HSK 4 Vocabulary List

May 17, 2021 · 27 min readHSK
HSK 4 Vocabulary List
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HSK 4 word list

HanziPinyinSpeech PartDefinitions
děngaux, n, vand so on; class, grade, rank; wait
爱情ài qíngnlove
安排ān páivarrange
安全ān quánadjsecure, safe
按时àn shíadvon time
按照àn zhàoprepaccording to
百分之bǎi fēn zhī-percent
bàngadjwonderful, excellent
包子bāo zinsteamed stuffed bun
保护bǎo hùvprotect
保证bǎo zhèngvguarantee
报名bào míngvsign up
bàovhug, hold in arms
抱歉bào qiànadjsorry
bèimfold
本来běn láiadv, adjoriginally; original
bènadjstupid, foolish, dull
比如bǐ rúvfor example
毕业bì yèvgraduate
biànmtime
标准biāo zhǔnadj, nstandard
表格biǎo géntable, chart
表示biǎo shìvindicate, show
表演biǎo yǎnvperform
表扬biǎo yángvpraise
饼干bǐng gānnbiscuit, cracker
并且bìng qiěconjbesides, and
博士bó shìndoctor (PhD)
不过bú guòconj, advbut, however; only
不得不bù dé bù-have to
不管bù guǎnconjno matter (what/who/when/where/how), despite
不仅bù jǐnconjnot only
部分bù fennsection, part
vspread on, rub, wipe clean
cāivguess
材料cái liàonmaterial
参观cān guānvvisit
餐厅cān tīngndining room, restaurant
厕所cè suǒntoilet
差不多chà bu duōadv, adjalmost, nearly; similar
长城cháng chéngnthe great wall
长江cháng jiāngnthe Yangtze River
chǎngm(used for recreation and sports)
超过chāo guòvsurpass, overtake
成功chéng gōngadj, vsucceed; successful
诚实chéng shíadjhonest
乘坐chéng zuòvtake, ride
吃惊chī jīngvbe surprised
重新chóng xīnadvagain, afresh, anew
抽烟chōu yānvsmoke
出差chū chāivgo on a business trip
出发chū fāvleave, start off, set out
出生chū shēngvborn
出现chū xiànvappear
厨房chú fángnkitchen
传真chuán zhēnnfax
成为chéng wéivbecome
窗户chuāng hunwindow
词语cí yǔnword
从来cóng láiadvall along, always
粗心cū xīnadjcareless, thoughtless
cúnvdeposit, store up
错误cuò wùadj, nwrong; mistake
答案dá ànnkey, answer
打扮dǎ banvmake up, trick up, dress up
打扰dǎ rǎovdisturb
打招呼dǎ zhāo hu-say hello, greet
打印dǎ yìnvprint
打折dǎ zhévgive a discount, on sale
打针dǎ zhēnvget or give an injection
大概dà gàiadvprobably, briefly, presumably
大使馆dà shǐ guǎnnembassy
大约dà yuēadvapproximately, probably, about
大夫dài fundoctor
dàivput on, wear
dāngv, prepwork as; while, when, at a certain time
当时dāng shínthen, at that time
dāonknife
导游dǎo yóuntour guide
到处dào chùadvevery place
到底dào dǐadvon earth (for emphasis), at last
dàovpour
道歉dào qiànvapologise
得意dé yìadjbe proud of oneself, complacent
děivmust, have to
登机牌dēng jī páinboarding pass
adjlow
nbottom, end of month/year
地点dì diǎnnplace, site
地球dì qiúnearth
地址dì zhǐnaddress
调查diào chávsurvey, investigate
diàovlose, fall, get rid of
diūvthrow, lose
动作dòng zuònaction
堵车dǔ chēvjammed in traffic
肚子dù zinbelly
短信duǎn xìnnshort message, SMS
对话duì huàn, vdialogue; have a dialogue
对面duì miànnopposite, front
对于duì yúprepas to, with regard to
儿童ér tóngnchildren
érconjbut, and
发生fā shēngvtake place, happen
发展fā zhǎnvdevelop, expand, grow
法律fǎ lǜnlaw
翻译fān yìn, vinterpreter, translator; interpret, translate
