Translation of "half" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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halfnoun, 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 as much again

50 percent more of the existing number or amount


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halfnoun [ C ]

uk /hɑːf/ us /hæf/ plural halves

half noun [ C ] (SPORT)

first/second half

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


half noun [ C ] (DRINK)

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。

half noun [ C ] (TICKET)

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)