TOCFL Level 1 Vocabulary Word List

Here’s the complete vocabulary word list for the Band A Level 1 of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Traditional ChinesePinyinEnglish Translation
āah, an exclamation
àito love
安靜ānjìngto be quiet, calm, peaceful
baquestion particle, implying probability/ sentence suffix, indicating a request
eight
indicating pre-verbal object as thing dealt with by the action
爸爸bàbafather
bǎihundred
百貨公司bǎihuògōngsīdepartment store
白色báisèwhite
bānmeasure word for a group of organized people
bānclass
bānto move
bānghalf
辦公室bàngōngshìoffice
棒球bàngqiúbaseball
包子bāozisteamed stuffed bun
報紙bàozhǐnewspaper
bēia cup of
bèia passive voice indicator
北(邊)běi (biān)north
杯子bēizicup, glass
běnindividual measure word for books or magazines, etc
本子běnzibook, notebook, edition
to compare; compared to, than
pen
別的biédesome other, an additional or a different one
比較bǐjiàocomparatively;
比賽bǐsàicompetition, contest, match
比賽bǐsàito compete in a game/ activity/ match
不客氣búkèqìyou’re welcome
don’t
不好意思bùhǎoyìsīto feel embarrassed; to be ill at ease
cáiindicate that an action happened later than expected
càifood, cuisine
參加cānjiāto attend, to participate, to take part in
餐廳/飯館兒cāntīng/ fàngurestaurant
chátea
chángto be long, not short
常常chángchángoften, usually, generally
唱歌(兒)chànggē(ér)sing
chǎoto make a noise, to disturb, to quarrel/ to be noisy
Traditional ChinesePinyinEnglish Translation
車(子)chē(zi)car, vehicle
車站chēzhànstation
成績chéngjīgrade(at school), academic record, achievement
chīto eat
吃飽chībǎosatiate; full
吃飯chīfànto eat, to have a meal
穿chuānto wear, to put on
船(兒)chuán(ér)ship, boat
chuāngwindow
chuángbed
廚房chúfángkitchen
出國chūguógo abroad(from one’s own country)
出來chūláito come out
出去chūqùto go out, to leave
春天chūntiānspring, springtime
measure word for the number of repetitions in a given period of time
cóngfrom
cuòto be wrong
to hit, to beat, to strike
打電話dǎdiànhuàmake a telephone call
打開dǎkāito open up
to be big, to be large
大家dàjiāeveryone
大樓dàlóumulti-storied building
蛋糕dàngāocake
當然dāngráncertainly, of course
dào(1)to reach, to arrive; (2)up to
大學dàxuéuniversity
depossessive or modifying particle
a particle used between a verb or adjective and its complement to indicate manner or degree
děngto wait
a prefix for ordinal numbers
點(鐘)diǎn(zhōng)o’clock
電話diànhuàtelephone, call
電腦diànnǎocomputer
電視(機)diànshì(jī)television set
電影diànyǐngmovie
電影院diànyǐngyuàncinema, movie(house)
弟弟dìdìyounger brother
地方dìfānglocation, place
地上dìshàngon the ground, floor
地圖dìtúmap
東(邊)dōng(biān)east
冬天dōngtiānwinter, wintertime
東西dōngxīthing
dǒngto understand
dōuall, both
duìto be correct, right
對不起duìbùqǐI’m sorry; excuse me
對面duìmiànthe other side, place across from
duōmore than required
duōmany, much, more
多少duōshǎohow much, how many
肚子dùzǐStomach, belly, abdomen
èto be hungry
èrtwo
兒子érzison
fànfood, meal, rice
fàngto put
方便fāngbiànto be convenient
房間fángjiānroom
房子fángzihouse
非常fēichángvery, extremely
飛機fēijīairplane
(飛)機場(fēi)jīchǎngairport
分(鐘)fēn(zhōng)minute
fēngmeasure word for letters, telegrams, etc.
