short; brief; to lack; weak point; fault

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白腹短翅鸲 白腹短翅鴝 bai2 fu4 duan3 chi4 qu2
(bird species of China) white-bellied redstart (Luscinia phoenicuroides)

白喉短翅鸫 白喉短翅鶇 bai2 hou2 duan3 chi4 dong1
(bird species of China) lesser shortwing (Brachypteryx leucophris)

斑胸短翅莺 斑胸短翅鶯 ban1 xiong1 duan3 chi4 ying1
(bird species of China) spotted bush warbler (Locustella thoracica)

北短翅莺 北短翅鶯 bei3 duan3 chi4 ying1
(bird species of China) Baikal bush warbler (Locustella davidi)

残年短景 殘年短景 can2 nian2 duan3 jing3
at the end of the year (idiom)

长短 長短 chang2 duan3
length; duration; accident; right and wrong; good and bad; long and short

长话短说 長話短說 chang2 hua4 duan3 shuo1
to make a long story short (idiom)

长枪短炮 長槍短炮 chang2 qiang1 duan3 pao4
camera (jocular)

长痛不如短痛 長痛不如短痛 chang2 tong4 bu4 ru2 duan3 tong4
better to just get the pain over with, rather than prolong the agony

长吁短叹 長吁短嘆 chang2 xu1 duan3 tan4
long moan and short gasp (idiom); continually moaning and groaning in pain

超短波 超短波 chao1 duan3 bo1
ultra short wave (radio); UHF

超短裙 超短裙 chao1 duan3 qun2

吃人家的嘴软,拿人家的手短 吃人家的嘴軟,拿人家的手短 chi1 ren2 jia1 de5 zui3 ruan3 - na2 ren2 jia1 de5 shou3 duan3
lit. the mouth that has been fed by others is soft, the hand that has received doesn't reach (idiom); fig. one is partial to those from whom presents have been accepted

尺短寸长 尺短寸長 chi3 duan3 cun4 chang2
abbr. for 尺有所短,寸有所長|尺有所短,寸有所长

尺有所短,寸有所长 尺有所短,寸有所長 chi3 you3 suo3 duan3 - cun4 you3 suo3 chang2
lit. for some things a foot may be too short, and for the other an inch will suffice (proverb); fig. everyone has their strong and weak points; everything has its advantages and disadvantages

垂直和短距起落飞机 垂直和短距起落飛機 chui2 zhi2 he2 duan3 ju4 qi3 luo4 fei1 ji1
vertical or short takeoff and landing aircraft

打短儿 打短兒 da3 duan3 er5
casual labor; to work for a bit

大短趾百灵 大短趾百靈 da4 duan3 zhi3 bai3 ling2
(bird species of China) greater short-toed lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)

东家长西家短 東家長西家短 dong1 jia1 chang2 xi1 jia1 duan3
to gossip (idiom)

短板 短板 duan3 ban3
short stave of the barrel (which allows the contents to escape); (fig.) shortcoming; weak point

短兵相接 短兵相接 duan3 bing1 xiang1 jie1
lit. short-weaponed soldiery fight one another (idiom); fierce hand-to-hand infantry combat; to fight at close quarters

短波 短波 duan3 bo1
shortwave (radio)

短波长 短波長 duan3 bo1 chang2
short wavelength

短程 短程 duan3 cheng2
short range

短程线 短程線 duan3 cheng2 xian4
a geodesic (curve); a shortest curve

短处 短處 duan3 chu4
shortcoming; defect; fault; one's weak points

短传 短傳 duan3 chuan2
short pass (in ball game)

短粗 短粗 duan3 cu1
stocky (short and robust)

短促 短促 duan3 cu4
short in time; fleeting; brief; gasping (breath); curt (tone of voice)

短打扮 短打扮 duan3 da3 ban5
shorts; tight-fitting clothes

短多 短多 duan3 duo1
good prospects in the short term (finance)

短耳鸮 短耳鴞 duan3 er3 xiao1
(bird species of China) short-eared owl (Asio flammeus)

短歌 短歌 duan3 ge1

短工 短工 duan3 gong1
temporary job; odd job; seasonal worker

短简 短簡 duan3 jian3

短剑 短劍 duan3 jian4

短见 短見 duan3 jian4
short-sighted; suicide

短句 短句 duan3 ju4

短距离 短距離 duan3 ju4 li2
short distance; a stone's throw away

短距起落飞机 短距起落飛機 duan3 ju4 qi3 luo4 fei1 ji1
short takeoff and landing aircraft

短空 短空 duan3 kong1
poor prospects in the short term (finance)

短裤 短褲 duan3 ku4
short pants; shorts

短路 短路 duan3 lu4
short circuit

短命 短命 duan3 ming4
to die young; short-lived

短命鬼 短命鬼 duan3 ming4 gui3
sb who dies prematurely

短跑 短跑 duan3 pao3
sprint (race)

