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Chinese HSK Level 3 Flashcards: click on a card to see its pinyin writing, get its pronunciation in Chinese Mandarin, and check its definitions

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  • 冰箱 (bīngxiāng)
  • 打算 (dǎsuàn)
  • (xià)
  • 着急 (zháojí)
  • 句子 (jùzi)
  • róngyì (容易)
  • nán (南)
  • qíshí (其实)
  • fàng (放)
  • bǐjiào (比较)
  • 结婚 (jiéhūn)
  • 叔叔 (shūshu)
  • 干净 (gānjìng)
  • 班 (bān)
  • 段 (duàn)

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All of the HSK 3 words


a
modal particle ending sentence, showing affirmation, approval, or consent

āyí
maternal aunt; step-mother; childcare worker; nursemaid; woman of similar age to one's parents (term of address used by child); CL:个

ǎi
low; short (in length)

àihào
interest; hobby; appetite for; CL:个

ānjìng
quiet; peaceful; calm

to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of; a handle; particle marking the following noun as a direct object; classifier for objects with handle

bān
to move; to shift; to remove; to transport; to apply indiscriminately; to copy mechanically

bān
team; class; squad; work shift; classifier for groups; ranking; surname Ban; CL:个

bànfǎ
means; method; way (of doing sth); CL:条[tiao2] ,个

bàngōngshì
an office; business premises; a bureau; CL:间[jian1]

bàn
half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half

bāngmáng
to help; to lend a hand; to do a favor; to do a good turn

bāo
to cover; to wrap; to hold; to include; to take charge of; package; wrapper; container; bag; to hold or embrace; bundle; packet; to contract (to or for); surname Bao; CL:个,只[zhi1]

bǎo
to eat till full; satisfied

běifāng
north; the northern part a country; China north of the Yellow River

bèi
by (indicates passive-voice sentences or clauses); quilt; to cover (literary)

bízi
nose; CL:个,只[zhi1]

bǐjiào
compare; contrast; fairly; comparatively; relatively; quite; rather

bǐsài
competition (sports etc); match; CL:场[chang3] ,次[ci4]

bǐjìběn
notebook; CL:本[ben3]

bìxū
to have to; must; compulsory; necessarily

biànhuà
change; variation; to change; to vary; CL:个

biérén
others

bīngxiāng
icebox; freezer cabinet; refrigerator; CL:台[tai2] ,个

bùdàn…érqiě…
not only ... but also...

càidān
menu; CL:份[fen4] ,张[zhang1]

cānjiā
to participate; to take part; to join

cǎo
grass; straw; manuscript; draft (of a document); careless; rough; CL:棵[ke1] ,撮[zuo3] ,株[zhu1] ,根[gen1]

céng
layer; stratum; laminated; floor (of a building); storey; classifier for layers; repeated; sheaf (math.)

chà
differ from; short of; to lack; poor

chāoshì
supermarket (abbr.); CL:家[jia1]

chènshān
shirt; blouse; CL:件[jian4]

chéngshì
city; town; CL:座[zuo4]

chéngjì
achievement; performance records; grades; CL:项[xiang4] ,个

chídào
to arrive late

chúle
besides; apart from (... also...); in addition to; except (for)

chuán
a boat; vessel; ship; CL:条[tiao2] ,艘[sou1] ,只[zhi1]

chūn
spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life

cídiǎn
dictionary (of Chinese compound words); CL:部[bu4] ,本[ben3]

cōngming
acute (of sight and hearing); clever; intelligent; bright; smart

dǎsǎo
to clean; to sweep

dǎsuàn
to plan; to intend; to calculate; plan; intention; calculation; CL:个

dài
band; belt; girdle; ribbon; tire; area; zone; region; to wear; to carry; to lead; to bring; to look after; to raise; CL:条[tiao2];

dānxīn
anxious; worried; uneasy; to worry; to be anxious

dàngāo
cake; CL:块[kuai4] ,个

dāngrán
of course; without doubt; only natural; as it should be; certainly;

de
-ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct;

dēng
lamp; light; lantern; CL:盏[zhan3]

dìfang
region; regional (away from the central administration)

dìtiě
subway; metro

dìtú
map; CL:张[zhang1] ,本[ben3]

diàntī
elevator; CL:台[tai2] ,部[bu4]

diànzǐyóujiàn
electronic mail; email; CL:封[feng1]

dōng
east; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord; surname Dong

dōng
winter

dòngwù
animal; CL:只[zhi1] ,群[qun2] ,个

duǎn
short or brief; to lack; weak point; fault

duàn
paragraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc

duànliàn
to engage in physical exercise; to toughen; to temper

duōme
how (wonderful etc); what (a great idea etc); however (difficult it may be etc)
饿
è
to be hungry; hungry

