HSK 3 Word List / YCT 4

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The HSK 3 (Version 2.0) Vocabulary List contains 300 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 4 is equivalent to HSK Level 3.  

amodal particle ending sentence, showing affirmation, approval, or consent
阿姨ā yí阿姨maternal aunt; step-mother; childcare worker; nursemaid; woman of similar age to one's parents (term of address used by child); CL: 个(ge)
ǎilow; short (in length)
爱好ài hào愛好interest; hobby; appetite for; CL: 个(ge)
安静ān jìng安靜quiet; peaceful; calm
to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of; a handle; particle marking the following noun as a direct object; classifier for objects with handle
bānto move; to shift; to remove; to transport; to apply indiscriminately; to copy mechanically
bānteam; class; squad; work shift; classifier for groups; ranking; surname Ban; CL: 个(ge)
bànhalf; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half
办法bàn fǎ辦法means; method; way (of doing something); CL: 条(tiáo), 个(ge)
办公室bàn gōng shì辦公室an office; business premises; a bureau; CL: 间(jiān)
帮忙bāng máng幫忙to help; to lend a hand; to do a favor; to do a good turn
bāoto cover; to wrap; to hold; to include; to take charge of; package; wrapper; container; bag; to hold or embrace; bundle; packet; to contract (to or for); surname Bao; CL: 个(ge), 只(zhī)
bǎoto eat till full; satisfied
bèiby (indicates passive-voice sentences or clauses); quilt; to cover (literary)
北方běi fāng北方north; the northern part a country; China north of the Yellow River
笔记本bǐ jì běn筆記本notebook; CL: 本(běn)
比较bǐ jiào比較compare; contrast; fairly; comparatively; relatively; quite; rather
比赛bǐ sài比賽competition (sports etc.); match; CL: 场(chǎng), 次(cì)
必须bì xū必須to have to; must; compulsory; necessarily
鼻子bí zi鼻子nose; CL: 个(ge), 只(zhī)
变化biàn huà變化change; variation; to change; to vary; CL: 个(ge)
别人bié rén別人others
冰箱bīng xiāng冰箱icebox; freezer cabinet; refrigerator; CL: 台(tái), 个(ge)
不但/ 而且bù dàn / ér qiě不但/ 而且not only ... but also... 
菜单cài dān菜單menu; CL: 份(fèn), 张(zhāng)
参加cān jiā參加to participate; to take part; to join
cǎograss; straw; manuscript; draft (of a document); careless; rough; CL: 棵(kē), 撮(zuǒ), 株(zhū), 根(gēn)
cénglayer; stratum; laminated; floor (of a building); story; classifier for layers; repeated; sheaf (math.)
chàdiffer from; short of; to lack; poor
超市chāo shì超市supermarket (abbr.); CL: 家(jiā)
衬衫chèn shān襯衫shirt; blouse; CL: 件(jiàn)
城市chéng shì城市city; town; CL: 座(zuò)
成绩chéng jì成績achievement; performance records; grades; CL: 项(xiàng), 个(ge)
迟到chí dào遲到to arrive late
除了chú le除了besides; apart from (... also...); in addition to; except (for)
chuána boat; vessel; ship; CL: 条(tiáo), 艘(sōu), 只(zhī)
chūnspring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life
词典cí diǎn詞典dictionary (of Chinese compound words); CL: 部(bù), 本(běn)
聪明cōng ming聰明acute (of sight and hearing); clever; intelligent; bright; smart
打扫dǎ sǎo打掃to clean; to sweep
打算dǎ suàn打算to plan; to intend; to calculate; plan; intention; calculation; CL: 个(ge)
dàiband; belt; girdle; ribbon; tire; area; zone; region; to wear; to carry; to lead; to bring; to look after; to raise; CL: 条(tiáo)
担心dān xīn擔心anxious; worried; uneasy; to worry; to be anxious
蛋糕dàn gāo蛋糕cake; CL: 块(kuài), 个(ge)
当然dāng rán當然of course; without doubt; only natural; as it should be; certainly; 
de-ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct; 
dēnglamp; light; lantern; CL: 盏(zhǎn)
地方dì fang地方region; regional (away from the central administration)
地铁dì tiě地鐵subway; metro
地图dì tú地圖map; CL: 张(zhāng), 本(běn)
电梯diàn tī電梯elevator; CL: 台(tái), 部(bù)
电子邮件diàn zǐ yóu jiàn電子郵件electronic mail; email; CL: 封(fēng)
dōngeast; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord; surname Dong
动物dòng wù動物animal; CL: 只(zhī), 群(qún), 个(ge)
duǎnshort or brief; to lack; weak point; fault
duànparagraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc.
