I reported it for that. 短 wasn't in my multiple choice.
I really love it when I'm expected to use the hiragana form of kanji I've seen once.
Duolingo never teach me the word for "short" and the clue shown is straight out kanji, how is that fair?
It isn't. I guess that's trial by fire, though.
It's "mijikai", みじかい.
Could also use その here!
Please fix DuoLingo! It still doesn't accept その, while this is a perfectly good answer!
When I hovered over "short," both mijikai and hikui were given. I chose hikui and it was not accepted. Is this a mistake?
Seems like ひくい (低い), is used for height (stature, level), whereas みじかい (短い) is used for length.
In other words, it appears to be that ひくい (低い) is low, and みじかい (短い) is short.
Agree but as of 6/23/19 at least ひくい is accepted too
Why not ちさい
近い is "short" as in distance between two things. Also "near" or "close".
This lesson has been gearing my brain at short is ひくい instead of みじかい due to how the phrasing works in my brain.
Like I get it, ひくい means "low to the ground" while みじかい means "short" as in "not long".
It's kind of a funny mistake.