HSK 3 Word List / YCT 4

HSK 3 contains 300 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.  

Please Note:  The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) Level 4 is equivalent to HSK Level 3.  

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a

modal particle ending sentence, showing affirmation, approval, or consent

阿姨

ā

阿姨

maternal aunt; step-mother; childcare worker; nursemaid; woman of similar age to one's parents (term of address used by child); CL:  (ge)

ǎi

low; short (in length)

爱好

ài hào

愛好

interest; hobby; appetite for; CL:  (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

bān

to move; to shift; to remove; to transport; to apply indiscriminately; to copy mechanically

bān

team; class; squad; work shift; classifier for groups; ranking; surname Ban; CL:  (ge)

bàn

half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half

办法

bàn

辦法

means; method; way (of doing something); CL:  (tiáo), (ge)

办公室

bàn gōng shì

辦公室

an office; business premises; a bureau; CL:  (jiān)

帮忙

bāng máng

幫忙

to help; to lend a hand; to do a favor; to do a good turn

bāo

to 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:  (ge), (zhī)

bǎo

to eat till full; satisfied

bèi

by (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

běn

筆記本

notebook; CL:  (běn)

比较

jiào

比較

compare; contrast; fairly; comparatively; relatively; quite; rather

比赛

sài

比賽

competition (sports etc.); match; CL:  (chǎng), ()

必须

必須

to have to; must; compulsory; necessarily

鼻子

zi

鼻子

nose; CL:  (ge), (zhī)

变化

biàn huà

變化

change; variation; to change; to vary; CL:  (ge)

别人

bié rén

別人

others

冰箱

bīng xiāng

冰箱

icebox; freezer cabinet; refrigerator; CL:  (tái), (ge)

不但/ 而且

dàn / ér qiě

不但/ 而且

not only ... but also... 

菜单

cài dān

菜單

menu; CL:  (fèn), (zhāng)

参加

cān jiā

參加

to participate; to take part; to join

cǎo

grass; straw; manuscript; draft (of a document); careless; rough; CL:  (), (zuǒ), (zhū), (gēn)

céng

layer; stratum; laminated; floor (of a building); story; classifier for layers; repeated; sheaf (math.)

chà

differ from; short of; to lack; poor

超市

chāo shì

超市

supermarket (abbr.); CL:  (jiā)

衬衫

chèn shān

襯衫

shirt; blouse; CL:  (jiàn)

城市

chéng shì

城市

city; town; CL:  (zuò)

成绩

chéng

成績

achievement; performance records; grades; CL:  (xiàng), (ge)

chí dào

遲到

to arrive late

除了

chú le

除了

besides; apart from (... also...); in addition to; except (for)

chuán

a boat; vessel; ship; CL:  (tiáo), (sōu), (zhī)

chūn

spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life

词典

diǎn

詞典

dictionary (of Chinese compound words); CL:  (), (běn)

聪明

cōng ming

聰明

acute (of sight and hearing); clever; intelligent; bright; smart

打扫

sǎo

打掃

to clean; to sweep

打算

suàn

打算

to plan; to intend; to calculate; plan; intention; calculation; CL:  (ge)

dài

band; belt; girdle; ribbon; tire; area; zone; region; to wear; to carry; to lead; to bring; to look after; to raise; CL:  (tiáo)

蛋糕

dàn gāo

蛋糕

cake; CL:  (kuài), (ge)

担心

dān xīn

擔心

anxious; worried; uneasy; to worry; to be anxious

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; 

dēng

lamp; light; lantern; CL:  (zhǎn)

地方

fang

地方

region; regional (away from the central administration)

地铁

tiě

地鐵

subway; metro

地图

地圖

map; CL:  (zhāng), (běn)

电梯

diàn

電梯

elevator; CL:  (tái), ()

电子邮件

diàn yóu jiàn

電子郵件

electronic mail; email; CL:  (fēng)

dōng

east; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord; surname Dong

dōng

winter

动物

dòng

動物

animal; CL:  (zhī), (qún), (ge)

duǎn

short or brief; to lack; weak point; fault

duàn

paragraph; 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

è

to be hungry; hungry

耳朵

ěr duo

耳朵

ear; CL:  (zhī), (ge), (duì)

to send out; to show (one's feeling); to issue; to develop; classifier for gunshots (rounds)

