HSK 1 Vocabulary

500 New HSK 1 Vocabulary in PDF to Be Downloaded

Are you looking to study the 500 new HSK 1 Vocabulary for your test? If so, you are at the right place. You’ll see everything you need to master the vocabulary here.

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    What is the New HSK 1 Vocabulary

    This is the complete new HSK 1 vocabulary list PDF file. These are the 500 words released by the HSK official website that would be included in the test. The new HSK test (the so-called 3.0 version) will take place starting from March 2022. The list includes the characters, pinyin, and English translations with some of my notes that help you study.

    ChinesePinyinEnglish
    àito love; love (verb; noun)
    爱好àihàohobby
    eight
    爸爸/爸bàba/ bàdad
    baparticle
    báiwhite (adjective)
    白天báitiānday; daytime
    bǎihundred
    bānclass
    bànhalf
    半年bànniánHalf a year
    半天bàntiānHalf a day
    bāngto help (verb)
    帮忙bāngmángto help (verb; noun)
    bāopackage
    包子bāozibun
    bēicup
    杯子bēizicup
    běinorth
    北边běibiannorth side
    北京BěijīngBeijing
    běnmeasure word for books
    本子běnziBook, notebook
    to compare
    biédon’t (as a command)
    别的biédeother
    别人biérénOther people
    bìngsick; sickness; illness; disease  
    病人bìngrénpatient (lit. sick person)
    不大bùdànot very; not too; not often
    不对bù duìincorrect; not correct; wrong
    不客气bù kèqiyou are welcome; no problem (as a response to thank you)
    不用bùyòngneed not
    not; no
    càivegetables
    chátea
    chàto differ from; to fall short of
    chángoften
    常常chángchángoften
    chàngto sing
    唱歌chànggēto sing songs
    chēcar
    车票chēpiàoticket
    车上chē shang  in the car
    车站chē zhànstation (often refers to train station or bus station)
    chīeat
    吃饭chīfàneat a meal; have a meal
    chūout
    出来chūláicome (lit. out come)
    出去chūqùgo out (lit. out go)
    穿chuānwear
    chuángbed
    measure word for times/frequency, such as one time, two times
    cóngfrom
    cuòwrong; incorrect
    to hit; to take; to playball sports
    打车dǎchēto take a taxi
    打电话dǎ diànhuàto make a phone call
    打开dǎkāito open
    打球dǎ qiúto play ball sports (lit. to hit ball)
    big
    大学dàxuécollege; university
    大学生dàxuéshengcollege student; university student
    dào(verb) to arrive;to reach (prep.) up until, up to
    得到dédàoto get
    destructural particle
    de‘s; a particle to show possessions
    děngto wait
    ground
    地点dìdiǎnlocation
    地方dìfangplace
    地上dìshangon the ground
    地图dìtúmap (lit. ground picture)
    弟弟/弟dìdi/dìyounger brother
    第(第二)dì (dì èr)prefix to indicate ordinal number (second)
    diǎno’clock; dot
    diànelectric; electricity
    电话diànhuàtelephone (electric speech)
    电脑diànnǎocomputer; laptop (lit. electric brain)
    电视diànshìTV
    电视机diànshìjīTV
    电影diànyǐngmovie (lit. electric shadow)
    电影院diànyǐngyuànmovie theater; cinema
    dōngeast
    东边dōngbiāneast side
    东西dōngxithing; stuff; object
    dòngto move
    动作dòngzuòaction
    dōuboth; all
    to read; to study
    读书dúshūto study (lit. to study books)
    duìright (adjective); correct
    对不起duìbuqǐsorry
