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Pronunciation : quē
Meaning :
  1. lack. (v)
  2. be incomplete. (v)
  3. be absent. (v)
  4. vacancy. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 10
Traditional :
Usage : 13.1%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
缺额
quē ‘é
: vacancy
2.
缺德
quē dé
: mean; wicked
3.
缺点
quē diǎn
: shortcoming; defect; weakness
4.
缺乏
quē fá
: be short of; lack
5.
缺少
quē shǎo
: lack; be short of
6.
缺陷
quē xiàn
: defect; draw back; flaw
7.
残缺
cán quē
: incomplete; fragmentary
8.
短缺
duǎn quē
: fall short; shortage
Sentences:
1. This place is short of water.
zhè fāng quē shuǐ
: this
地方 : place
: lack of
: water
2. This book is missing two pages.
zhè běn shū quē liǎng
: this
: measure word
: book
: be incomplete
: two
: page
3. Everyone has his own shortcomings.
měi rén dōu yǒu de quē diǎn
: every
: measure word
: people, person
: all
: have
自己 : own
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
缺点 : shortcomings
4. I’m shorthanded here.
zhè quē shǎo rén shǒu
: I
这里 : here
缺少 : lack; be short of
人手 : manpower
5. It’s wicked of him to act like that.
zhè yàng zuò zhēn quē
: he
这样 : like that
: do
: used for emphasis
: really
缺德 : wicked
6. The number of students absent is five.
yǒu míng xué shēng quē
: have
: five
: measure word
学生 : student
缺席 : absent
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