锻炼duàn liàn鍛煉to engage in physical exercise; to toughen; to temper
多么duō me多麼how (wonderful etc.); what (a great idea etc.); however (difficult it may be etc.)
饿èto be hungry; hungry
耳朵ěr duo耳朵ear; CL: 只(zhī), 个(ge), 对(duì)
to send out; to show (one's feeling); to issue; to develop; classifier for gunshots (rounds)
发烧fā shāo發燒have a high temperature (from illness); have a fever
发现fā xiàn發現to find; to discover
fàngto release; to free; to let go; to put; to place; to let out; to set off (fireworks)
方便fāng biàn方便convenient; to help out; to make things easy for people; convenience; suitable; having money to spare; (euphemism) to go to the toilet
放心fàng xīn放心to set one's mind at rest; to be at ease; to rest
fēnto divide; to separate; to allocate; to distinguish (good and bad); part or subdivision; fraction; one tenth (of certain units); unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm; minute; a point (in sports or games); 0.01 yuan (unit of money)
附近fù jìn附近(in the) vicinity; nearby; neighboring; next to
复习fù xí複習to revise; to review; revision; CL: 次(cì)
干净gān jìng乾淨neat and tidy; clean
感冒gǎn mào感冒to catch cold; (common) cold; CL: 次(cì)
感兴趣gǎn xìng qù 感興趣to be interested; 
刚才gāng cái剛才just now; a moment ago
个子gè zi個子height; stature; build; size
gēnwith (someone); towards; as (compared to); and (in addition to); heel; to follow closely; to go with; to marry somebody (of woman)
根据gēn jù根據according to; based on; basis; foundation; CL: 个(ge)
gèngmore; still more; even more
公斤gōng jīn公斤kilogram (kg)
公园gōng yuán公園public park; CL: 场(chǎng)
故事gù shi故事story; tale; narrative
刮风guā fēng刮風to be windy
guānto close; to shut; to turn off; mountain pass; to concern; to involve
关系guān xì關係relationship (network); relation; to concern; to affect; to have to do with; CL: 个(ge)
关心guān xīn關心to care for something; caring; concerned
关于guān yú關於pertaining to; concerning; regarding; with regards to; about; a matter of
guòto cross; to go over; to pass (time); to get along
国家guó jiā國家country; nation; state; CL: 个(ge)
过去guò qu過去(in the) past; former; previous; to go over; to pass by
害怕hài pà害怕to be afraid; to be scared
还是hái shì還是or; still; nevertheless
黑板hēi bǎn黑板blackboard; CL: 块(kuài), 个(ge)
后来hòu lái後來afterwards; later
护照hù zhào護照passport; CL: 本(běn), 个(ge)
huāflower; blossom; fancy pattern; florid; to spend (money, time) CL: 朵(duǒ), 支(zhī), 束(shù), 把(bǎ), 盆(pén), 簇(cù)
huàto draw; picture; painting; classifier for paintings, etc.; variant of 劃|划(huà) CL: 幅(fú), 张(zhāng)
huàibad; spoiled; broken; to break down; (suffix) to the utmost
huánto come back; to give back; to return; to pay back; surname Huan
huànto change (clothes, etc.); exchange; to substitute; to switch; to convert (currency)
环境huán jìng環境environment; circumstances; surroundings; ambient; CL: 个(ge)
欢迎huān yíng歡迎to welcome; welcome
黄河huáng hé 黃河Yellow River
回答huí dá回答to reply; to answer; the answer; CL: 个(ge)
会议huì yì會議meeting; conference; CL: 场(chǎng), 届(jiè)
或者huò zhě或者or; possibly; maybe; perhaps
extremely; pole (geography, physics); utmost; top
记得jì de記得to remember
几乎jī hū幾乎almost; nearly; practically
机会jī huì機會opportunity; chance; occasion; CL: 个(ge)
季节jì jié季節time; season; period; CL: 个(ge)
检查jiǎn chá檢查inspection; to examine; to inspect; CL: 次(cì)
