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How many characters are needed to be known in order to reach the HSK1 level ?

And what about the following levels ?

Jul 4, 2014 2:06 AM
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0!! Because HSK 1 is written with both, Characters AND Hanyu Pinyin. But you need to know around 150 words to ace it (you need 60% to pass, so maybe you can barely pass it knowing 90 words)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Shuiping_Kaoshi ;

 

HSK 2 requires you to know 0!! Characters as well because it has the pinyin, and has a vocabulary of 300 words.

 

Once you reach HSK 3, you'll need to know 617 characters. There is no longer pinyin =-p

try this book, it will teach you the 800 characters needed to pass the old HSK Basic test (which required you to know 800 characters back in the day)
http://www.amazon.com/Tuttle-Learning-Chinese-Characters-Revolutionary/dp/080483816X/ ;

I've heard a lot of great things about this website (note: this website will only teach you how to write and read, not how to speak)
http://www.skritter.com/ ;

September 30, 2014
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