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HSK1 Chinese (simp.) with pinyin

HSK1 Chinese (simp.) with pinyin

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HSK1 Chinese word list with characters and pinyin to english

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  • 爱 ai4

    to love; affection; to be fond of; to like

  • 八 ba1

    eight; 8

  • 爸爸 ba4 ba5

    (informal) father; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

  • 杯子 bei1 zi5

    cup; glass; CL:個|个[ge4],支[zhi1],枝[zhi1]

  • 北京 Bei3 jing1

    Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China; Peking; PRC government

  • 本 ben3

    roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; classifier for books, periodicals, files etc; originally

  • 不 bu4

    (negative prefix); not; no

  • 不客气 bu4 ke4 qi5

    you're welcome; impolite; rude; blunt; don't mention it

  • 菜 cai4

    dish (type of food); vegetables; vegetable; cuisine; CL:盤|盘[pan2],道[dao4]

  • 茶 cha2

    tea; tea plant; CL:杯[bei1],壺|壶[hu2]

  • 吃 chi1

    to eat; to have one's meal; to eradicate; to destroy; to absorb; to suffer; to exhaust

  • 出租车 chu1 zu1 che1


  • 打电话 da3 dian4 hua4

    to make a telephone call

  • 大 da4

    big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; oldest; eldest

  • 的 de5

    of; structural particle: used before a noun, linking it to preceding possessive or descriptive attributive

  • 点 dian3

    drop (of liquid); stain; spot; ; decimal point; point;

  • 电脑 dian4 nao3

    computer; CL:臺|台[tai2]

  • 电视 dian4 shi4

    television; TV; CL:臺|台[tai2],個|个[ge4]

  • 电影 dian4 ying3

    movie; film; CL:部[bu4],片[pian4],幕[mu4],場|场[chang3]

  • 东西 dong1 xi5

    thing; stuff; person; CL:個|个[ge4],件[jian4]

  • 都 dou1

    all, both; entirely (due to) each; even; already

  • 读 du2

    to read; to study; reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音[pin1 yin1]

  • 对不起 dui4 bu5 qi3

    unworthy; to let down; I'm sorry; excuse me; pardon me; if you please; sorry? (please repeat)

  • 多 duo1

    many; much; a lot of; numerous; multi-

  • 多少 duo1 shao3

    number; amount; somewhat

  • 儿子 er2 zi5


  • 二 er4

    two; 2; stupid (Beijing dialect)

  • 饭馆 fan4 guan3

    restaurant; CL:家[jia1]

  • 飞机 fei1 ji1

    airplane; CL: 架[jia4]

  • 分钟 fen1 zhong1


  • 高兴 gao1 xing4

    happy; glad; willing (to do sth); in a cheerful mood

  • 个 ge4

    individual; this; that; size; classifier for people or objects in general

  • 工作 gong1 zuo4

    job; work; construction; task; CL:個|个[ge4],份[fen4],項|项[xiang4]

  • 狗 gou3

    dog; CL:隻|只[zhi1],條|条[tiao2]

  • 汉语 Han4 yu3

    Chinese language; CL:門|门[men2]

  • 好 hao3

    good; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness)

  • 喝 he1

    to drink; to shout (a command); My goodness!

  • 和 he2

    and; together with; with; sum; union; peace; harmony; surname He; Japanese related; Taiwan pr. han4

  • 很 hen3

    (adverb of degree); quite; very; awfully

  • 后面 hou4 mian5

    rear; back; behind; later; afterwards

  • 回 hui2

    to circle; to go back; to turn around; to answer; to return; to revolve;

  • 会 hui4

    can; be possible; be able to; will; be likely to; be sure to; to assemble; to meet; to gather; to see; union; group; association; CL:個|个[ge4]; a moment (Taiwan pr. for this sense is hui3)

  • 火车站 huo3 che1 zhan4

    train station

  • 几 ji3

    how much; how many; several; a few

  • 家 jia1

    home; family; noun suffix for specialists in some activity such as musician or revolutionary, corresponds to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; surname Jia; CL:個|个[ge4]

  • 叫 jiao4

    to shout; to call; to order; to ask; to be called; by (indicates agent in the passive mood)

  • 今天 jin1 tian1

    today; at the present; now

  • 九 jiu3

    nine; 9

  • 开 kai1

    to open; to start; to turn on; to boil; to write out to operate (vehicle);

  • 看 kan1

    to look after; to take care of; to watch; to guard

  • 看见 kan4 jian4

    to see; to catch sight of

  • 块 kuai4

    lump (of earth); chunk; piece; classifier for pieces of cloth, cake, soap etc; colloquial word for yuan

  • 来 lai2

    to come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next

  • 老师 lao3 shi1

    teacher; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

  • 了 le5

    (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)

  • 冷 leng3


  • 里 li3

    lining; interior; inside; internal; also written 裡|里 [li3]

  • 零 ling2

    zero; nought;

  • 六 liu4

    six; 6

  • 妈妈 ma1 ma5

    mama; mommy; mother; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

  • 吗 ma5

    (question tag)

  • 买 mai3

    to buy; to purchase

  • 猫 mao1

    cat; CL:隻|只[zhi1]

  • 没 mei2

    (negative prefix for verbs); have not; not

  • 没关系 mei2 guan1 xi5

    it doesn't matter

  • 米饭 mi3 fan4

    (cooked) rice

  • 明天 ming2 tian1


  • 名字 ming2 zi5

    name (of a person or thing); CL:個|个[ge4]

  • 哪 na3

    how; which

  • 哪儿 na3 r5

    where?; wherever; anywhere

  • 那 na4

    that; those; then (in that case); commonly pr. nei4 before a classifier, esp. in Beijing

  • 那儿 na4 r5


  • 呢 ne5

    (question particle for subjects already mentioned)

