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Spanish translation of “half”

half

noun /haːf/ (plural halves /haːvz/)
one of two equal parts of anything
mitad
He tried to stick the two halves together again half a kilo of sugar a kilo and a half of sugar one and a half kilos of sugar.
one of two equal parts of a game (eg in football, hockey) usually with a break between them
parte, mitad, tiempo
Rangers scored three goals in the first half.
half-
medio
a half-dozen a half-kilo of tea.
halve /haːv/ verb to divide (something) into two equal parts
partir en dos
He halved the apple.
to make half as great as before; to reduce by half
reducir a la mitad
By going away early in the year, we nearly halved the cost of our holiday.
half-and-half adverb, adjective in equal parts
a medias, en partes iguales
We can split the costs between us half-and-half.
halfback noun in football, hockey etc, (a player in) a position directly behind the forwards.
medio
half board noun (British) an arrangement in which the price you pay for a room in a hotel includes breakfast and an evening meal.
media pensión
half-brother noun ( half-sister) a brother or sister by one parent only
medio hermano, hermanastro
My father has been married twice, and I have two half-brothers.
half-caste noun an offensive word for a person whose father and mother are of different races, especially white and black.
mestizo
half-hearted adjective not eager; done without enthusiasm
poco entusiasta
a half-hearted cheer/attempt.
half-heartedly adverb
sin entusiasmo
I feel that he approached the task somewhat half-heartedly.
half-heartedness noun
indiferencia, falta de entusiasmo
half-holiday noun a part of a day (usually the afternoon) during which no work is done
fiesta de media jornada
the school-children were given a half-holiday to celebrate the football team’s success.
half-hourly adjective, adverb done etc every half-hour
cada media hora
The trains depart at half-hourly intervals The buses to town run half-hourly.
half-term noun (the period when students are given) a holiday about the middle of a term
vacaciones a mediados del trimestre
We get a week’s holiday at half-term (also adjective) a half-term holiday.
half-time noun a short rest between two halves of a game (of football etc)
descanso, intervalo
The players got a talk from the manager at half-time.
half-way adjective, adverb of or at a point equally far from the beginning and the end
a medio camino
We have reached the half-way point We are half-way through the work now.
half-wit noun a fool or idiot
bobo
That boy is a complete half-wit.
half-witted adjective foolish or idiotic
bobo, imbécil
a half-witted remark.
half-yearly adjective, adverb done etc every six months
semestral, semestralmente
a half-yearly report We balance our accounts half-yearly.
at half mast (of flags) flying at a position half-way up a mast etc to show that someone of importance has died
a media asta
The flags are (flying) at half mast.
by half by a long way
pasarse de
He’s too clever by half.
do things by halves to do things in an incomplete way
hacer las cosas a medias
He never does things by halves.
go halves with to share the cost with
ir a medias con, pagar a medias
I went halves with Ian to pay for the taxi.
half past three/four/seven etc (also half after three) at thirty minutes past the hour stated I’m leaving at half past six. in half in(to) two equal parts
en dos, por la mitad
He cut the cake in half My pencil broke in half.
not half a slang expression for very much
y tanto, ya lo creo
’Are you enjoying yourself?’ ’Not half!’
(Definition of half from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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