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HSK Level 2 Vocabulary List

This page contains the HSK 2 word list outlining the 150 new words introduced at level 2 of the HSK.

HSK 2 builds on the previous exam levels bringing the total recommended vocabulary to 300 words and introduces 173 new Chinese characters. A free HSK level 2 PDF download is also available below.

Level 2 of the HSK is designed for learners who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion to their daily lives. In the HSK 2 exam all characters are provided along with Pinyin.



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modal particle indicating polite suggestion / ...right? / ...OK?
white / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera / surname Bai
hundred / numerous / all kinds of / surname Bai
assistance / aid / to help / to assist
newspaper / newsprint / CL: (fèn), (), (zhāng)
particle used for comparison and '-er than' / to compare / to contrast / to gesture (with hands) / ratio
do not / must not / to pin / to leave / to depart / to separate / to distinguish / to classify / other / another
guesthouse / CL:个, (jiā)
long / length
to sing a song
to go out / to come out / to occur / to produce / to go beyond / to rise / to put forth / to happen / classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
to wear / to put on / to dress / to bore through / pierce / perforate / penetrate / pass through / to thread
next in sequence / second / the second (day, time etc) / secondary / vice- / sub- / infra- / inferior quality / substandard / order / sequence / hypo- (chemistry) / classifier for enumerated events: time
from / via / passing through / through
mistake / error / blunder / fault / cross / uneven / wrong / CL:个
play basketball
everyone
to (a place) / until (a time) / up to / to go / to arrive
structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
to wait for / to await / class (grade) / et cetera / and so on / et al. (and other authors) / after / as soon as / once
younger brother / CL:个, (wèi)
first / number one
to understand / to know
towards / at / for
right / correct
room / CL: (jiān)
extraordinary / unusual / extreme / very / exceptional
waiter / waitress / attendant / customer service personnel / CL:个
high / tall / above average / loud / your (honorific) / surname Gao
to tell / to inform / to let know
older brother / CL:个, (wèi)
to (someone) / for / for the benefit of / to give / to allow / to do sth (for sb) / (passive particle)
bus / CL: (liàng), (bān)
(business) company / company / firm / corporation / incorporated / CL: (jiā)
expensive / noble / your (name) / precious
(used after a verb) to indicate the completion of an action
child
still / yet / even more / still more / also / too / as well
tasty / delicious
black / dark / abbr. for Heilongjiang 黑龙江 province in northeast China
red / bonus / popular / revolutionary
train station
airport / airfield / CL: (jiā), (chù)
(chicken) egg / hen's egg / CL:个, ()
item / component / classifier for events, things, clothes etc
classroom / CL: (jiān)
older sister / CL:个
to present / to introduce / to recommend / to suggest / to let know / to brief
near / close to / approximately
to enter / to advance / to come (or go) into / to receive or admit / to eat or drink / to submit or present / (used after a verb) into, in / to score a goal