HSK 3 Vocabulary 600 Words Full List [PDF]

Hey Chinese learners, to help you study Chinese and pass HSK successfully, we present you the full list of 600 words required to know to pass HSK 3. It has been updated to meet the new requirements of HSK 3.0

Please note, to pass HSK 3, you’ll also need the 150 HSK 1 words and the 150 HSK 2 words.

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi or Chinese Proficiency Test) is a standardized Chinese proficiency test administered by Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban). And HSK 3 is the third level among HSK 1 to 6, with HSK 1 being the easiest level.

The list below is summarized based on the International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education,  a book published by Hanban to for those who teach Chinese as a second language.

Click here to download the pdf of HSK 3 provided by Copenhagen business school.

600 Words Required for HSK 3

Chinese

Pinyin

Role

English

阿姨

āyí

noun

aunt or maid

a

particle

exclamatory particle

ǎi

adj

short (in height)

ài

verb

to love

爱好

àihào

noun

hobby

安静

ānjìng

adj

quiet

noun

eight

prep

indicate the result of an action

爸爸

bàba

noun

dad

ba

particle

question particle

bái

adj

white

bǎi

counter

hundred

bān

noun

class

bān

verb

to move

办法

bànfǎ

noun

method

办公室

bàngōngshì

noun

office

bàn

noun

half

帮忙

bāngmáng

verb

to help

帮助

bāngzhù

verb

to help

bāo

noun

bag

bǎo

adj

full

报纸

bàozhǐ

noun

newspaper

杯子

bēizi 

noun

cup or glass

北方

běifāng

prep

north or northern China

北京

Běijīng

noun

Beijing

bèi

verb

by

běn

noun

for books

鼻子

bízi

noun

nose

prep

than

比较

bǐjiào

verb

to compare

比赛

bǐsài

noun

match

必须

bìxū

verb

must

变化

biànhuà

verb

to change

便宜

piányi

adj

cheap

表示

biǎoshì

verb

to express

表演

biǎoyǎn

verb

to perform

bié

adv

don’t…

别人

biéren

noun

other people

宾馆

bīngguǎn

noun

hotel

冰箱

bīngxiāng

noun

refrigerator

adv

not

不客气

bú kèqi 

/

you’re welcome

cái

adv

just

cài

noun

dish

菜单

càidān

noun

menu

参加

cānjiā

verb

to attend

cǎo

noun

grass

céng

noun

floor

茶  

chá

noun

tea

chà

adj

bad (in quality)

唱歌

chàng gē

verb

to sing

超市

chāoshì

noun

supermarket

衬衫

chènshān

noun

shirt

成绩

chéngjì

noun

score

城市

chéngshì

noun

city

chī

verb

to eat

迟到

chídào

verb

to be late

chū

verb

to go out of

出现

chūxiàn

verb

to appear

出租车

chūzūchē

noun

taxi

除了

chúle

verb

besides or except

厨房

chúfáng

noun

kitchen

穿

chuān

verb

to wear

chuán

noun

boat

chūn

noun

spring

词语

cíyǔ

noun

word

counter

time (frequency of an act)

