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Pronunciation : duǎn
Meaning :
  1. short; brief;little. (adj)
  2. lack; owe. (v)
  3. weak point; fault. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 12
Traditional :
Usage : 12.8%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
短暂
duǎn zàn
: of short duration; transient; brief;
2.
短期
duǎn qī
: short term
3.
短缺
duǎn quē
: lack
4.
缩短
suō duǎn
: shorten; cut down; cut short
5.
长短
cháng duǎn
: right and wrong; strong and weak points; length
Sentences:
1. In winter the days are short and the nights long.
dōng duǎn cháng
冬季 : winter
: day time
: short
: night time
: long
2. This is the shortest way.
zhè tiáo zuì duǎn
: this
: measure word
: road
: most
: short
3. Energy shortage.
néng yuán duǎn quē
能源 : energy
短缺 : lack, shortage
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