烦恼fán nǎoadjworried, annoyed
反对fǎn duìvoppose, act against
方法fāng fǎnmethod
方面fāng miànnaspect
方式fāng shìnway, mode
方向fāng xiàngndirection
房东fáng dōngnlandlord/landlady
放弃fàng qìvabandon, give up
放暑假fàng shǔ jià-have a summer vacation
放松fàng sōngvrelax, loosen
fènmportion, part
丰富fēng fùadjrich, abundant
否则fǒu zéconjotherwise
符合fú hévconform to, accord with
父亲fù qīnnfather
付款fù kuǎnvpay (money)
负责fù zéadj, vresponsible; take charge
复印fù yìnvcopy
复杂fù záadjcomplex, complicated
adjrich, wealthy
改变gǎi biànvchange
干杯gān bēivcheers, drink a toast
gǎnvrush for, catch up with
gǎnvdare
感动gǎn dòngvmove, be moved, touch
感觉gǎn juén, vfeeling; feel
感情gǎn qíngnemotion
感谢gǎn xièvthank
gànvdo
gāngadvexactly, just, just now
高速公路gāo sù gōng lù-freeway, highway
胳膊gē bonarm
pronevery
工资gōng zīnsalary, wage
公里gōng lǐmkilometre
功夫gōng funkung fu, skill
共同gòng tóngadjmutual, common
购物gòu wùvgo shopping
gòuvsuffice, be enough
估计gū jìvappraise, estimate
鼓励gǔ lìvencourage
故意gù yìadvpurposely, intentionally
顾客gù kèncustomer
guàvhang, hang up
关键guān jiànadj, ncrucial; key
观众guān zhòngnaudience, viewer
管理guǎn lǐvmanage, look after
guāngadv, adjmerely, only; used up
广播guǎng bōn, vbroadcast
广告guǎng gàonadvertisement
guàngvroam, stroll, ramble
规定guī dìngn, vrule; prescribe
国籍guó jínnationality
国际guó jìadjinternational
果汁guǒ zhīnfruit juice
过程guò chéngnprocess, course
海洋hǎi yángnseas and oceans
害羞hài xiūadjshy
寒假hán jiànwinter vacation
hànnsweat
航班háng bānnflight
好处hǎo chùnadvantage, benefit
好像hǎo xiàngv, advseem, be like; seem like
号码hào mǎnnumber
合格hé géadjqualified, up to standard
合适hé shìadjappropriate, suitable
盒子hé zinbox
后悔hòu huǐvregret, repent
hòuadjthick
互联网hù lián wǎngninternet
互相hù xiāngadvmutually, each other
护士hù shìnnurse
怀疑huái yívdoubt, suspect
回忆huí yìn, vmemory; recall
活动huó dòngn, vactivity; exercise
活泼huó pōadjvivacious
huǒnfire
获得huò dévobtain, gain, acquire
积极jī jíadjpositive, active
积累jī lěivgather, accumulate
基础jī chǔnfoundation, base
激动jī dòngadjexcited
及时jí shíadv, adjin time; timely
即使jí shǐconjeven thought, even
计划jì huàn, vplan
记者jì zhěnjournalist, reporter
技术jì shùntechnology, skill
既然jì ránconjas, since, now that
继续jì xùvgo on, continue
vpost, mail
加班jiā bānvwork overtime
加油站jiā yóu zhànngas station
家具jiā jùnfurniture
jiǎadjfake, false
价格jià génprice
坚持jiān chívpersist in, stick to, insist on
减肥jiǎn féivlose weight
减少jiǎn shǎovdecrease, reduce
建议jiàn yìn, vsuggestion; propose
将来jiāng láinfuture
奖金jiǎng jīnnbonus, prize money, money award
降低jiàng dīvcome down, drop, lower, reduce
降落jiàng luòvland, descend
jiāovhand over, associate with
交流jiāo liúvexchange, interchange
交通jiāo tōngntraffic
郊区jiāo qūnsuburban distric
骄傲jiāo àoadj, nproud; pride
饺子jiǎo zindumpling
教授jiào shòunprofessor
教育jiào yùn, veducation; educate
接受jiē shòuvaccept
接着jiē zhev, advcatch, carry on; then
jién, mfestival; section
节约jié yuēvsave, economise
结果jié guǒnresult, consequence