  • 能 neng2

    to be able to; to be capable of; ability; capability; able; capable; can possibly; (usually used in the negative) to have the possibility of

  • 你 ni3

    you (informal, as opposed to polite 您[nin2])

  • 年 nian2

    year; CL:個|个[ge4]

  • 女儿 nv3 er2


  • 朋友 peng2 you5

    friend; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

  • 漂亮 piao4 liang5

    pretty; beautiful

  • 苹果 ping2 guo3

    apple; CL:個|个[ge4],顆|颗[ke1]

  • 七 qi1

    seven; 7

  • 钱 qian2

    coin; money; CL:筆|笔[bi3]

  • 前面 qian2 mian4

    ahead; in front; preceding; above

  • 请 qing3

    to ask; to invite; please (do sth); to treat (to a meal etc); to request

  • 去 qu4

    to go; to go to (a place)

  • 热 re4

    heat; to heat up; fervent; hot (of weather); warm up

  • 人 ren2

    man; person; people; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

  • 认识 ren4 shi5

    to know; to recognize; to be familiar with; acquainted with sth; knowledge; understanding; awareness; cognition

  • 日 ri4

    sun; day; date, day of the month; abbr. for 日本|日本 Japan

  • 三 san1

    three; 3

  • 商店 shang1 dian4

    store; shop; CL:家[jia1],個|个[ge4]

  • 上 shang4

    on; on top; upon; first (of multiple parts); previous; last; upper; higher; above; to climb; to go into; to go up; to attend (class or university)

  • 上午 shang4 wu3

    morning; CL:個|个[ge4]

  • 少 shao3

    few; little; lack

  • 谁 shei2

    who; also pronounced shui2

  • 什么 shen2 me5

    what?; who?; something; anything

  • 十 shi2

    ten; 10

  • 时候 shi2 hou5

    time; length of time; moment; period

  • 是 shi4

    is; are; am; yes; to be

  • 书 shu1

    book; letter; CL:本[ben3],冊|册[ce4],部[bu4

  • 水 shui3

    water; river; liquid; beverage; additional charges or income; (of clothes) classifier for number of washes

  • 水果 shui3 guo3

    fruit; CL:個|个[ge4]

  • 睡觉 shui4 jiao4

    to go to bed; to go to sleep

  • 说话 shuo1 hua4

    to speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word

  • 四 si4

    four; 4

  • 岁 sui4

    classifier for years (of age); year; year (of crop harvests)

  • 他 ta1

    he or him;

  • 她 ta1


  • 太 tai4

    highest; greatest; too (much); very; extremely

  • 天气 tian1 qi4


  • 听 ting1

    to listen; to hear; to obey; a can (loanword from English "tin"); classifier for canned beverages

  • 同学 tong2 xue2

    (fellow) classmate; CL:位[wei4],個|个[ge4]

  • 喂 wei4

    hello (interj., esp. on telephone); hey; to feed (sb or some animal)

  • 我 wo3

    I; me; my

  • 我们 wo3 men5

    we; us; ourselves; our

  • 五 wu3

    five; 5

  • 喜欢 xi3 huan5

    to like; to be fond of

  • 下 xia4

    down; downwards; below; lower; later; next (week etc); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down

  • 下午 xia4 wu3

    afternoon; p.m.; CL:個|个[ge4]

  • 下雨 xia4 yu3

    to rain; rainy

  • 先生 xian1 sheng5

    teacher; Mister (Mr.); husband; doctor (topolect); CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

  • 现在 xian4 zai4

    now; at present; at the moment; modern; current; nowadays

  • 想 xiang3

    to think; to believe; to suppose; to wish; to want; to miss

  • 小 xiao3

    small; tiny; few; young

  • 小姐 xiao3 jie5

    young lady; miss; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

  • 些 xie1

    some; few; several; (a measure word)

  • 写 xie3

    to write

  • 谢谢 xie4 xie5

    to thank; thanks

  • 星期 xing1 qi1

    week; CL:個|个[ge4]

  • 学生 xue2 sheng5

    student; school child

  • 学习 xue2 xi2

    to learn; to study

  • 学校 xue2 xiao4

    school; CL:所[suo3]

  • 一 yi1

    one; 1; single;

  • 衣服 yi1 fu5

    clothes; CL:件[jian4],套[tao4]

  • 医生 yi1 sheng1

    doctor; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]

  • 医院 yi1 yuan4

    hospital; CL:所[suo3],家[jia1],座[zuo4]

  • 椅子 yi3 zi5

    chair; CL:把[ba3],套[tao4]

  • 有 you3

    to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be

  • 月 yue4

    moon; month; CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2]

  • 在 zai4

    (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)

  • 再见 zai4 jian4

    goodbye; see you again later

  • 怎么 zen3 me5

    how?; what?; why?

  • 怎么样 zen3 me5 yang4

    how?; how about?; how was it?; how are things?

  • 这 zhe4

    this; these; (commonly pr. zhei4 before a classifier, esp. in Beijing)

  • 这儿 zhe4 r5


  • 中国 Zhong1 guo2

    China; Middle Kingdom

  • 中午 zhong1 wu3

    noon; midday; CL:個|个[ge4]

  • 住 zhu4

    to live; to dwell; to stay; to reside; to stop

  • 桌子 zhuo1 zi5

    table; desk; CL:張|张[zhang1],套[tao4]

  • 字 zi4

    letter; symbol; character; word; CL:個|个[ge4]; courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China

  • 昨天 zuo2 tian1


  • 做 zuo4

    to do; to make; to produce; to write; to compose; to act as; to engage in; to hold (a party); to be; to become;

  • 坐 zuo4

    to sit; to take a seat; to take (a bus, airplane etc); to bear fruit; surname Zuo