HSK 1 Words & Flashcards

HSK (Level I) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level I of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
ài love
eight
爸爸 bàba Dad
北京 Běijīng Beijing
杯子 bēizi cup/glass
běn measure word for books
no/not
不客气 bú kèqi you're welcome/don't be polite
cài dish (type of food)/vegetables
chá tea
chī eat
出租车 chūzūchē taxi/cab
big/large
打电话 dǎ diànhuà make a phone call
de indicates possession, like adding 's to a noun
diǎn a dot/a little/o'clock
电脑 diànnǎo computer
电视 diànshì television/TV
电影 diànyǐng movie/film
东西 dōngxi things/stuff
dōu all/both
to read/to study
对不起 duìbuqǐ sorry
duō many
多少 duōshao how much?/how many?
èr two
儿子 érzi son
饭店 fàndiàn restaurant/hotel
飞机 fēijī airplane
分钟 fēnzhōng minute/(measure word for time)
高兴 gāoxìng happy/glad
ge general measure word
工作 gōngzuò work/a job
gǒu dog
汉语 Hànyǔ Chinese language
hǎo good
hào number/day of a month
to drink
and/with
hěn very/quite
后面 hòumian back/behind
huí to return/to reply/to go back
huì know how to
how many/several/a few
jiā family/home
jiào to be called
今天 jīntiān today
jiǔ nine
kāi to open/to start/to operate (a vehicle)
kàn see/look at/to watch
看见 kànjiàn see/catch sight of
kuài lump/piece/sum of money
lái come/arrive/ever since/next
老师 lǎoshī teacher
le indicates a completed or finished action
lěng cold
inside/Chinese mile (~.5 km)
liù six
ma indicates a yes, no question (added to a statement)
mǎi to buy
妈妈 māma mom/mum
māo cat
没关系 méi guānxi it doesn't matter/never mind
没有 méiyǒu not have/there is not
米饭 mǐfàn (cooked) rice
明天 míngtiān tomorrow
名字 míngzi name
which/how
that/then
哪儿 nǎr where? (Beijing accent)
ne indicates a question/how about...?
néng can/be able
you (singular)
nián year
女儿 nǚ'ér daughter
朋友 péngyou friend
漂亮 piàoliang pretty/beautiful
苹果 píngguǒ apple
seven
qián money/coin
前面 qiánmiàn in front
qǐng please/invite/to treat someone to something
go/to leave
heat/hot
rén person/man/people
认识 rènshi recognize/know (a person)
sān three
shàng above/up
商店 shāngdiàn shop/store
上午 shàngwǔ late morning (before noon)
shǎo few/little
shéi who
什么 shénme what? (replaces the noun to turn a statement into a question)
shí ten
shì be/is/are/am
时候 shíhou time
shū book/letter
shuǐ water
睡觉 shuì jiào to sleep/go to bed
水果 shuǐguǒ fruit
shuō speak
four
suì years old/age
he/him
she
tài too (much)
天气 tiānqì weather
tīng listen/hear
同学 tóngxué fellow student/schoolmate
wèi hello (on the phone)
I/me
我们 wǒmen we/us
five
xià fall/below
xiǎng think/believe/suppose/would like to
先生 xiānsheng Mr./Sir
现在 xiànzài now
xiǎo small/young
小姐 xiǎojie young lady/miss/Ms.
下午 xiàwǔ afternoon
下雨 xiàyǔ to rain
xiē some/few/several
xiě to write/to compose
谢谢 xièxie thank you
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
星期 xīngqī week
学生 xuésheng student
学习 xuéxí learn/to study
学校 xuéxiào school
one/once/a
一点儿 yìdiǎnr a bit/a few
衣服 yīfu clothes
医生 yīshēng doctor
医院 yīyuàn hospital
椅子 yǐzi chair
yǒu have
yuè moon/month
zài at/on/in/indicates an action in progress
再见 zàijiàn goodbye/see you later
怎么 zěnme how?
怎么样 zěnmeyàng how about?/how is, was it?
zhè this
中国 Zhōngguó China
中午 zhōngwǔ noon/midday
zhù to live/reside/to stop
桌子 zhuōzi table/desk
letter/character
zuò do/make
zuò sit
昨天 zuótiān yesterday

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