HSK 5 Vocabulary List

April 30, 2021 · 26 min readLearning Ressources
HSK 5 Vocabulary List

We have compiled the complete HSK 5 vocabulary list in different formats to help you study. This is up-to-date with the word list published by the official Hanban Institute. It includes 1300 vocabs needed to pass the HSK level 5 test.

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The vocabulary table

HanziPinyinSpeech PartDefinitions
āiint(used to attract attention), hey, oh
āiint(a response to a call/an order)
爱护ài hùvcare for, take good care of
爱惜ài xīvtreasure, cherish
爱心ài xīnnloving heart
安慰ān wèivcomfort, console
安装ān zhuāngvinstall, set up
ànnbank, coast
ànadjdark, dim
把握bǎ wòn, vassurance; hold, grasp
熬夜áo yèvstay up late
办理bàn lǐvhandle, conduct
bǎivput, place, wave
傍晚bàng wǎnnevening, dusk
包裹bāo guǒnparcel, package
包含bāo hánvcontain, include
包括bāo kuòvinclude
báoadjthin, flimsy
宝贝bǎo bèintreasure, baby
宝贵bǎo guìadjvaluable, precious
保持bǎo chívmaintain, preserve
保存bǎo cúnvkeep
保留bǎo liúvretain, keep back
保险bǎo xiǎnninsurance
报到bào dàovcheck in, report for duty
报道bào dàon, vnews report; report on, cover
报告bào gàon, vreport
报社bào shènnewspaper office
抱怨bào yuànvcomplain, grumble
bēivcarry on the back
悲观bēi guānadjpessimistic
背景bèi jǐngnbackground
被子bèi zinquilt
本科běn kēnundergraduate course
本领běn lǐngnability, skill
本质běn zhìnnature
比例bǐ lìnproportion, ratio
彼此bǐ cǐproneach other
必然bì ránadjinevitable
必要bì yàoadjnecessary, essential
毕竟bì jìngadvafter all
避免bì miǎnvavoid
编辑biān jín, veditor; edit
鞭炮biān pàonfirecrackers
便biànadvas soon as
辩论biàn lùnvdebate
标点biāo diǎnnpunctuation
标志biāo zhìn, vsymbol, sign; indicate, symbolise
表达biǎo dávexpress
表面biǎo miànnsurface, appearance
表明biǎo míngvindicate, make clear
表情biǎo qíngnexpression
表现biǎo xiànvshow, behave
冰淇凌bīng jī língnice cream
病毒bìng dúnvirus
玻璃bō linglass
播放bō fàngvbroadcast
脖子bó zinneck
博物馆bó wù guǎnnmuseum
不断bú duànadvunceasingly, continuously
不见得bú jiàn déadvnot likely, may not
不耐烦bú nài fán-impatient
不要紧bú yào jǐnadjnot serious, never mind
补充bǔ chōngvreplenish, supplement
不安bù ānadjuneasy
不得了bù dé liǎo-terrible, extremely
不然bù ránconjotherwise
不如bù rúvbe inferior to
不足bù zún, vinsufficiency; be less than
ncloth
步骤bù zhòunstep
部门bù ménndepartment
财产cái chǎnnproperty
采访cǎi fǎngvinterview
采取cǎi qǔvadopt
彩虹cǎi hóngnrainbow
cǎivstep on, tread on
参考cān kǎovconsult, refer to
参与cān yùvtake part in
惭愧cán kuìadjashamed
操场cāo chǎngnplayground
操心cāo xīnvworry about something, be concerned with
mvolume
测验cè yànvtest, quiz
曾经céng jīngadvonce
叉子chā zinfork
差别chā biéndifference
差距chā jùndisparity, gap
chāvinsert
chāivtear open, take apart
产品chǎn pǐnnproduct
产生chǎn shēngvbring about, produce, cause
长途cháng túadjlong-distance
常识cháng shíngeneral knowledge, common sense
chāovcopy, transcribe
超级chāo jíadjsuper
cháoprep, vtowards; face (to)
