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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “short”

short

adjective (DISTANCE)
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/ʃɔːt/ US  /ʃɔːrt/
small in length, distance or height
短的;矮的
a short skirt
短裙
Her hair is much shorter than it used to be.
她的头发比过去短多了。
It's only a short walk to the station.
去车站只需走很短一段路程。
I'm quite short but my brother's very tall.
我很矮,可我弟弟很高。
Low, short and shallow
describes a name that is used as a shorter form of a name
(名字)简称的,缩略的
Her name's Jo - it's short for Josephine.
她名叫乔,是约瑟芬的简称。
Her name's Josephine, or Jo for short.
她名叫约瑟芬,或简称为乔。
Low, short and shallow
shortness
 
 
/ˈʃɔːt.nəs/ US  /ˈʃɔːrt-/ noun [U]
shortness of time
时间的短暂
The disease may cause sweating, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath (= difficulties in breathing).
该疾病可能引起出冷汗、恶心、呕吐以及呼吸困难。
Breathing and stopping breathingShort in timeTemporaryWeighing and measuringLow, short and shallowWeighing and measuring
(Definition of short adjective (DISTANCE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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