HSK 3 Words & Flashcards

The HSK (Level III) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level III of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
a ah/(particle showing elation, doubt, puzzled surprise, or approval)
ǎi short/low
爱好 àihào hobby/fond of/to like/interest
安静 ānjìng quiet/peaceful/calm
阿姨 āyí auntie/step-mother/mother's younger sister
(mw for things with handles)/(pretransitive particle)/to hold
bān team/class/squad
bān to move/to transport
bàn half/semi-/incomplete
办法 bànfǎ method/way (of doing something)
帮忙 bāngmáng to help
办公室 bàngōngshì office
bāo to cover/to wrap/to hold/include/(mw for containers, packages, etc.)
bǎo eat until full/satisfied
bèi by (indicates passive voice sentences)/a quilt, blanket
北方 běifāng north/the northern part of the country
变化 biànhuà change
别人 biéren other people/others
比较 bǐjiào compare/contrast/relatively
笔记本 bǐjìběn notebook
冰箱 bīngxiāng refrigerator
比赛 bǐsài (sports) match/competition
必须 bìxū must/have to
鼻子 bízi nose
不但 búdàn not only
cái ability/talent/just now/not until
菜单 càidān menu
参加 cānjiā participate/join/take part in
cǎo grass/straw/draft (of a document)
céng (mw for layers, floors of buildings)
chà differ from/fall short of/poor/inferior
cháng, zhǎng long/length | grow/chief (Kangxi radical 168)
超市 chāoshì supermarket
成绩 chéngjì achievement/success/results (of work or study)
城市 chéngshì city or town
衬衫 chènshān shirt/blouse
迟到 chídào arrive late
chuán a boat/vessel/ship
除了 chúle besides/except for/aside from/in addition to
chūn spring (season)/joyful
词典 cídiǎn dictionary
聪明 cōngming intelligent/clever/bright/smart
dài band/belt/ribbon/carry/bring/take along/bring up (kids)
蛋糕 dàngāo cake
当然 dāngrán of course/naturally
担心 dānxīn to worry/feel anxious
打扫 dǎsǎo to clean/to sweep
打算 dǎsuàn to plan/intend
dēng lamp/light
dì, de earth/ground | (adverbial particle)
电梯 diàntī elevator
电子邮件 diànzǐ yóujiàn email
地方 dìfang place/space/room/part, (fāng: local/regional)
地铁 dìtiě subway
地图 dìtú map
dōng East
dōng winter
动物 dòngwù animal
duǎn short (in length, duration, or height)/lack
duàn paragraph/segment/section
锻炼 duànliàn to exercise/work out/toughen/to temper
多么 duōme how (wonderful, etc.)/what (a great idea)
饿 è hungry
耳朵 ěrduo ear
而且 érqiě moreover/in addition/as well as
fā, fà send out/to issue/to show (one's feelings) | hair
fàng put/to place/to release/to free
方便 fāngbiàn convenient
放心 fàngxīn relax/feel relieved/rest assured
发烧 fāshāo have a fever
发现 fāxiàn discover/to find
fēn, fèn divide/part/minute/cent | component/share/ingredient
附近 fùjìn (in the) vicinity/nearby/neighboring
复习 fùxí revise/to review
感兴趣 gǎn xìngqù be interested in
刚才 gāngcái just now/a moment ago
干净 gānjìng clean/neat and tidy
感冒 gǎnmào catch cold/(common) cold
gēn to follow/go with/heel
gèng more/even more
根据 gēnjù according to/based on/basis
个子 gèzi height/stature/build
公斤 gōngjīn kilogram
公园 gōngyuán public park
刮风 guāfēng windy/to blow (wind)
guān to close/shut/concern/relationship/turn off/mountain pass
关系 guānxi relation/to concern
关心 guānxīn concerned about, with
关于 guānyú about/regarding/concerning
guò to pass/to cross/go over/(indicates a past experience)
国家 guójiā country/state/nation
过去 guòqù in the past/formerly
故事 gùshi story/tale