ěrduo
ear; CL:只[zhi1] ,个,对[dui4]

to send out; to show (one's feeling); to issue; to develop; classifier for gunshots (rounds)

fāshāo
have a high temperature (from illness); have a fever

fāxiàn
to find; to discover
便
fāngbiàn
convenient; to help out; to make things easy for people; convenience; suitable; having money to spare; (euphemism) to go to the toilet

fàng
to release; to free; to let go; to put; to place; to let out; to set off (fireworks)

fàngxīn
to set one's mind at rest; to be at ease; to rest

fēn
to divide; to separate; to allocate; to distinguish (good and bad); part or subdivision; fraction; one tenth (of certain units); unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm; minute; a point (in sports or games); 0.01 yuan (unit of money)

fùxí
to revise; to review; revision; CL:次[ci4]

fùjìn
(in the) vicinity; nearby; neighboring; next to

gānjìng
clean; neat

gǎnmào
to catch cold; (common) cold; CL:次[ci4]

gǎn xìngqù
to be interested;

gāngcái
just now; a moment ago

gèzi
height; stature; build; size

gēnjù
according to; based on; basis; foundation; CL:个

gēn
with (someone); towards; as (compared to); and (in addition to); heel; to follow closely; to go with; to marry sb (of woman)

gèng
more; still more; even more

gōngjīn
kilogram (kg)

gōngyuán
public park; CL:场[chang3]

gùshi
story; tale; narrative

guāfēng
to be windy

guān
to close; to shut; to turn off; mountain pass; to concern; to involve

guānxì
relationship (network); relation; to concern; to affect; to have to do with; guanxi; CL:个

guānxīn
to care for sth; caring; concerned

guānyú
pertaining to; concerning; regarding; with regards to; about; a matter of

guójiā
country; nation; state; CL:个

guò
to cross; to go over; to pass (time); to get along

guòqu
(in the) past; former; previous; to go over; to pass by

háishì
or; still; nevertheless

hàipà
to be afraid; to be scared

hēibǎn
blackboard; CL:块[kuai4] ,个

hòulái
afterwards; later

hùzhào
passport; CL:本[ben3] ,个

huā
to blossom; to spend (money, time)

huā
flower; blossoms; bloom: pattern: design

huà
to draw; picture; painting; CL:幅[fu2] ,张[zhang1]

huài
bad; spoiled; broken; to break down

huānyíng
to welcome; welcome

huánjìng
environment; circumstances; surroundings; ambient; CL:个

huán
to come back; to give back; to return; to pay back

huàn
change; exchange

huánghé
Yellow River

huídá
to reply; to answer; the answer; CL:个

huìyì
meeting; conference; CL:场[chang3] ,届[jie4]

huòzhě
or; possibly; maybe; perhaps

jīhū
almost; nearly; practically

jīhuì
opportunity; chance; occasion; CL:个

extremely; pole (geography, physics); utmost; top

jìjié
time; season; period; CL:个

jìde
to remember

jiǎnchá
inspection; to examine; to inspect; CL:次[ci4]

jiǎndān
simple; not complicated

jiànkāng
health; healthy

jiànmiàn
to meet; to see sb; CL:次[ci4]

jiǎng
to explain; to speak; to negotiate; to emphasise; to be particular about; as far as sth is concerned; speech; lecture

jiāo
to teach

jiǎo
foot; leg; base; kick; CL:双[shuang1] ,只[zhi1]

jiǎo
angle; corner; horn; horn-shaped; unit of money equal to 0.10 yuan; CL:个

jiē
to receive; to answer (the phone); to meet or welcome sb; to connect; to catch; to join; to extend; to take one's turn on duty; take over for sb

jiēdào
street; CL:条[tiao2]

jiéhūn
to marry; to get married; CL:次[ci4]

jiéshù
to finish; to end; to conclude; to close; termination

jiémù
program; item (on a program); CL:台[tai2] ,个,套[tao4]

jiérì
holiday; festival; CL:个

jiějué
to settle (a dispute); to resolve; to solve

jiè
to lend; to borrow; excuse; pretext; by means of; to seize (an opportunity); to take (an opportunity)

jīngcháng
day to day; everyday; daily; frequently; constantly; regularly; often

jīngguò
to pass; to go through; process; course; CL:个

jīnglǐ
manager; director; CL:个,位[wei4] ,名[ming2]

jiǔ
(long) time; (long) duration of time

jiù
old; opposite: new 新; former; worn (with age)

