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HSK1 exam containing non-HSK1 words?

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Hi guys,


So I've been learning for about 6 month now to prepare to take HSK1 and recently decided to take a look at same sample tests and I was surprised to see that the sample tests I've seen use a lot of non-HSK1 vocabulary!


Is this the case in the 'real test'?


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well, there is no one final list for HSK vocabulary, generally each website shows you slightly different words. When I was preparing for HSK3 I had to memorise around 700 words altogether

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Hi @vmaier and welcome to the forum.


There is a standard list of vocabulary which can be found at http://www.chinesetest.cn/userfiles/file/HSK/HSK-2012.xls 


Various websites and flashcard decks do exist out there which deviate from this, however.


On 4/28/2018 at 12:50 AM, vmaier said:

sample tests I've seen use a lot of non-HSK1 vocabulary


A lot, or some?  All the tests include words not being tested at that level, often using characters that you will already know.  

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