fēngwind
風景fēngjǐngscenery, landscape
附近fùjìnnearby
乾淨gānjìngto be clean
感冒gǎnmàoto have a cold; cold, flu
gāoto be tall, to be high
高興gāoxìngto be happy
告訴gàosùto tell, to inform
individual measure word for persons and material things
哥哥gēgēelder brother
gěito give
gēnand
gèngeven more, still more
公共汽車(公車)gōnggòngqìchebus
功課gōngkèschoolwork, homework
公司gōngsīcompany
公寓gōngyùapartment building
公園gōngyuánpark
工作gōngzuòwork
gǒudog
guānto close, to shut; to turn off
guìto be expensive
guòa suffix indicating completion of an action, or completion of an action as an experience
guòto pass
國家guójiānation, country
孩子háizichild
海邊hǎibiānseaside, beach
還是háishìor
寒假hánjiàwinter vacation
hǎovery, quite
hǎoto be good
好吃hǎochīto be fond of eating
好像hǎoxiàngto seem, to be likely, to be like
好玩(兒)hǎowán(ér)to be interesting, to be full of fun
hàomeasure word for numbers and dates
號碼hàomǎnumber
to drink
and
hěnvery, quite
紅色hóngsèred
後(面)hòu(miàn)back, behind
花(兒)huā(ér)flower
huàdrawings, pictures
畫(畫)huà(huà)to draw(picture)
huàito be bad
huànto change
黃色huángsèyellow
歡迎huānyíngto welcome
華語/華文huáyǔ/huáwénChinese language
回家huíjiāto return home
回來huíláito come back
回去huíqùto go back
huìcan, to be able to, to be good at, to be skillful in
活動huódòngactivity
火車huǒchētrain
a few, several; how many
to mail
jiāto add to
jiāhome, family
家人jiārénfamily members
jiāncontainer measure word for houses or other buildings
jiànindividual measure word for clothes, etc.
健康jiànkāngto be healthy
見面jiànmiànto meet someone, to see someone
jiǎofoot
腳踏車/自行車jiǎotàchē/zìxínbicycle
jiàoto be called
教室jiàoshìclassroom
記得jìdéto remember
jiēto fetch, to pick up(phone)
結束jiéshùto end, close, conclude
介紹jièshàoto introduce
今年jīnniánthis year
今天jīntiāntoday
jìnto be near
進步jìnbùto progress; to improve
進來jìnláito come in
進去jìnqùto go in
jiǔnine
jiǔto be a long time
jiǔwine or liquor
jiùjust, exactly; then, right away; (indicating immediacy)
jiùto be old, to be used
覺得juédéto feel, to think, to consider
咖啡kāfēicoffee
kāito drive, to open, to turn on
開車kāichēto drive a car
開始kāishǐto start, to begin
kànto watch, to read, to look at
考試kǎoshìtest, exam
考試kǎoshìto take a test
卡片kǎpiàncard
可樂kělècola
可能kěnéngprobably, maybe
可是kěshìbut, however
可以kěyǐcan, may, be permitted
subject, course, class
客廳kètīngliving room
褲子kùzitrousers, pants
kuàiquickly
kuàito be fast
kuàipartial measure word for lumps of foodstuff; individual measure word for currency
快樂kuàilèto be happy
láito come
籃球lánqiúbasketball
老師lǎoshīteacher
leindicates the completion of an action
leindicates new situation
lèito be tired
lěngto be cold
冷氣(機)lěngqì(jī)air conditioning; air conditioner
to be away from, apart from, separated from
離開líkāito leave
裡面lǐmiàninside
liǎngtwo
liùsix
lóumeasure word for floor or story
樓上lóushàngupstairs
樓下lóuxiàdownstairs
road
路口lùkǒucrossway, junction, intersection
旅行lǚxíngto travel, to take a trip
綠色lǜsègreen
maa question particle
媽媽māmamother
mǎito buy
màito sell
mángto be busy
māocat
máoone-tenth of a yuan
měievery
美國měiguóUSA, American
méinot (have)
沒(有)méi(yǒu)used to ask if an action has been completed
Traditional ChinesePinyinEnglish Translation
沒關係méiguānxìno problem, never mind, it doesn’t matter
沒問題méiwèntíno problem
妹妹mèimeiyounger sister
méndoor, gate
門口ménkǒuentrance, doorway
miànnoodle
麵包miànbāobread
明年míngniánnext year
明天míngtiāntomorrow
名字míngzìfull name, given name
to bring, to carry(in one’s, or with one’s hand)
哪裡/兒nǎlǐ/érwhere
那裡/兒nàlǐ/érthere, over there
那些nàxiēthose
nánto be difficult
南(邊)nán(biān)south
男孩(子/兒)nánhái(zi/ér)boy
男生nánshēngboy
nea question particle/ a particle indicating the situation or state of affairs is being sustained
néngcan or to be capable of
you
你們nǐmenyou(plural)
niána year of
nínpolite form of address you
牛奶niúnǎicow’s milk
女兒nǚérdaughter
女孩(子/兒)nǚhái(zi/ér)girl
女生nǚshēnggirl
跑步pǎobùjogging
朋友péngyǒufriend
便宜piányito be cheap
piàoticket
漂亮piāoliàngto be beautiful, to be pretty
皮包píbāohandbag, briefcase
píngCoinainer measure word for the contents of a bottle
seven
to ride; to drive(a bicycle, motorcycle, horse, etc.)
