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Is there much point in aiming for the HSK5 or HSK6 Chinese tests (assuming it's not required)?

If you would like to do professional translation in China, companies will often ask that you have an HSK level 6 or higher. I've also seen this requested from companies in Europe (the US tends to ask ...
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How well do native Chinese speakers do on the HSK6?

Here's what I've found available online: Date Listening Reading Writing Comments May 2022 - 92% - Source: YouTube; Chinese teacher gets 3 faulty sentence questions wrong, and one "fill in the ...
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How long between each HSK level for learning Mandarin?

The difficulty with this question is that language courses are usually not based on HSK levels or the learning goals required for the HSK levels. Language textbooks such as New Practical Chinese ...
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HSK3 written test - what to expect and how to prepare?

The written HSK test consists of three parts: a listening section, a reading section and a writing section. Each part is worth 100 points, even though they differ in duration and (in my opinion) ...
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How long between each HSK level for learning Mandarin?

The timeline I've been using is this one posted on Reddit (HSK 2.0 standards) by Chinese Zero to Hero: This is largely consistent with my study. E.g. I passed the HSK5 in July 2021, and I'm still ...
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Where can I find example answers to the Chinese HSK6 test composition 书写 (aka 缩写 or "question 101")?

I bought the book 21天征服新HSK六级写作 (the 2015 version), and it contains 8 examples (although each of them seems to exceed the 400 character limit). 女儿的秘密 [pp. 64-65] 无声的婚礼 [pp. 74-75] 国王的爱好 [pp. 84-85] ...
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Is there justification for the claim that e.g. "3 hours study" ≃ "1 point" on the HSK6 exam?

(Answering my own question...) Having taken the HSK6 exam myself, in my opinion, this claim is just nonsense. To begin with, the HSK6 only has 300 marks, so that's 300 * 3 = 900 hours for full marks (...
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On the HSK5 paper-based exam, can I do the writing section before the reading section?

Answering my own question: I took the HSK5 exam yesterday, and I did the writing section before the reading section. There was someone in the room watching, she didn't say anything. So I'm not sure ...
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How long between each HSK level for learning Mandarin?

I have been studying Chinese for one year, and I'm gonna take HSk 4 exam very soon. I started studying Chinese by myself, after studying 1 month and only learning vocabulary using Pinyin I passed HSK2....
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