聪明

cōngming

adj

smart

从 

cóng

verb

from

cuò

adj

wrong

打电话

dǎ diànhuà

/

to make a phone call

打篮球

dǎ lánqiú

/

to play basketball

打扫

dǎsǎo

verb

to clean

打算

dǎsuàn

verb

to plan

adj

big

大家

dàjiā

pronoun

everybody

dài

verb

to bring

担心

dānxīn

verb

to worry

但是

dànshì

adv

but

蛋糕

dàngāo

noun

cake

当然

dāngrán

adv

of course

dào

prep

until, to have done

de

particle

structure particle

de

particle

structure particle

地方

dìfāng

noun

place

地铁

dìtiě

noun

metro

地图

dìtú

noun

map

de

particle

possession particle

dēng

noun

light

děng

verb

to wait

adj

low

弟弟

dìdi

noun

younger brother

第一

dì-yī

noun

first

diǎn

noun

o’clock

电脑

diànnǎo

noun

computer

电视

diànshì

noun

TV

电梯

diàntī

noun

elevator

电影

diànyǐng 

noun

movie

电子邮件

diànzǐ yóujiàn

noun

email

dōng

prep

east

东西  

dōngxi

noun

thing

dōng

noun

winter

dǒng 

verb

to understand

动物

dòngwù

noun

animal

dōu

adv

both or all

verb

to read

duǎn

adj

short

duàn

noun

span of time or distance

锻炼

duànliàn

verb

to work out

duì

adj

right

对不起

duìbuqǐ

/

sorry

duō

adj

many

多么

duōme

adv

how…

多少

duōshao

noun

how many or how much

饿

è

adj

hungry

儿子

érzi

noun

son

而且

érqiě

verb

moreover

耳朵

ěrduo

noun

ear

èr

noun

two

发烧

fāshāo

verb

to have a fever

发现

fāxiàn

verb

to discover

饭馆

fànguǎn

noun

restaurant

方便

fāngbiàn

adj

convenient

房间

fángjiān

noun

room

fàng

verb

to put

放心

fàngxīn

verb

to rest assured

飞机

fēijī 

noun

plane

非常

fēicháng

adv

extremely

fēn

verb

to divide or separate

分钟

fēnzhōng

noun

minute

服务员

fúwùyuán

noun

waiter or waitress

附近

fùjìn

prep

surrounding area

复习

fùxí

verb

to review

gǎn

verb

to dare

感冒

gǎnmào

verb

to have a cold

干净

gānjìng

adj

clean

刚才

gāngcái

adv

just now

gāo

adj

tall or high

高兴

gāoxìng

adj

happy

告诉

gàosù

verb

to tell

哥哥

gēge

noun

elder brother

counter

generic measure word

gěi

verb

to encounter

根据

gēnjù

verb

according to

gēn

verb

with

gèng

adv

more

工作

gōngzuò 

verb

to work

公共汽车

gōnggòng qìchē

noun

bus

公斤

gōngjīn

noun

kilo

公司

gōngsī

noun

company

公园

gōngyuán

noun

park

gǒu

noun

dog

故事

gùshi

noun

story

刮风

guā fēng

verb

to blow (wind)

guān

verb

to close or to shut

关系

guānxì

noun

relation

关心

guānxīn

verb

to concern

关于

guānyú

verb

about, regarding

guì

adj

expensive

国家

guójiā

noun

nation

果汁

guǒzhī

noun

juice

guò

verb

aspect particle

过去

guòqù

noun

past

huán

verb

to return (sth)

hái

adv

still

还是

háishì

verb

or

孩子

háizi

noun

child

害怕

hàipà

verb

to fear

汉语

Hànyǔ 

noun

Chinese (language)

好   

hǎo

adj

good

好吃

hǎochī

adj

tasty

hào

noun

date or number

verb

to drink

verb

and

noun

river

hēi

adj

black

黑板

hēibǎn

noun

blackboard

hěn

adj/adv

very

hóng

adj

red

后面

hòumiàn

prep

back

护照

hùzhào

noun

passport

huā

verb

to spend or to cost

花园

huāyuán

noun

garden

huà

verb

to draw or to paint

huài

adj

bad

欢迎

huānyíng

verb

to welcome

环境

huánjìng

noun

environment

huàn

verb

to exchange

huáng

adj

yellow

huí

verb

to be

回答

huídá

verb

to answer

huì

verb

can (to know how to)

会议

huìyì

noun

meeting

火车站

huǒchēzhàn

noun

train station

或者

huòzhě

verb

or

机场

jīchǎng

noun

airport

机会

jīhuì

noun

opportunity or chance

鸡蛋

jīdàn

noun

egg

adv

extremely

/

how many or how much

几乎

jīhū

adv

almost

记得

jìde

verb

to remember

季节

jìjié

noun

season

jiā

noun

home or family

检查

jiǎnchá

verb

to check

简单

jiǎndān

adj

simple

见面

jiànmiàn

verb

to cry

jiàn

counter

counter for tasks, clothes, furnitures etc.

健康

jiànkāng

adj

healthy

jiǎng

verb

to say or to speak

jiǎo

noun

1/10 of Chinese Yuan

jiǎo

noun

foot

jiào

verb

to call

jiāo

verb

to teach

教室

jiàoshì

noun

classroom

jiē

verb

to catch or to pick up

街道

jiēdào

noun

street

节目

jiémù

noun

program

节日

jiérì

noun

festival

结婚

jiéhūn

verb

to marry

结束

jiéshù

verb

to end

姐姐

jiějie

noun

elder sister

解决

jiějué

verb

to solve

介绍

jièshào

verb

to introduce

jiè

verb

to borrow or to lend

今天

jīntiān

noun

today

jìn

adj

near

jìn

verb

to be surnamed

经常

jīngcháng

adv

often

经过

jīngguò

verb

to pass

经理

jīnglǐ

noun

manager

jiǔ

noun

nine

jiǔ

adj

long (in time)

jiù

adj

old or used

jiǜ

adv

at once

举行

jǔxíng

verb

to hold (event)

