Beginning, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Chinese categories are based on the 甲乙丙丁 categories as set forth in the former version of the Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (Chinese Proficiency Test). These word lists are no longer current as a new 6-level HSK test format was introduced in 2010.
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- Source: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/estas/chinois/general/hsk/
- The total number of words on the HSK committee list is 8840. If a word falls outside that list, it will not be classified as beginning, elementary, intermediate or advanced.