潮湿cháo shīadjmoist, damp
chǎoadj, vnoisy; quarrel
吵架chǎo jiàvquarrel
chǎovfry
车库chē kùngarage
车厢chē xiāngnrailway carriage
彻底chè dǐadjthorough
沉默chén mòvbe silent
chènpreptaking advantage of
chēngvcall, weigh
称呼chēng hun, vform of address; call, address
称赞chēng zànvpraise
成分chéng fènncomposition, element
成果chéng guǒnachievement, positive result
成就chéng jiùnachievement, accomplishment
成立chéng lìvfound, set up
成人chéng rénnadult, grown-up
成熟chéng shúadj, vmature; ripen
成语chéng yǔnset phrase (in Chinese)
成长chéng zhǎngvgrow up, develop
承担chéng dānvbear, undertake
承受chéng shòuvbear, stand
承认chéng rènvadmit, acknowledge
诚恳chéng kěnadjsincere
程度chéng dùndegree, level
程序chéng xùnprocedure, computer program
池塘chí tángnpond, pool
吃亏chī kuīvsuffer losses, be at a disadvantage
迟早chí zǎoadvsooner or later
充电器chōng diàn qìn(battery) charger
尺子chǐ zinruler
持续chí xùvcontinue, sustain
充分chōng fènadjsufficient, to the full, as full as possible
翅膀chì bǎngnwing
chōngvrush, flush
重复chóng fùvrepeat, duplicate
充满chōng mǎnvbe full of, be filled with
抽屉chōu tindrawer
宠物chǒng wùnpet
抽象chōu xiàngadjabstract
出口chū kǒun, vexit; export
出版chū bǎnvpublish
chǒuadjugly, shameful
出示chū shìvshow, produce
chòuadjsmelly, stinking, odious
出色chū sèadjoutstanding, excellent
初级chū jíadjelementary, primary
出席chū xívattend, be present
除非chú fēiconjonly if, only when
除夕chú xīnNew Year's Eve
处理chǔ lǐvdeal with, handle
传播chuán bōvspread, disseminate
传染chuán rǎnvinfect
传说chuán shuōnlegend
传统chuán tǒngadj, ntraditional; tradition
窗帘chuāng liánncurtain
chuǎngvrush, temper onself
创造chuàng zàovcreate
chuīvblow, play (wind instruments)
词汇cí huìnvocabulary
辞职cí zhívresign, quit
此外cǐ wàiconjbesides, in addition
次要cì yàoadjless important, secondary
刺激cì jīvstimulate, upset
匆忙cōng mángadjhurried, hasty
从此cóng cǐadvfrom this time on
从而cóng érconjthus, thereby
从前cóng qiánnformer times, the past
从事cóng shìvundertake, be engaged in
粗糙cū cāoadjrough, ragged, unpolished
促进cù jìnvpromote
促使cù shǐvimpel, urge
nvinegar
cuīvhurry, urge
存在cún zàivexist
措施cuò shīnmeasure
答应dā yingvanswer, agree
达到dá dàovachieve, reach
打工dǎ gōngvdo a temporary job
打交道dǎ jiāo dao-have dealings with
大方dà fangadjnatural and poised, generous
大厦dà shànmansion, large building
打喷嚏dǎ pēn tì-sneeze
打听dǎ tingvenquire about, ask about
大型dà xíngadjlarge-scale, large-sized
dāiadjdull, blank
代表dài biǎon, vrepresentative; represent
代替dài tìvsubstitute for, replace
待遇dài yùntreatment, remuneration
贷款dài kuǎnn, vloan; get a loan
大象dà xiàngnelephant
担任dān rènvhold (a post)
单纯dān chúnadjsimple, pure
单调dān diàoadjmonotonous, dull
单独dān dúadvalone, on one's own
单元dān yuánnunit
单位dān wèinunit (for standard of measurement or a group of people as a whole)
耽误dān wuvdelay, hold up
胆小鬼dǎn xiǎo guǐncoward
dànadjbland (for food/drinks), light (for colour)
当地dāng dìnlocality, place mentioned
