Translation of "half" - English-Italian dictionary

half

noun, determiner uk /hɑːf/ us /hæf/ plural halves /hɑːvz/ /hævz/

A2 one of two equal parts of something; 1/2

metà, mezzo
Cut the lemons into halves. Taglia i limoni a metà.
It’ll take half an hour to get there. Impiegherò mezz’ora per arrivarci.
Jenny lived in Beijing for a year and a half. Jenny ha abitato a Pechino per un anno e mezzo.
break, cut, etc. something in half

B1 to divide something into two equal parts

spezzare, tagliare, ecc. qualcosa a metà
Fold the piece of paper in half. Piega il foglio a metà.

informal a lot

la maggior parte di
I don’t even know where she is half the time. Non so nemmeno dove sia per la maggior parte del tempo.
half past one, two, etc. mainly UK

A1 30 minutes past one o’clock, two o’clock, etc.

l’una e mezzo, le due e mezzo, ecc.
We got back to our hotel at half past seven. Siamo tornati all’albergo alle sette e mezza.
adverb uk /hɑːf/ us /hæf/

B1 partly, but not completely

a metà, in parte
The room was half empty. La stanza era mezza vuota.
Sophia is half Greek and half Spanish (= she has one Greek parent and one Spanish parent). Sophia è a metà greca e a metà spagnola.

(Translation of “half” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)