句子

jùzi

noun

sentence

决定

juédìng

verb

to decide

觉得

juédé

verb

to feel or to think

咖啡

kāfēi

noun

coffee

kāi

verb

to drive or to open

开始

kāishǐ

verb

to begin

kàn

verb

to look, to read, to watch

看见

kànjiàn

verb

to look or to watch

考试

kǎoshì

noun

exam

可爱

Kě’ài

adj

cute

可能  

kěnéng

adv

maybe

可以

kěyǐ

verb

can (to be permitted to)

adj

thirsty

noun

quarter (time)

客人

kèren

noun

guest

noun

lesson

空调

kōngtiáo

noun

air conditioner

kǒu

noun

mouth

verb

to smile or to laugh

裤子

kùzi

noun

pants

kuài

counter

counter for money, rocks, chocolate etc.

kuài

adj

fast

快乐

kuàilè

adj

happy

筷子

kuàizi

noun

chopsticks

lái

verb

to come

lán

adj

blue

lǎo

adj

old (in age)

老师

lǎoshī

noun

teacher

le

particle

aspect particle

了解

liǎojiě

verb

to know well  

lèi

adj

tired

lěng

adj

cold

离 

verb

away from

离开

líkāi

verb

to leave

礼物

lǐwù

noun

gift

lǐ 

prep

inside

历史

lìshǐ

noun

history

liǎn

noun

face

练习

liànxí

verb

to practice

liǎng

noun

two

liàng

noun

for vehicles

邻居

línjū

noun

neighbor

líng

noun

zero

liù

number

six

lóu

noun

building or floor

noun

road

旅游

lǚyóu

verb

to travel

绿

adj

green

妈妈

māma

noun

mom

noun

horse

马上

mǎshàng

adv

immediately

ma

verb

question particle

mǎi

verb

to buy

mài

verb

to sell

màn

adj

slow

máng

adj

busy

māo

noun

cat

帽子

màozi

noun

hat or cap

méi

adv

not

没关系

méi guānxi

/

it’s all right

每  

měi

adv

every

妹妹

mèimei

noun

younger sister

mén

noun

door

noun

meter

米饭

mǐfàn 

noun

(cooked) rice

面包

miànbāo

noun

bread

面条

miàntiáo

noun

noodle

名字

míngzì

noun

name

明白

míngbai

verb

to understand

明天

míngtiān

noun

tomorrow

verb

to hold or to take

哪/哪儿

nǎ/nǎr

noun

which/where

那/那儿

nà/nàr

noun

that/there

奶奶

nǎinai

noun

grandma

男人

nánrén

noun

man

nán

prep

south

nán

adj

difficult

难过

nánguò

adj

sad

ne

verb

question particle

néng 

verb

can (to be able to)

pronoun

you (singular)

nián

noun

year

年级

niánjí

noun

grade

年轻

niánqīng

adj

young

niǎo

noun

bird

nín

noun

you (singular/honorific)

