HSK 4 Vocabulary List  an Free Quiz Sheets

Contents: We’ve put together this short guide to Chinese students essential info about the HSK 4. There are also 3 quiz sheets which you can use to test your recall of this level’s vocabulary from English-to-Chinese (Pinyin & Hanzi) and Chinese-to-English.

  1. HSK 4 Introduction
  2. How to Pass the HSK 4
  3. HSK 4 Vocabulary List
  4. Downloadable HSK 4 Vocab List + Quiz Sheets

1. Intro to the HSK 4 Test

The HSK 4 is the fourth stage of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or Chinese Proficiency Test. It test test-takers’ knowledge of 1200 words in total, or 600 more than the HSK 3.

The HSK 4 is the first of the six Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi levels be described as testing one’s language abilities to a high standard. That means you should be fairly comfortable in everyday conversation at this point. One thing to note is that unlike the HSK 3 or HSK 5, which have 10 writing questions, the HSK 4 has 15. That means you should be well-prepared to spend some time writing during this test.

Once you’ve passed the HSK 4, you should be able to converse with Mandarin speakers about a large range of topics.

To find out which apps you can use to speed up your Mandarin learning, check out this blog post.

2. How to Pass the HSK 4

Students often note that the path from HSK 3 to HSK 4 is a steeper slope than the previous levels. You’ll be required to learn 600 new words. Furthermore, many of these words aren’t used frequently in everyday conversation. For example, 流泪 (to shed tears) and 养成 (cultivate).

According to official estimates, the learning to the HSK 4 level takes the equivalent of 4 university semesters, or two years of study.

3. HSK 4 Vocabulary Full List

Below is the new HSK 4 Vocabulary List, and at the bottom of the page you can find the complete list.

 