短篇小说 短篇小說 duan3 pian1 xiao3 shuo1
short story

短片 短片 duan3 pian4
short film; video clip

短期 短期 duan3 qi1
short term; short-term

短期融资 短期融資 duan3 qi1 rong2 zi1
short-term financing

短浅 短淺 duan3 qian3
narrow and shallow

短欠 短欠 duan3 qian4
to fall short in one's payments; to lack; to be short of

短缺 短缺 duan3 que1

短少 短少 duan3 shao3
to be short of the full amount

短时储存 短時儲存 duan3 shi2 chu3 cun2
short-term storage; store

短时间 短時間 duan3 shi2 jian1
short term; short time

短时语音记忆 短時語音記憶 duan3 shi2 yu3 yin1 ji4 yi4
short-term phonological memory

短视 短視 duan3 shi4
to lack foresight

短腿猎犬 短腿獵犬 duan3 tui3 lie4 quan3
dachshund; basset hound

短袜 短襪 duan3 wa4

短尾矮袋鼠 短尾矮袋鼠 duan3 wei3 ai3 dai4 shu3

短尾鹱 短尾鸌 duan3 wei3 hu4
(bird species of China) short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)

短尾鹪鹛 短尾鷦鶥 duan3 wei3 jiao1 mei2
(bird species of China) streaked wren-babbler (Napothera brevicaudata)

短尾鹩鹛 短尾鷯鶥 duan3 wei3 liao2 mei2
(bird species of China) rufous-throated wren-babbler (Spelaeornis caudatus)

短尾信天翁 短尾信天翁 duan3 wei3 xin4 tian1 weng1
(bird species of China) short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus)

短尾鸦雀 短尾鴉雀 duan3 wei3 ya1 que4
(bird species of China) short-tailed parrotbill (Neosuthora davidiana)

短尾鹦鹉 短尾鸚鵡 duan3 wei3 ying1 wu3
(bird species of China) vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

短尾贼鸥 短尾賊鷗 duan3 wei3 zei2 ou1
(bird species of China) parasitic jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)

短线 短線 duan3 xian4
short term

短小精悍 短小精悍 duan3 xiao3 jing1 han4
(of a person) short but plucky (idiom); (of an article) concise and forceful

短信 短信 duan3 xin4
text message; SMS

短袖 短袖 duan3 xiu4
short sleeves; short-sleeved shirt

短靴 短靴 duan3 xue1
ankle boots

短讯 短訊 duan3 xun4
SMS; text message

短训班 短訓班 duan3 xun4 ban1
short training course

短衣 短衣 duan3 yi1
short garment; short jacket

短衣帮 短衣幫 duan3 yi1 bang1
lit. short jacket party; working people; the toiling masses; blue collar workers

短语 短語 duan3 yu3
phrase; clause (grammar)

短暂 短暫 duan3 zan4
of short duration; brief; momentary

短债 短債 duan3 zhai4
short-term loan

短指 短指 duan3 zhi3
brachydactylism (genetic abnormality of short or missing fingers)

短趾雕 短趾鵰 duan3 zhi3 diao1
(bird species of China) short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus)

短至 短至 duan3 zhi4
the winter solstice

短中抽长 短中抽長 duan3 zhong1 chou1 chang2
to make the best of a bad job; to make the best use of limited resources (idiom)

短中取长 短中取長 duan3 zhong1 qu3 chang2
see 短中抽長|短中抽长

短嘴豆雁 短嘴豆雁 duan3 zui3 dou4 yan4
(bird species of China) tundra bean goose (Anser serrirostris)

短嘴金丝燕 短嘴金絲燕 duan3 zui3 jin1 si1 yan4
(bird species of China) Himalayan swiftlet (Aerodramus brevirostris)

短嘴山椒鸟 短嘴山椒鳥 duan3 zui3 shan1 jiao1 niao3
(bird species of China) short-billed minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris)

发短信 發短信 fa1 duan3 xin4
to text; to send SMS messages

蜚短流长 蜚短流長 fei1 duan3 liu2 chang2
to spread malicious gossip; also written 飛短流長|飞短流长

飞短流长 飛短流長 fei1 duan3 liu2 chang2
to spread malicious gossip

高山短翅莺 高山短翅鶯 gao1 shan1 duan3 chi4 ying1
(bird species of China) russet bush warbler (Locustella mandelli)

黑短脚鹎 黑短腳鵯 hei1 duan3 jiao3 bei1
(bird species of China) black bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus)

护短 護短 hu4 duan3
to shield (one's shortcoming); to cover up (errors)

灰短脚鹎 灰短腳鵯 hui1 duan3 jiao3 bei1
(bird species of China) ashy bulbul (Hemixos flavala)

灰眼短脚鹎 灰眼短腳鵯 hui1 yan3 duan3 jiao3 bei1
(bird species of China) grey-eyed bulbul (Iole propinqua)

极短篇小说 極短篇小說 ji2 duan3 pian1 xiao3 shuo1
flash fiction

简短 簡短 jian3 duan3
brief; short-duration

简短介绍 簡短介紹 jian3 duan3 jie4 shao4
brief introduction

较长絜短 較長絜短 jiao4 chang2 xie2 duan3
to compare long and short; to compare the pros and cons

