HSK3 Vocabulary List (300 Total)

Here’s a list of the 300 words you need to know for HSK 3. You can copy/paste them into your favorite flashcard program.

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bān to carry
面包 miànbāo bread
a “a”(exclamation)
周末 zhōumò weekend
打算 dǎsuàn plan
gēn with
复习 fùxí to review
作业 zuòyè homework
着急 zháojí anxious
一直 yìzhí all the time
游戏 yóuxì game
nán south
dài to bring
地图 dìtú map
téng to feel pain
shòu skinny
pàng fat
to grab, to take
容易 róngyì easy
nán difficult
measure word for things with handles
sǎn umbrella
jiǎo foot
tuǐ leg
shù tree
liàng measure word for cars
其实 qíshí actually, in fact
lóu building
经理 jīnglǐ manager
办公室 bàngōngshì office
爬山 páshān to hike a mountain
tiáo measure word for things that are long and soft
裤子 kùzi pants
记得 jìde to remember
新鲜 xīnxiān fresh
舒服 shūfu comfortable
还是 háishi or
或者 huòzhě or
衬衫 chènshān shirt
huā flower
tián sweet
绿 green
小心 xiǎoxīn careful
zhǐ only, solely
fàng to put
超市 chāoshì supermarket
蛋糕 dàngāo cake
年级 niánjí grade
饿 è hungry
年轻 niánqīng young
认真 rènzhēn serious
聪明 cōngming smart
热情 rèqíng warm, enthusiastic
努力 nǔlì hard-working
yòu and
照片 zhàopiàn photo
比赛 bǐsài competition
总是 zǒngshì always
zhàn to stand
客人 kèrén customer
cǎo grass
裙子 qúnzi skirt
发烧 fāshāo to have a fever
感冒 gǎnmào to catch a cold
季节 jìjié season
当然 dāngrán of course
wèi for
照顾 zhàogu take care of
最近 zuìjìn these days
yòng need
yuè more
眼镜 yǎnjìng glasses
帮忙 bāngmáng to help
离开 líkāi to leave
突然 tūrán suddenly
明白 míngbai clear
清楚 qīngchu clear
特别 tèbié especially
jiǎng to explain
公园 gōngyuán park
锻炼 duànliàn to exercise
音乐 yīnyuè music
刚才 gāngcái just now
gèng more
银行 yínháng bank
迟到 chídào to be late
jiǔ long time
bàn half
quarter hour
chà to fall short of
结婚 jiéhūn to get married
同事 tóngshì colleague
jiē to pick up (a person)
以前 yǐqián before, ago
熊猫 xióngmāo panda
lǎo old (age)
安静 ānjìng quiet
满意 mǎnyì to be satisfied
见面 jiànmiàn to meet
马上 mǎshàng immediately
一会儿 yíhuìr moment
yòu again
电梯 diàntī elevator
céng measure word – level
洗手间 xǐshǒujiān bathroom
健康 jiànkāng healthy
害怕 hàipà to be afraid
变化 biànhuà change
重要 zhòngyào important
几乎 jīhū almost
bān class
一样 yíyàng same, as… as…
放心 fàngxīn to rest assured
一定 yídìng definitely
担心 dānxīn to worry
比较 bǐjiào fairly, comparatively
了解 liǎojiě to be familar with
xiān first
中间 zhōngjiān in the middle
参加 cānjiā to participate
影响 yǐngxiǎng influence
ǎi short
历史 lìshǐ history
体育 tǐyù PE, sports
数学 shùxué maths
方便 fāngbiàn convenient
附近 fùjìn nearby
to ride
jiù old
huàn to exchange
地方 dìfang place
主要 zhǔyào main
环境 huánjìng environment
图书馆 túshūguǎn library
jiè to borrow, to lend
会议 huìyì a meeting, conference
结束 jiéshù to end, to finish
guān to turn off, to close
dēng light, lamp
空调 kōngtiáo air conditioner
忘记 wàngjì to forget
地铁 dìtiě subway, metro
啤酒 píjiǔ beer
kǒu measure word – a mouthful
筷子 kuàizi chopsticks
shuāng measure word – a pair of
电子邮件 diànzǐyóujiàn email
习惯 xíguàn habit, to be used to
太阳 tàiyang the sun
西 west
自己 zìjǐ oneself
护照 hùzhào passport
发现 fāxiàn to discover
生气 shēngqì angry
黑板 hēibǎn blackboard