简单jiǎn dān簡單simple; not complicated
健康jiàn kāng健康health; healthy
见面jiàn miàn見面to meet; to see somebody; CL: 次(cì)
jiǎngto explain; to speak; to negotiate; to emphasise; to be particular about; as far as something is concerned; speech; lecture
jiǎofoot; leg (of an animal or object); base (of an object); classifier for kicks; CL: 双(shuāng), 只(zhī)
jiǎohorn; angle; corner; horn-shaped; unit of money equal to 0.1 yuan; CL: 个(ge)
jiàoto teach
jiēto receive; to answer (the phone); to meet or welcome somebody; to connect; to catch; to join; to extend; to take one's turn on duty; take over for somebody
jièto lend; to borrow; excuse; pretext; by means of; to seize (an opportunity); to take (an opportunity)
街道jiē dào街道street; CL: 条(tiáo)
结婚jié hūn結婚to marry; to get married; CL: 次(cì)
解决jiě jué解決to settle (a dispute); to resolve; to solve
节目jié mù節目program; item (on a program); CL: 台(tái), 个(ge), 套(tào)
节日jié rì節日holiday; festival; CL: 个(ge)
结束jié shù結束to finish; to end; to conclude; to close; termination
经常jīng cháng經常day to day; everyday; daily; frequently; constantly; regularly; often
经过jīng guò經過to pass; to go through; process; course; CL: 个(ge)
经理jīng lǐ經理manager; director; CL: 个(ge), 位(wèi), 名(míng)
jiǔ(long) time; (long) duration of time
jiùold; opposite: new 新; former; worn (with age)
句子jù zi句子sentence; CL: 个(ge)
决定jué dìng決定to decide (to do something); to resolve; decision; certainly; CL: 个(ge), 项(xiàng)
quarter (hour); moment; to carve; to engrave; to cut; oppressive; classifier for short time intervals
可爱kě ài可愛amiable; cute; lovely
客人kè rén客人visitor; guest; customer; client; CL: 位(wèi)
空调kōng tiáo空調air conditioning
kǒumouth; classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc.)
to cry; to weep
裤子kù zi褲子trousers; pants; CL: 条(tiáo)
筷子kuài zi筷子chopsticks; CL: 对(duì), 根(gēn), 把(bǎ), 双(shuāng)
lánblue; indigo plant
lǎoold (of people); venerable (person); prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity; experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc.) tough
离开lí kāi離開to depart; to leave
历史lì shǐ歷史History; CL: 门(mén), 段(duàn)
礼物lǐ wù禮物gift; present; CL: 件(jiàn), 个(ge), 份(fèn)
liǎnface; CL: 张(zhāng), 个(ge)
练习liàn xí練習exercise; drill; practice; CL: 个(ge)
liàngclassifier for vehicles
了解liǎo jiě了解to understand; to realize; to find out
聊天liáo tiān聊天to chat; to gossip
邻居lín jū鄰居neighbor; next door; CL: 个(ge)
留学liú xué留學to study abroad
lóuhouse with more than 1 story; storied building; floor; CL: 层(céng), 座(zuò), 栋(dòng)
horse; abbr. for Malaysia,CL: 匹(pǐ)
马上mǎ shàng馬上right away; at once; immediately; lit. on horseback
满意mǎn yì滿意satisfied; pleased; to one's satisfaction
帽子mào zi帽子hat; cap; CL: 顶(dǐng)
rice; meter (classifier); CL: 粒(lì)
面包miàn bāo麵包bread; CL: 片(piàn), 袋(dài), 块(kuài)
明白míng bai明白to understand (clearly); to realize; clear; obvious; unequivocal
to hold; to seize; to catch; to apprehend; to take
奶奶nǎi nai奶奶(informal) father's mother; paternal grandmother; CL: 位(wèi)
nándifficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good
难过nán guò難過feel sorry; be grieved
年级nián jí年級grade; CL: 个(ge)
年轻nián qīng年輕young
niǎobird; CL: 只(zhī), 群(qún)
努力nǔ lì努力great effort; to strive; to try hard
爬山pá shān爬山to climb a mountain; to mountaineer; hiking; mountaineering