较短絜长 較短絜長 jiao4 duan3 xie2 chang2
to compare long and short; to compare the pros and cons

截长补短 截長補短 jie2 chang2 bu3 duan3
take from the long to supplement the short (idiom); to offset each other's deficiencies; to complement each other

巨嘴短翅莺 巨嘴短翅鶯 ju4 zui3 duan3 chi4 ying1
(bird species of China) long-billed bush warbler (Locustella major)

蓝短翅鸫 藍短翅鶇 lan2 duan3 chi4 dong1
(bird species of China) white-browed shortwing (Brachypteryx montana)

蓝腰短尾鹦鹉 藍腰短尾鸚鵡 lan2 yao1 duan3 wei3 ying1 wu3
(bird species of China) blue-rumped parrot (Psittinus cyanurus)

栗背短翅鸫 栗背短翅鶇 li4 bei4 duan3 chi4 dong1
(bird species of China) Gould's shortwing (Heteroxenicus stellatus)

栗背短脚鹎 栗背短腳鵯 li4 bei4 duan3 jiao3 bei1
(bird species of China) chestnut bulbul (Hemixos castanonotus)

栗耳短脚鹎 栗耳短腳鵯 li4 er3 duan3 jiao3 bei1
(bird species of China) brown-eared bulbul (Hypsipetes amaurotis)

论长道短 論長道短 lun4 chang2 dao4 duan3
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip

绿翅短脚鹎 綠翅短腳鵯 lv4 chi4 duan3 jiao3 bei1
(bird species of China) mountain bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii)

目光短浅 目光短淺 mu4 guang1 duan3 qian3
to be shortsighted

瑙蒙短尾鹛 瑙蒙短尾鶥 nao3 meng2 duan3 wei3 mei2
(bird species of China) Naung Mung scimitar babbler (Jabouilleia naungmungensis)

能源短缺 能源短缺 neng2 yuan2 duan3 que1
energy shortage

弄短 弄短 nong4 duan3
to shorten; shortening

齐B短裙 齊B短裙 qi2 - duan3 qun2
(slang) micro-miniskirt

齐B小短裙 齊B小短裙 qi2 - xiao3 duan3 qun2
(slang) micro-miniskirt

浅短 淺短 qian3 duan3
narrow and shallow (knowledge or skill); superficial

取长补短 取長補短 qu3 chang2 bu3 duan3
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius); to use this in place of that; what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts

人穷志短 人窮志短 ren2 qiong2 zhi4 duan3
poor and with low expectations; poverty stunts ambition

人生短暂,学术无涯 人生短暫,學術無涯 ren2 sheng1 duan3 zan4 - xue2 shu4 wu2 ya2
Life is short, learning is limitless; Ars longa, vita brevis

三长两短 三長兩短 san1 chang2 liang3 duan3
unexpected misfortune; unexpected accident; sudden death

说长道短 說長道短 shuo1 chang2 dao4 duan3
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip

缩短 縮短 suo1 duan3
to curtail; to cut down

台湾短翅莺 臺灣短翅鶯 tai2 wan1 duan3 chi4 ying1
(bird species of China) Taiwan bush warbler (Locustella alishanensis)

五短身材 五短身材 wu3 duan3 shen1 cai2
(of a person) short in stature

细嘴短趾百灵 細嘴短趾百靈 xi4 zui3 duan3 zhi3 bai3 ling2
(bird species of China) Hume's short-toed lark (Calandrella acutirostris)

性短讯 性短訊 xing4 duan3 xun4
sexting; sexually explicit text message

锈腹短翅鸫 鏽腹短翅鶇 xiu4 fu4 duan3 chi4 dong1
(bird species of China) rusty-bellied shortwing (Brachypteryx hyperythra)

寻短见 尋短見 xun2 duan3 jian4
to commit suicide

亚洲短趾百灵 亞洲短趾百靈 ya4 zhou1 duan3 zhi3 bai3 ling2
(bird species of China) Asian short-toed lark (Alaudala cheleensis)

眼光短 眼光短 yan3 guang1 duan3

扬长避短 揚長避短 yang2 chang2 bi4 duan3
to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom); to play to one's strengths

暂短 暫短 zan4 duan3
brief (in time)

张家长,李家短 張家長,李家短 zhang1 jia1 chang2 - li3 jia1 duan3
lit. the Zhangs are better off than the Lis (idiom); to gossip about the neighbors

争长论短 爭長論短 zheng1 chang2 lun4 duan3
lit. to argue who is right and wrong (idiom); to quibble; a storm in a teacup

中短债 中短債 zhong1 duan3 zhai4
short- or medium-term loan

中华短翅莺 中華短翅鶯 zhong1 hua2 duan3 chi4 ying1
(bird species of China) Chinese bush warbler (Locustella tacsanowskia)

昼短夜长 晝短夜長 zhou4 duan3 ye4 chang2
the winter days are short and the nights long (idiom)

棕褐短翅莺 棕褐短翅鶯 zong1 he4 duan3 chi4 ying1
(bird species of China) brown bush warbler (Locustella luteoventris)