YCT Chinese tests apps

The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is designed for non-native speakers below the age of 16, i.e. for primary and secondary school pupils who learn Chinese as a second language. The test is done by Confucius Institutes around the world.

For iPhone KW2C YCT Test

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For Android KW2C YCT Test

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App YCT test

One mother told us last year:

“My 7 year old was so proud to pass the YCT test that he could not wait to share with all his friends. Now he has the diploma hanging on the wall of his bedroom.”

YCT Levels

See below a table describing the four YCT levels:

YCT Words Reading Skills
1 80 Chinese characters with Pinyin on top Can understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
2 150 Chinese characters with Pinyin on top Can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications.
3 300  Chinese characters with Pinyin on top Having reached an excellent level in basic Chinese, can communicate on familiar daily topics in a simple manner.
4 600 Only Chinese characters Can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. When travelling in China, they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese.

YCT vocabulary

If you want to see the vocabulary of each level, click on the links below:

YCT 1 vocabulary

If you want to study this vocabulary click here for flashcards.

(Al hacer click en una palabra, se oye su locución correspondiente)

No Hanzi Pinyin English
1 ài love
2 eight
3 爸爸 bàba father
4 鼻子 bízi nose
5 no, not
6 cháng long
7 chī to eat
8 big
9 de [possesive particle used after a pronoun, noun or adjective]: ´s
10 diǎn point,  o’clock
11 duō much, many; how (old, high, big, tall, etc)
12 èr two
13 耳朵 ěrduo ears
14 gāo high, tall
15 高兴 gāoxìng happy
16 [a measure word or counting word, describes a class of objects]
17 哥哥 gēge elder brother
18 个子 gèzi height
19 gǒu dog
20 hào number, date
21 hǎo good, well, fine
22 and
23 drink
24 hěn very
25 how many
26 jiā family, home
27 jiào call, is called
28 姐姐 jiějie elder sister
29 今天 jīntiān today
30 jiǔ nine
31 kàn see, watch
32 kǒu mouth
33 老师 lǎoshī teacher
34 liù six
35 ma [ending word for a question]
36 妈妈 māma mother
37 māo cat
38 面条 miàntiáo noodles
39 米饭 mǐfàn cooked rice
40 明天 míngtiān tomorrow
41 that
42 which
43 那儿 nàr there
44 哪儿 nǎr where
45 you
46 niǎo bird
47 牛奶 niúnǎi milk
48 苹果 píngguǒ apple
49 seven
50 to go
51 认识 rènshi know
52 sān three
53 商店 shāngdiàn shop, store
54 shéi who
55 什么 shénme what
56 shí ten
57 shì yes, is
58 shǒu hand
59 shuǐ water
60 four
61 suì year of age
62 she
63 he
64 头发 tóufa hair
65 I
66 我们 wǒmen we, us
67 five
68 现在 xiànzài now
69 xiǎo small
70 谢谢 xièxie thank you
71 喜欢 xǐhuān to like
72 星期 xīngqī week
73 学校 xuéxiào school
74 眼睛 yǎnjing eyes
75 one
76 yǒu have/has, there are/there is
77 fish
78 yuè month, the moon
79 zài at, in, on,be at
80 再见 zàijiàn good-bye
81 zhè this
82 这儿 zhèr here
83 中国人 Zhōngguórén Chinese(people)

 

YCT 2 vocabulary

If you want to study this vocabulary click here for flashcards.

