Translation of "half" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun, determiner uk /hɑːf/ (plural halves /hɑːvz/)

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

半分, 2分の1
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

Fold the piece of paper in half.

informal a lot

しばしば, ほとんどの場合
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.

We got back to our hotel at half past seven.

(Translation of “half noun, determiner” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)