qiānthousand
qiánmoney
前(面)qián(miàn)in front
錢包qiánbāowallet, purse, pouch
起床qǐchuángto get up
qǐngto please, to invite
請問qǐngwènexcuse me, may I ask?
qiúball
秋天qiūtiānautumn, fall
to go
去年qùniánlast year
to be hot
熱狗règǒuhot dog
熱鬧rènàoto be lively, to be fun, to be bustling with noise
rénperson, people
認識rènshito recognize, to realize
日本rìběnJapan, Japanese
容易róngyìto be easy
ròumeat
sānthree
sǎnumbrella
shānmountain
shàngto ascend; get on/ into(car/ train/ etc)
上(面)shàng (miàn)above, on top of
上班shàngbānto begin work, to start work, to go to work
商店shāngdiànshop, store
上課shàngkèto go to class, to attend classs
上網shàngwǎnginternet access
上午shàngwǔbefore noon, morning
shǎofew, less
shéiwho, whom
生病shēngbìngto become ill, to be sick
生日shēngrìbirthday
身體shēntǐbody
什麼shénmewhat
shíten
時候shíhòutime
時間shíjiāntime
時鐘shízhōngclock
shìto be(am, are, is)
收到shōudàoto receive, get, obtain
shǒuhand
手機shǒujīcell phone; mobile phone
shūbook
書包shūbāoschool-bag
舒服shūfúto be comfortable
暑假shǔjiàsummer vacation
shùtree
shuāngmeasure word for two things of the same kind to be used together
shuǐwater
水果shuǐguǒfruit
睡覺shuìjiàoto sleep
shuōto speak, to say
說話shuōhuàto speak, to say, to talk
four
宿舍sùshèdormitory
suìmeasure word for the age of people or animals
suànto calculate, to count
sòngto escort, to deliver, to send off, to present
所以suǒyǐtherefore, so
他/她tā/tāhe, she
他們/她們tāmen/tāmenthey, them
tàitoo
太太tàitàiMrs, wife
tángcandy, sugar
特別tèbiéto be special
to kick
tiānday
tiānday
天氣tiānqìweather
跳舞tiàowǔto dance
tīngto listen
tòngto be painful
同學tóngxuéclassmate
tóuhead
圖片túpiànpicture
圖書館túshūguǎnlibrary
外面wàimiànoutside
wánto finish, to complete(something)
玩(兒)wán(ér)to play, to enjoy
wǎnbowl
wǎnmeasure word for servings of food
晚安wǎnāngood night
晚餐/晚飯wǎncān/wǎnfàndinner, supper
晚上wǎnshàngevening, night
wǎngto go toward
網球wǎngqiútennis, tennis ball
網站wǎngzhànwebsite(s)
wàngto forget
wéia common telephone or intercom greeting “hello”
wèiindividual measure word for people
為什麼wèishénmewhy
wènto ask
問題wèntíproblem/ question
I
我們wǒmenwe, us
five
午餐/午飯wǔcān/wǔfànlunch
to wash
xiàto descend; get off/ out of (car/ train/ etc.)
