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缺少 quē shǎo: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

缺少 (quē shǎo) English Meaning

  • lack
  • shortage of
  • shortfall
  • to be short (of)
  • to lack

Traditional Characters:  缺少

This character forms words in:

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This character forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 此刻我缺少现金。
    Cǐkè wǒ quēshǎo xiànjīn.
    I’m short of cash at the moment.
  • 缺少运动有害健康。
    Quēshǎo yùndòng yǒuhài jiànkāng.
    A lack of exercise is bad for your health.
  • 反叛者们缺少弹药。
    Fǎnpàn zhěmen quēshǎo dànyào.
    The rebels were short of gunpowder.
  • 他因缺少睡眠而两眼通红。
    Tā yīn quēshǎo shuìmián ér liǎng yǎn tōnghóng.
    His eyes were bloodshot from a lack of sleep.
  • 缺少雨水庄稼不会长得好。
    Quēshǎo yǔshuǐ zhuāngjià bù huì zhǎng dé hǎo.
    The crops will not grow well for lack of rain.
  • 她总是抱怨伦敦缺少体育设施。
    Tā zǒng shì bàoyuàn lúndūn quēshǎo tǐyù shèshī.
    She’s always lamenting the lack of sports facilities in town.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

缺 (quē): deficiency; lack; scarce; vacant post; to run short of

  •  (fǒu): jar
  •  (guài): decisive

少 (shǎo): few; less; to lack; to be missing; to stop (doing something); seldom

  • (xiǎo): small
  • 丿 (piě): oblique

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 缺

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 缺乏 (quē fá): shortage; be lacking; to be short of; to lack; scarcity

HSK 6 Word List

  • 缺口 (quē kǒu): nick; jag; gap; shortfall
  • 缺席 (quē xí): absence; absent
  • 缺陷 (quē xiàn): a defect; a flaw

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 少

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

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