    duōa lot of; many; much; more
    多少duō shaohow much
    饿èhungry
    儿子érzison
    èrtwo
    fànrice; meal
    饭店fàndiànrestaurant; hotel
    房间fángjiānroom
    房子fángzihouse; building
    fàngto put; to let go
    放假fàngjiàto have a holiday or vacation (lit. to let go for a holiday or vacation)
    放学fàngxuéto finish school (lit. to let go from school)
    fēito fly
    飞机fēijīairplane
    非常fēichángvery; extremely
    fēnminute (noun); a point (for sports competitions or games)
    fēngwind
    gāndry
    干净gānjìngclean (adjective)
    gànto do
    干什么gàn shénmewhat to do (lit. do what)
    gāohigh; tall
    高兴gāoxìnghappy
    告诉gàosuto tell
    哥哥/哥gēge/gēolder brother
    songs
    measure word
    gěito give
    gēnwith
    工人gōngrénworker
    工作gōngzuòto work; job
    guānto close; to turn off
    关上guānshangto close; to turn off
    guìexpensive
    guócountry
    国家guójiācountry
    国外guó wàiabroad; oversea
    guòto pass
    háistill; also
    还是háishistill
    还有hái yǒualso; in addition
    孩子háizichildren
    汉语HànyǔMandarin Chinese
    汉字hànzìChinese characters
    hǎogood
    好吃hǎochīdelicious; yummy
    好看hǎokàngood looking
    好听hǎotīngpleasant to hear (lit. good listening)
    好玩儿hǎowánrfun; interesting
    hàodate; number
    to drink
    and
    hěnvery; extremely
    hòuback; after
    后边hòubiānback side
    后天hòutiānthe day after tomorrow
    huāflower
    huàwords; speech
    huánto return; to pay back
    huàibad; broken
    huíto return
    回答huídáto answer
    回到huídàoto return to (a place); to go back to (a place)
    回家huíjiāto go home (lit. return home)
    回来huíláito come back (lit. return come)
    回去huíqùto go back (lit. return go)
    huìcan; be able to
    火车huǒchētrain
    机场jīchǎngairport
    机票jīpiàoairplane ticket
    鸡蛋jīdànchicken egg
    how many; several
    to remember
    记得jìdeto remember
    记住jìzhùto remember
    jiāhome
    家里jiā liat home (lit. home inside)
    家人jiārénfamily member (lit. family person)
    jiānmeasure word for rooms
    jiànto see; to meet
    见面jiànmiànto see each other; to meet
    jiāoto teach
    jiàoto call; to be called
    教学楼jiàoxuélóuteaching building
    姐姐/姐jiějie/ jiěolder sister
    介绍jièshàoto introduce
    今年jīnniánthis year
    今天jīntiāntoday
    jìnto enter
    进来jìnláito come in
    进去jìnqùto go in
    jiǔnine
    jiùjust; as soon as; right away
    觉得juédeto feel; to think
    kāito open
    开车kāichēto drive a car
    开会kāihuìto have a meeting
    开玩笑kāi wánxiàoto joke
    kànto see
    看病kànbìngto see a doctor (lit. see illness)
    看到kàndàoto see
    看见kànjiànto see
    kǎoto test
    考试kǎoshìto test (verb); test (noun)
    thirsty
    class; course; lesson
    课本kèběntextbook
    课文kèwéntext (text in textbooks)
    kǒumouth
    kuàidollars
    kuàifast, quick, quickly
    láito come
    来到láidàoto arrive; to come
    老(形)lǎoold
    老人lǎorénthe elderly (lit. old people)
    老师lǎoshīteacher (lit. old master)
    lea particle used in many scenarios such as completed actions and change of status)
    lèitired
    lěngcold
    inside
    里边lǐbiāninside
    liǎngtwo
    零/ 0líng/ língzero
    liùsix
    lóufloor
    楼上lóu shàngupstairs