行李箱 xínglixiāng luggage
bāo bag
司机 sījī driver
huà to draw, to paint
jiāo to teach
需要 xūyào to need
礼物 lǐwù gift, present
奶奶 nǎinai grandmother
爷爷 yéye grandfather
校长 xiàozhǎng school principal, headmaster
过去 guòqù the past
终于 zhōngyú finally
huài broken
遇到 yùdào to encounter, to run into
一般 yíbàn in general, usual
应该 yīnggāi should
愿意 yuànyì be willing to
经常 jīngcháng often
一边 yìbian adv. indicating two actions taking place at the same time
冰箱 bīngxiāng refrigerator
干净 gānjìng clean
打扫 dǎsǎo to clean, to sweep
洗澡 xǐzǎo to take a shower or bath
叔叔 shūshu uncle
阿姨 āyí aunt
节目 jiémù program (TV, performance)
故事 gùshì story
月亮 yuèliang the moon
盘子 pánzi plate
xiàng to be like
刮风 guā fēng to be windy
声音 shēngyīn sound, voice
香蕉 xiāngjiāo banana
菜单 càidān menu
简单 jiǎndān simple
然后 ránhòu then, afterwards
街道 jiēdào street
上网 shàngwǎng to get online
新闻 xīnwén news
世界 shìjiè world
文化 wénhuà culture
节日 jiérì festival
其他 qítā the rest, others
除了 chúle except, other than
水平 shuǐpíng level, standard
提高 tí gāo to improve
练习 liànxí exercise
完成 wán chéng to complete
句子 jùzi sentence
要求 yāoqiú requirement
注意 zhù yì to pay attention to
huā to spend
城市 chéngshì city
帽子 màozi hat, cap
检查 jiǎnchá to check, to examine
别人 biéren other people
关系 guānxì relationship
如果 rúguǒ if, in case
鼻子 bízi nose
头发 tóufa hair
可爱 kě’ài lovely, adorable
认为 rènwéi to think, to believe
刷牙 shuā yá to brush the teeth
metre
邻居 línjū neighbour
bǎo full, having
eaten one’s fill
kǒu mouth
thirsty
爱好 àihào hobby, interest
办法 bànfǎ way, approach
为了 wèile for the sake of
一共 yígòng in total
决定 juédìng to decide
选择 xuǎnzé to choose
必须 bìxū must
根据 gēnjù according to,
based on
动物 dòngwù animal
zhī measure word used for animals and body parts
zhǒng kind, type
duàn measure word used for sections or periods
同意 tóngyì to agree
相信 xiāngxìn to believe
奇怪 qíguài strange, odd
de particle: adverb + de + verb
国家 guójiā country, nation
有名 yǒumíng famous
机会 jīhuì opportunity
wàn 10,000
关于 guānyú about, regarding
horse
niǎo bird
耳朵 ěrduo ear
liǎn face
lán blue
to cry
duǎn short
wèi respectful measure word for people
经过 jīngguò to pass
wǎn bowl
照相机 zhàoxiàngjī camera
解决 jiějué to solve
关心 guānxīn to care for, to be interested in
bèi preposition for passive voice
成绩 chéngjì grade (academic performance)
fēn to distinguish
dōng east
多么 duōme very, to a great extent
难过 nánguò sad
北方 běifāng Northern direction
表示 biǎoshì to express, to indicate
表演 biǎoyǎn to perform
cái just
出现 chūxiàn to appear
厨房 chúfáng kitchen
chūn spring
词语 cíyǔ word
low
dōng winter
而且 érqiě furthermore
gǎn to dare, to have the courage to
果汁 guǒzhī fruit juice
hái and, yet
river
花园 huāyuán garden
huáng yellow
extreme
jiǎo corner
举行 jǔxíng to hold a meeting/ceremony
面条 miàntiáo noodle
葡萄 pútao grape
普通话 pǔtōnghuà Mandarin
qiū autumn
虽然 suīrán although
táng sugar
相同 xiāngtóng same
xié shoe
xìn letter, to belive
兴趣 xìngqù interest
以后 yǐhòu afterwards
以为 yǐwéi to be under the (false) impression that…
yún cloud
cháng long
zhù to wish (someone good health, etc)
字典 zìdiǎn dictionary
作用 zuòyòng effect

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