发烧

shāo

發燒

have a high temperature (from illness); have a fever

发现

xiàn

發現

to find; to discover

fàng

to 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

fēn

to 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

jìn

附近

(in the) vicinity; nearby; neighboring; next to

复习

複習

to revise; to review; revision; CL:  ()

干净

gān jìng

乾淨

neat and tidy; clean

感冒

gǎn mào

感冒

to catch cold; (common) cold; CL:  ()

感兴趣

gǎn xìng  

感興趣

to be interested; 

刚才

gāng cái

剛才

just now; a moment ago

个子

zi

個子

height; stature; build; size

gēn

with (someone); towards; as (compared to); and (in addition to); heel; to follow closely; to go with; to marry somebody (of woman)

根据

gēn

根據

according to; based on; basis; foundation; CL:  (ge)

gèng

more; still more; even more

公斤

gōng jīn

公斤

kilogram (kg)

公园

gōng yuán

公園

public park; CL:  (chǎng)

故事

shi

故事

story; tale; narrative

刮风

guā fēng

刮風

to be windy

guān

to close; to shut; to turn off; mountain pass; to concern; to involve

关系

guān

關係

relationship (network); relation; to concern; to affect; to have to do with; CL:  (ge)

关心

guān xīn

關心

to care for something; caring; concerned

关于

guān

關於

pertaining to; concerning; regarding; with regards to; about; a matter of

guò

to cross; to go over; to pass (time); to get along

国家

guó jiā

國家

country; nation; state; CL:  (ge)

过去

guò qu

過去

(in the) past; former; previous; to go over; to pass by

害怕

hài

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:  (kuài), (ge)

后来

hòu lái

後來

afterwards; later

护照

zhào

護照

passport; CL:  (běn), (ge)

huā

flower; blossom; fancy pattern; florid; to spend (money, time) CL:  (duǒ), (zhī), (shù), (), (pén), ()

huà

to draw; picture; painting; classifier for paintings, etc.; variant of |(huà) CL:  (), (zhāng)

huài

bad; spoiled; broken; to break down; (suffix) to the utmost

huán

to come back; to give back; to return; to pay back; surname Huan

huàn

to change (clothes, etc.); exchange; to substitute; to switch; to convert (currency)

环境

huán jìng

環境

environment; circumstances; surroundings; ambient; CL:  (ge)

欢迎

huān yíng

歡迎

to welcome; welcome

黄河

huáng  

黃河

Yellow River

回答

huí

回答

to reply; to answer; the answer; CL:  (ge)

会议

huì

會議

meeting; conference; CL:  (chǎng), (jiè)

或者

huò zhě

或者

or; possibly; maybe; perhaps

extremely; pole (geography, physics); utmost; top

记得

de

記得

to remember

几乎

幾乎

almost; nearly; practically

机会

huì

機會

opportunity; chance; occasion; CL:  (ge)

季节

jié

季節

time; season; period; CL:  (ge)

检查

jiǎn chá

檢查

inspection; to examine; to inspect; CL:  ()

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:  ()

jiǎng

to explain; to speak; to negotiate; to emphasise; to be particular about; as far as something is concerned; speech; lecture

jiǎo

foot; leg (of an animal or object); base (of an object); classifier for kicks; CL:  (shuāng), (zhī)

jiǎo

horn; angle; corner; horn-shaped; unit of money equal to 0.1 yuan; CL:  (ge)

jiào

to teach

     

jiē

to 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

jiè

to lend; to borrow; excuse; pretext; by means of; to seize (an opportunity); to take (an opportunity)

街道

jiē dào

街道

street; CL:  (tiáo)

结婚

jié hūn

結婚

to marry; to get married; CL:  ()

解决

jiě jué

解決

to settle (a dispute); to resolve; to solve

节目

jié

節目

program; item (on a program); CL:  (tái), (ge), (tào)