    楼下lóu xiàdownstairs
    road
    路口lùkǒuintersection; road crossing (lit. road mouth)
    路上lù shangon the road
    妈妈/妈māma/ māmom
    马路mǎlùroad; street
    马上mǎshàngright away; immediately
    maquestion word for yes/no question
    mǎito buy
    mànslow; slowly
    mángbusy
    máofractional monetary unit in China (= one-tenth of a yuan/dollar)
    méinot; no
    没关系méi guānxiit doesn’t matter; it’s ok (as a response to sorry)
    没什么méi shénmeit’s not thing; it doesn’t matter
    没事儿méishìrnever mind; it’s nothing
    没有méiyǒuto not have
    妹妹/妹mèimei / mèiyounger sister
    méndoor
    门口ménkǒudoorway; entrance
    门票ménpiàoticket
    们 (朋友们)men (péngyoumen)plural marker for pronouns (friends)
    米饭mǐfàncooked rice
    面包miànbāobread
    面条儿miàntiáornoodles
    名字míngziname
    明白míngbaito understand (verb); clear(adjective)
    明年míngniánnext year
    明天míngtiāntomorrow
    to take; to get
    which
    哪里nǎlǐwhere
    哪儿nǎrwhere
    哪些nǎxiēwhich ones
    that
    那边nàbiānthere
    那里nàlǐthere
    那儿nàrthere
    那些nàxiēthose
    nǎigrandmother; milk
    奶奶nǎinaigrandmother
    nánmale
    男孩儿nánháirboy
    男朋友nánpéngyǒuboyfriend
    男人nánrénman
    男生nánshēngboy
    nánsouth
    南边nánbiansouth side
    nándifficult
    nea particle used in different scenarios
    néngcan; be able to
    you
    你们nǐmenyou plural
    niányear
    nínyou respectfully
    牛奶niúnǎimilk
    female
    女儿nǚ’érdaughter
    女孩儿nǚháirgirl
    女朋友nǚpéngyougirl friend
    女人nǚrénwoman
    女生nǚshēngfemale
    旁边pángbiānnext to
    pǎoto run
    朋友péngyoufriend
    piàoticket
    seven
    to get up; to rise
    起床qǐchuángto wake up
    起来qǐláito get up
    汽车qìchēcar
    qiánfront
    前边qiánbianfront side
    前天qiántiānthe day before yesterday
    qiánmoney
    钱包qiānbāowallet
    qǐngplease
    请假qǐngjiàto ask for leave of absence
    请进qǐngjìnplease come in
    请问qǐngwènmay I ask (lit. please ask)
    请坐qǐngzuòplease sit
    qiúball
    to go
    去年qùniánlast year
    hot
    rénperson; people
    认识rènshìto know somebody
    认真rènzhēnserious
    date; day
    日期rìqídate
    ròumeat
    sānthree
    shānmountain
    商场shāngchǎngmall; shopping mall
    商店shāngdiànstore
    shàngon top
    上班shàngbānto go to work
    上边shàngbianthe top; above
    上车shàngchēto get on the car
    上次shàngcìlast time
    上课shàngkèto attend class
    上网shàngwǎngto go on the Internet
    上午shàngwǔmorning
    上学shàngxuéto go to school
    shǎoless; few
    shéi/ shuíwho
    身上shēngshangon the body
    身体shēngtǐbody; health
    什么shénmewhat
    生病shēngbìngto be sick; to fall ill
    生气shēngqìangry
    生日shēngrìbirthday
    shíten
    时候shíhoumoment
    时间shíjiāntime
    shìmatter; thing
    shìto try
    shìverb to be (including is, are, am, was, were)
    是不是shìbúshìis or isn’t
    shǒuhand
    手机shǒujīcellphone (lit. hand machine)
    shūbook
    书包shūbāoschoolbag; backpack
    书店shūdiànbookstore
    shùtree
    shuǐwater
    水果shuǐguǒfruit
    shuìto sleep
    睡觉shuìjiàoto sleep
    shuōto say; to talk; to speak
    说话shuōhuàto say; to talk; to speak
    four
    sòngto send something as a gift
    suìyears old
    he
    他们tāmenthey
    she
    她们tāmenthey
