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At the time of writing, the best guess is that the HSK 3.0 vocabulary list is in the recently-published book: 汉语国际教育用词语声调组合及轻重音格式实用手册 A Practical Manual of Tone Patterns and Formats of Stressed and Unstressed Syllables in Mandarin Words for the Application of Teaching Chinese to the Speakers of Other Languages 刘英林, et al. A redditor posted images of some ...


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For native Chinese who read and write a lot, there are many obvious mistakes we can spot in one glance, but for learners, these questions are indeed extremely difficult. Things that are easy to spot: 保持年轻的 [之一秘诀] 是拥有健康的心态 --> 保持年轻的 [秘诀之一] 是拥有健康的心态 "XX 之一" is a common structure for "one of the XX " ~ 春天来了,到处是呈现出一片生机勃勃的景象。 --> ...


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Brief Answer To pass any level of the new HSK, you have to beat 74.75% of the total. That is to say, for this case I had 11/20 correct answers in the listening part and 19/20 in the reading part. if 74.75% of the total had done worse than that (i.e. as the weights of listening and reading are 1:1, such many people had correctly answered less than 30 ...


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I took the computer version HSK4 test. Audio was only played once as standard for levels 4-6. You get some small headphones which did cut out the exam room background noise a bit. (If all the levels are being held in the same room then there can be chatter as the lower level test finish earlier.) Pros: Don't have to write characters (this is probably only ...


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The Chinese characters are used not only in Chinese but also several other languages (such as Japanese). The written form of the same character may differ in these languages. And on a computer, these differences are usually controlled by fonts (as they use the same code point). The second form in your original post is a Japanese version of 喝, which will be ...


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According to the official HSK1 vocabulary list published by Hanban in September 2012, erhua variants may occur in the test since they are included in the vocabulary list. So you should focus on both non-erhua and erhua variants of the words.


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Gurulu estimates your likely HSK score based on any number of HSK practice questions you have answered preparing for your HSK. To pass the new (new since 2010, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Shuiping_Kaoshi) HSK Test with levels ranging from the beginner HSK 1 to the advanced HSK 6, you generally have to answer approximately 60% of the questions ...


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You don't have to concern it at all for HSK. In China, only the standard form is used and the variants won't appear in any official exams. The only case that I can come up with where you may concern it is the display on computers or other electrical devices. Take myself for example, when I first use the software Solidworks, the default font displays ...


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HSK6 idioms (from vocab list). English definitions from CC-CEDICT. 一丝不苟 (yīsībùgǒu)not one thread loose (idiom); strictly according to the rulesBaike; Jukuu; Yabla 一举两得 (yījǔliǎngdé)one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stoneBaike; Jukuu; Yabla 一如既往 (yīrújìwǎng)just as in the past (idiom); as beforeBaike; Jukuu; Yabla 一帆风顺 (...


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To answer your second question: From a mathematical perspective, it will depend on the texts that are sampled to compile any list and the variances associated with those samples. Languages evolve and there is no true character frequency, only an approximation. Spoken Chinese will have a different character frequency to written Chinese because the spoken ...


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Probably you should check out the official website and see if they impose any regulation on preparatory materials, I guess they don't. I assume, to be fair, you won't be able to advertise your app as 'approved', 'official' or 'everything you need to know'. After all, the vocab lists they provide are not sufficient for the test, at least in some levels. ...


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I think it's hard for non-native speakers. To me, I can probably identify all of the errors. But for some of the sentences, I have to read several times to identify the errors. If non-native speakers can identify all of these errors, their Chinese must be gorgeous and probably even better than some native speakers who is not good at 语文课 in school. I'd ...


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I have done HSK3 and am preparing for HSK4. I used some HSK3 practice tests to see whether I was ready for that test. When the practice tests are identified as past test papers, they should be a good rough guide to your readiness for the real test. I treat them only as a rough indicator because there are no exact descriptions of what you need to know for HSK ...


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Using 4B pencil, mark the whole box with solid black. (For me, 2B is not dark enough and 4B+ is too soft, green 中华牌铅笔 is the best.) Sharp your pencil with a knife (don't use pencil sharpener) and make sure the pencil top can cover the whole box with a single stroke, this can save your time. Prepare 2 or more pencil for the test and protect your pencil top,...


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There is a similar test in mainland of China. But only targeting on people who looking for the specific job position. It's called "汉字应用水平测试". http://www.sppc.edu.cn/2e/8a/c66a11914/page.htm And this is an official test. It's managed by ministry of education of the PRC. http://www.moe.gov.cn/s78/A18/yys_left/moe_803/


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I remember when I was in middle school 语文 test, I forgot how to write a character, I jumped to following questions, then occasionally I found that character in question descrpition. That moment..., it is like I found Blackbeard's treasure. I don't think it is cheating, it is a gift. No one would stop you to look at your exam paper and copy them.


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我妹妹十一月会结婚,太 幸福了! 他们俩今天在商店一起买新衣服了。 Basically, both of your sentences are ok grammatically. The first one can be improved if you replace 会 with 要. 我妹妹十一月要结婚,太幸福了! 要 sounds more emotional than 会 in this context. 会 is a bit "objective", less sentimental. In this sentence, you want to express the excitement(indicated by 太幸福了!), so 要 is fit better. ...


