Focus on the pronunciation of half
English definition of “half”
/hæf/ pronoun, n [C/U] (plural halves /hævz/)
› either of the two equal or nearly equal parts that together make up a whole: [U] Half of 12 is 6. [U] Half (of) the students are Spanish. [U] Cut the apple in half (= into two equal parts). [C] The recipe calls for a pound and a half of potatoes. › In sports, a half is one of two equal periods of play, often with a short pause for rest between them.