    tàitoo (+ adjectives)
    tiānday
    天气tiānqìweather
    tīngto listen
    听到tīngdàoto listen
    听见tīngjiànto listen
    听写tīngxiěto dictate; dictation (lit. to listen write)
    同学tóngxuéclassmate
    图书馆túshūguǎnlibrary
    wàioutside
    外边wàibianoutside
    外国wàiguóforeign country
    外语wàiyǔforeign language
    玩儿wánrto play; to have fun
    wǎnlate; night
    晚饭wǎnfàndinner (lit. night meal)
    晚上wǎnshangat night
    网上wǎngshàngonline
    网友wǎngyǒuonline friend
    wàngto forget
    忘记wàngjìto forget
    wènask
    I
    我们wǒmenwe
    five
    午饭wǔfànlunch (lit. noon meal)
    西west
    西边xībianwest side
    wash
    洗手间xǐshǒujiānrestroom (lit. wash hand room)
    喜欢xǐhuanto like
    下(名, 动)xiàdown; below
    下班xiàbānto get off work
    下边xiàbiandown side; under; below
    下车xiàchēto get off car
    下次xià cìnext time
    下课xiàkèto finish class
    下午xiàwǔafternoon
    下雨xiàyǔto rain
    xiānearlier; before; first
    先生xiānshengMr.
    现在xiànzàinow
    xiǎngto want; to think
    xiǎolittle; small
    小孩儿xiǎoháirchildren
    小姐xiǎojiěMiss
    小朋友xiǎopéngyǒuchildren
    小时xiǎoshíhour
    小学xiǎoxuéelementary school
    小学生xiǎoxuéshēngelementary school student
    xiàoto laugh; to smile
    xiěto write
    谢谢xièxieto thank
    xīnnew
    新年xīnniánnew year
    星期xīngqīweek
    星期日xīngqīrìSunday
    星期天xīngqītiānSunday
    xíngok; be able to
    休息xiūxito rest
    xuéto learn
    学生xué shēngstudent
    学习xuéxíto learn
    学校xuéxiàoschool
    学院xuéyuàncollege
    要(动)yàoto need to; to want
    爷爷yéyegrandpa
    also
    page
    one
    衣服yīfuclothes
    医生yīshēngdoctor
    医院yīyuànhospital
    一半yíbànhalf
    一会儿yíhuìra little while
    一块儿yíkuàirtogether
    一下儿yíxiàra little while
    一样yíyàngthe same
    一边yìbiānone side
    一点儿yìdiǎnra little bit
    一起yìqǐtogether
    一些yìxiēsome
    yòngto use
    yǒuto have
    有的yǒudesome
    有名yǒumíngfamous
    有时候/有时yǒushíhou/yǒushísometimes
    有(一)些yǒu(yì)xiēsome
    有用yǒuyònguseful
    yòu(of direction) right
    右边yòubiānright side
    rain
    yuáncurrency unit- Chinese yuan
    yuǎnfar
    yuèmonth; moon
    zàiagain
    再见zàijiàngoodbye
    zàiin; on; at
    在家zàijiāto be at home
    zǎoearly
    早饭zǎofànbreakfast (lit. breakfast)
    早上zǎoshangearly morning
    怎么zěnmehow
    zhànstation
    zhǎoto look for; to find
    找到zhǎodàoto look for; to find
    zhèthis
    这边zhèbiānthis side
    这里zhèlǐhere
    这儿zhèrhere
    这些zhèxiēthese
    zhea particle to show action in progress
    zhēnreally; real
    真的zhēndereally; real
    zhèngin the process of
    正在zhèngzàiin the process of
    知道zhīdàoto know
    知识zhīshìknowledge
    zhōngmiddle
    中国ZhōngguóChina
    中间zhōngjiānin the middle
    中文ZhōngwénMandarin Chinese
    中午zhōngwǔnoon
    中学zhōngxuémiddle school
    中学生zhōngxuéshēngmiddle school student
    zhòngheavy
    重要zhòngyàoimportant
    zhùto live
    准备zhǔnbèito prepare
    桌子zhuōzidesk; table
    word; character
    子(桌子)zi (zhuōzi)noun suffix (table)
    zǒuto walk
    走路zǒulùto walk
    zuìthe most
    最好zuìhǎothe best
    最后zuìhòuthe end
    昨天zuótiānyesterday
    zuǒ(of direction) left
    左边zuǒbianleft side
    zuòto sit
    坐下zuòxiato sit down
    zuòto do

