HSK Resources

HSK Character Lists

This page contains a list of all the new characters introduced at each level of the HSK.

This is not the list of HSK Vocabulary Terms.

ie. the characters and are first encountered in HSK level 1, however the compound vocabulary word 爱好 isn't introduced until HSK level 3.

Level 1:

西

Level 2:

穿 便

Level 3:

饿 绿

Level 4:

使 广 怀 线

Level 5:

访 湿 屿 仿 寿 宿 退 齿 亿 姿

Level 6:

稿 殿 贿 耀 沿


Level Words (cumulative / new) Characters (cumulative / new) Description
1 150 150 174 174 Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate, and prepares them for continuing their Chinese studies. In HSK 1 all characters are provided along with Pinyin.
2 300 150 347 173 Designed for learners who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion to their daily lives. In HSK 2 all characters are provided along with Pinyin as well.
3 600 300 617 270 Designed for learners who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour.
4 1200 600 1064 447 Designed for learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at a high standard.
5 2500 1300 1685 621 Designed for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese.
6 5000 2500 2663 978 Designed for learners who can easily understand any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form.