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缺点 quē diǎn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

缺点 (quē diǎn) English Meaning

  • weak point
  • fault
  • shortcoming

Traditional Characters:  缺點

This character forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 他最大的缺点就是话太多。
    Tā zuìdà de quēdiǎn jiùshì huà tài duō.
    His greatest fault is talking too much.
  • 涡轮机的一个缺点就是它不可以反转。
    Wōlúnjī de yīgè quēdiǎn jiùshì tā bùkěyǐ fǎn zhuǎn.
    A disadvantage of the turbine is that it is not reversible.
  • 从现实的角度看,他的计划有很多缺点。
    Cóng xiànshí de jiǎodù kàn, tā de jìhuà yǒu hěnduō quēdiǎn.
    From a practical point of view, there are many shortcomings in his plan.
  • 傲慢是他的惟一缺点。
    Àomàn shì tā de wéiyī quēdiǎn.
    Arrogance is the only hole in his coat.
  • 她的缺点让我更爱她。
    Tā de quēdiǎn ràng wǒ gèng ài tā.
    I love her all the more for her faults.
  • 从道德上讲她缺点不少。
    Cóng dàodé shàng jiǎng tā quēdiǎn bù shǎo.
    Morally she leaves much to be desired.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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

  •  (fǒu): jar
  •  (guài): decisive

点 (diǎn): point; dot; drop; speck; o'clock; point (in space or time); to draw a dot; to check on a list; to choose; to order (food in a restaurant); to touch briefly; to hint; to light; to ignite; to pour a liquid drop by drop; (old) one fifth of a two-hour watch 更 (gēng); dot stroke in Chinese characters; classifier for items

  • (bo): divination
  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (biāo): fire, legs

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 点

HSK 1 Word List

  • 点 (diǎn): a little; a bit; drop (of liquid); stain; spot; speck; jot; dot stroke (in Chinese characters); decimal point; point; mark (of degree or level); a place (with certain characteristics); iron bell; o’clock; some; (point) unit of measurement for type; to touch on briefly; to make clear; to light; to ignite; to kindle; period of time at night (24 minutes) (old); a drip; to dibble; classifier for small indeterminate quantities
  • 一点儿 (yī diǎn er): a little (bit) 

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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