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  • Welcome to the Chinese course level HSK 1 !

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

    To learn chinese in the best possible way, follow the order of the courses in each section. Some exercises come before the lesson to prepare and others come after the lesson in order to train yourself and test your knowledge.

    • Lesson 1 Greeting

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


      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