西(邊)xī(biān)west
下(面)xià(miàn)below
下班xiàbānto get off from work, to go off work
下課xiàkèto get out of class, end of class
夏天xiàtiānsummer, summertime
下午xiàwǔafternoon
下雨xiàyǔto rain
xiānfirst, in advance, before
先生xiānshēngmister, Mr, gentleman, sir, husband
現在xiànzàinow, right now
xiǎngto think, to miss
xiàngto be alike, to be like; to resemble
xiǎoto be small
小孩(子/兒)xiǎohái(zi/ér)child
小姐xiǎojiěMiss
小時xiǎoshíhour
小心xiǎoxīnto be careful
鞋子xiézishoes
xiěto write
寫字xiězìto write
謝謝xièxieto thanks, to thank you
喜歡xǐhuānto like
洗手間/廁所xǐshǒujiāntoilet
洗衣機xǐyījīclothes washing machine
洗澡xǐzǎoto take a bath or shower
xīnto be new
新年xīnniánnew year
xìnletter, mail
信封xìnfēngenvelope
星期xīngqīweek
星期天/星期日xīngqītiānSunday
xíngto be OK, to be permitted
xìngsurname, family name
休息xiūxíto rest
xuéto study
學生xuéshēngstudent
學校xuéxiàoschool
眼睛yǎnjīngeyes
yàoto want
yàomedicine
also
one
醫生yīshēngdoctor
一點兒yìdiǎnérsome
一定yídìngcertainly, indeed, surely
衣服yīfúclothes, clothing
醫院yīyuànhospital
一共yígòngaltogether
以後yǐhòuafter, afterwards; later
已經yǐjīngalready
以前yǐqiánbefore; previously
椅子yǐzichair
一起yìqǐtogether
一些yìxiēsome
一樣yíyàngto be the same, identical
一直yìzhístraight; constantly, continuously
意思yìsīmeaning, idea, definition
銀行yínhángbank
因為yīnwèibecause
音樂yīnyuèmusic
英國yīngguóUK, United Kingdom
英文yīngwénEnglish language
郵局yóujúpost office
郵票yóupiàopostage stamp
游泳yóuyǒngto swim
游泳池yóuyǒngchíswimming pool
yǒuto have; there is, there are
有點(兒)yǒudiǎn(ér)somewhat, rather, a bit
有空(兒)yǒukòng(ér)to have free time, to be free
有時候yǒushíhòusometimes, now and then
有意思yǒuyìsīto be interesting
yòuagain
右(邊)yòu(biān)right(side)
yòngto use
魚(兒)yú(ér)fish
yuánstandard monetary unit in China
yuǎnto be far from
yuèmonth
運動yùndòngsport, exercise
運動yùndòngto exercise
雨天yǔtiānrainy day
zàiagain, then
indicating an action in progress
zàiin, at, on, etc.
再見zàijiànGood-bye
zǎoto be early
早餐/早飯zǎocān/zǎofànbreakfast
早上zǎoshàngmorning
怎麼zěnmehow
怎麼辦zěnmebànwhat now ?
怎麼了zěnmelewhat’s wrong?
怎麼樣zěnmeyànghow about…? how’s everything ?
Traditional ChinesePinyinEnglish Translation
zhàn(train, bus) station
zhànto stand
zhāngindividual measure word for flat things, or things with a surface
zhǎoto search out; to find
找到zhǎodàoto have found
照片zhàopiànphoto, picture
照相zhàoxiàngto take picture/ photograph
照相機zhàoxiàngjīcamera
這裡/兒zhèlǐ/érhere
這些zhèxiēthese
zhǐpaper
zhīindividual measure word for rod-shaped article
zhīindividual measure word for insects or animals
知道zhīdàoto know
中國zhōngguóChina, Chinese
中文zhōngwénChinese language
中午zhōngwǔnoon
重要zhòngyàoto be important, to be vital
週末zhōumòweekend
zhùto stay, to live
桌(子)zhuō(zi)table
自己zìjǐoneself, by oneself
姊姊/姐姐zǐzi/jiějieelder sister
zǒuto walk
走路zǒulùto walk(in the road or street)
足球zúqiúfootball, soccer
zuìthe most, -est
最近zuìjìnrecently, lately
昨天zuótiānyesterday
左(邊)zuǒ(biān)left(side)
zuòto sit; travel by(plane/ etc.)
zuòto do, to make
做飯zuòfànto cook food
做完zuòwándone

2 thoughts on “TOCFL Level 1 Vocabulary Word List”

  1. David Sternbergh

    Thank you for the list for level 1. I am preparing a personal dictionary for all the words used in the TOCFL, HSK and Chinese SAT for my 2 sons who are studying Chinese. HSK was the easiest, SAT was a little more work, and the TOCFL is the hardest. I have the complete list of 7944 words and the list for level 1. What I am missing is a way to identify the words for levels 2-6. Do you know any sources for these levels? I would sincerely appreciate any help.

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