解释jiě shìvexplain
尽管jǐn guǎnconj, advthough; not hesitate to
紧张jǐn zhāngadjnervous, keyed-up
进行jìn xíngvcarry out, go on
禁止jìn zhǐvforbid, ban
京剧jīng jùnPeking opera
经济jīng jìneconomy
经历jīng lìn, vexperience; go through
经验jīng yànnexperience
精彩jīng cǎiadjsplendid, brillant, wonderful
景色jǐng sènsight, scenery
警察jǐng chánpolice, policeman
竞争jìng zhēngvcompete
竟然jìng ránadvto one's surprise
镜子jìng zinmirror
究竟jiū jìngadvexactly, actually (emphasis in question for exact answer)
vraise, lift
举办jǔ bànvconduct, hold
举行jǔ xíngvhold
拒绝jù juévrefuse
开心kāi xīnadjhappy
看法kàn fǎnopinion, view
开玩笑kāi wán xiào-joke; crack a joke
距离jù lín, vdistance; apart/away from
聚会jù huìn, vparty, reunion; get together
考虑kǎo lǜvconsider, think over
烤鸭kǎo yānroast duck
科学kē xuéadj, nscientific; science
m(for plants)
咳嗽ké souvcough
可怜kě liánadjpoor, pitiable
可是kě shìconjbut, however
可惜kě xīadjregrettable
客厅kè tīngnsitting room, living room
肯定kěn dìngadv, adjcertainly; positive, sure
kōngadjempty, hollow, vacant
空气kōng qìnair
恐怕kǒng pàadvperhaps, for fear of
adjpainful, bitter
矿泉水kuàng quán shuǐnmineral water
kùnadj, vsleepy; be stranded
vpull, drag, play (a string musical instrument)
困难kùn nanadj, ndifficult; difficulty
adjspicy, hot
来不及lái bu jívnot have enough time to do something, too late to
来得及lái de jívhave enough time to do something
来自lái zìvcome from
lǎnadjlazy
浪费làng fèivwaste
浪漫làng mànadjromantic
老虎lǎo hǔntiger
冷静lěng jìngadjcalm
礼拜天lǐ bài tiānnSunday
垃圾桶lā jī tǒngndustbin
礼貌lǐ màoadj, npolite; politeness
理发lǐ fàvhave one's haircut
理解lǐ jiěvunderstand, comprehend
理想lǐ xiǎngndream, ideal
力气lì qinphysical strenght, effort
厉害lì haiadjdifficult to deal with, ferocious, terrible
例如lì rúvtake for instance
liǎnumtwo
liánadv, prep, vone after another; even (used with 也/都); link
联系lián xìn, vrelation, connection; contact, connect
凉快liáng kuaiadjcool and nice
零钱líng qiánnsmall change, pocket money
另外lìng wàiconj, pronin addition; other
liúvstay, remain, keep
流利liú lìadjfluent, smooth
流行liú xíngv, advprevail; popular, fashionable
旅行lǚ xíngvtravel
律师lǜ shīnlawyer
luànadv, adjarbitrarily; upset, disorderly
麻烦má fann, vtrouble; trouble someone
马虎mǎ huadjsloppy, careless
mǎnadv, adjcompletetly; full, filled
máom(for money)
毛巾máo jīnntowel
美丽měi lìadjbeautiful
mèngn, vdream
迷路mí lùvlose one's way, get lost
密码mì mǎncode, password
免费miǎn fèivbe free of charge
miǎomsecond
民族mín zúnethnic group, nation
母亲mǔ qīnnmother
目的mù dìnpurpose, goal, aim
耐心nài xīnadj, npatience; patient
难道nán dàoadv(reinforce rhetorical question)
难受nán shòuadjuncomfortable
nèininside
内容nèi róngncontent, substance
能力néng lìncapacity, ability
年龄nián língnage
nòngvplay with, do, get
暖和nuǎn huoadj, vnice and warm; warm up
排列pái lièvrank, arrange, put in order
排队pái duìvline up, form a queue
péivaccompany
偶尔ǒu ěradvonce in a while, occasionally
判断pàn duànn, vjudgement; judge
批评pī píngvcriticise, comment
