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短 duǎn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

短 (duǎn) English Meaning

  • short
  • brief
  • to lack
  • weak point
  • fault

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 她的头发很短。
    Tā de tóufǎ hěn duǎn.
    Her hair is very short.
  • 短帬不时髦了。
    Duǎn qún bù shímáole.
    The short skirt is out of fashion.
  • 他把头发剪短了。
    Tā bǎ tóufǎ jiǎn duǎnle.
    He had his hair cut short.
  • 这条延长线太短了。
    Zhè tiáo yáncháng xiàn tài duǎnle.
    This extension cord is too short.
  • 短帬已经不流行了。
    Duǎn qún yǐjīng bù liúxíngle.
    Short skirts are already out of fashion.
  • 他的头发已剪短了。
    Tā de tóufǎ yǐ jiǎn duǎnle.
    His hair has been cut short.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 duan
  • 矢 (shǐ): arrow
  • 豆 (dòu): pea

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 短

HSK 3 Word List

  • 短(duǎn): short or brief; to lack; weak point; fault

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 缩短(suō duǎn): to curtail; to cut down

HSK 6 Word List

  • 短促(duǎn cù): short in time; fleeting; brief
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