hái still/yet/in addition/even
害怕 hàipà afraid of/to fear
还是 háishi or/still/nevertheless/had better
黑板 hēibǎn blackboard
后来 hòulái afterwards/after/later
huā flower/blossom/spend money/cost
huà draw/picture/painting
huài bad/broken
huàn change/to exchange/to barter/to trade
黄河 huánghé Yellow River
环境 huánjìng environment/surroundings
欢迎 huānyíng to welcome/greet
回答 huídá to reply/to answer
会议 huìyì meeting/conference
或者 huòzhě or/possible/maybe/perhaps
护照 hùzhào passport
an extreme/pole/very
检查 jiǎnchá to check/examine/inspect
简单 jiǎndān simple/not complicated
jiǎng to talk/to lecture/to explain/a speech
健康 jiànkāng health/healthy
见面 jiànmiàn meet, see somebody/meeting
jiǎo foot (body part)
jiāo, jiào teach/instruct | religion/teaching
jiǎo, jué horn/angle/unit of money (1, 10 yuan)/corner (Kangxi radical 148) | role (theater)
记得 jìde remember
jiē connect/to meet/to pick up (somebody)/to receive
jiè lend/borrow/excuse
街道 jiēdào street
结婚 jiéhūn get married
解决 jiějué settle (a dispute)/resolve/solve
节目 jiémù program/item (on a program)
节日 jiérì holiday/festival
结束 jiéshù to end/to finish/conclude
几乎 jīhū almost
机会 jīhuì opportunity/chance/occasion
季节 jìjié season/time/period
经常 jīngcháng often/frequently/daily
经过 jīngguò to pass/go through/as a result of
经理 jīnglǐ manager/director
jiǔ long (time)
jiù old/past/used
决定 juédìng decide/resolve
句子 jùzi sentence
thirsty
quarter (hour)/(mw for short time intervals)/carve/to cut
可爱 kě'ài cute/lovely
客人 kèrén guest/customer
空调 kōngtiáo air conditioning
kǒu mouth (Kangxi radical 30)
cry/weep
筷子 kuàizi chopsticks
裤子 kùzi pants/trousers
lán blue
lǎo old/aged/tough/often (Kangxi radical 125)
liǎn face
liàng (mw for vehicles)
练习 liànxí practice/exercise
了解 liǎojiě comprehend/understand/know/find out
聊天 liáotiān to chat
离开 líkāi leave/depart
邻居 línjū neighbor
历史 lìshǐ history
留学 liúxué study abroad
礼物 lǐwù gift/present
lóu story/floor/(multi-story) building
绿 green
horse (Kangxi radical 187)
满意 mǎnyì satisfied/pleased
帽子 màozi hat/cap
马上 mǎshàng at once/immediately/right away
rice/meter (Kangxi radical 119)
面包 miànbāo bread
明白 míngbai clear/obvious/understand/explicit
carry in your hand/seize/to catch
奶奶 nǎinai grandma/(informal) paternal grandmother
nán South
nán difficult
难过 nánguò be grieved/be sad/have a hard time
年级 niánjí grade/year (in school)
年轻 niánqīng young
niǎo bird (Kangxi radical 196)
努力 nǔlì to work hard/to strive
pàng fat/plump
盘子 pánzi plate/dish/tray
爬山 páshān mountain climbing
啤酒 píjiǔ beer
瓶子 píngzi bottle
皮鞋 píxié leather shoes
to ride (an animal or bike)/to sit astride
起飞 qǐfēi take off (in an airplane)/liftoff
奇怪 qíguài strange/odd
起来 qǐlai (beginning or continuing an action)/to rise/get up (from bed)
清楚 qīngchu clear/distinct/be clear about
请假 qǐngjià to ask for time off
其实 qíshí actually/in fact
其他 qítā other/else
qiū autumn/fall/harvest time
裙子 qúnzi skirt
然后 ránhòu then/afterwards
认为 rènwéi believe/think that
认真 rènzhēn serious/earnest/take seriously
热情 rèqíng cordial/warm/enthusiastic
容易 róngyì easy/likely/liable (to)
如果 rúguǒ if/in the event that
sǎn umbrella/parasol
上网 shàngwǎng to surf the web/to go online
生气 shēngqì angry/mad
声音 shēngyīn sound/voice
shì to try/to test/examination
世界 shìjiè world
shòu thin/tight/lean
