The Chinese word 矮 means “short” or “low” in English. It is commonly used to describe the height of a person, object or building that is below average or smaller than expected. For example, if someone is shorter than most people, you could say “他很矮”, which means “he is very short”. Similarly, if a building is not very tall, you could say “这栋建筑很矮”, which means “this building is very short”.
Adjective: low, short
|他的身高只有一米五，非常矮||tā de shēn gāo zhǐ yǒu yī mǐ wǔ, fēi cháng ǎi||His height is only 15 meters, very short|
|这个小矮人非常聪明，总能解决问题||zhè gè xiǎo ǎi rén fēi cháng cōng míng, zǒng néng jiě jué wèn tí||This little dwarf is very smart and can always solve problems|
|我的桌子太矮了，我需要一个更高的||wǒ de zhuō zi tài ǎi le, wǒ xū yào yī gè gèng gāo de||My desk is too short, I need a taller one|
|这个山坡太矮了，我们可以轻松地爬上去||zhè gè shān pō tài ǎi le, wǒ men kě yǐ qīng sōng de pá shàng qù||This hill is too short, we can easily climb up it|
|她的头发又黑又短，让她看起来更矮||tā de tóu fǎ yòu hēi yòu duǎn, ràng tā kàn qǐ lái gèng ǎi||Her hair is black and short, which makes her look even shorter|
|这座塔很高，但是它的门却很矮||zhè zuò tǎ hěn gāo, dàn shì tā de mén què hěn ǎi||This tower is tall, but its door is very short|
矮 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 4.