A B C
1 Chinese Pinyin English
2 爱情 àiqíng love
3 安排 ānpái arrange
4 安全 ānquán security
5 àn dark
6 按时 ànshí on time
7 按照 ànzhào according to
8 包括 bāokuò include
9 保护 bǎohù protect
10 保证 bǎozhèng ensure
11 bào hold
12 抱歉 bàoqiàn sorry
13 报道 bàodào report
14 报名 bàomíng sign up
15 bèi times
16 本来 běnlái originally
17 bèn stupid
18 笔记本 bǐjìběn notebook
19 毕业 bìyè graduation
20 biàn (one/two) time(s)
21 标准 biāozhǔn standard
22 表达 biǎodá Expression
23 表格 biǎogé form
24 表扬 biǎoyáng praise
25 饼干 bǐnggān cookies
26 并且 bìngqiě also
27 博士 bóshì doctor
28 不但 bùdàn not only
29 不过 bùguò however
30 不得不 bùdé bù have to
31 不管 bùguǎn no matter
32 不仅 bùjǐn not only
33 部分 bùfèn a part
34 wipe
35 cāi guess
36 材料 cáiliào material
37 参观 cānguān visit
38 差不多 chàbùduō almost
39 cháng taste
40 长城 chángchéng Great Wall
41 长江 chángjiāng Yangtze River
42 chǎng site
43 超过 chāoguò exceed
44 chǎo noisy
45 成功 chénggōng success
46 成熟 chéngshú mature
47 成为 chéngwéi become
48 诚实 chéngshí honest
49 乘坐 chéngzuò ride
50 吃惊 chījīng be amazed
51 重新 chóngxīn again
52 抽烟 chōuyān smoking
53 出差 chūchāi business trip
54 出发 chūfā set out
55 出生 chūshēng birth
56 传真 chuánzhēn fax
57 窗户 chuānghù window
58 词典 cídiǎn dictionary
59 从来 cónglái always
60 粗心 cūxīn careless
61 答案 dá’àn answer
62 打扮 dǎbàn dress up
63 打扰 dǎrǎo disturb
64 打印 dǎyìn print
65 打折 dǎzhé discount
66 打针 dǎzhēn inject
67 大概 dàgài probably
68 大使馆 dàshǐ guǎn embassy
69 大约 dàyuē about
70 dài wear
71 代表 dàibiǎo representative
72 代替 dàitì replace
73 大夫 dàfū doctor
74 dāng when
75 当地 dāng dì local
76 当时 dāngshí at that time
77 dāo knife
78 导游 dǎoyóu guide
79 dào reach
80 到处 dàochù everywhere
81 到底 dàodǐ to the end
82 道歉 dàoqiàn apologize
83 得意 déyì proud
84 等 (动) děng (dòng) wait (verb)
85 等 (助) děng (zhù) Etc.
86 bottom
87 地球 dìqiú earth
88 地址 dìzhǐ address
89 diào fall
90 调查 diàochá investigation
91 diū lose
92 动作 dòngzuò action
93 堵车 dǔchē traffic jam
94 肚子 dùzi belly
95 duàn break
96 对话 duìhuà dialogue
97 对面 duìmiàn Opposite side
98 dùn Meal
99 duǒ classifier of flower
100 ér and
101 儿童 értóng children
102 send out
103 发生 fāshēng happen
104 发展 fāzhǎn development
105 法律 fǎlǜ law
106 翻译 fānyì translate
107 烦恼 fánnǎo annoyance
108 反对 fǎnduì opposition
109 反映 fǎnyìng reflect
110 范围 fànwéi Range
111 方法 fāngfǎ method
112 方面 fāngmiàn aspect
113 方向 fāngxiàng direction
114 访问 fǎngwèn visit
115 放弃 fàngqì give up
116 放暑假 fàng shǔjià summer vacation
117 分之 fēn zhī percent
118 fèn share (measure word)
119 丰富 fēngfù rich
120 风景 fēngjǐng scenery
121 否则 fǒuzé otherwise
122 符合 fúhé accord with
123 rich
124 父亲 fùqīn father
125 复印 fùyìn to copy
126 复杂 fùzá complex
127 负责 fùzé be responsible for
128 改变 gǎibiàn change
129 干杯 gānbēi Cheers!
130 干燥 gānzào dry
131 感动 gǎndòng be moved
132 感觉 gǎnjué feel
133 感情 gǎnqíng feeling
134 感谢 gǎnxiè Many thanks
135 gān dry
136 刚刚 gānggāng just
137 高级 gāojí senior
138 various
139 个子 gè zi height
140 公里 gōnglǐ kilometre
141 工具 gōngjù tool
142 工资 gōngzī wages
143 共同 gòngtóng common
144 gòu enough
145 购物 gòuwù Shopping
146 孤单 gūdān alone
147 估计 gūjì estimate
148 鼓励 gǔlì encourage
149 鼓掌 gǔzhǎng applause
150 顾客 gùkè customer
151 故意 gùyì deliberately
152 guà hang
153 关键 guānjiàn key
154 观众 guānzhòng Audience
155 管理 guǎnlǐ Administration
156 guāng light
157 广播 guǎngbò Radio broadcast
