Translation of "short" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

short

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

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

短的,短暂的
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

(书、信等)简短的
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)