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一半
Traditional Chinese
一半
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yī bàn
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yat1 bun3
Short definition one half
Usage frequency Very common
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All available English definitions one halfAdso icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: one half
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: sameldc
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: half
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: sameldc'
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T o m
赶时间(gǎn shí jiān) to be in a hurry
所以(suǒ yǐ) as a result
早餐(zǎo cān) breakfast
(zhǐ zhīzhī) only
吃了(chī le) to endure
一半(yī bàn) one half

Tom was in a hurry so he left his breakfast only half eaten.

睡眠(shuì mián) slumber
(shì) is
最大的( zuì dà de) Maximum
小偷(xiǎo tōu) (n) thief
(tā) it (used for animals)
偷了(tōule) to steal
我们( men) us
一半(yī bàn) one half
(dedì) of
生命(shēng mìng) living

Sleep is the greatest thief, for it steals half one's life.

退休(tuì xiū) to retire
(hòu) behind
他的( tā de)
收入(shōu rù) income
少了(shǎo le) to be lacking
一半(yī bàn) one half

His income was diminished by half after retirement.

这本(zhèběn)
侦探小说(zhēntànxiǎoshǔ)
我才( cái)
看到(kàn dào) to see
一半(yī bàn) one half

I am halfway through this detective story.

(biébiè) another
(liú) to keep
([missing]) to use
一半(yī bàn) one half
工作(gōng zuò) job
(mò) without
(gàn) to do

Don't leave your work half finished.

(wǒ) I
(yǐ) already
(jīng) warp
做完了(zuò wán le) to have finished
一半(yī bàn) one half
工作(gōng zuò) job
现在(xiàn zài) modern
可以(kě yǐ) can
休息一下(xiū xi yī xià) to rest a while
(liǎo) (of eyes) bright

I've done half the work, and now I can take a break.

(zài) (located) at
我们( men) us
了解(liǎo jiě) to realize
人生(rén shēng) life (one's time on earth)
之前(zhī qián) ago
人生(rén shēng) life (one's time on earth)
已经(yǐ jīng) already
过了(guòle)
一半(yī bàn) one half

Life is half spent before we know what it is.

你的(nǐde) your
照相机(zhào xiàng jī) camera
只有(zhǐ yǒu) only
(wǒ) I
那台( nà tái)
(dedì) of
一半(yī bàn) one half
大小(dà xiǎo) size

Your camera is only half the size of mine.

好的开始( hǎo de kāi shǐ)
(shì) is
成功的( chéng gōng de) blest
一半(yī bàn) one half

Well begun is half done.

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