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HSK Level 4 Vocabulary List

This page contains the HSK 4 word list outlining the 600 new words introduced at level 4 of the HSK.

HSK 4 builds on the previous exam levels bringing the total recommended vocabulary to 1200 words and introduces 447 new Chinese characters. A free HSK level 4 PDF download is also available below.

Level 4 of the HSK is 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.



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romance / love (romantic) / CL:个
to arrange / to plan / to set up
safe / secure / safety / security
on time / before deadline / on schedule
according to / in accordance with / in the light of / on the basis of
percent
a stick / club or cudgel / smart / capable / strong / wonderful / classifier for legs of a relay race
steamed stuffed bun / CL:个
to protect / to defend / to safeguard / protection / CL: (zhǒng)
guarantee / to guarantee / to ensure / to safeguard / to pledge / CL:个
to sign up / to enter one's name / to apply / to register / to enroll / to enlist
to hold / to carry (in one's arms) / to hug or embrace / surround / cherish
sorry / We apologize! / to feel apologetic / to regret
(two, three etc) -fold / times (multiplier) / double / to increase or multiply
original / originally / at first / it goes without saying / of course
stupid / foolish / silly / slow-witted / clumsy
for example / for instance / such as
to graduate / graduation / to finish school
a time / everywhere / turn / all over / one time
(an official) standard / norm / criterion / CL:个
form / table / CL: (zhāng), (fèn)
to express / to show / to say / to state / to indicate / to mean
play / show / performance / exhibition / to perform / to act / to demonstrate / CL: (chǎng)
to praise / to commend
biscuit / cracker / cookie / CL: (piàn), (kuài)
moreover / furthermore / in addition / besides / and
doctor / court academician (in feudal China) / Ph.D.
only / merely / no more than / but / however / anyway (to get back to a previous topic)
have no choice or option but to / cannot but / have to / can't help it / can't avoid
no matter (what, how) / regardless of / no matter
not only (this one) / not just (...) but also
part / share / section / piece / CL:个
to wipe / to erase / rubbing (brush stroke in painting) / to clean / to polish
to guess
material / data / makings / stuff / CL:个, (zhǒng)
to look around / to inspect / visit and observe
dining-hall / dining-room / restaurant / CL: (jiān), (jiā)
toilet / lavatory / CL: (jiān), (chù)
almost / nearly / more or less
to try (to taste) / to experience / flavor / (past tense marker) / already / formerly / ever / once / test
the Great Wall
Changjiang river / Yangtze river
large place used for a specific purpose / stage / scene (of a play) / threshing floor / classifier for sporting or recreational activities / classifier for number of exams
to surpass / to exceed / to outstrip
to ride (in a vehicle)
success / to succeed / CL: (), 个
to become / to turn into
honest / honesty / honorable / truthful
to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed
again / once more / re-