shù tree
shuāng two/double/(mw for pairs)
刷牙 shuāyá brush one's teeth
舒服 shūfu comfortable/feeling well
水平 shuǐpíng level/standard/horizontal
叔叔 shūshu (informal) father's younger brother/uncle
数学 shùxué mathematics
司机 sījī driver/chauffeur
太阳 tàiyáng the sun
特别 tèbié special/especially/particular
téng ache/sore/(it) hurts/love fondly
tián sweet
tiáo strip/(mw for long thin objects)/item
提高 tígāo to raise/heighten/improve
体育 tǐyù physical training/sports
同事 tóngshì colleague/co-worker
同意 tóngyì agree/to consent/approve
头发 tóufa hair (on the head)
tuǐ leg
突然 tūrán sudden/abrupt
图书馆 túshūguǎn library
wǎn bowl/cup
wàn ten thousand
完成 wánchéng to complete/accomplish/to fulfill
忘记 wàngjì forget
wèi for/because of/to/for the sake of
wèi position/location/(polite mw for people)
为了 wèile in order to/for the sake of/for the purpose of
文化 wénhuà culture/civilization
西 West (Kangxi radical 146)
xià summer
xiān first/early/before
xiàng direction/towards/to turn/to face
xiàng be like/resemble/appearance/appear
香蕉 xiāngjiāo banana
相信 xiāngxìn believe (sb.)/be convinced of
小心 xiǎoxīn be careful
校长 xiàozhǎng principal (of school, college or university)/president/headmaster
习惯 xíguàn habit/be accustomed to/usual practice
行李箱 xínglǐxiāng trunk/suitcase
新闻 xīnwén news
新鲜 xīnxiān fresh (experience, food, etc.)/new/novel
信用卡 xìnyòngkǎ credit card
熊猫 xióngmāo panda
洗手间 xǐshǒujiān toilet/lavatory/washroom
洗澡 xǐzǎo bathe/take a bath or shower/bath or shower
选择 xuǎnzé select/to pick/choose
需要 xūyào to need/to want/to demand
要求 yāoqiú to request/to demand/requirement
爷爷 yéye (informal) father's father/paternal grandfather
一般 yìbān general/ordinary/common/same
一边 yìbiān one side/on the one hand/at the same time
一定 yídìng surely/certainly/necessarily/definite
一共 yígòng altogether/in total
一会儿 yíhuìr a while/a moment
应该 yīnggāi should/ought to/must
影响 yǐngxiǎng influence/affect/effect
银行 yínháng bank
饮料 yǐnliào beverage/drink
音乐 yīnyuè music
以前 yǐqián before/formerly/previous
一样 yíyàng the same/alike/equal to
一直 yìzhí always/all along/straight (in a straight line)
yòng to use (Kangxi radical 101)
yòu (once) again/also/both (Kangxi radical 29)
有名 yǒumíng famous/well-known
游戏 yóuxì game/play/recreation
yuán Chinese monetary unit/dollar/first/principal
愿意 yuànyì be willing/want to/be ready
遇到 yùdào to meet/run into/come across
yuè even more/the more/exceed
月亮 yuèliang the moon
zhàn stand/a station/be on one's feet/service center
zhāng (mw for flat objects)/to spread out/(common surname)
照顾 zhàogu take care of/look after/give consideration
着急 zháojí to worry/feel anxious
照片 zhàopiàn picture/photograph
照相机 zhàoxiàngjī camera
zhī, zhǐ but/only/merely/just | (mw for birds and certain animals)
只有 zhǐyǒu only
zhǒng type/breed/race/seed
中间 zhōngjiān center/middle/between/among
中文 Zhōngwén Chinese (language)
重要 zhòngyào important/significant/major
终于 zhōngyú at last/in the end/finally
周末 zhōumò weekend
主要 zhǔyào main/principal/major
注意 zhùyì pay attention to/take notice of/be careful
自己 zìjǐ oneself/self
自行车 zìxíngchē bike/bicycle
总是 zǒngshì always/eventually
zuǐ mouth
最后 zuìhòu last/final/ultimately
最近 zuìjìn recently/lately/these days
作业 zuòyè school assignment/homework/task

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