皮肤pí fūnskin
piānm(for paper/article) sheet, piece
piànvlie, deceive, fool
乒乓球pīng pāng qiúnping-pong
葡萄pú taongrape
平时píng shínnormal times
脾气pí qintemper, bad temper
adj, vbroken, damaged; break
普遍pǔ biànadjcommon
普通话pǔ tōng huànmandarin
其次qí cìpronnext, secondary, then
其中qí zhōngnwithin, among them
气候qì hòunclimate
千万qiān wànadvbe sure to (used in exhortation)
签证qiān zhèngnvisa
qiāovknock, strike, beat
qiáonbridge
巧克力qiǎo kè lìnchocolate
亲戚qīn qinrelative, relation
qīngadjlight, small in degree
轻松qīng sōngadjrelaxed, light-hearted
情况qíng kuàngnsituation, state of affairs
qióngadjpoor
区别qū bién, vdifference, distinction; differentiate, distinguish
vget, take
全部quán bùnwhole, total
缺点quē diǎnnshortcoming, defect
缺少quē shǎovlack, be short of
quèadvbut, yet
确实què shíadvindeed
然而rán érconjbut, however
热闹rè naoadjbustling with noise and excitement, lively
任何rèn hépronany, whatever
任务rèn wuntask, assignment, mission
rēngvthrow, throw away
仍然réng ránadvstill
日记rì jìndiary
入口rù kǒunentrance
散步sàn bùvstroll, take a walk
森林sēn línnforest
沙发shā fānsofa
伤心shāng xīnadjsad
商量shāng liangvconsult, talk over, discuss
稍微shāo wēiadva little, slightly
勺子sháo zinscoop, spoon
社会shè huìnsociety
申请shēn qǐngvapply for
shēnadjdeep, dark (color)
甚至shèn zhìconjeven
生活shēng huón, vlife; live
生命shēng mìngnlife
生意shēng yinbusiness, trade
shěngn, vprovince; save, omit
shèngvremain, be left over
失败shī bàivfail
失望shī wàngadjdisappointed
师傅shī funmaster worker, mentor
十分shí fēnadvvery, extremely
实际shí jìadjpractical, realistic
实在shí zàiadv, adjin fact, indeed; real, true
使shǐvmake
使用shǐ yòngvuse
世纪shì jìncentury
是否shì fǒuadvwhether, whether or not, if
适合shì hévfit, suit
适应shì yìngvadapt to
shōuvget something together, receive
收入shōu rùnincome, revenue
收拾shōu shivput in order, punish
首都shǒu dūncapital (of a country)
首先shǒu xiānpronfirst of all, in the first place
受不了shòu bu liǎo-can not stand
受到shòu dàovbe subjected to
售货员shòu huò yuánnshop assistant
shūvlose
熟悉shú xivknow well, be familiar with
数量shù liàngnamount, quantity
数字shù zìnnumeral, figure
shuàiadjhandsome
顺便shùn biànadvconveniently, incidentally, in passing
顺利shùn lìadjsmooth, favourable
顺序shùn xùnorder, sequence
说明shuō míngn, vexplanation; explain
硕士shuò shìnmaster, postgraduate
adj, vextreme; die
速度sù dùnspeed, velocity
塑料袋sù liào dàinplastic bag
suānadjsour
随便suí biànadjrandom, casual
随着suí zheprepalong with
孙子sūn zingrandson
所有suǒ yǒuadjall
táim, nmeasure for stage performance, measure for machinery; stage
táivlift, carry (two or more persons)
态度tài dùnattitude
tánvtalk, discuss
弹钢琴tán gāng qín-play the piano
tāngnsoup
tángncandy, sugar
tǎngvlie, repose
tàngm(for a round trip)
讨论tǎo lùnvdiscuss, talk over
讨厌tǎo yànadj, vannoying; dislike, hate
特点tè diǎnnfeature, characteristic
vcarry, raise, mention, put forward
提供tí gōngvsupply, offer, provide
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