158 广告 guǎnggào Advertisement
159 guàng Stroll
160 规定 guīdìng Regulations
161 国际 guójì international
162 果然 guǒ rán Sure enough
163 过 (动) guò (dòng) pass
164 过 (助) guò (zhù) Over
165 过程 guòchéng process
166 海洋 hǎiyáng ocean
167 害羞 hàixiū Shy
168 寒假 hánjià The winter vacation
169 hàn sweat
170 航班 hángbān flight
171 好处 hǎochù benefit
172 好像 hǎoxiàng Be like, seem
173 号码 hàomǎ number
174 合格 hégé qualified
175 合适 héshì appropriate
176 盒子 hézi Box
177 猴子 hóuzi Monkey
178 hòu thick
179 后悔 hòuhuǐ regret
180 后来 hòulái later
181 忽然 hūrán suddenly
182 护士 hùshì Nurse
183 互相 hùxiāng each other
184 怀疑 huáiyí doubt
185 回忆 huíyì Memory
186 活动 huódòng activity
187 活泼 huópō lively
188 huǒ fire
189 获得 huòdé Get
190 基础 jīchǔ Basics
191 激动 jīdòng Excited
192 积极 jījí positive
193 积累 jīlěi accumulation
194 极其 jíqí extremely
195 集合 jíhé aggregate
196 及时 jíshí timely
197 即使 jíshǐ even if
198 send
199 记者 jìzhě Reporter
200 计划 jìhuà plan
201 既然 jìrán although
202 技术 jìshù technology
203 继续 jìxù Continue
204 家具 jiājù furniture
205 加班 jiābān overtime work
206 加油站 jiāyóu zhàn Gas station
207 jiǎ false
208 价格 jiàgé Price
209 坚持 jiānchí Insist
210 减肥 jiǎnféi Reduce weight
211 减少 jiǎnshǎo reduce
212 将来 jiānglái future
213 奖金 jiǎngjīn bonus
214 降低 jiàngdī reduce
215 jiāo hand over
216 交流 jiāoliú Communication
217 交通 jiāotōng traffic
218 骄傲 jiāo’ào Proud
219 饺子 jiǎozi Dumplings
220 教授 jiàoshòu professor
221 教育 jiàoyù education
222 接受 jiēshòu accept
223 结果 jiéguǒ Result
224 节约 jiéyuē save
225 解释 jiěshì explain
226 尽管 jǐnguǎn although
227 紧张 jǐnzhāng Nervous
228 进行 jìnxíng in process of
229 禁止 jìnzhǐ prohibit
230 精彩 jīngcǎi Marvellous
231 精神 jīngshén spirit
232 经济 jīngjì Economics
233 经历 jīnglì experience
234 经验 jīngyàn experience
235 京剧 jīngjù Beijing opera
236 警察 jǐngchá Policeman
237 竟然 jìngrán Unexpectedly
238 竞争 jìngzhēng compete
239 镜子 jìngzi Mirror
240 究竟 jiùjìng exactly
241 举办 jǔbàn hold
242 拒绝 jùjué refuse
243 距离 jùlí distance
244 开玩笑 kāiwánxiào Make fun of
245 看法 kànfǎ view
246 考虑 kǎolǜ Consider
247 Tree (measure word)
248 科学 kēxué science
249 咳嗽 késòu cough
250 可怜 kělián Poor
251 可是 kěshì however
252 可惜 kěxí unfortunately
253 肯定 kěndìng sure
254 空气 kōngqì air
255 恐怕 kǒngpà I’m afraid
256 bitter
257 kuān wide
258 kùn sleepy
259 困难 kùnnán difficulty
260 扩大 kuòdà Expand
261 pull
262 垃圾桶 lèsè tǒng Trash
263 spicy
264 来不及 láibují There’s not enough time
265 来得及 láidéjí In time
266 lǎn lazy
267 浪费 làngfèi Waste
268 浪漫 làngmàn romantic
269 老虎 lǎohǔ Tiger
270 冷静 lěngjìng calm down
271 理发 lǐfǎ Haircut
272 理解 lǐjiě Understand
273 理想 lǐxiǎng ideal
274 礼貌 lǐmào politeness
275 厉害 lìhài Fierce
276 力气 lìqì Strength
277 例如 lìrú for example
278 liǎ Two
279 lián even
280 联系 liánxì contact
281 凉快 liángkuai Pleasantly cool
282 liàng bright
283 聊天 liáotiān chat
284 另外 lìngwài in addition
285 liú stay
286 留学 liúxué Overseas Study
287 流泪 liúlèi Shed tears
288 流利 liúlì fluent
289 流行 liúxíng Popular
290 luàn chaos
291 律师 lǜshī Lawyer
292 麻烦 máfan trouble
293 马虎 mǎhǔ Careless
294 mǎn full
295 毛巾 máojīn Towel
296 美丽 měilì beautiful
297 mèng dream
298 密码 mìmǎ Password
299 免费 miǎnfèi Free of charge
300 民族 mínzú Nation
301 母亲 mǔqīn mother
302 目的 mùdì objective
303 耐心 nàixīn patience
304 难道 nándào could it be said that …
305 难受 nánshòu Uncomfortable