jùzi
sentence; CL:个

juédìng
to decide (to do something); to resolve; decision; certainly; CL:个,项[xiang4]

kěài
amiable; cute; lovely

thirsty

quarter (hour); moment; to carve; to engrave; to cut; oppressive; classifier for short time intervals

kèrén
visitor; guest; customer; client; CL:位[wei4]

kōngtiáo
air conditioning

kǒu
mouth; classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc)

to cry; to weep

kùzi
trousers; pants; CL:条[tiao2]

kuàizi
chopsticks; CL:对[dui4] ,根[gen1] ,把[ba3] ,双[shuang1]

lán
blue; indigo plant

lǎo
old (of people); venerable (person); prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity; experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc) tough

líkāi
to depart; to leave

lǐwù
gift; present; CL:件[jian4] ,个,份[fen4]

lìshǐ
History; CL:门[men2] ,段[duan4]

liǎn
face; CL:张[zhang1] ,个

liànxí
exercise; drill; practice; CL:个

liàng
classifier for vehicles

liáotiān
to chat; to gossip

liǎojiě
to understand; to realize; to find out

línjū
neighbor; next door; CL:个

liúxué
to study abroad

lóu
house with more than 1 story; storied building; floor; CL:层[ceng2] ,座[zuo4] ,栋[dong4]
绿
green

horse; abbr. for Malaysia,CL:匹

mǎshàng
right away; at once; immediately; lit. on horseback

mǎnyì
satisfied; pleased; to one's satisfaction

màozi
hat; cap; CL:顶[ding3]

rice; meter (classifier); CL:粒[li4]

miànbāo
bread; CL:片[pian4] ,袋[dai4] ,块[kuai4]

míngbai
to understand (clearly); to realize; clear; obvious; unequivocal;

to hold; to seize; to catch; to apprehend; to take

nǎinai
(informal) father's mother; paternal grandmother; CL:位[wei4]

nán
south

nán
difficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good

nánguò
feel sorry; be grieved

niánjí
grade; CL:个

niánqīng
young

niǎo
bird; CL:只[zhi1] ,群[qun2]

nǔlì
great effort; to strive; to try hard

páshān
to climb a mountain; to mountaineer; hiking; mountaineering

pánzi
plate; tray; dish

pàng
fat; plump

píjiǔ
beer; CL:杯[bei1] ,瓶[ping2] ,罐[guan4] ,桶[tong3] ,缸[gang1]

píxié
leather shoes

píngzi
bottle; CL:个

qíshí
actually; in fact; really

qítā
other; the others; else; other than (that person); in addition to the person mentioned above

qíguài
strange; odd

to ride (an animal or bike); to sit astride

qǐfēi
to take off (in an airplane)

qǐlái
beginning or continuing an action; upward movement; stand up

qīngchu
clear; clearly understood; distinct

qǐngjià
ask for time off

qiū
autumn; fall; harvest time; a swing; surname Qiu

qúnzi
skirt; CL:条[tiao2]

ránhòu
after; then (afterwards); after that; afterwards

rèqíng
cordial; enthusiastic; passion; passionate; passionately

rènwéi
to believe; to think; to consider; to feel

rènzhēn
conscientious; earnest; serious; to take seriously; to take to heart

róngyì
easy; likely; liable (to)

rúguǒ
if; in case; in the event that

sǎn
umbrella; parasol; CL:把[ba3]

shàngwǎng
to be on the internet; to stretch a net (in a sports game or for covering sth); to be netted (of fish)

shēngyīn
voice; sound; CL:个

shēngqì
angry; mad; offended; animated; to get angry; to be enraged; to take offense; animation

shìjiè
world; CL:个

shì
to test; to try; experiment; examination; test

shòu
tight; thin; lean

shūshu
father's younger brother; uncle; CL:个

shūfu
comfortable; feeling well

shùxué
mathematics; mathematical

shù
tree; CL:棵[ke1]

shuāyá
to brush teeth

shuāng
two; double; pair; both

shuǐpíng
level (of achievement etc); standard; horizontal

sījī
chauffeur; driver; CL:个

tàiyáng
sun; CL:个

tèbié
especially; special; particular; unusual

téng
(it) hurts; love fondly; ache; pain; sore

tígāo
to raise; to increase

tǐyù
sports; physical education

tián
sweet

tiáo
strip; item; article; clause (of law or treaty); classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers etc)

tóngshì
colleague; co-worker; CL:个,位[wei4]

tóngyì
to agree; to consent; to approve

tóufa
hair (on the head)

