Category:Mandarin by difficulty level

Beginning, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Chinese categories are based on the categories as set forth in the Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (Chinese Proficiency Test).

Wiktionary HSK committee level number total words total characters
Beginning Mandarin 1 1033 800
Elementary Mandarin 2 2019 803
Intermediate Mandarin 3 2205 591
Advanced Mandarin 4 3583 671

Source : The total number of words on the HSK committee list is 8840. If a word falls outside that list, it will not be classified as beginning, elementary, intermediate or advanced.

See: Appendix:HSK list of Mandarin words for the complete list sorted according to Pinyin order.


This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.





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