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English Definitionto curtail; to cut down
Simplified Script缩短
Traditional Script縮短
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄙㄨㄛ ㄉㄨㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)suk1dyun2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
suōto withdraw; to pull back; to contract; to shrink; to reduce; abbreviation
duǎnshort; brief; to lack; weak point; fault

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
缩小suōxiǎoto reduce; to decrease; to shrink
缩水suōshuǐto shrink (in the wash); fig. to shrink (of profits etc)
缩影suōyǐngminiature version of something; microcosm; epitome; (Tw) to microfilm
缩印suōyìnto reprint (a book etc) in a smaller format
缩写suōxiěabbreviation; to abridge
Words With Same Tail Word    
简短jiǎnduǎnbrief; short-duration
长短chángduǎnlength; duration; accident; right and wrong; good and bad; long and short
弄短nòngduǎnto shorten; shortening
暂短zànduǎnbrief (in time)
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