Meaning of 半

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Pinyin: bàn
English Definition: half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A cow splitting wood in half
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Example Words:
半途而废 [ bàn ér fèi ]: to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
半懂不懂 [ bàn dǒng dǒng ]: to not fully understand; to only partly understand
一半 [ bàn ]: half
半天 [ bàn tiān ]: half of the day; a long time; quite a while; midair; Classifiers:
半径 [ bàn jìng ]: radius
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