No Hanzi Pinyin English
1 ài love
2 eight
3 爸爸 bàba father
4 包子 bāozi steamed stuffed bun
5 北京 Běijīng Beijing
6 to compare
7 鼻子 bízi nose
8 no, not
9 不客气 bú kèqi you are welcome, don´t mention it
10 chá tea
11 cháng long
12 chī to eat
13 big
14 打电话 dǎ diànhuà make a phone call
15 de [possesive particle used after a pronoun, noun or adjective]: ´s
16 diǎn point,  o’clock
17 电视 diànshì television
18 弟弟 dìdi younger brother
19 对不起 duìbuqǐ I´m sorry, excuse me
20 duō much, many; how (old, high, big, tall, etc)
21 多少 duōshao how many, how much
22 èr two
23 耳朵 ěrduo ears
24 房间 fángjiān room
25 分钟 fēnzhōng minute
26 gāo high, tall
27 高兴 gāoxìng happy
28 [a measure word or counting word, describes a class of objects]
29 哥哥 gēge elder brother
30 个子 gèzi height
31 gǒu dog
32 汉语 Hànyǔ Chinese Mandarin
33 hào number, date
34 hǎo good, well, fine
35 好吃 hǎochī yummy, delicious (food)
36 and
37 drink
38 hěn very
39 hóng red
40 huà draw, paint; drawing, painting, picture
41 huáng yellow
42 huì can, be able to
43 how many
44 jiā family, home
45 jiào call, is called
46 jiǎo foot
47 姐姐 jiějie elder sister
48 今天 jīntiān today
49 jiǔ nine
50 觉得 juéde feel, think
51 kàn see, watch
52 可以 kěyǐ OK, all right
53 kǒu mouth
54 kuài [measure word for various objects]
55 lái come
56 老师 lǎoshī teacher
57 le [grammatical word that indicates a completed or finished action]
58 lěng cold
59 liǎng two (followed by a classifier), a few
60 里面 lǐmiàn inside, interior
61 líng zero
62 liù six
63 绿 green
64 ma [ending word for a question]
65 mǎi to buy
66 妈妈 māma mother
67 māo cat
68 没关系 méi guānxi it doesn’t matter, that’s all right
69 妹妹 mèimei younger sister
70 没有 méiyǒu to no have
71 面条 miàntiáo noodles
72 米饭 mǐfàn cooked rice
73 明天 míngtiān tomorrow
74 名字 míngzi name
75 that
76 which
77 那儿 nàr there
78 哪儿 nǎr where
79 ne [ending word of a question]
80 you
81 nián year
82 niǎo bird
83 牛奶 niúnǎi milk
84 朋友 péng you friend
85 漂亮 piàoliang beautiful, pretty (things and girls)
86 苹果 píngguǒ apple
87 seven
88 qián money
89 铅笔 qiānbǐ pencil
90 起床 qǐchuáng get up
91 qǐng please
92 to go
93 hot
94 认识 rènshi know
95 sān three
96 上边 shàngbian up, above
97 商店 shāngdiàn shop, store
98 shéi who
99 什么 shénme what
100 shí ten
101 shì yes, is
102 shǒu hand
103 书包 shūbāo backpack, school bag, book bag
104 shuǐ water
105 睡觉 shuìjiào sleep
106 说话 shuōhuà talk, speak
107 four
108 suì year of age
109 she
110 he
111 天气 tiānqì weather
112 同学 tóngxué classmate
113 头发 tóufa hair
114 wán play
115 晚上 wǎnshang evening, at night
116 I
117 我们 wǒmen we, us
118 five
119 香蕉 xiāngjiāo banana
120 现在 xiànzài now
121 xiǎo small
122 谢谢 xièxie thank you
123 喜欢 xǐhuān to like
124 星期 xīngqī week
125 熊猫 xióngmāo panda
126 学生 xuésheng student
127 学习 xuéxí learn, study
128 学校 xuéxiào school
129 眼睛 yǎnjing eyes
130 颜色 yánsè color
131 yào want
132 also, too
133 one
134 医生 yīshēng doctor
135 医院 yīyuàn hospital
136 椅子 yǐzi chair
137 yǒu have/has, there are/there is
138 fish
139 yuè month, the moon
140 zài at, in, on,be at
141 再见 zàijiàn good-bye
142 早上 zǎoshang morning
143 怎么 zěnme how
144 怎么样 zěnmeyàng how is it
145 zhè this
146 zhēn really
147 这儿 zhèr here
148 zhī [a measure word for some animals]
149 中国人 Zhōngguórén Chinese(people)
150 桌子 zhuōzi desk, table
151 zuò to take, to sit
152 zuò do
153 昨天 zuó tiān yesyerday

iPad apps to prepare your YCT test

If you are going to take the YCT exam, you can now prepare it using our apps. The app follows the exact format of the official YCT tests, so that you can practice on your own. You can take as many tests as you want, each additional test is customized for you. The app learns from you and suggests you those questions with which you struggled in your previous tests.

Even if you already master one level, we recommend you to take as many as you can, so that you are familiar with the way the test is structured and with the way to fill it out.

Your teacher and your parent can also track your progress via the app. We wish you all the success in your forthcoming YCT Test!

Are you studying with Kids way to Chinese apps or books? Then you can also take graded YCT Tests, so that you do not have to know the full vocabulary and functions of each level before taking your first tests. For instance, if you are learning YCT 1 and you are now on Lesson 2 of Kids way to Chinese app or book, you can take a YCT Level 1 test which will only have questions with the vocabulary and functions that you have learned in Lesson 1 and 2.