Translation of "short" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective (TIME) 时间 uk us /ʃɔːt/ US  /ʃɔːrt/

being an amount of time which is less than average or usual

a short film/visit 短片/短暂的访问
He's grown so much in such a short time. 他在如此短的时间里长高了这么多。
I work much better if I take a short break every hour or so. 如果每小时我都休息一小会儿,我的工作效率会高很多。

describes books, letters and other examples of writing that do not contain many words and do not take much time to read

It's a very short book - you'll read it in an hour. 这是一本篇幅很短的书——你1个小时就能读完。
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 (TIME)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)