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Well...firstly thank you for loving (or pretending to love) Chinese language. I know quite a lot of examples that the students passed HSK Level 6 but still have a terrible level of conversation. Yes. As a commentator said, HSK doesn't include oral test. Further more, its scope doesn't necessarily match the scope of the most commonly used Chinese vocabulary. ...


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Not pressing the "save" button has nothing to do with your test results, because everything you wrote is auto-saved the moment you finish the test. I actually passed the same test without pressing that with a score of 196... so feel comfortable!


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社会稳定,人民生活水平显著提高,这[一切]都给人留下了深刻的印象 社会稳定,人民生活水平显著提高,这[两点]都给人留下了深刻的印象 Technically, there's no grammar or spelling mistake, But when the sentence only listed two points, using 'both' is better than 'all'. A simpler example: 邮局和银行,[两项]都是必需服务 O 邮局和银行,[全部]都是必需服务 X Another way to make this sentence better is add one more point 社会稳定,人民生活水平显著提高,与及教育程度上升,...


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In all seriousness, as a college student majoring in Chinese linguistics & a native speaker, all of the above explanations don't make sense to me. I think there’s nothing grammatically wrong with this sentence, which means it is simply a bad question. I'm going to guess that 人民 ("the people") should be either 民众 ("the populace") or 老百姓 ("ordinary ...


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我没有参加过这类考试, 且离开学校很久了, 所以我的建议未必适合你, 不过这是我的看法, 供参考. 题目要求不能有自己的观点 所以--儿子只有自由才能成功--这个观点应该删掉: , 这个句子的语法也有问题, 应该把"儿子"删掉, 只有自由才能成功, 否则会有父亲就不需要自由嘛这种感觉. 这个观点本身也有争议, 可能有人在监狱里关了一辈子, 但仍然成功了, 所以不能加上"只有". 下面是我改的 有钱的父亲担心他儿子乱花钱,常劝儿子该为自己负责,而不能总是靠爸爸的财富。有一天, 父亲告诉儿子他破产了。 这次儿子听了父亲的话,去了他父亲好友的公司,那个人是林先生。在林先生的训教下,儿子当上了总经理,娶了贤惠的妻子。 他老爸临终时脸上浮现了欣慰的样子,他留给儿子一封信, ...


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儿子只有自由才能成功 --> 儿子只有独立才能成功 you found the mistake already ~ 有钱的父亲担心他粗心花钱的儿子,--> 有钱的父亲担心他胡亂花钱的儿子, both 粗心 and 胡亂 can means careless. but 粗心 implies naive or innocent , 胡亂 implies unwisely and casually, which is a better choice. One of your weakness is word choice. I suggest you check your words often , see if a better choice is available or needed. (I ...


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你的写作我先不评阅,我跟你分享一下我的经验。 我是 7 年以前考过的 HSK6。每一项考题的具体成绩,我已经不记得了,不过我刚考完后就觉得我写作写得挺差!结果,我居然得了高分了。 当时我写的整体看起来相当简陋,罕见的字也没用上,句子结构不复杂,我以为无法达到适合HSK6的标准。 不过,在我看来,对于考生来说写作为最难的一题,我估计审阅考卷的老师也知道,他们的实际要求比学生想象中的低一点。 因此呢,只要你写的内容符合逻辑,用语无误,句型淡雅,言简意赅,应该没有什么问题。


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This material offers some insight (translation mine): 一切-所有-全部 All are used to express "whole", "no exceptions". Can be used as attributive adjunct, sometimes interchangeable. When used as attributive adjunct, 全部 emphasizes on "collective" and "whole", and usually not on people. The subject of 全部 must have a specific scope. 一切 and 所有 may not ...


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Read, read, read. It might seem strange to focus on reading when what you want to do is improve your writing. Reading more ofter will allow you to become more familiar with Chinese writing style and sentence structure. At some point you will be able to start emulating the style and structure you have encountered in your reading. You will still need to ...


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The one for the PRC (mainland China, HK, Macao) is the 汉语水平考试, abbreviated to HSK, directed at non-native speakers (including overseas Chinese heritage learners as well as foreign students and workers). The test is administered by Hanban, part of the Minstry of Education of the PRC. The equivalent for the ROC (Taiwan and its territories) is the 華語文能力測驗, ...


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The Internet is full of them, starting from https://www.confuciusinstitute.manchester.ac.uk/study/testing/hsk/hsk-learning-resources/


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One of the difficulties for learners is becoming familiar with when to use the short and when to use the long form. In most cases, at least for beginner/intermediate levels, my impression is the rule “use the long form, not the short form” is generally a good heuristic. I think most students learn this by experience. Let’s take a basic, concrete example: 学/...


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Just treat it as variant like the English / American spelling: colour/color, flavour / flavor, even pronunciation differ slightly, eg. "flour"pronunced as "flower" in USA. The French in France and in Canada differ too: eg. Number 70 is (60+10), 90 is (4x20+10) in Math-crazy France, the Canadian French say them differently (using Old French equivalent words ...


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