306 nèi within
307 内容 nèiróng content
308 能力 nénglì ability
309 年龄 niánlíng Age
310 农村 nóngcūn countryside
311 nòng get, make
312 暖和 nuǎnhuo warm
313 偶尔 ǒu’ěr occasionally
314 排列 páiliè array
315 判断 pànduàn judge
316 péi accompany
317 批评 pīpíng criticism
318 皮肤 pífū skin
319 脾气 píqì Bad temper
320 piān piece
321 piàn fool
322 乒乓球 pīngpāng qiú Table Tennis
323 平时 píngshí peacetime
324 瓶子 píngzi Bottle
325 broken
326 普遍 pǔbiàn universal
327 其次 qícì Secondly
328 其中 qízhōng among
329 起飞 qǐfēi take off
330 起来 qǐlái get up
331 气候 qìhòu climate
332 千万 qiān wàn Must
333 签证 qiānzhèng visa
334 qiáng wall
335 qiāo knock
336 qiáo Bridge
337 巧克力 qiǎokèlì Chocolates
338 亲戚 qīnqī Relative
339 qīng light
340 轻松 qīngsōng Relaxed
341 情况 qíngkuàng Situation
342 请假 qǐngjià leave
343 请客 qǐngkè Treat
344 qióng poor
345 区别 qūbié Difference
346 take
347 全部 quánbù whole
348 缺点 quēdiǎn shortcoming
349 缺少 quēshǎo Lack
350 què but
351 确实 quèshí Exactly
352 qún group
353 然而 rán’ér however
354 热闹 rènào lively
355 人民币 rénmínbì RMB
356 任何 rènhé whatever, any
357 任务 rènwù task
358 rēng throw
359 仍然 réngrán still
360 日记 rìjì diary
361 入口 rùkǒu Entrance
362 ruǎn soft
363 散步 sànbù Take a walk
364 森林 sēnlín Forest
365 沙发 shāfā Sofa
366 商量 shāngliáng discuss
367 伤心 shāngxīn Sad
368 稍微 shāowéi slightly
369 社会 shèhuì society
370 shēn deep
371 申请 shēnqǐng Apply
372 甚至 shènzhì even (..to the extent that)
373 生活 shēnghuó Life
374 生命 shēngmìng life
375 shěng province
376 shèng Left
377 失败 shībài fail
378 失望 shīwàng disappointment
379 师傅 shīfù master worker
380 湿润 shīrùn moist
381 狮子 shīzi Lion
382 十分 shífēn very
383 实际 shíjì actual
384 实在 shízài really
385 食品 shípǐn food
386 使用 shǐyòng use
387 shì try
388 市场 shìchǎng market
389 适合 shìhé Fit
390 适应 shìyìng Adapt
391 世纪 shìjì century
392 shōu collect
393 收入 shōurù income
394 收拾 shōushí tidy (up something)
395 首都 shǒudū capital
396 首先 shǒuxiān first
397 受不了 shòu bùliǎo cannot bear
398 受到 shòudào suffer
399 售货员 shòuhuòyuán salesperson
400 shū book
401 熟悉 shúxī be familiar with
402 数量 shùliàng quantity
403 数字 shùzì number
404 shuài handsome
405 顺便 shùnbiàn incidentally
406 顺利 shùnlì smoothly
407 顺序 shùnxù order
408 说明 shuōmíng explain
409 硕士 shuòshì master
410 die
411 速度 sùdù speed
412 塑料袋 sùliào dài plastic bag
413 suān sour
414 suàn count
415 随便 suíbiàn casual
416 随着 suízhe along with
417 孙子 sūnzi grandson
418 所有 suǒyǒu therefore
419 tái platform
420 tái lift
421 态度 tàidù attitude
422 tán talk
423 弹钢琴 dàn gāngqín play the piano
424 tāng soup
425 tǎng lie
426 tàng trip
427 讨论 tǎolùn discuss
428 讨厌 tǎoyàn hate
429 特点 tèdiǎn characteristic
430 提供 tígōng provide
431 提前 tíqián in advance
432 提醒 tíxǐng remind
433 填空 tiánkòng fill in the blanks
434 条件 tiáojiàn condition
435 停止 tíngzhǐ stop it
436 tǐng quite
437 通过 tōngguò through
438 通知 tōngzhī notice
439 同情 tóngqíng sympathy
440 tuī push
441 推迟 tuīchí delay
442 tuō take off
443 袜子 wàzi socks
444 完全 wánquán completely
445 wǎng to, towards
446 往往 wǎngwǎng usually
447 网球 wǎngqiú tennis
448 网站 wǎngzhàn website
449 危险 wéixiǎn danger
450 味道 wèidào taste
451 温度 wēndù temperature
452 文章 wénzhāng article
453 握手 wòshǒu handshake
454 污染 wūrǎn contaminated
455 nothing
456 无聊 wúliáo boring
457 无论 wúlùn no matter what
458 误会 wùhuì misunderstanding
459 西红柿 xīhóngshì tomato
