Recommended Resources

Vocabulary is closely related with reading, as the best way to learn vocabulary is through reading. Please refer to the resources section for reading for recommendations. In the meantime, click here for a list of grades vocabulary items with 1033 words in the A-class, 2018 words in the B-class, 2202 words in the C-class and 3569 in the D-class. You should know all the words in the A-class and most of the words in the B-class. If you don't know any of the words, you can copy and paste them onto a web application such as Chinese Savvy to do a quick translation. Additionally, you may also want to study the list of 1500 high frequency words in Chinese.