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考试 kǎo shì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

考试 (kǎo shì) English Meaning

  • exam

Traditional Characters: 考试

考 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

试 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 次 (cì)

Sample Sentences

  • 他忙着准备考试。
    Tā mángzhe zhǔnbèi kǎoshì.
    He was busy preparing for the exam.
  • 我不想错过考试。
    Wǒ bùxiǎng cuòguò kǎoshì.
    I don’t want to miss the exam.
  • 考试作弊必予追究。
    Kǎoshì zuòbì bì yǔ zhuījiù.
    If you cheat in the exam, you’ll never get away with it.
  • 他们正在准备考试。
    Tāmen zhèngzài zhǔnbèi kǎoshì.
    They were preparing for the exam.
  • 这次考试比较容易。
    Zhè cì kǎoshì bǐjiào róngyì.
    The exam was relatively easy.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 kao

考 (kǎo): to check; to verify; to test; to examine; to take an exam; to take an entrance exam for; deceased father

  •  (lǎo): old
  •  (kǎo): breath’ or ‘sigh’ component in Chinese characters
hsk 2 shi 4 copy

试 (shì): to test; to try; experiment; examination; test

  •  (yán): speech
  •  (shì): type; form; pattern; style

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 考

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 参考(cān kǎo):  reference; to consult; to refer; consultation
  • 思考(sī kǎo):  to reflect on; to ponder over

HSK 6 Word List

  • 考察(kǎo chá):  to inspect; to observe and study; on-the-spot investigation
  • 考古(kǎo gǔ):  archaeology
  • 考核(kǎo hé):  to examine; to check up on; to assess; to review; appraisal; review; evaluation
  • 考验(kǎo yàn):  to test; to put to the test

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 试

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 试(shì):  to test; to try; experiment; examination; test

HSK 5 Word List

  • 试卷(shì juàn):  examination paper; test paper; CL:  份(fèn), 张(zhāng)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 尝试(cháng shì):  to try; to attempt; CL:  次(cì)
  • 试图(shì tú):  to attempt; to try
  • 试验(shì yàn):  experiment; test; experimental; CL:  次(cì), 個|个(gè)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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