Contents: This article will share important info about the HSK 3 and includes an Excel sheet with the full HSK 3 vocabulary. There are also 3 quiz sheets so you can test yourself. 

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

1. Intro to the HSK 3 Test

You’ve made it! You’re not a Chinese beginner anymore and are ready to tackle the intermediate stage of your Mandarin journey. As you might know by now, the HSK 3 is the third level of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or Chinese Proficiency Test. It includes 600 words in total that should cover most of your everyday needs while in China. 

This level of the Chinese Proficiency Test is the first to include a writing part. That means you’ll have to be comfortable either writing a small number of Chinese characters by hand (if doing a paper test), or inputing them on a computer. 

As the third of six tests, the HSK 3 isn’t that difficult, but does require one new skill: writing. Most Chinese learners skip on doing the first two tests, as many people consider the HSK 3 to be the first level to really attest your hard work in studying Chinese. 

Click here to review the HSK 2 test vocabulary

2. How Long to Study for the Test?

The HSK 3 list has 600 words, including 300 new ones. It is corresponds to three semesters of Chinese in university and has an estimated study time of 300 to 600 hours. 

While some people might find the writing section intimidating, note that its duration is only 15 minutes. That’s about half the time required for the other sections.  

3. HSK 3 Vocabulary Full List

Below is the new words HSK 3 Vocabulary List. You can find and download the full list at the bottom of this article. 