节日

jié

節日

holiday; festival; CL:  (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:  (ge)

经理

jīng

經理

manager; director; CL:  (ge), (wèi), (míng)

jiǔ

(long) time; (long) duration of time

jiù

old; opposite: new ; former; worn (with age)

句子

zi

句子

sentence; CL:  (ge)

决定

jué dìng

決定

to decide (to do something); to resolve; decision; certainly; CL:  (ge), (xiàng)

thirsty

quarter (hour); moment; to carve; to engrave; to cut; oppressive; classifier for short time intervals

可爱

ài

可愛

amiable; cute; lovely

客人

rén

客人

visitor; guest; customer; client; CL:  (wèi)

空调

kōng tiáo

空調

air conditioning

kǒu

mouth; classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc.)

to cry; to weep

裤子

zi

褲子

trousers; pants; CL:  (tiáo)

筷子

kuài zi

筷子

chopsticks; CL:  (duì), (gēn), (), (shuāng)

lán

blue; indigo plant

lǎo

old (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

kāi

離開

to depart; to leave

历史

shǐ

歷史

History; CL:  (mén), (duàn)

礼物

禮物

gift; present; CL:  (jiàn), (ge), (fèn)

liǎn

face; CL:  (zhāng), (ge)

练习

liàn

練習

exercise; drill; practice; CL:  (ge)

liàng

classifier 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

鄰居

neighbor; next door; CL:  (ge)

留学

liú xué

留學

to study abroad

lóu

house with more than 1 story; storied building; floor; CL:  (céng), (zuò), (dòng)

绿

green

horse; abbr. for Malaysia,CL:  ()

马上

shàng

馬上

right away; at once; immediately; lit. on horseback

满意

mǎn

滿意

satisfied; pleased; to one's satisfaction

帽子

mào zi

帽子

hat; cap; CL:  (dǐng)

rice; meter (classifier); CL:  ()

面包

miàn bāo

麵包

bread; CL:  (piàn), (dài), (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:  (wèi)

nán

south

nán

difficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good

难过

nán guò

難過

feel sorry; be grieved

年级

nián

年級

grade; CL:  (ge)

年轻

nián qīng

年輕

young

niǎo

bird; CL:  (zhī), (qún)

努力

努力

great effort; to strive; to try hard

爬山

shān

爬山

to climb a mountain; to mountaineer; hiking; mountaineering

盘子

pán zi

盤子

plate; tray; dish

pàng

fat; plump

啤酒

jiǔ

啤酒

beer; CL:  (bēi), (píng), (guàn), (tǒng), (gāng)

皮鞋

xié

皮鞋

leather shoes

瓶子

píng zi

瓶子

bottle; CL:  (ge)

(LARGE)

to ride (an animal or bike); to sit astride

起飞

fēi

起飛

to take off (in an airplane)

奇怪

guài

奇怪

strange; odd

起来

lái

起來

beginning or continuing an action; upward movement; stand up

其实

shí

其實

actually; in fact; really

其他

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

qiū

autumn; fall; harvest time; a swing; surname Qiu

裙子

qún zi

裙子

skirt; CL:  (tiáo)

然后

rán hòu

然後

then (afterwards); after that; afterwards; after

热情

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

容易

easy; likely; liable (to)

如果

guǒ

如果

if; in case; in the event that

sǎn

umbrella; parasol; CL:  ()

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

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:  (ge)

shì

to test; to try; experiment; examination; test

世界

shì jiè

世界

world; CL:  (ge)

shòu

tight; thin; lean

shù

tree; CL:  ()

舒服

shū fu

舒服

comfortable; feeling well

叔叔

shū shu

叔叔

father's younger brother; uncle; CL:  (ge)

数学

shù xué

數學

mathematics; mathematical

刷牙

shuā

刷牙

to brush teeth

shuāng

pair; double; two; both

水平

shuǐ píng

水平

level (of achievement etc.); standard; horizontal

司机

司機

chauffeur; driver; CL:  (ge)

太阳

tài yáng

太陽

sun; CL:  (ge)