    Whom is it for?

    A) This is for people who are interested in taking the new HSK 1 exam.

    B) Although this is meant for the HSK1  exam preparation, it is composed of a lot of basic vocabulary which beginners will learn anyway. Therefore, it is definitely beneficial for people who simply just want to learn fundamental Chinese, and not taking the test.

    How to use the vocabulary list?

    A) It’s in the alphabetic order of pinyin. So, if you ever want to look up a word from the list, the alphabetic order will help.

    B) You might see some vocabulary that has the same English meanings, but the characters are slightly different. For example, #166 to #168 all means to remember, but the characters are 记, 记得, 记住which are different. It’s because the variation of vocabulary would be used depending on the contexts and what people want to express exactly in that context. In other words, you will also have to learn the grammar of how and when to use those words. The new HSK 1 vocabulary list is just something to get you to start off or to review. Additional learning on how to use them is still needed at some point.

    C) For the English translations, you might see the word “lit.” It refers to “literally.” Sometimes the literal meanings help understand the word which makes it easier to remember.

    D) Many people find it useful to have it with them to study whenever they have a few minutes. For instance, if you are waiting for the bus, that would be great timing to study a few words.

    E) When you want to quiz yourself how much you remember, you can fold the English part to the back. In that way, it only shows the characters and pinyin, or either one of them. Then, you can give it a try if you are able to say the English meanings out loud.

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    Quizzes for the new HSK 1 Vocabulary

    Want to know how you do after studying the vocabulary? Here are three quizzes for you in the order of difficulty level.

    A) HSK 1 Vocabulary Quiz 1: You will write down English meanings by looking at both characters and pinyin. This is a great first quiz to take because it provides the most supports with characters and pinyin. You might already recognize characters for some words while you might only remember pinyin for other words. This quiz will help you as an initial self-assessment.

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    B) HSK 1 Vocabulary Quiz 2: You will write down pinyin by looking at both Chinese characters and English. This is the second quiz to take. It is slightly more challenging than the first one because you are doing the output in Chinese now. Somebody might ask… should I write pinyin with tones or without tones on this quiz? My suggestion would be to write with tones if you can. Chinese is a tone language and tones are important to know when you speak. Even though you might not remember every single tone for each word, that’s totally fine. Learning occurs when you are thinking about tones. The more often you try to remember the tones, the better chances you would remember. In short, please write the tones on the quiz if you can.

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    C) HSK 1 Vocabulary Quiz 3: You will look at only Chinese characters and write down pinyin and English. This is the final quiz to take and if you feel good about this one, congratulations! It means you successfully master the vocabulary list.

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    Learn 500 Words in Categories

    The word list above was all the New HSK1 vocabulary in alphabetic order which is great. However, most people might find it easier to learn or look up the vocabulary in categories, such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. Therefore, I have organized all these 500 words into categories for easy study and lookup.

    To study and lookup words easier, download our FREE New HSK1 Vocabulary in Categories ebook.

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      6 thoughts on “500 New HSK 1 Vocabulary in PDF to Be Downloaded”

      1. Hi Kico chinese,
        Apart from this new HSK level 1 vocabulary list, does a beginner still need to study through the HSK level 1 standard course book and workbook? Would love to hear from you. Thank you.

        1. Hi, Eriko,

          Thank you for reaching out. The short answer would be… it depends on how you would like to prepare for the test. If you feel you already have a lot of resources to learn HSK 1, then it’s fine not to study through the standard course book and workbook. If you feel you don’t have enough resources, studying through the standard course books can definitely give you a systematic way to prepare.

          Another suggestion would be to take the sample test first to see how you do. If you know almost everything in the sample test, you can just find some supplement resources to prepare for it without books.

          Below is the HSK official website to download the sample test.
          http://www.chinesetest.cn/godownload.do

          Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions.

          Sabrina

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