tūrán
sudden; abrupt; unexpected

túshūguǎn
library; CL:家[jia1] ,个

tuǐ
leg; CL:条[tiao2]

wánchéng
complete; accomplish; perfect tense (grammar)

wǎn
bowl; cup; CL:只[zhi1] ,个

wàn
ten thousand; a great number

wàngjì
to forget

wèi
because of; for; to

wèile
in order to; for the purpose of; so as to

wèi
position; location; place; seat; classifier for people (honorific); classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes)

wénhuà
culture; civilization; cultural; CL:个,种[zhong3]
西
west

xíguàn
habit; custom; usual practice; to be used to; CL:个

xǐshǒujiān
toilet; lavatory; washroom

xǐzǎo
to bathe; to take a shower

xià
summer

xiān
early; prior; former; in advance; first

xiāngxìn
be convinced (that something is true); believe; to accept sth as true

xiāngjiāo
banana; CL:枝[zhi1] ,根[gen1] ,个,把[ba3]

xiàng
(look) like; similar (to); appearance; to appear; to seem; image; portrait; resemble; seem

xiàng
direction; orientation; to face; to turn toward; to; towards; shortly before; formerly; to side with; to be partial to; all along (previously); surname Xiang

xiǎoxīn
to be careful; to take care

xiàozhǎng
(college, university) president; headmaster; CL:个,位[wei4] ,名[ming2]

xīnwén
news; CL:条[tiao2] ,个

xīnxiān
fresh (experience, food etc); freshness

xìnyòngkǎ
credit card

xínglixiāng
suitcase

xióngmāo
panda; CL:只[zhi1]

xūyào
to need; to want; to demand; needs; to require

xuǎnzé
to select; to pick; choice; option; alternative

yāoqiú
to request; to require; to stake a claim; to ask; to demand; CL:点[dian3]

yéye
(informal) father's father; paternal grandfather; CL:个

yīzhí
straight (in a straight line); continuously; always; from the beginning of... up to...; all along

yídìng
surely; certainly; necessarily; fixed; a certain (extent etc); given; particular; must

yígòng
altogether

yíhuìr
a while

yíyàng
same; like; equal to; the same as; just like

yǐqián
before; formerly; previous; ago

yìbān
ordinary; common; general; generally; in general; same

yìbiān
one side; either side; on the one hand; on the other hand; doing while

yīnyuè
music; CL:张[zhang1] ,曲[qu3] ,段[duan4]

yínháng
bank; CL:家[jia1] ,个

yǐnliào
(a) drink; beverage

yīnggāi
ought to; should; must

yǐngxiǎng
influence; effect; to influence; to affect (usually adversely); to disturb; CL:股[gu3]

yòng
to use; to employ; to have to; to eat or drink; expense or outlay; usefulness; hence; therefore

yóuxì
game; play; CL:场[chang3]

yǒumíng
famous; well-known

yòu
(once) again; also; both... and...; again

yùdào
to meet; to run into; to come across

yuán
first; primary; basic

yuànyì
to wish; to want; ready; willing (to do sth)

yuèliang
moon

yuè
to exceed; to climb over; to surpass; the more... the more

zhàn
station; to stand; to halt; to stop; branch of a company or organisation

zhāng
classifier for flat objects, sheet; sheet of paper; classifier for votes; to open up; to spread;

zhǎng
elder; senior; to grow; to develop; to come into being; to acquire; to enhance; to increase

zháojí
to worry; to feel anxious

zhàogu
to take care of; to show consideration; to attend to; to look after

zhàopiàn
photo; photograph; picture; CL:张[zhang1] ,套[tao4] ,幅[fu2]

zhàoxiàngjī
camera; CL:个,架[jia4] ,部[bu4] ,台[tai2] ,只[zhi1]

zhǐ
only; just; merely

zhī
single; one-only

zhǐyǒu…cái…
only if… then…

zhōngjiān
between; intermediate; mid; middle

Zhōngwén
Chinese written language; Chinese writing; Chinese

zhōngyú
at last; in the end; finally; eventually

zhǒng
kind; sort; type

zhòngyào
important; significant; major

zhōumò
weekend

zhǔyào
main; principal; major; primary

zhùyì
to take note of; to pay attention to

zìjǐ
self; (reflexive pronoun); own

zìxíngchē
bicycle; bike; CL:辆[liang4]

zǒngshì
always

zuǐ
mouth; beak; spout (of teapot etc); CL:张[zhang1] ,个

zuìhòu
final; last; finally; ultimate

zuìjìn
recent; recently; these days; latest; soon; nearest (of locations); shortest (of routes)

zuòyè
school assignment; homework; work; task; operation; to operate; CL:个
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