To achieve the first level of Chinese language proficiency by HSK1 test, you must master 150 basic words, which contains: Numbers, Personal Pronouns, Demonstrative Pronouns, Interrogative Pronouns, Classifiers and Adverbs. Here you can download for free printable PDF vocabulary poster and other additional files.
There is three versions of the poster HSK1 vocabulary: the first one have words which grouped according to the meaning; the second one have words ordered by pinyin, it helps to build an associative relation with similar words in pronunciation; and the third version have only words written in style by famous calligrapher 庞中华 (Páng Zhōnghuá), this poster is good as an example for training pen calligraphy.
The Chinese Tone Changes is not customary to designate, it is not written, but you are supposed to just know the rule and apply it if you say the word aloud.
The reason for this is that in many cases.
For example, if the tone change is written, it can make learner confused as to what the “normal” tone of a character is actually supposed to be.
Also you might wonder, “is this a third tone written as a second tone because it’s followed by a third tone, or is this character always a second tone?” Always writing the original tones solves this problem. Read more about Chinese Tone Changes
The posters do not contains the translation of Chinese words, this is an important point for training memorization. If you forgot translation of a word, you can check it in the HSK1 vocabulary table (excel file)
The PDF file contains vector and editable font objects, all colors separated by layers, which can be easily edited in Adobe Illustrator. It means that you can print any size what you like without loosing quality. The perfect looking format is A4-A2.
Customize Pinyin color scheme
There are many ways of coloring pinying tones. If you would like to cuztumize it, you can easily make it in Adobe Illustrator. In the HSK1 vocabulary PDF file all colors separeted by layers, so you just need a few clicks to select all elecents and change it as you wish.
When creating HSK1 vocabulary poster, the following resources were used:
- www.hsk.academy/en/hsk_1 - quite useful website for preparing HSK, well-structured vocabulary and audition functions, translation of words included Chinese Classifiers (Quantifiers, Measure Words).
- www.digmandarin.com - HSK 1 Vocabulary List, words grouped by meaining.
- Chinese Tone Change rules - article from resources.allsetlearning.com
- www.chinesetest.cn - official site of Chinese language Proficiency Test (HSK).