie姐姐older sister; CL: 個|个(gè)
介绍jiè shào介紹to present; to introduce; to recommend; to suggest; to let know; to brief
jìnnear; close to; approximately
jìnto 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
jiùjust (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kā fēi咖啡coffee; CL: 杯(bēi)
开始kāi shǐ開始to begin; beginning; to start; initial; CL: 個|个(gè)
考试kǎo shì考試exam; CL: 次(cì )
subject; course; class; lesson; CL: 堂(táng), 节(jié), 门(mén)
可能kě néng可能might (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps; CL: 個|个(gè)
可以kě yǐ可以can; may; possible; able to
kuàirapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plain-spoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
快乐kuài lè快樂happy; merry
lèitired; 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)
liǎngtwo (quantities); both; ounce; some; a few; tael; weight equal to 50 grams
língzero; 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lǚ yóu旅遊trip; journey; tourism; travel; tour
màito sell; to betray; to spare no effort; to show off or flaunt
mángbusy; hurriedly
měieach; every
妹妹mèi mei妹妹younger sister; fig. younger woman (esp. girl friend or rival); CL: 個|个(gè)
méngate; 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
nánmale; Baron, lowest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位(wǔ děng jué wèi); CL: 個|个(gè)
nínyou (polite); as opposed to informal you 你(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 bù跑步to walk quickly; to march; to run
便宜pián yi便宜cheap; inexpensive; small advantages; to let somebody off lightly
piàoticket; ballot; bank note; person held for ransom; amateur performance of Chinese opera; classifier for shipments and business transactions (topolect); CL: 张(zhāng)
起床qǐ chuáng起床to get up
妻子qī zi妻子wife; CL: 個|个(gè)
铅笔qiān bǐ鉛筆(lead) pencil; CL: 支(zhī), 枝(zhī), 杆(gǎn)
qíngclear; fine (weather)
去年qù nián去年last year
ràngto 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 tǐ身體(human) body; health; CL: 個|个(gè)
生病shēng bìng生病to fall ill; to sicken
生日shēng rì生日birthday; CL: 個|个(gè)
时间shí jiān時間time; period; CL: 段(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 jī手機cell phone; cellular phone; mobile phone; CL: 部(bù)
说话shuō huà說話to speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word
sòngto 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tī zú qiú踢足球play soccer (football)
跳舞tiào wǔ跳舞to dance
wàioutside; in addition; foreign; external
wánto finish; to be over; whole; complete; entire
wánto 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: 個|个(gè)
wǎngto 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?
wènto ask
问题wèn tí問題question; problem; issue; topic; CL: 個|个(gè)
to wash; to bathe
西瓜xī guā西瓜watermelon; CL: 条(tiáo)
希望xī wàng希望to wish for; to desire; hope CL: 個|个(gè)
xiàolaugh; smile; CL: 個|个(gè)
小时xiǎo shí小時hour; CL: 個|个(gè)
xīnnew; newly; meso- (chemistry)
xìngfamily name; surname; name; CL: 個|个(gè)
休息xiū xi休息rest; to rest
xuěsnow; 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 sè顏色color; CL: 個|个(gè)
羊肉yáng ròu羊肉mutton
yàomedicine; drug; cure; CL: 种(zhǒng), 服(fù)
yàoto want; will; going to (as future auxiliary); important; vital; may; must
also; too; (in classical Chinese) final particle serving as copula
已经yǐ jīng已經already
一起yī qǐ一起together; in the same place; with; altogether (in total)
意思yì si意思idea; opinion; meaning; wish; desire; CL: 個|个(gè)
一下yī 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
yīnovercast (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 yǐ …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)
yuǎnfar; distant; remote
运动yùn dòng運動movement; campaign; sports; CL: 场(chǎng)
zàiagain; once more; re-; second; another; then (after something, and not until then)
早上zǎo shang早上early morning; Good morning!; CL: 個|个(gè)
丈夫zhàng fu丈夫husband; CL: 個|个(gè)
zhǎoto try to find; to look for; to call on somebody; to find; to seek; to return; to give change
zheparticle attached after verb to indicate action in progress, like -ing ending
zhēnreally; 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
zǒuto 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)
zuìmost; the most; -est
左边zuǒ bian左邊left; the left side; to the left of
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