HSK level I

Chinese textbooks
Here are all the words you need to know in HSK level 1.

one; another

yī diǎn r一点儿thimbleful; tiny

xiàdown; under

xià wǔ下午afternoon

zhōng wǔ中午noon


five; a note of the scale in gongchepu, corresponding to 6 in numbered musical notation

xiēsome; a little more

jīngcapital of a country; short for Beijing

shénused as a component of 什么

jīnnow; of today

he or him; other

zhùlive; stop

zuòget up; write

zuòdo; make


xiān sheng先生teacher; Mister


zài jiàn再见goodbye

xiěwrite; compose

fēnseparate; distribute

qiánmove forward; front

běinorth; be defeated

yī shēng医生doctor

yī yuàn医院hospital

noon; the seventh of the twelve Earthly Branches

tóng xué同学be a schoolmate of somebody; schoolmate

míngname; give a name

hòubehind; after

tīngheed; judge

shāngShang Dynasty , founded by Tang; businessman

xǐ huan喜欢like; happy

four; note in the Chinese gongchepu scale

zàiexist; join or belong to an organization

zuòbe seated; be punished

tiānsky; day

tiān qì天气weather; time

tàihighest; extreme

her; reference to something beloved, such as one's motherland and national flag

ma; aunt


character; courtesy name

xué xí学习study; emulate

xué xiào学校school

xué shēng学生pupil; disciple

guest; traveller

xiǎosmall; of short duration

xiǎo jiě小姐young lady; sex worker

suìyear; year

gōngworker; work

shītutor; model

diànshop; inn

yǐngshadow; reflection

zěn me怎么how; in a certain way

zěn me yàng怎么样how; used in the negative as an euphemism

xiǎngthink; want to

self; one

wǒ men我们we; I

beat; break

shíseason; current

míngbright; sight

xīng qī星期week; day of the week

zuó tiān昨天yesterday; the past

yuèthe moon; month

yǒuexist; have

péngfriend; gang up with

engine; aircraft

bēicup; trophy

guǒfruit; result

zhuō zi桌子table

yǐ zi椅子chair


hànthe Galaxy; Han Dynasty

méinot have; be without

piàocome to nothing; rinse


xiàn zài现在the moment

diànlightning; electricity


nǎobrain; brains

píngused as a component of 苹果

yī fu衣服clothing

jiànsee; meet

shìlook at; regard


rènrecognize; admit

huàword; talk about

speak; language

shuōspeak; explain

xiè xie谢谢thank you

rise; remove

chēvehicle; tool with wheel and axle

zhèthis; this

zhōngbell; clock

miànfront part of the head; towards

fēifly; flutter

fàncooked cereals; meal

zhōng guó中国China

xià yǔ下雨rain

tóngsame; be the same as