Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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  *短* | 短* | *短
short / brief / to lack / weak point / fault
text message / SMS
to curtail / to cut down
short in time / fleeting / brief / gasping (breath) / curt (tone of voice)
short term / short time
short film / video clip
phrase (grammar)
short pants / shorts
of short duration / brief / momentary
brief (statement, summary etc) / briefly / brevity
short term / short-term
short story
short term
length / duration / accident / right and wrong / good and bad / long and short
short circuit
to defend sb (a relative, friend or oneself) despite knowing that that person is in the wrong
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius) / to use this in place of that / what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts
short stave of the barrel (which allows the contents to escape) / (fig.) shortcoming / weak point
sprint (race)
(idiom) a piece of paper is too short to convey my feelings
to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom) / to play to one's strengths
(usually fig.) shortsighted / myopic
shortcoming / defect / fault / one's weak points
short range
shortwave (radio)
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
to be short of the full amount
to make a long story short (idiom)
ultra short wave (radio) / UHF
SMS / text message
(of a person) short but plucky (idiom) / (of an article) concise and forceful
long moan and short gasp (idiom); continually moaning and groaning in pain
short-term loan
lit. short-weaponed soldiery fight one another (idiom); fierce hand-to-hand infantry combat / to fight at close quarters
(slang) micro-miniskirt
to expose sb's faults or shortcomings
the winter days are short and the nights long (idiom)
short-sighted / suicide
temporary job / odd job / seasonal worker
camera (jocular)
better to just get the pain over with, rather than prolong the agony
adjectival phrase
to commit suicide
stocky (short and robust)
to be shortsighted
talking endlessly / long-winded
lit. for some things a foot may be too short, and for the other an inch will suffice (proverb) / fig. everyone has their strong and weak points / everything has its advantages and disadvantages
to die young / short-lived
to gossip (idiom)
poor and with low expectations / poverty stunts ambition
short- or medium-term loan
short pass (in ball game)
short-term storage / store
shorts / tight-fitting clothes
narrow and shallow (knowledge or skill) / superficial
flash fiction
(of a person) short in stature
narrow and shallow
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
sb who dies prematurely
short training course
short garment / short jacket
to spread malicious gossip
good prospects in the short term (finance)
the winter solstice
poor prospects in the short term (finance)
a geodesic (curve) / a shortest curve
to spread malicious gossip / also written 飛短流長|飞短流长
short sleeves / short-sleeved shirt
take from the long to supplement the short (idiom) / to offset each other's deficiencies / to complement each other
to shorten / shortening
brief (in time)
brachydactylism (genetic abnormality of short or missing fingers)
lit. to argue who is right and wrong (idiom); to quibble / a storm in a teacup
(bird species of China) long-billed bush warbler (Locustella major)
quokka (Setonix brachyurus)
lit. short jacket party / working people / the toiling masses / blue collar workers
(bird species of China) short-billed minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris)
(bird species of China) short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus)
(bird species of China) russet bush warbler (Locustella mandelli)
(bird species of China) parasitic jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)
(bird species of China) grey-eyed bulbul (Iole propinqua)
(bird species of China) Chinese bush warbler (Locustella tacsanowskia)
(bird species of China) ashy bulbul (Hemixos flavala)
(bird species of China) rusty-bellied shortwing (Brachypteryx hyperythra)
(bird species of China) short-tailed parrotbill (Neosuthora davidiana)
(bird species of China) brown bush warbler (Locustella luteoventris)
(bird species of China) lesser shortwing (Brachypteryx leucophris)
(bird species of China) Hume's short-toed lark (Calandrella acutirostris)
to fall short in one's payments / to lack / to be short of
sexting / sexually explicit text message

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