特别

bié

特別

especially; special; particular; unusual

téng

(it) hurts; love fondly; ache; pain; sore

提高

gāo

提高

to raise; to increase

体育

體育

sports; physical education

tián

sweet

tiáo

strip; 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:  (ge), (wèi)

同意

tóng

同意

to agree; to consent; to approve

头发

tóu fa

頭髮

hair (on the head)

突然

rán

突然

sudden; abrupt; unexpected

图书馆

shū guǎn

圖書館

library; CL:  (jiā), (ge)

tuǐ

leg; CL:  (tiáo)

wǎn

bowl; cup; CL:  (zhī), (ge)

wàn

ten thousand; a great number

完成

wán chéng

完成

complete; accomplish; perfect tense (grammar)

忘记

wàng

忘記

to forget

wèi

because of; for; to

wèi

position; 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:  (ge), (zhǒng)

西

西

west

习惯

guàn

習慣

habit; custom; usual practice; to be used to; CL:  (ge)

洗手间

shǒu jiān

洗手間

toilet; lavatory; washroom

洗澡

zǎo

洗澡

to bathe; to take a shower

xià

summer

xiān

early; prior; former; in advance; first

xiàng

(look) like; similar (to); appearance; to appear; to seem; image; portrait; resemble; seem

xiàng

direction; 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:  (zhī), (gēn), (ge), ()

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:  (ge), (wèi), (míng)

新闻

xīn wén

新聞

news; CL:  (tiáo),(ge)

新鲜

xīn xiān

新鮮

fresh (experience, food etc.); freshness

信用卡

xìn yòng

信用卡

credit card

行李箱

xíng xiāng

行李箱

suitcase

熊猫

xióng māo

熊貓

panda; CL:  (zhī)

需要

yào

需要

to need; to want; to demand; needs; to require

选择

xuǎn

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:  (diǎn)

爷爷

ye

爺爺

(informal) father's father; paternal grandfather; CL:  (ge)

一般

bān

一般

ordinary; common; general; generally; in general; same

一边

biān

一邊

one side; either side; on the one hand; on the other hand; doing while

一定

dìng

一定

surely; certainly; necessarily; fixed; a certain (extent etc.); given; particular; must

一共

gòng

一共

altogether

一会儿

huì er

一會兒

a while

以前

qián

以前

before; formerly; previous; ago

一样

yàng

一樣

same; like; equal to; the same as; just like

一直

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:  (jiā), (ge)

饮料

yǐn liào

飲料

(a) drink; beverage

音乐

yīn yuè

音樂

music; CL:  (zhāng), (), (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:  ()

yòng

to 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

遊戲

game; play; CL:  (chǎng)

遇到

dào

遇到

to meet; to run into; to come across

yuán

Yuan (RMB); first; primary; basic

愿意

yuàn

願意

to wish; to want; ready; willing (to do something)

yuè

to exceed; to climb over; to surpass; the more... the more

月亮

yuè liang

月亮

moon

zhàn

station; to stand; to halt; to stop; branch of a company or organization

zhāng

classifier for flat objects, sheet; sheet of paper; classifier for votes; to open up; to spread

zhǎng

elder; 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

著急

to worry; to feel anxious

照片

zhào piàn

照片

photo; photograph; picture; CL:  (zhāng), (tào), ()

照相机

zhào xiàng

照相機

camera; CL:  (ge),(jià), (), (tái), (zhī)

zhǐ

 

only; just; merely; single; one-only

只有 /

zhǐ yǒu / cái

隻有 /

only if… then…

zhǒng

seed; 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

終於

at last; in the end; finally; eventually

周末

zhōu

週末

weekend

主要

zhǔ yào

主要

main; principal; major; primary

注意

zhù

注意

to take note of; to pay attention to

自己

自己

self; (reflexive pronoun); own

自行车

xíng chē

自行車

bicycle; bike; CL:  (liàng)

总是

zǒng shì

總是

always

zuǐ

mouth; beak; spout (of teapot etc.); CL:  (zhāng), (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

作業

school assignment; homework; work; task; operation; to operate; CL:  (ge)

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