Use this tool to add tone marks to pinyin or to convert tone number (e.g. hao3) to tone marks.

Although you can use the red buttons to add tone marks, we highly recommend you use the number method (e.g. hao3) for speed and placement of the accent above the correct vowel. [Hint: Type "v" for "ü"]
Note: You do not need to use this tool to enter pinyin in this dictionary.

HSK Test Vocabulary Lists to Rock Your HSK Exam

Written Chinese > HSK Test Vocabulary Lists to Rock Your HSK Exam

The HSK is a standardized test that assesses your Chinese level. There are 6 levels, each level more difficult than the last. Each HSK test is in several parts and concentrates on listening, reading and writing. There is a separate examination which tests spoken Chinese, known as the HSKK. If you’re learning Chinese, passing an HSK test is a great qualification to have on a resume or to offer potential employers.

You can find out more about the HSK and the different elements of the examination in our article: So you want to take the HSK? Here are 9 Tips!

If you’re considering taking an exam, you need to know which vocabulary to learn. Below are links to PDFs for HSK levels 1-5. If you’re looking for level 6, you can find FREE flashcard sets for ALL HSK levels in the Written Chinese Dictionary mobile app, that you can download by clicking the buttons below.

HSK Level 1

Download the HSK Level 1 Vocabulary List PDF

HSK Level 2

Download the HSK Level 2 Vocabulary List PDF

HSK Level 3

Download the HSK Level 3 Vocabulary List PDF

HSK Level 4

Download the HSK Level 4 Vocabulary List PDF

HSK Level 5

Download the HSK Level 5 Vocabulary List PDF

 

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for HSK Level 6, you can get it, and the other 5 levels as free flashcard sets in the Written Chinese Dictionary app!