460 吸引 xīyǐn attract
461 洗衣机 xǐyījī washing machine
462 xián salty
463 现代 xiàndài modern
464 羡慕 xiànmù envy
465 限制 xiànzhì limit
466 xiāng fragrant
467 相反 xiāngfǎn contrary
468 详细 xiángxì detailed
469 xiǎng ring
470 消息 xiāoxī message
471 小说 xiǎoshuō novel
472 笑话 xiàohuà joke
473 效果 xiàoguǒ effect
474 辛苦 xīnkǔ hard
475 心情 xīnqíng mood
476 信任 xìnrèn trust
477 信心 xìnxīn confidence
478 信用卡 xìnyòngkǎ credit card
479 兴奋 xīngfèn Excitement
480 xíng OK
481 xǐng wake up
482 性别 xìngbié gender
483 性格 xìnggé character
484 幸福 xìngfú happiness
485 xiū repair
486 许多 xǔduō many
487 xuè blood
488 压力 yālì pressure
489 牙膏 yágāo toothpaste
490 亚洲 yàzhōu Asia
491 ya ah
492 yán salt
493 严格 yángé strict
494 严重 yánzhòng serious
495 研究生 yánjiūshēng graduate student
496 演出 yǎnchū show
497 演员 yǎnyuán performer, actor
498 阳光 yángguāng sunshine
499 养成 yǎng chéng cultivate
500 样子 yàngzi one’s look
501 邀请 yāoqǐng invitation
502 钥匙 yàoshi key
503 也许 yěxǔ perhaps
504 page
505 叶子 yèzi leaf
506 一切 yīqiè everything
507 with
508 亿 billion
509 意见 yìjiàn opinion
510 艺术 yìshù art
511 因此 yīncǐ therefore
512 饮料 yǐnliào drinks
513 引起 yǐnqǐ cause
514 印象 yìnxiàng impression
515 yíng win
516 yìng hard
517 勇敢 yǒnggǎn brave
518 永远 yǒngyuǎn forever
519 优点 yōudiǎn advantage
520 优秀 yōuxiù excellent
521 幽默 yōumò humor
522 yóu from
523 由于 yóuyú because
524 尤其 yóuqí especially
525 有趣 yǒuqù interesting
526 友好 yǒuhǎo friendly
527 友谊 yǒuyì friendship
528 愉快 yúkuài cheerful
529 于是 yúshì therefore
530 and
531 语法 yǔfǎ grammar
532 语言 yǔyán language
533 羽毛球 yǔmáoqiú badminton
534 预习 yùxí preview
535 yuán circle
536 原来 yuánlái Original
537 原谅 yuánliàng Forgive
538 原因 yuányīn Reason
539 约会 yuē huì Date
540 阅读 yuèdú Read
541 允许 yǔnxǔ allow
542 杂志 zázhì Magazine
543 咱们 zánmen We
544 暂时 zhànshí temporary
545 zàng dirty
546 责任 zérèn responsibility
547 增加 zēngjiā increase
548 增长 zēngzhǎng increase
549 zhǎi narrow
550 招聘 zhāopìn recruit
551 着急 zhāojí Worry
552 真正 zhēnzhèng real
553 整理 zhěnglǐ Arrangement
554 整齐 zhěngqí neat
555 正常 zhèngcháng normal
556 正好 zhènghǎo Just right
557 正确 zhèngquè Correct
558 正式 zhèngshì formal
559 证明 zhèngmíng Prove
560 zhī of
561 支持 zhīchí Support
562 知识 zhīshì knowledge
563 值得 zhídé Worth
564 直接 zhíjiē direct
565 植物 zhíwù Botany, plant
566 职业 zhíyè Occupation
567 zhǐ only
568 只好 zhǐhǎo have to
569 只要 zhǐyào as long as
570 质量 zhìliàng quality
571 至少 zhìshǎo at least
572 制造 zhìzào Manufacture
573 中文 zhōngwén Chinese
574 重点 zhòngdiǎn A key
575 重视 zhòngshì importance, attach importance to
576 周围 zhōuwéi around
577 zhū pig
578 逐渐 zhújiàn gradually
579 主动 zhǔdòng active
580 主意 zhǔyì idea
581 祝贺 zhùhè Congratulate
582 著名 zhùmíng famous
583 专门 zhuānmén specialized
584 专业 zhuānyè major
585 zhuàn earn
586 zhuàng Hit
587 准确 zhǔnquè accuracy
588 准时 zhǔnshí on time
589 仔细 zǐxì careful
590 自然 zìrán natural
591 总结 zǒngjié summary
592 rent
593 组成 zǔchéng Form
594 组织 zǔzhī organization
595 zuǐ mouth
596 最好 zuì hǎo Best
597 最后 zuìhòu Last
598 尊重 zūnzhòng respect
599 做生意 zuò shēngyì Do business
600 zuò Seat
601 座位 zuòwèi seat
602 作者 zuòzhě author

4. Downloadable Vocabulary List + Quiz Sheets

You can download the Excel file of the complete HSK 4 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 4 Vocab


HSK 4, Quiz 1


HSK 4, Quiz 2


HSK 4, Quiz 3