HSK 3 Vocabulary 600 Words Full List

Hey Chinese learners, to help you study Chinese and pass HSK successfully, we present you the full list of 300 words required to know to pass HSK 3.

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.

300 Words Required for HSK 3

Here we go…

Word

Pinyin

Role

English translation

阿姨 ā yí noun maid, aunt
a int ah
ǎi adjective short (in height)
爱好 ài hào noun hobby
安静 ān jìng adjective quiet
noun handle
bān verb to move
bān noun class
bàn noun half
办法 bàn fǎ noun method
办公室 bàn gōng shì noun office
帮忙 bāng máng verb to help
bāo noun bag
bǎo noun (adjective) full
报纸 bào zhǐ noun newspaper
北方 běi fāng noun north
bèi preposition by
鼻子 bí zi noun nose
比较 bǐ jiào verb to compare
比赛 bǐ sài noun match
必须 bì xū verb must
变化 biàn huà noun change
表示 biǎo shì verb to express
表演 biǎo yǎn verb to perform
别人 bié ren pronoun others
宾馆 bīng guǎn noun hotel
冰箱 bīng xiāng noun refrigerator
cái adverb just
菜单 cài dān noun menu
参加 cān jiā verb to attend
cǎo noun grass
céng noun story
chà adjective bad (quality)
超市 chāo shì noun supermarket
衬衫 chèn shān noun shirt
成绩 chéng jì noun score
城市 chéng shì noun city
迟到 chí dào verb to be late
出现 chū xiàn verb to appear
厨房 chú fáng noun kitchen
除了 chú le preposition except for
chūn noun spring
词语 cí yǔ noun word
聪明 cōng ming noun clever
打扫 dǎ sǎo verb to clean
打算 dǎ suàn noun plan
dài verb to bring
担心 dān xīn verb to worry
蛋糕 dàn gāo noun cake
当然 dāng rán adverb surely
dēng noun light
adjective low
地方 dì fāng adjective local
地铁 dì tiě noun subway
地图 dì tú noun map
电梯 diàn tī noun elevator
电子邮件 diàn zǐ yóu jiàn noun email
dōng noun east
dōng noun winter
dǒng verb to understand
动物 dòng wù noun animal
duǎn adjective short
duàn noun passage
锻炼 duàn liàn verb to work out
多么 duō me adverb how
而且 ér qiě conjunction moreover
耳朵 ěr duo noun ear
饿 è verb to be hungry
发烧 fā shāo noun fever
发现 fā xiàn verb to discover
方便 fāng biàn noun convenience
fàng verb to put
放心 fàng xīn verb to relax
fēn verb to divide
附近 fù jìn noun neighborhood
复习 fù xí verb to review
干净 gān jìng adjective clean
gǎn verb to dare
感冒 gǎn mào noun cold
刚才 gāng cái adverb just now
gēn verb to follow
根据 gēn jù noun basis
gèng adverb more
公园 gōng yuán noun park
故事 gù shi noun story
刮风 guā fēng verb to blow
guān verb to shut
关系 guān xì noun connection, relation
关心 guān xīn verb to concern
关于 guān yú preposition regarding
国家 guó jiā noun nation
果汁 guǒ zhī noun juice
过去 guò qu adjective past
还是 hái shì adjective still
害怕 hài pà verb to be scared
noun river
黑板 hēi bǎn noun blackboard
护照 hù zhào noun passport
huā noun flower
花园 huā yuán noun garden
huà noun painting
huài adjective bad
huán adverb to return
环境 huán jìng noun environment
huàn verb to change
huáng adjective yellow
会议 huì yì noun meeting
或者 huò zhě adverb or
几乎 jī hū adverb nearly
机会 jī huì noun chance
adjective extremely
记得 jì de verb to remember
季节 jì jié noun season
检查 jiǎn chá verb to examine
简单 jiǎn dān adjective simple
健康 jiàn kāng noun health
见面 jiàn miàn verb to meet
jiǎng verb to speak
jiāo verb to teach
jiǎo noun corner
jiǎo noun foot
jiē verb to connect
街道 jiē dào noun street
结婚 jié hūn verb to marry
节目 jié mù noun program
节日 jié rì noun festival
结束 jié shù verb to finish
解决 jiě jué verb to solve
jiè verb to borrow
经常 jīng cháng adverb often
经过 jīng guò verb to pass
经理 jīng lǐ noun manager
jiǔ adjective long (time)
jiù adjective old
举行 jǔ xíng verb to hold
句子 jù zi noun sentence
决定 jué dìng verb to decide
adjective thirsty
可爱 kě ‘ ài adjective lovely
verb to carve
客人 kè ren noun guest
空调 kōng tiáo noun air conditioning
kǒu noun mouth
verb to cry
裤子 kù zi noun trousers
kuài noun piece
筷子 kuài zi noun chopsticks
lán adjective blue
lǎo adjective old
离开 lí kāi verb to leave
