Translation of "half" - English-Traditional 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. 班上大約有一半是西班牙人,其餘的則來自各個國家。
Cut the apple in half/into halves (= into two equal parts). 把這個蘋果切成兩半。
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 半打雞蛋
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). 我有點想拋開一切去環遊世界。
She was born in the latter half of the 18th century. 她生於18世紀後半葉。
The recipe tells you to use a pound and a half of butter. 食譜上說要用1.5磅奶油。

B2 informal a lot

She invited a lot of people to the party but half of them didn't turn up. 她邀請了很多人來參加派對,但許多人都沒有來。
I don't even know where she is half (of) the time. 很多情況下我甚至都不知道她在哪裡。
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). 我會在九點半和你碰面。
UK informal I'll meet you at half seven (= half past seven). 我會在七點半和你碰面。

B1 only partly

He answered the door half naked. 他半裸著去開門。
I was half expecting to see her at the party. 我有點期盼在派對上見到她。
I'm half inclined to take the job just because it's in Argentina. 我有點傾向於接受這份工作只因爲它是在倫敦。
He was being funny but I think he was half serious. 他表現得像在開玩笑,但我認爲他是半當真的。
The bottle's half empty. 那個瓶子是半空的。
go halves informal

to divide the cost of something with someone

Shall we go halves on a bottle of champagne? 我們合買一瓶香檳好嗎?
I'll go halves with you on a bottle of champagne. 我將和你合買一瓶香檳。
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


More examples

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. 來個一品脫的大啤酒和兩個半品脫的。

half noun [ C ] (TICKET)

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

Two (adults) and three halves to Manchester, please. 買兩張去曼徹斯特的成人票和三張兒童半票。

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