Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 短


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Meaning

short or brief, to lack, weak point, fault

Pronunciation

duǎn

Explanation

Left: arrow (= An arrow in the sky ), right: bean

Mnemonic

An arrow of the size of a bean is very short.

Radicals

arrow
bean(shows eating / sacrificial vessel with a high round base, and is also interpreted as a drum.)

Vocabulary

长短 cháng duǎn length; duration; accident; right and wrong; good and bad; long and short
短期 duǎn qī short-term
缩短 suō duǎn to curtail; to cut down
短篇小说 duǎn piān xiǎo shuō narrative; short story
短小精悍 duǎn xiǎo jīng hàn small but robust (idiom); concise and forceful

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