礼物 lǐ wù noun gift
历史 lì shǐ noun history
liǎn noun face
练习 liàn xí verb to practice
liàng noun (measure word) measure word for cars
了解 liǎo jiě verb to know
邻居 lín jū noun neighbor
lóu noun building
绿 adjective green
noun horse
马上 mǎ shàng adverb at once
mài verb to sell
满意 mǎn yì adjective satisfied
帽子 mào zi noun hat
mén noun door
noun rice
面包 miàn bāo noun bread
面条 miàn tiáo noun noodle
明白 míng bai adjective clear
奶奶 nǎi nai noun grandmother
nán noun south
nàn adjective difficult
难过 nán guò verb to be sad
音乐 yīn yuè noun music
年级 nián jí noun grade
年轻 nián qīng noun youth
niǎo noun bird
努力 nǔ lì verb to put effort in
爬上 pá shàng verb to climb up
盘子 pán zi noun plate
pàng adjective fat
啤酒 pí jiǔ noun beer
葡萄 pú táo noun grape
普通话 pǔ tōng huà noun Mandarin
verb to ride
奇怪 qí guài adjective strange
其实 qí shí adverb actually
其他 qí tā adverb else, other
铅笔 qiān bǐ noun pencil
清楚 qīng chu adjective clear
qiū noun autumn
裙子 qún zi noun skirt
然后 rán hòu conjunction afterwards
热情 rè qíng noun enthusiasm
认真 rèn zhēn adjective serious
容易 róng yì adjective easy
如果 rú guǒ conjunction if
sǎn noun umbrella
上网 shàng wǎng noun (verb) to get online
生气 shēng qì verb to be angry
声音 shēng yīn noun voice
使 shǐ verb to make
世界 shì jiè noun world
手机 shǒu jī noun mobile phone
shòu adjective thin
舒服 shū fu adjective comfortable
叔叔 shū shu noun uncle
shù noun tree
数学 shù xué noun math
刷牙 shuā yá verb to brush teeth
shuāng noun pair
水平 shuǐ píng noun level
司机 sī jī noun driver
认为 rèn wéi verb to think
虽然 suī rán preposition despite
太阳 tài yáng noun sun
táng noun sugar
特别 tè bié adjective special
téng noun pain
提高 tí gāo verb to improve
体育 t ǐyù noun PE
同事 tóng shì noun colleague
头发 tóu fa noun hair
突然 tū rán adverb all of a sudden
图书馆 tú shū guǎn noun library
tuǐ noun leg
完成 wán chéng verb to finish
wǎn noun bowl
wàn noun ten thousand
忘记 wàng jì verb to forget
为了 wèi le preposition for
wèi preposition for
wèi noun (measure word) measure word for people
文化 wén huà noun culture
西 noun west
习惯 xí guàn noun custom
洗手间 xǐ shǒu jiān noun washroom
洗澡 xǐ zǎo verb to bathe
xià noun summer
xiān adverb first
香蕉 xiāng jiāo noun banana
相同 xiāng tóng noun (adjective) same
相信 xiāng xìn verb to believe
xiàng preposition as
小心 xiǎo xīn adjective to be careful
校长 xiào zhǎng noun head of a school
xié noun shoe
新闻 xīn wén noun news
新鲜 xīn xiān adjective fresh
xìn noun letter
行李箱 xíng lǐ xiāng noun suitcase
兴趣 xìng qù noun interest
熊猫 xióng māo noun panda
需要 xū yào verb to need
选择 xuǎn zé verb to choose
眼镜 yǎn jìng noun glasses
要求 yāo qiú verb to require
爷爷 yé ye noun grandfather
一定 yī dìng adverb definitely
一共 yī gòng adverb altogether
一会儿 yī huìr noun a short period of time
一样 yī yàng adjective same
以后 yǐ hòu adverb after
以前 yǐ qián adverb before
以为 yǐ wéi verb to think (wrongly)
一般 yī bān adjective general
一边 yì biān adverb at the same time
一直 yī zhí adverb constantly
银行 yín háng noun bank
应该 yīng gāi auxiliary should
影响 yǐng xiǎng noun affection
yòng verb to use
游戏 yóu xì noun game
有名 yǒu míng adjective famous
yòu conjunction again
遇到 yù dào verb to meet
愿意 yuàn yì auxiliary would like to
yuè verb to get over
月亮 yuè liang noun moon
yún noun cloud
zhàn verb to stand
zhǎng verb to grow
着急 zháo jí verb to worry
照顾 zhào gù verb to look after
照片 zhào piàn noun photo
照相机 zhào xiàng jī noun camera
zhǐ adverb only
中间 zhōng jiān noun middle
终于 zhōng yú adverb finally
zhòng noun kind
重要 zhòng yào adjective important
周末 zhōu mò noun weekend
主要 zhǔ yào adverb mainly
zhù verb to wish
注意 zhù yì noun attention
字典 zì diǎn noun dictionary
自己 zì jǐ noun oneself
总是 zǒng shì adverb always
最近 zuì jìn adverb recently
作业 zuò yè noun homework
作用 zuò yòng noun action
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