当心dāng xīnvtake care, look out
dǎngvblock, keep off
导演dǎo yǎnn, vdirector; direct
导致dǎo zhìvlead to, bring about
岛屿dǎo yǔnislands
到达dào dávarrive, reach
倒霉dǎo méiadjunlucky
道德dào dénmorality, morals
登记dēng jìvregister, check in
等待děng dàivwait for, await
m, vdrop; drip
地道dì daoadjgenuine, typical
的确dí quèadvindeed, really
道理dào lǐnreason, principle
等于děng yúvbe equal to, amount to
地区dì qūnarea, district
敌人dí rénnenemy
地理dì lǐngeography
地毯dì tǎnncarpet
地位dì wèinposition, ranking
地震dì zhènvearthquake
vpass, hand over
点心diǎn xinndessert
电池diàn chínbattery, cell
电台diàn táinradio station, transmitter-receiver
diàovangle, fish
dǐngn, mtop, crown; (used for something that has a top)
动画片dòng huà piànncartoon
豆腐dòu funtofu, bean curd
dòngncavity, hole
dòuadj, vfunny; tease
dòngvfreeze
独立dú lìadj, vindependent; become independent
独特dú tèadjunique, distinctive
度过dù guòvspend
duànvbreak, cut off
对待duì dàivtreat
duīm, vstack; pile (up)
对比duì bǐvcontrast, compare
对方duì fāngnother side, other party
对象duì xiàngnobject, target
对手duì shǒuncompetitor, rival
兑换duì huànvconvert, exchange
dūnmton
dùnmtime
dūnvsquat, crounch
多余duō yúadjsurplus, redundant
duǒm(of flowers/clouds)
多亏duō kuīvowe something to somebody
躲藏duǒ cángvhide
恶劣è lièadjvery bad, disgusting
耳环ěr huánnearring, earbob
发愁fā chóuvworry (about)
发表fā biǎovissue, publish
发抖fā dǒuvquake, shake
发达fā dáadjdeveloped
发挥fā huīvbring into play, give (full) play to
发明fā míngn, vinvention; invent
发票fā piàoninvoice
发言fā yánn, vspeech; speak
罚款fá kuǎnn, vfine, penalty; impose a fine
法院fǎ yuànncourt
fānvturn over, climb over
繁荣fán róngadjflourishing, prosperous
反而fǎn éradvon the contrary, instead
反应fǎn yìngn, vreaction; respond, react
反复fǎn fùadv, vrepeatedly; vacilate
反映fǎn yìngvreflect, make known
反正fǎn zhèngadvall the same, anyway
范围fàn wéinscope, range, domain
fāngadjdirection, side
方案fāng ànnplan, programme
fēiadj, v, advwrong; be not; have got to, simply must
妨碍fáng àivhinder, obstruct
肥皂féi zàonsoap
仿佛fǎng fúadvas if, as though
废话fèi huàn, vnonsense; talk nonsense
分别fēn biéadv, vseparately, respectively; part
分布fēn bùvbe distributed
分配fēn pèivdistribute, portion out
分手fēn shǒuvsplit up, part
分析fēn xīvanalyse
纷纷fēn fēnadvone after another, in succession
奋斗fèn dòuvstruggle, strive
风格fēng génstyle
风景fēng jǐngnview
风险fēng xiǎnnrisk
讽刺fěng cìvsatirise
风俗fēng súncustom
否定fǒu dìngadj, vnegative; deny
否认fǒu rènvdeny
疯狂fēng kuángadjfrenzied, crazy
vplace a hand on something for support, support (with the hand)
m(for paintings/cloth)
服装fú zhuāngnclothing, dress
辅导fǔ dǎovcoach, tutor
妇女fù nǚnwoman
复制fù zhìvcopy, duplicate
改革gǎi gén, vreform
改进gǎi jìnvimprove
改善gǎi shànvimprove, upgrade
gàin, vcover; cover (up)
概括gài kuòvsummarise
改正gǎi zhèngvcorrect, amend
概念gài niànnconcept
干脆gān cuìadj, advstraightforward; directly
干燥gān zàoadjdry