ABC
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ChinesePinyinEnglish
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阿姨āyíaunt
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aah
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ǎishort
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爱好àihàohobby
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安静ānjìngquiet
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hold
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bānclass
9
bānturn; pull
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bànhalf
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办法bànfǎway
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办公室bàngōngshìoffice
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帮忙bāngmánghelp
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bāopackage
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bǎofull
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北方běifāngnorth
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bèicover
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鼻子bízinose
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than
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比较bǐjiàocompare
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比赛bǐsàicompetition
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必须bìxūmust
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变化biànhuàchange
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表示biǎoshìexpress
25
表演biǎoyǎnperform
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别人biérenother people
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宾馆bīnguǎnhotel
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冰箱bīngxiāngrefrigerator
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cáijust
30
菜单càidānmenu
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参加cānjiāparticipate in
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cǎograss
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cénglayer
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chàdifference
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超市chāoshìsupermarket
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衬衫chènshānshirt
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成绩chéngjìachievement
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城市chéngshìcity
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迟到chídàolate
40
出现chūxiànappear
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厨房chúfángkitchen
42
除了chúleexcept
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chūnspring
44
词语cíyǔterms
45
聪明cōngmingclever
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打扫dǎsǎoclean
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打算dǎsuànplan
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dàibelt
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担心dānxīnworry
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蛋糕dàngāocake
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当然dāngránof course
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de
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dēnglamp
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low
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地方dìfanglocal
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地铁dìtiěmetro
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地图dìtúmap
58
电梯diàntīelevator
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电子邮件diànzǐyóujiànemail
60
dōngeast
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dōngwinter
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动物dòngwùanimal
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duǎnshort
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duànparagraph
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锻炼duànliànphysical exercise
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多么duōmewhat
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饿èhungry
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而且érqiěand
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耳朵ěrduoears
70
发烧fāshāohave a fever
71
发现fāxiànfind
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方便fāngbiànconvenient
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fàngdischarge
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放心fàngxīndon’t worry
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fēnbranch
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附近fùjìnnearby
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复习fùxíreview
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干净gānjìngclean
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gǎndare
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感冒gǎnmàoget a cold
81
刚才gāngcáijust
82
gēnwith
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根据gēnjùaccording to
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gèngmore
85
公司gōngsīcompany
86
公园gōngyuánpark
87
故事gùshistory
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刮风guāfēngwindy
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guānshut
90
关系guānxìrelationship
91
关心guānxīncare for
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关于guānyúabout
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国家guójiācountry
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果汁guǒzhīfruit juice
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过去guòqùpast times
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还是háishìstill
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害怕hàipàFear
98
river
99
黑板hēibǎnblackboard
100
护照hùzhàopassport
101
花 (动)huāflower (move)
102
花园huāyuángarden
103
huàpainting
104
huàibad
105
huánstill
106
环境huánjìngenvironment
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huànchange
108
huángyellow
109
会议huìyìmeeting
110
或者huòzhěperhaps
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几乎jīhūalmost
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机会jīhuìopportunity
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extremely
114
记得jìderemember
115
季节jìjiéseason
116
检查jiǎncháinspect
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简单jiǎndānsimple
118
健康jiànkānghealthy
119
见面jiànmiànmeet
120
jiǎngspeak
121
jiāoteach
122
jiǎohorn
123
jiǎofoot
124
jiēmeet
125
街道jiēdàostreet
126
结婚jiéhūnmarry
127
结束jiéshùend
128
节目jiémùprogram
129
节日jiérìfestival
130
解决jiějuésolve
131
jièborrow
132
经常jīngchángoften
133
经过jīngguòafter
134
经理jīnglǐmanager
135
jiǔlong
136
jiùused
137
举行jǔxínghold
138
句子jùzisentence
139
决定juédìngdecision
140
thirsty
141
可爱kě’àilovely
142
moment
143
客人kèrénguest
144
空调kōngtiáoair conditioner
145
kǒumouth
146
cry
147
裤子kùzitrousers
148
筷子kuàizichopsticks
149
lánblue
150
lǎoold
151
离开líkāileave
152
礼物lǐwùgift
153
历史lìshǐhistory
154
liǎnface
155
练习liànxípractice
156
liàngcar
157
了解liǎojiěunderstand
158
邻居línjūneighbor
159
lóufloor
160
绿green
161
horse
162
马上mǎshàngsoon; right off
163
màisell
164
满意mǎnyìsatisfied
165
帽子màozihat
166
rice
167
面包miànbāobread
168
面条miàntiáonoodle
169
明白míngbaiclear
170
take
171
哪 (哪儿)nǎ(nǎr)which (where)
172
那 (那儿)nà(nàr)that (there)
173
奶奶nǎinaigrandma
174
nánsouth
175
nándisaster; blame
176
难过nánguòto feel sorry
177
年级niánjígrade
178
年轻niánqīngyoung
179
niǎobird
180
努力nǔlì
strive, hard working
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爬山páshān
mountain climbing
182
盘子pánziplate
183
pàngfat
184
啤酒píjiǔbeer
185
葡萄pútaogrape
186
普通话pǔtōnghuàMandarin
187
其实qíshíactually
188
其他qítāother
189
ride
190
奇怪qíguàistrange
191
铅笔qiānbǐpencil
192
清楚qīngchuclear
193
qiūautumn
194
裙子qúnziskirt
195
然后ránhòuthen
196
热情rèqíngenthusiasm
197
认为rènwéithink
198
认真rènzhēnearnest
199
容易róngyìeasily
200
如果rúguǒif
201
sǎnumbrella
202
上网shàngwǎngsurf the Internet
203
生气shēngqìget angry
204
声音shēngyīnvoice
205
使shǐsend
206
世界shìjièworld
207
shòuthin
208
舒服shūfucomfortable
209
叔叔shūshuuncle
210
shùtree
211
数学shùxuémathematics
212
刷牙shuāyá
brush one’s teeth
213
shuāngdouble
214
水果shuǐguǒfruit
215
水平shuǐpínglevel
216
司机sījīdriver
217
虽然suīránalthough
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太阳tàiyángsunlight
219
tángsugar
220
特别tèbiéespecially
221
téngpain, hurt
222
提高tígāoincrease
223
体育tǐyùsports
224
tiánsweet
225
tiáostrip
226
tīnghear
227
同事tóngshìcolleague
228
同意tóngyìagree
229
头发tóufahair
230
突然tūránsuddenly
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图书馆túshūguǎnlibrary
232
tuǐleg
233
完成wánchéngcomplete
234
wǎnbowl
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wànten thousand
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忘记wàngjìforget
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wèiby
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为了wèilein order to
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wèiposition
240
文化wénhuàculture
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西west
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习惯xíguànhabit
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洗手间xǐshǒujiānrestroom
244
洗澡xǐzǎotake a shower
245
xiàsummer
246
xiānbefore
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香蕉xiāngjiāobanana
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相同xiāngtóngidentical
249
相信xiāngxìnbelieve
250
xiàngimage
251
小心xiǎoxīnlook out
252
校长xiàozhǎngprincipal
253
xiéshoes
254
新闻xīnwénnews
255
新鲜xīnxiānfresh
256
xìnletter
257
行李箱xínglixiāngtrunk
258
兴趣xìngqùinterest
259
熊猫xióngmāopanda
260
需要xūyàoneed
261
选择xuǎnzéchoice
262
眼镜yǎnjìngglasses
263
要求yāoqiúrequirement
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爷爷yéyegrandpa
265
一定yídìngcertain
266
一共yígòngaltogether
267
一会儿yíhuìra little while
268
一样yíyàngequally
269
以后yǐhòuIn the future
270
以前yǐqiánbefore
271
以为yǐwéithink
272
一般yìbāncommonly
273
一边yìbiānone side
274
一直yìzhíalways
275
音乐yīnyuèmusic
276
银行yínhángbank
277
应该yīnggāishould
278
影响yǐngxiǎnginfluence
279
yònguse
280
游戏yóuxìgame
281
有名yǒumíngfamous
282
yòualso
283
遇到yùdàoencounter
284
愿意yuànyìbe willing
285
月亮yuèliangmoon
286
yuèthe more…
287
yúncloud
288
zhànstation
289
照顾zhàogùlook after
290
照片zhàopiànphoto
291
照相机zhàoxiàngjīcamera
292
这 (这儿)zhè(zhèr)here (here)
293
zhǐonly
294
中间zhōngjiānmiddle
295
终于zhōngyúfinally
296
zhǒngspecies
297
重要zhòngyàoimportant
298
周末zhōumòweekend
299
主要zhǔyàomain
300
zhùwish
301
注意zhùyìpay attention to
302
字典zìdiǎndictionary
303
自己zìjǐ
my own; your own
304
总是zǒngshìalways
305
最近zuìjìnlately
306
作业zuòyètask
307
作用zuòyòngeffect

4. Downloadable Vocabulary List + Quiz Sheets

You can download the Excel file of the complete HSK 3 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.