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HSK 3 word: freq index 1253
HSK 3 character: radical , 12 strokes, freq index 1008
duǎn short
brief
to lack
weak point
fault

Character Composition

Character Compounds

Word Compounds


        duǎn, short/brief/to lack/weak point/fault
        duǎnzàn, [短暫], of short duration/brief/momentary
        duǎnkù, [短褲], short pants/shorts
        jiǎnduǎn, [簡短], brief/short-duration
        chánghuàduǎnshuō, [長話短說], to make a long story short (idiom)
        duǎnqī, short term/short-term
        duǎnpiàn, short film/video clip
        duǎnlù, short circuit
        
        suōduǎn, [縮短], to curtail/to cut down
        
        
        duǎnquē, shortage
        
        
        sānchángliǎngduǎn, [三長兩短], unexpected misfortune/unexpected accident/sudden death
        duǎnyǔ, [短語], phrase/clause (grammar)
        
        duǎnmìng, to die young/short-lived
        duǎnpiānxiǎoshuō, [短篇小說], narrative/short story
        duǎnxiù, short sleeves/short-sleeved shirt
        
        duǎnbō, short-wave (radio)
        
        mùguāngduǎnqiǎn, [目光短淺], to be shortsighted
        duǎnwà, [短襪], sock
        duǎnchéng, short range
        duǎncù, short in time/fleeting/brief/gasping (breath)/curt (tone of voice)
        
        duǎnpǎo, sprint (race)
        duǎnjùlí, [短距離], short distance/a stone's throw away
        
        duǎnjiàn, [短劍], dagger
        duǎnchù, [短處], shortcoming/defect/fault/one's weak points
        
        chángduǎn, [長短], length/duration/accident/right and wrong/good and bad/long and short
        
        
        chāoduǎnqún, miniskirt
        duǎnxùn, [短訊], SMS/text message
        duǎnshì, [短視], to lack foresight
        hùduǎn, [護短], to shield (one's shortcoming)/to cover up (errors)
        duǎnbīngxiāngjiē, lit. short-weaponed soldiery fight one another (idiom); fierce hand-to-hand infa...
        chāoduǎnbō, ultra short wave (radio)/UHF
        duǎnxiǎojīnghàn, small but robust (idiom); concise and forceful
        duǎnqiǎn, [短淺], narrow and shallow
        xúnduǎnjiàn, [尋短見], to commit suicide
        qǔchángbǔduǎn, [取長補短], lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius)...
        
        duǎngōng, temporary job/odd job/seasonal worker
        
        duǎnyī, short garment/short jacket
        
        yángchángbìduǎn, [揚長避短], to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom)/to play to one's strengths
        
        
        duǎncū, stocky (short and robust)
        
        
        
        duǎnjù, clause
        chángxūduǎntàn, [長吁短嘆], long moan and short gasp (idiom); continually moaning and groaning in pain
        
        
        shuōchángdàoduǎn, [說長道短], lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
        
        duǎnjiàn, [短見], short-sighted/suicide
        
        

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