赶紧gǎn jǐnadvhastily, quickly
赶快gǎn kuàiadvquickly
感激gǎn jīvbe grateful (to), be thankful (to)
感受gǎn shòun, vfeeling; feel
干活儿gàn huó rvwork
高级gāo jíadjadvanced, high-grade, senior
钢铁gāng tiěniron and steel
高档gāo dàngadjtop-grade
gǎovdo, make
感想gǎn xiǎngnreflections, thoughts
告别gào biévsay goodbye to
格外gé wàiadvextraodinarily, especially
个人gè rénn, pronindividual; (used on formal occasions to refer to oneself)
隔壁gé bìnnext-door apartment
个别gè biéadvparticularly
各自gè zìproneach (of a group), oneself
个性gè xìngnindividuality, personality
gēnm, n(for long/thin objects); root
根本gēn běnadj, advbasic; at all, totally
工厂gōng chǎngnfactory
工程师gōng chéng shīnengineer
工具gōng jùntool
工业gōng yènindustry
工人gōng rénnworker
公布gōng bùvannounce, publish
公开gōng kāiadj, vopen; make public
公平gōng píngadjfair, impartial
公寓gōng yùnflat, apartment
公元gōng yuánnChristian era
公主gōng zhǔnprincess
功能gōng néngnfunction
恭喜gōng xǐvcongratulate
贡献gòng xiànn, vcontribution; contribute
姑姑gū gunfather's sister, aunt
姑娘gū niangngirl, (informal) daughter
古代gǔ dàinancient times
构成gòu chéngvconstitute, form
沟通gōu tōngvcommunicate
古典gǔ diǎnadjclassical
股票gǔ piàonshare, stock
骨头gǔ tounbone
鼓舞gǔ wǔvencourage, inspire
鼓掌gǔ zhǎngvapplaud
固定gù dìngadj, vfixed; fix
挂号guà hàovregister
guāiadjclever, (of child) well-behaved
拐弯guǎi wānvturn, turn round
怪不得guài bu deadvno wonder
关闭guān bìvclose, shut
观察guān chávobserve
观点guān diǎnnview, viewpoint
观念guān niànnidea, concept
guānngovernment official, official
管子guǎn zintube, pipe
冠军guàn jūnnchampion
光滑guāng huáadjsmooth, glossy
光临guāng línv(polite) be present
广泛guǎng fànadjextensive, widespread
光盘guāng pánnCD
广大guǎng dàadjwide, vast
光明guāng míngadj, nbright; light
广场guǎng chǎngnsquare, plaza
归纳guī nàn, vinduction; sum up
规矩guī juadj, nwell-behaved; rule, manners
规则guī zéadj, nregular; rule
规律guī lǜnlaw, regular pattern
规模guī mónscale, scope
柜台guì táincounter
gǔnvroll, get away
国王guó wángnking
国庆节guó qìng jiénNational Day
guōnpot, pan
果然guǒ ránadvreally, as expected
过期guò qīvbe overdue, expired
过分guò fènadjexcessive, going too far
果实guǒ shínfruit, fruits
int, v(expressing triumph or satisfaction); breathe out
海关hǎi guānncustoms
过敏guò mǐnvbe sensitive to, allergy
行业háng yènprofession, industry
hǎnvshout, call
好客hào kèadjhospitable
豪华háo huáadjluxurious
海鲜hǎi xiānnseafood
合法hé fǎadjlegal, lawful
合理hé lǐadjresonable, rational
好奇hào qíadjcurious
合影hé yǐngn, vgroup photo; take a group photo
合同hé tóngncontract
何必hé bìadvwhy, there is no need
何况hé kuàngconjmoreover, let alone
合作hé zuòvcooperate, work together
和平hé píngnpeace
核心hé xīnnnucleus, core
hènvhate, resent
猴子hóu zinmonkey
后背hòu bèinback (of the human body)
后果hòu guǒnconsequence, aftermath
呼吸hū xīvbreathe
忽然hū ránadvsuddenly
忽视hū shìvneglect, ignore
胡说hú shuōvtalk nonsense
胡同hú tòngnlane, alley
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