盘子pán zi盤子plate; tray; dish
pàngfat; plump
啤酒pí jiǔ啤酒beer; CL: 杯(bēi), 瓶(píng), 罐(guàn), 桶(tǒng), 缸(gāng)
皮鞋pí xié皮鞋leather shoes
瓶子píng zi瓶子bottle; CL: 个(ge)
to ride (an animal or bike); to sit astride
起飞qǐ fēi起飛to take off (in an airplane)
奇怪qí guài奇怪strange; odd
起来qǐ lái起來beginning or continuing an action; upward movement; stand up
其实qí shí其實actually; in fact; really
其他qí tā其他other; the others; else; other than (that person); in addition to the person mentioned above
清楚qīng chu清楚(be) clear (about); clearly understood; clear; distinct
请假qǐng jià請假ask for time off
qiūautumn; fall; harvest time; a swing; surname Qiu
裙子qún zi裙子skirt; CL: 条(tiáo)
然后rán hòu然後then (afterwards); after that; afterwards; after
热情rè qíng熱情cordial; enthusiastic; passion; passionate; passionately
认为rèn wéi認為to believe; to think; to consider; to feel
认真rèn zhēn認真conscientious; earnest; serious; to take seriously; to take to heart
容易róng yì容易easy; likely; liable (to)
如果rú guǒ如果if; in case; in the event that
sǎnumbrella; parasol; CL: 把(bǎ)
上网shàng wǎng上網to be on the internet; to stretc.h a net (in a sports game or for covering something); to be netted (of fish)
生气shēng qì生氣angry; mad; offended; animated; to get angry; to be enraged; to take offense; animation
声音shēng yīn聲音voice; sound; CL: 个(ge)
shìto test; to try; experiment; examination; test
世界shì jiè世界world; CL: 个(ge)
shòutight; thin; lean
shùtree; CL: 棵(kē)
舒服shū fu舒服comfortable; feeling well
叔叔shū shu叔叔father's younger brother; uncle; CL: 个(ge)
数学shù xué數學mathematics; mathematical
刷牙shuā yá刷牙to brush teeth
shuāngpair; double; two; both
水平shuǐ píng水平level (of achievement etc.); standard; horizontal
司机sī jī司機chauffeur; driver; CL: 个(ge)
太阳tài yáng太陽sun; CL: 个(ge)
特别tè bié特別especially; special; particular; unusual
téng(it) hurts; love fondly; ache; pain; sore
提高tí gāo提高to raise; to increase
体育tǐ yù體育sports; physical education
tiáostrip; item; article; clause (of law or treaty); classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers etc.)
同事tóng shì同事colleague; co-worker; CL: 个(ge), 位(wèi)
同意tóng yì同意to agree; to consent; to approve
头发tóu fa頭髮hair (on the head)
突然tū rán突然sudden; abrupt; unexpected
图书馆tú shū guǎn圖書館library; CL: 家(jiā), 个(ge)
tuǐleg; CL: 条(tiáo)
wǎnbowl; cup; CL: 只(zhī), 个(ge)
wànten thousand; a great number
完成wán chéng完成complete; accomplish; perfect tense (grammar)
忘记wàng jì忘記to forget
wèibecause of; for; to
wèiposition; location; place; seat; classifier for people (honorific); classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes)
为了wèi le為了in order to; for the purpose of; so as to
文化wén huà文化culture; civilization; cultural; CL: 个(ge), 种(zhǒng)
习惯xí guàn習慣habit; custom; usual practice; to be used to; CL: 个(ge)
洗手间xǐ shǒu jiān洗手間toilet; lavatory; washroom
洗澡xǐ zǎo洗澡to bathe; to take a shower
xiānearly; prior; former; in advance; first
xiàng(look) like; similar (to); appearance; to appear; to seem; image; portrait; resemble; seem
xiàngdirection; orientation; to face; to turn toward; to; towards; shortly before; formerly; to side with; to be partial to; all along (previously); surname Xiang
香蕉xiāng jiāo香蕉banana; CL: 枝(zhī), 根(gēn), 个(ge), 把(bǎ)
相信xiāng xìn相信to believe; to be convinced (that something is true); to accept something as true
