HSK 2Vocabulary List and Free Quiz Sheets

Contents: This page is for essential info about the HSK 2 and has a downloadable Excel sheet with the complete and new HSK 2 vocabulary. It also includes 3 quiz sheets to help you practice.

  1. HSK 2 Introduction
  2. How Long to Study for the HSK 2 Test?
  3. HSK 2 Vocabulary List
  4. Downloadable HSK 2 Vocab List + Quiz Sheets

1. Intro to the HSK 2 Test

The HSK 2 is the second level of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or Chinese Proficiency Test. It doubles the 150 words of the HSK 1 with a total of 300 words. While still equivalent to a relatively low level of proficiency, preparing for the HSK 2 will allow you to get by in simple conversations and daily tasks.

Like the HSK 1, the HSK 2 does not include a writing part. In other words, you’ll only have to do reading and listening on the test. Like all HSK exams, each section has 100 points. Also like the HSK 1, you will be given the Pinyin along with the Chinese characters.

As the second of six tests, the HSK 2 is designed for simple, direct communication. It corresponds to A1, or some claim A2, proficiency per the CEFR. This level can be considered a bridge from the Chinese beginner stage to intermediate.

To study the HSK 1 vocabulary, click here.

2. How Long to Study for the Test?

The HSK 2 list has 300 words and 347 total characters. As a guideline, a Chinese student who studied for two semesters should be able to pass this test.

Note that this level also includes more complex grammar than the HSK 1. The estimated study time is 150 to 300 hours.

3. HSK 2 Vocabulary Full List

Below are the HSK 2 Vocabulary “New Words” List. You can find the full list at the bottom of the page.

 

A B C
1 Chinese Pinyin English
2 nín you
3 it
4 大家 dàjiā everyone
5 měi every
6 为什么 wèishénme why
7 liǎng two
8 bǎi hundred
9 qiān thousand
10 第一 dìyī first
11 number
12 公斤 gōngjīn kilogram
13 yuán yuan
14 jiàn piece
15 zhāng sheet
16 bié other
17 非常 fēicháng very
18 likewise
19 hái repay
20 zuì most
21 zhēn real
22 正在 zhèngzài be being
23 已经 yǐjīng already
24 一起 yìqǐ together
25 zài again
26 jiǜ at once
27 因为 yīnwèi because
28 所以 suǒyǐ so
29 但是 dànshì but
30 cóng from
31 duì right
32 this
33 xiàng towards
34 leave
35 de
36 zhe
37 guo
38 ba
39 饭馆 fàn guǎn restaunt
40 机场 jīchǎng airport
41 教室 jiàoshì classroom
42 房间 fángjiān room
43 road
44 左边 zuǒbiān left
45 右边 yòubiān right
46 wài out
47 旁边 pángbiān side
48 早上 zǎoshàng morning
49 晚上 wǎnshàng night
50 小时 xiǎoshí hour
51 时间 shíjiān time
52 去年 qùnián last year
53 hào number
54 生日 shēngrì birthday
55 哥哥 gēge brother
56 姐姐 jiějie sister
57 弟弟 dìdi younger brother
58 妹妹 mèimei sis
59 丈夫 zhàngfu husband
60 妻子 qīzi wife
61 孩子 háizi child
62 男人 nánrén man
63 女人 nǚrén woman
64 服务员 fúwùyuán waiter
65 fish
66 羊肉 yángròu mutton
67 牛奶 niúnǎi milk
68 鸡蛋 jīdàn egg
69 西瓜 xīguā watermelon
70 咖啡 kāfēi coffee
71 自行车 zìxíngchē bike
72 chuán boat
73 xué snow
74 yào medicine
75 手机 shǒujī phone
76 手表 shǒubiǎo watch
77 眼睛 yǎnjīng eye
78 身体 shēntǐ body
79 公共汽车 gōnggòngqìchē bus
80 报纸 bàozhǐ newspaper
81 汉语 hànyǔ Chinese
82 桌子 zhuōōzi desk
83 mén door
84 topic
85 lesson
86 xìng surname
87 问题 wèntí question
88 事情 shìqing matter
89 考试 kǎoshì exam
90 piào ticket
91 意思 yìsi meaning
92 颜色 yánsè color
93 欢迎 huānyíng welcome
94 wèn ask
95 zǒu walk
96 jìn enter
97 chū come
98 跑步 pǎobù run
99 dào arrive
100 穿 chuān wear
101 wash
102 gěi give
103 zhǎo find
104 dǒng understand
105 xiào smile
106 回答 huídá answer
107 告诉 gàosù tell
108 准备 zhǔnbèi prepare
109 开始 kāishǐ begin
110 介绍 jièshào introduce
111 帮助 bāngzhù help
112 wán play
113 sòng present
114 děng wait
115 ràng let
116 起床 qǐchuáng get up
117 唱歌 chànggē sing
118 跳舞 tiàowǔ dance
119 旅游 lǚyóu travel
120 上班 shàngbān be on duty
121 生病 shēngbìng fall ill
122 休息 xiūxi rest
123 运动 yùndòng exercise
124 游泳 yóuyǒng swim
125 踢足球 tīzúqiú play football
126 打篮球 dǎlánqiú play basketball
127 wán finish
128 觉得 juédé think
129 知道 zhīdào know
130 希望 xīwàng hope
131 可以 kěyǐ can
132 yào ask for
133 可能 kěnéng may
134 gāo tall
135 hóng red
136 bái white
137 hēi black
138 máng busy
139 kuài fast
140 màn slow
141 yuǎn far
142 jìn close
143 好吃 hǎochī delicious
144 lèi tire
145 cháng long
146 xīn new
147 guì expensive
148 便宜 piányi cheap
149 qíng fine
150 yīn cloudy
151 cuò wrong
152 快乐 kuàilè happy

4. Downloadable Vocabulary List + Quiz Sheets

You can download the Excel file of the complete HSK 2 list and randomized-order quiz sheets below. Quiz 1 is Chinese-to-Pinyin/English, Quiz 2 is Pinyin-to-Chinese/English, and Quiz 3 is English-to-Pinyin/Chinese.


HSK 2 Full Vocab


HSK 2, Quiz 1


HSK 2, Quiz 2


HSK 2, Quiz 3