Translation of "short" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective (DISTANCE) 距离 uk us /ʃɔːt/ US  /ʃɔːrt/

small in length, distance or height

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。

describes a name that is used as a shorter form of a name

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。
shortness uk us /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。

(Translation of “short adjective (DISTANCE)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)