小心xiǎo xīn小心to be careful; to take care
校长xiào zhǎng校長(college, university) president; headmaster; CL: 个(ge), 位(wèi), 名(míng)
新闻xīn wén新聞news; CL: 条(tiáo),个(ge)
新鲜xīn xiān新鮮fresh (experience, food etc.); freshness
信用卡xìn yòng kǎ信用卡credit card
行李箱xíng lǐ xiāng行李箱suitcase
熊猫xióng māo熊貓panda; CL: 只(zhī)
需要xū yào需要to need; to want; to demand; needs; to require
选择xuǎn zé選擇to select; to pick; choice; option; alternative
要求yāo qiú要求to request; to require; to stake a claim; to ask; to demand; CL: 点(diǎn)
爷爷yé ye爺爺(informal) father's father; paternal grandfather; CL: 个(ge)
一般yī bān一般ordinary; common; general; generally; in general; same
一边yī biān一邊one side; either side; on the one hand; on the other hand; doing while
一定yí dìng一定surely; certainly; necessarily; fixed; a certain (extent etc.); given; particular; must
一共yī gòng一共altogether
一会儿yī huì er一會兒a while
以前yǐ qián以前before; formerly; previous; ago
一样yī yàng一樣same; like; equal to; the same as; just like
一直yī zhí一直straight (in a straight line); continuously; always; from the beginning of... up to...; all along
银行yín háng銀行bank; CL: 家(jiā), 个(ge)
饮料yǐn liào飲料(a) drink; beverage
音乐yīn yuè音樂music; CL: 张(zhāng), 曲(qǔ), 段(duàn)
应该yīng gāi應該ought to; should; must
影响yǐng xiǎng影響influence; effect; to influence; to affect (usually adversely); to disturb; CL: 股(gǔ)
yòngto use; to employ; to have to; to eat or drink; expense or outlay; usefulness; hence; therefore
yòu(once) again; also; both... and...; again
有名yǒu míng有名famous; well-known
游戏yóu xì遊戲game; play; CL: 场(chǎng)
遇到yù dào遇到to meet; to run into; to come across
yuánYuan (RMB); first; primary; basic
愿意yuàn yì願意to wish; to want; ready; willing (to do something)
yuèto exceed; to climb over; to surpass; the more... the more
月亮yuè liang月亮moon
zhànstation; to stand; to halt; to stop; branch of a company or organization
zhāngclassifier for flat objects, sheet; sheet of paper; classifier for votes; to open up; to spread
zhǎngelder; senior; to grow; to develop; to come into being; to acquire; to enhance; to increase
照顾zhào gu照顧to take care of; to show consideration; to attend to; to look after
着急zháo jí著急to worry; to feel anxious
照片zhào piàn照片photo; photograph; picture; CL: 张(zhāng), 套(tào), 幅(fú)
照相机zhào xiàng jī照相機camera; CL: 个(ge),架(jià), 部(bù), 台(tái), 只(zhī)
zhǐonly; just; merely; single; one-only
只有 / 才zhǐ yǒu / cái隻有 / 才only if… then…
zhǒngseed; species; kind; type; classifier for types, kinds, sorts
中间zhōng jiān中間between; intermediate; mid; middle
中文zhōng wén中文Chinese written language; Chinese writing; Chinese
重要zhòng yào重要important; significant; major
终于zhōng yú終於at last; in the end; finally; eventually
周末zhōu mò週末weekend
主要zhǔ yào主要main; principal; major; primary
注意zhù yì注意to take note of; to pay attention to
自己zì jǐ自己self; (reflexive pronoun); own
自行车zì xíng chē自行車bicycle; bike; CL: 辆(liàng)
总是zǒng shì總是always
zuǐmouth; beak; spout (of teapot etc.); CL: 张(zhāng), 个(ge)
最后zuì hòu最後final; last; finally; ultimate
最近zuì jìn最近recent; recently; these days; latest; soon; nearest (of locations); shortest (of routes)
作业zuò yè作業school assignment; homework; work; task; operation; to operate; CL: 个(ge)
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