牛奶

niúnǎi

noun

milk

努力

nǔlì

adj

studious or hard working

女儿

nǚ’ér 

noun

daughter

女人

nǚrén

noun

woman

爬山

pá shān

verb

to climb mountain

盘子

pánzi

noun

plate

旁边

pángbiān

prep

side

pàng

adj

fat

跑步

pǎo bù

verb

to run

朋友

péngyǒu

noun

friend

啤酒

píjiǔ

noun

beer

piào

noun

ticket

漂亮

piàoliang

adj

pretty

苹果

píngguǒ

noun

apple

葡萄

pútáo

noun

grape

普通话

pǔtōnghuà

noun

(standard) Mandarin

number

seven

妻子

qīzi

noun

wife

其实

qíshí

adv

actually

其他

qítā

adj

other

奇怪

qíguài

adj

strange

verb

to ride

起床

qǐ chuáng

verb

to get up

qiān

counter

thousand

铅笔

qiānbǐ

noun

pencil

前面

qiánmiàn

prep

front

qián

noun

money

清楚

qīngchu

adj

clear

qíng

adj

sunny

qǐng  

adv

please…

qiū

noun

autumn

verb

to do

去年

qùnián

noun

last year

裙子

qúnzi

noun

skirt

然后

ránhòu

adv

then, afterwards

让 

ràng

verb

to let

adj

hot

热情

rèqíng

adj

enthusiastic

rén

noun

person or people

认识

rènshi 

verb

to know

认为

rènwéi

verb

to think or to consider

认真

rènzhēn

adj

serious or careful

noun

day

容易

róngyì

adj

easy

如果

rúguǒ

conj

if

sān

number

three

sǎn

noun

umbrella

商店

shāngdiàn

noun

shop

shàng

prep

on, above or last

上班

shàng bān

verb

to go to work

上网

shàngwǎng

verb

to get online

上午

shàngwǔ

noun

morning

shǎo

adj

few

shéi

noun

who

身体

shēntǐ

noun

body

什么

shénme 

pronoun

what

生病

shēng bìng

verb

to get sick

生气

shēngqì

verb

to get angry

生日

shēngrì

noun

birthday

声音

shēngyīn

noun

sound or voice

shí

noun

ten

时候

shíhou

noun

a certain point in time

时间

shíjiān

noun

a period of time

使

shǐ

verb

to make

世界

shìjiè

noun

world

事情 

shìqing

noun

matter

shì

verb

to be

手表

shǒubiǎo

noun

watch

手机

shǒujī

noun

mobile phone

shòu

adj

thin

shū

noun

book

叔叔

shūshu

noun

uncle

舒服

shūfu

adj

comfortable

shù

noun

tree

数学

shùxué

noun

math

刷牙

shuāyá

verb

to brush teeth

shuāng

counter

pair

shuǐ

noun

water

水果

shuǐguǒ

noun

fruit

水平

shuǐpíng

noun

level or standard

睡觉

shuìjiào

verb

to sleep

说话

shuōhuà 

verb

to speak

司机

sījī

noun

driver

number

four

sòng

verb

to give as a gift or to deliver

虽然

suīrán

conj

although

suì 

noun

year (of age)

所以

suǒyǐ

conj

so

pronoun

he or him

它  

pronoun

it

pronoun

she or her

tài

adv

too…

太阳

tàiyáng

noun

sun

táng

noun

candy or sugar

特别

tèbié

adj

special

téng

verb

to ache

踢足球

tī zúqiú

/

to play soccer

提高

tígāo

verb

to improve

noun

question (exam, exercise)

体育

tǐyù

noun

sports or physical education

天气

tiānqì

noun

weather

tián

adj

sweet

tiáo

noun

for long objects

跳舞

tiào wǔ

verb

to dance

tīng

verb

to see

同事

tóngshì

noun

colleague

同学

tóngxué

noun

schoolmate

同意

tóngyì

verb

to agree

头发

tóufa

noun

hair

突然

tūrán

adv

suddenly

图书馆

túshūguǎn

noun

library

tuǐ

noun

leg

wài

prep

outside

wán

verb

to finish

完成

wánchéng

verb

to complete or accomplish

wán

verb

to play

晚上

wǎnshàng

noun

evening

wǎn

noun

bowl

wàn

counter

ten thousand

忘记

wàngjì

verb

to forget

wèi

verb

for (sb/sth)

为了

wèile

verb

for (purpose)

为什么

wèi shénme

adv

why

wèi

counter

counter for people (formal)

wèi

/

hello? (on the phone)

