Topic outline

  • Welcome to the Chinese course level HSK 1 !

    This course is for beginners who want to learn Chinese. It offers a complete Chinese course according to the Level 1 of the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK).

    To learn chinese in the best way, follow this course in the order presented in each section. Some exercises are located before the lesson to prepare and others after it in order to train you and test your knowledge.

  • Lesson 1 Greeting

    Language competences: learn the basics of pronunciation and Chinese writing; learn greeting, thank, ask if someone is okay.


    New words: 11
    New Chinese characters: 10

    Grammar: simple sentence, yes or no question; adjectival verb; particle

    Lesson: 1Pages: 9Quizzes: 8
  • Lesson 2 Politeness

    Language competences: greet politely, ask forgiveness, say thank you, please, etc.

    New words: 12 Total of the course: 24
    New Chinese characters: 16 Total of the course: 24

    Grammar: Plural, adverb , please

    Quizzes: 9Pages: 8
  • Lesson 3 Self-Introduction

    Language competences: know how to introduce yourself (surname, first name, nice to meet you, etc.)

    New words: 17 Total of the course: 41
    New Chinese characters: 21 Total of the course: 47

    Grammar: the verb to be ; Wh questions; The affirmative-negative questions; and ; The structural particle .

    Quizzes: 10Pages: 8
  • Lesson 4 Languages and countries

    Language competences: ask questions and answer about the nationality, where you live, whether you know how to speak a foreign language and express the totality.

    New words: 29 Total of the course: 70
    New Chinese characters: 21 Total of the course: 68

    Grammar: interrogative word ; the adverb ; and the circumstantial complement; the verb .

    Quizzes: 11Pages: 8
  • Lesson 5 Numbers - date - age

    Language competences: know how to count in Chinese; ask for date and age.

    New words: 26 Total of the course: 96
    New Chinese characters: 21 Total of the course: 89

    Grammar: simple numbers, date and age, the and the subordinate clause.

    Pages: 8Quizzes: 10
  • Lesson 6 - Time

    Language competences: telling the time; use simple directionals; call; use the punctual time and the time circumstantial complement.

    New words: 27 Total of the course: 123
    New Chinese characters: 22 Total of the course: 111

    Grammar: the modal particule , the time, the punctual time and the duration, the simple directionals, the verb-object (separable verbs), and 一点儿.

    Pages: 8Quizzes: 10
  • Lesson 7 - Family and work

    Language competences: speak about family and work; know how to use classifiers (measure word).

    New words: 19 Total of the course: 142
    New Chinese characters: 20 Total of the course: 131

    Grammar: classifiers; demonstrative ; the conjunction ; the verbs and , the absence of the .

    Pages: 8Quizzes: 10
  • Lesson 8 - Describe

    Language competences: Be able to say what we possess, to describe and to situate.

    New words: 21 Total of the course: 163
    New Chinese characters: 19 Total of the course: 150

    Grammar: classifiers and ; the location word.

    Pages: 8Quizzes: 10
  • Lesson 9 - Shopping

    Language competences: discuss shopping, transportation and weather.

    New words: 29 Total of the course: 192
    New Chinese characters: 20 Total of the course: 170

    Grammar: the two words for "how much?" ; transport and circumstantial complement; the enumeration comma; the probability.

    Pages: 8Quizzes: 9
  • Lesson 10 - Like and dislike

    Language competences: like and dislike, complex sentence, insistence, being in the process of,...

    New words: 19 Total of the course: 211
    New Chinese characters: 17 Total of the course: 187

    Grammar: the structure of insistence; the object-verb; structures for "be in the process of".

    Pages: 8Quizzes: 9
  • HSK test simulation with random questions and time limit

    These HSK test simulations randomly repeat all Level 1 questions with the time limit set in true HSK tests (15 minutes for listening and 17 minutes for reading)

    In the real HSK test, the recordings of each question are listened twice and follow each other without pause. For more realism, I invite you to listen to each recording 2 times.

    Quizzes: 2