2023 Updated: What do I need to know for HSK 1? Skills required to pass HSK 1

Mastering essential skills for HSK 1 Exam Success. Discover the key language skills and strategies you need to pass the HSK 1 exam with flying colors.

According to Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education, below are the required skills and abilities for HSK 1 learners.

Verbal communication abilities: Possesses preliminary listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities. Can engage in short or passive communication on familiar topics and accomplish basic social interactions.

Topics and tasks: Topics include personal information, daily life, diet, hobbies, etc. Can complete communicative tasks related to these topics, such as using simple polite expressions with different interlocutors and identifying basic information in public environments and seeking confirmation.

Quantitative criteria: 269 syllables, 300 characters, 500 words, 48 grammar points.

HSK 1 Listening Skills

Able to understand short dialogues (within 80 characters) primarily involving Level 1 topic tasks, pronounced clearly with standard pronunciation, slow speech speed (not less than 100 characters per minute). Can comprehend basic information with the assistance of pictures, real objects, etc.

HSK 1 Speaking Skills

Able to master the syllables indicated for Level 1, with generally accurate pronunciation. Can use vocabulary and grammar relevant to this level to accomplish related topic expressions and communicative tasks. Possesses preliminary oral expression ability, capable of simple questioning and answering using words and common sentences.

HSK 1 Reading Skills

Able to accurately recognize the syllables, characters, and words involved in Level 1 language quantitative indicators. With the help of pictures, pinyin, etc., can read language materials (within 100 characters) related to Level 1 topic tasks and within the grammatical scope of this level. Reading speed should not be less than 80 characters per minute. Can identify the most common signs in daily life and extract basic information from simple notes, forms, and maps.

HSK 1 Writing Skills

Able to master 100 characters from the elementary handwritten character chart. Has a basic understanding of stroke order and writing rules for commonly used punctuation marks. Can copy characters with basic correctness at a speed of no less than 10 characters per minute. Possesses the most basic written expression ability, able to fill in basic personal information and write simple notes using simple words and common sentences.

TutorABC Chinese has compiled a vocabulary comparison table for Level 1 between HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0. Please contact our education advisor to schedule and attend a demo class. By doing so, you can receive the comparison table for free. 

以下是《國際中文教育中文水準等級標準》(以下簡稱《標準》)要求HSK 1學習者的語言能力:



HSK 1 聽


HSK 1 說


HSK 1 讀


HSK 1 寫



TutorABC Chinese整理製作了HSK 2.0與HSK 3.0中,Level 1字彙差異對照表,與我們的教育顧問(education advisor) 聯繫,預約並出席demo課程,免費取得對照表。






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