文化

wénhuà

noun

culture

wèn

verb

to ask

问题

wèntí

noun

question

pronoun

I or me

我们

wǒmen

pronoun

we or me

number

five

西

prep

west

西瓜

xīguā

noun

watermelon

希望  

xīwàng

verb

to hope

习惯

xíguàn

noun

habit

verb

to wash

洗手间

xǐshǒujiān

noun

washroom

洗澡

xǐzǎo

verb

to bathe

喜欢

xǐhuan

verb

to like

xià

prep

under, below or next

下午

xiàwǔ

noun

afternoon

下雨

xià yǔ

verb

to rain

xià

noun

summer

xiān

adv

first

先生

xiānsheng

noun

Mr or sir

现在  

xiànzài

adv

now

相同

xiāngtóng

adj

same

相信

xiāngxìn

verb

to believe

香蕉

xiāngjiāo

noun

banana

xiǎng

verb

to live or to stay

向 

xiàng

verb

towards

xiàng

verb

as or like

xiǎo

adj

small

小姐

xiǎojiě

noun

Miss

小时 

xiǎoshí

noun

hour

小心

xiǎoxīn

verb

to be careful

校长

xiàozhǎng

noun

head of a school

xiào

verb

to listen

xiē

counter

some

xié

noun

shoe

xiě 

verb

to write

谢谢

xièxie

verb

thanks

xīn

adj

new

新闻

xīnwén

noun

news

新鲜

xīnxiān

adj

fresh

xìn

noun

letter

星期  

xīngqī

noun

week

行李箱

xínglǐxiāng

noun

suitcase

兴趣

xìngqù

noun

interest

xìng

verb

to be surnamed

熊猫

xióngmāo

noun

panda

休息

xiūxi

verb

to rest

需要

xūyào

verb

to need

选择

xuǎnzé

verb

to choose

学生

xuésheng 

noun

student

学习

xuéxí 

verb

to learn

学校

xuéxiào

noun

school

xuě

noun

snow

颜色

yánsè

noun

color

眼睛

yǎnjīng

noun

eye

眼镜

yǎnjìng

noun

glasses

羊肉

yángròu

noun

lamb or mutton

yào

noun

medicine

yào

verb

to want

要求

yāoqiú

verb

to require

爷爷

yéye

noun

grandpa

adv

also

number

one

一般

yìbān

adv

generally

一边

yìbiān

adv

at the same time

一定

yídìng

adv

definitely

一共

yígòng

adv

altogether

一会儿

yíhuìr

noun

a short while

一起  

yìqǐ

adv

together

一样

yíyàng

adj

same

一直

yìzhí

adv

constantly

衣服

yīfu

noun

clothes

医生

yīshēng

noun

doctor

医院

yīyuàn

noun

hospital

已经 

yǐjīng

adv

already

以后

yǐhòu

adv

after, later

以前

yǐqián

adv

before, ago

以为

yǐwéi

verb

to think (wrongly)

椅子

yǐzi

noun

chair

意思

yìsi

noun

meaning

因为

yīnwèi

verb

because

yīn

adj

cloudy

音乐

yīnyuè

noun

music

银行

yínháng

noun

bank

应该

yīnggāi

verb

should

影响

yǐngxiǎng

verb

to affect

yòng

verb

to use

游戏

yóuxì

noun

game

游泳

yóu yǒng

verb

to swim

yǒu

verb

to have

有名

yǒumíng

adj

famous

yòu

adv

again

右边

yòubiān

prep

right

noun

fish

遇到

yùdào

verb

to meet

yuán

noun

basic monetary unit of China

yuǎn

adj

far

愿意

yuànyì

verb

to be willing to

yuè

noun

month

月亮

yuèliang

noun

moon

yuè

adv

more

yún

noun

cloud

运动

yùndòng

verb

to do sports

再  

zài

adv

again

再见

zàijiàn

verb

goodbye

zài

verb

to be in

早上

zǎoshàng

noun

early morning

怎么

zěnme

adv

how

怎么样

zěnmeyàng 

/

how about

zhàn

verb

to stand

zhāng

counter

counter for flat objects (paper, face…)

zhǎng

verb

to grow

cháng

adj

long

丈夫

zhàngfu

noun

husband

zhǎo

verb

to find

照顾

zhàogù

verb

to look after

照片

zhàopiàn

noun

photo

照相机

zhàoxiàngjī

noun

camera

这/这儿

zhè/zhèr

noun

this/here

zhe

verb

aspect particle

着急

zháojí

verb

to worry

zhēn

adv

really

正在

zhèngzài

adv

indicating action in progress

知道

zhīdao

verb

to know

zhǐ

adv

only

中国

Zhōngguó

noun

China

中间

zhōngjiān

prep

middle

中午

zhōngwǔ

noun

noon

终于

zhōngyú

adv

finally

zhǒng

noun

type

重要

zhòngyào

adj

important

周末

zhōumò

noun

weekend

主要

zhǔyào

adj

main

zhù

verb

to live or to stay

注意

zhùyì

verb

to pay attention to

zhù

verb

to wish

准备.

zhǔnbèi

verb

to prepare

桌子

zhuōzi 

noun

table or desk

zì 

noun

character

字典

zìdiǎn

noun

dictionary

自己

zìjǐ

noun

oneself

自行车

zìxíngchē

noun

bike

总是

zǒngshì

adv

always

zǒu

verb

to walk

zuì

adv

most

最近

zuìjìn

noun

recent time

昨天

zuótiān

noun

yesterday

左边

zuǒbiān

prep

left

作业

zuòyè

noun

homework

作用

zuòyòng

noun

effect

zuò

verb

to sit

zuò

verb

to do

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Chambilo
Chambilo
2 years ago

Thanks in advance for the vocabulary. Would you please add more vovabulary concerning level 4, 5 & 6?

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1 year ago

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mr. zhong wen
mr. zhong wen
1 year ago

thanks for the vocab

Mina
Mina
9 months ago

^_^

llllose
llllose
1 month ago

some words have wrong translation, be careful