The Chinese word 短 means “short” in English. It is commonly used to describe the length of an object or the duration of time. For example, you could say “这条裤子太短了” which means “these pants are too short” or “这个电影很短” which means “this movie is very short”. The word 短 can also be used metaphorically to describe something that is lacking or insufficient.
Adjective: short, brief
|他的头发很短||tā de tóufǎ hěn duǎn||His hair is very short|
|我的裤子有点短||wǒ de kùzi yǒudiǎn duǎn||My pants are a bit short|
|我的时间很短，不能陪你玩了||wǒ de shíjiān hěn duǎn, bùnéng péi nǐ wán le||I have a short time, I can’t play with you anymore|
|我的记忆很短，我经常忘记事情||wǒ de jìyì hěn duǎn, wǒ jīngcháng wàngjì shìqíng||My memory is short, I often forget things|
|这个故事很短，只有两页||zhège gùshì hěn duǎn, zhǐ yǒu liǎng yè||This story is short, only two pages|
|她的裙子太短了，不能穿去学校||tā de qúnzi tài duǎn le, bùnéng chuān qù xuéxiào||Her skirt is too short, she can’t wear it to school|
|那个人说话的声音很短||nàgè rén shuōhuà de shēngyīn hěn duǎn||That person’s voice is very short when speaking|
短 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.