Translation of "half" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun, pronoun, predeterminer, adjective, adverb uk /hɑːf/ us /hæf/

A2 either of the two equal or nearly equal parts that together make up a whole

"What's half of 96?" "48." “96的一半是多少?”“48。”
Roughly half (of) the class are Spanish and the others are a mixture of nationalities. 班上大约有一半是西班牙人,其余的则来自各个国家。
Cut the apple in half/into halves (= into two equal parts). 把这个苹果切成两半。
My little brother is half as tall as me/half my height. 我弟弟有我一半高。
half a dozen (= six) eggs 半打鸡蛋
Half of me would just like to give it all up and travel around the world (= partly I would like to, but partly I would not). 我有些想抛开一切去周游世界。
She was born in the latter half of the 18th century. 她生于18世纪后半叶。
The recipe tells you to use a pound and a half of butter. 菜谱上说要用1.5磅黄油。

B2 informal a lot

She invited a lot of people to the party but half of them didn't turn up. 她邀请了很多人来参加聚会,但许多人都没有来。
I don't even know where she is half (of) the time. 很多情况下我甚至都不知道她在哪儿。
half past

A1 Half past a particular hour is 30 minutes later than that hour.

I'll meet you at half past nine (= 09.30 or 21.30). 我会在9点半见你。
UK informal I'll meet you at half seven (= half past seven). 我会在7点半见你。

B1 only partly

He answered the door half naked. 他半裸着去开门。
I was half expecting to see her at the party. 我有点盼望在聚会上见到她。
I'm half inclined to take the job just because it's in Argentina. 我有点倾向于接受这份工作只因为它是在伦敦。
He was being funny but I think he was half serious. 他表现得像在开玩笑,但我认为他是半当真的。
The bottle's half empty. 那个瓶子是半空的。
go halves informal

to divide the cost of something with someone

Shall we go halves on a bottle of champagne? 我们合买一瓶香槟好吗?
I'll go halves with you on a bottle of champagne. 我将与你合买一瓶香槟。
half and half

equal amounts of two different things

You can use just sugar, just honey, or half and half.
→ See also half-and-half
half as much again

50 percent more of the existing number or amount

noun [ C ] uk /hɑːf/ us /hæf/ plural halves
first/second half

either of two periods of time into which a game is divided


UK informal half a pint of a drink, especially beer

A pint of lager and two halves, please. 来份一品脱的拉格啤酒和两份半品脱的。

UK a ticket that is cheaper because it is for a child

Two (adults) and three halves to Manchester, please. 买两张去曼彻斯特的成人票和三张儿童半票。

(Translation of “half” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)