This book is a complement to the first book in a series of three volumes - Vocabulaire du chinois contemporain (Contemporary Chinese Vocabulary 1, 2 and 3) - corresponding to different levels of HSK, as defined in the new syllabys published in 2010 by the Hanban and the Confucius Institute Headquarters. Between the elementary level of the test and the new HSK (level 4), there is a difference of about 500 words. And those who have already prepared the old HSK through the Vocabulaire du chinois contemporain I (Contemporary Chinese vocabulary 1) published by L' Asiathèque in 2008 will find a logical and easily succeed to the passage of the new HSK current standards. Volumes 1 and 1 bis will eventually be combined into one book. Contemporary Chinese Vocabulary 2 which is the 1,500 words level 5 (intermediate) was released in September 2012. Vocabulaire du chinois contemporain 3 (Contemporary Chinese Vocabulary 3) which is the 2,500 words level 6 (Advanced) will be published in 2013. Original artwork by Nicolas Thuret.