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v./n. to lack, to owe; shortcoming, weak point
Other meanings
[duǎn]   adj. short
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
qǔ cháng bú duǎn
phr. learn from others' strong points and strengthen the weak points
wǒ hái duán nǐ èr shí kuài qián ne .
phr. I still owe you 20 RMB.
jiē duǎn
v. catch somebody on the raw
duǎn quē
v. lack, be short of
yáng cháng bì duǎn
idiom. make best use of the advantages and bypass the disadvantages, adopt sb.'s good points and avoid his shortcomings