Translation of "half" - English-Arabic dictionary


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

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

Cut the lemons into halves.
It’ll take half an hour to get there.
Jenny lived in Beijing for a year and a half.
break, cut, etc. something in half

B1 to divide something into two equal parts

يَقطَع إلى نِصفين
Fold the piece of paper in half.

informal a lot

I don’t even know where she is half the time.
half past one, two, etc. mainly UK

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

الواحِدَة وَ النِصْف / الثانِيَة وَ النِصْف .. الخ.
We got back to our hotel at half past seven.
adverb uk /hɑːf/ us /hæf/

B1 partly, but not completely

The room was half empty.
Sophia is half Greek and half Spanish (= she has one Greek parent and one Spanish parent).

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