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   FlashCard of the Chinese Character 半
Trad.
Radical
Radical
(Bushou)
Strokes 2
Composition
Strokes 5
Structure
Decomp. 丷半
Prononciation
Mandarin bàn
Entry Methods
Pinyin ban4
Kanji /
Cangjie
FQ
火手
Sijiao 9050.0
Wubi UFK
CNS 11643 1-4624
Encodages (hexa)
Unicode U+534A
GB2312 B0EB
BIG5 A562
HSK
Level 3
 bàn half / semi- / incomplete / (after a number) and a half
Results beginning with 半
 bàn nián half a year
 bàn tiān half of the day / a long time / quite a while / midair / CL:個|个[ge4]
 bàn ge half of sth
 bàn yè midnight / in the middle of the night
 bàn shǎng half of the day / a long time / quite a while
 bàn dǎo peninsula
 bàn diǎn the least bit
 bàn yuè half-moon / fortnight
 bàn kōng midair
 bàn shù half the number / half
 bàn qiú hemisphere
 bàn jìng radius
 bàn lù halfway / midway / on the way
 bàn jié half (of sth) / halfway through
 bàn biān half of sth / one side of sth
 bàn sǐ half dead (of torment, hunger, tiredness etc) / (tired) to death / (terrified) out of one's wits / (beaten) to within an inch of one's life / (knock) the daylights out of sb
 bàn jià half price
 bàn fēn a little bit
 bàn chǎng half of a game or contest / half-court
 bàn shēng half a lifetime
 bàn tú halfway / midway
 bàn xiǎng half the day / a long time / quite a while
 bàn yuán semicircle
 bàn xià Pinellia ternata
 bàn lǎ half
 Bàn pō Banpo neolithic Yangshao culture archaeological site east of Xi'an 西安
 bàn dá half a dozen
 bàn zài half load
 bàn zǎi half a year
 bàn zhóu semi-axis / half axle
 bàn yīn semitone
 bàn qí half-mast / half-staff
 bàn piào half-price ticket / half fare
 bàn bái fifty (years of age)
 bàn bǎi fifty (usually referring to sb's age)
 bàn dūn half squat
 bàn gǒng semiarch / half arch
 bàn hé hemishell / half-pit
 bàn huán semiring
 bàn qiáo half bridge (electronics)
 bàn tuō day care
 bàn yāo middle / halfway
 bàn zhí part-time work
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 bàn xiǎo shí half hour
 bàn dǎo tǐ semiconductor
 bàn jué sài semifinals
 bàn kōng zhōng in midair / in the air
 bàn tòu míng translucent / semitransparent
 bàn chéng pǐn semi-manufactured goods / semi-finished articles / semi-finished products
 bàn zì dòng semi-automatic
 bàn biān tiān half the sky / women of the new society / womenfolk
 bàn tiáo mìng half a life / only half alive / barely alive / (scared, beaten etc) half to death
 bàn yuán xíng semi-circular
 bàn bèi zi half of a lifetime
 bàn yuè kān fortnightly / twice a month
 bàn shì jì half century
 bàn shuāi qī half-life
 bàn diào zi dabbler / smatterer / tactless and impulsive person
 bàn fēng jiàn semi-feudal
 bàn wén máng semiliterate
 bàn shēn xiàng half-length photo or portrait / bust
 bàn rǔ táng galactose (CH2O)6 / brain sugar
 bàn yuè bǎn meniscus (anatomy)
 bàn tuō chǎn partly released from productive labor / partly released from one's regular work
  half-graben
  semiquantification
  semi-automatic action
 bàn cháng zhóu semi-axis / radius
 bàn chì mù Hemiptera (suborder of order Homoptera, insects including cicadas and aphids)
 bàn dǎo cí semi-conducting ceramic (electronics)
 bàn fēn r erhua variant of 半分[ban4 fen1]
 bàn fù sài eighth finals
 bàn ge rén (not) a single person / (no) one
 bàn gōng jīn half kilo
 bàn gōng kāi semi-overt / more or less open
 bàn guān fāng semi-official
 bàn guī guǎn semicircular canal
 bàn guī zé quasi-regular
 bàn jiàn jī semitendinosus, one of the hamstring muscles in the thigh
 bàn jiā zuò sitting with one leg crossed (usu. of Bodhisattva)
 bàn jié shān upper jacket
 bàn jiù yè partial employment
 bàn kāi huà semi-civilized
 bàn kāi mén half-open door / fig. prostitute
 bàn liú tǐ semi-fluid
 bàn lu:3 dài half-track (vehicle with both wheels and caterpillar treads)
 bàn luǒ tǐ half-naked
 bàn má zuì local anesthetic / anesthesia to half the body (as for a C-section birth)
 bàn mó jī semimembranosus (anatomy)
 bàn píng cù dabbler / dilettante who speaks as though he were an expert
 bàn pō cūn archaeological site near Xi'an
 bàn pǔ yù (bird species of China) Asian dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus)
 bàn rén mǎ centaur (mythology)
 bàn shān qū mid-levels (in Hong Kong)
 bàn shī yè semi-employed / partly employed / underemployed
 bàn shì yě half visual field
 bàn shú liàn semi-skilled
 bàn tǒng shuǐ (coll.) (of one's skills, knowledge etc) limited / superficial / half-baked / sb with a smattering of knowledge (of sth) / dabbler
 bàn wú xiàn semi-infinite
 bàn yīn chéng semitone
 bàn yǐ shàng more than half
 bàn yuán yí protractor
 bàn yuán yīn semivowel
 bàn yuè bàn semilunar valve (anatomy)
 bàn zhōng yāo middle / halfway
pucca结  semi pucca structure
 bàn xìn bàn yí half doubting / dubious / skeptical
 bàn bì jiāng shān half of the country (esp. when half the country has fallen into enemy hands) / vast swathe of territory
 bàn tú ér fèi to give up halfway (idiom) / leave sth unfinished
 bàn yè sān gēng in the depth of night / late at night
 bàn jīn bā liǎng not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
 bàn zhí mín dì semi-colonial
 bàn shēng bù shóu underripe / half-cooked / (fig.) not mastered (of a technique) / clumsy / halting
 bàn shēn bù suì paralysis of one side of the body / hemiplegia
 bàn gōng bàn dú part work, part study / work-study program
 bàn lù chū jiā switch to a job one was not trained for
 bàn guāng ān suān cysteine (Cys), an amino acid / mercaptoethyl amine
 bàn lǎo xú niáng middle-aged but still attractive woman / lady of a certain age
 bàn gān bù gà shallow / not thorough / superficial
 bàn kāi mén r erhua variant of 半開門|半开门[ban4 kai1 men2]
 bàn tuī bàn jiù half willing and half unwilling (idiom) / to yield after making a show of resistance
线  half-effect line
  semi-arid tropics / semi-arid zone
  hemispherical distribution
  semi-arid area
  semi-circle test / semi-circle rule / semi-circular rule
  semi-circle test / semi-circle rule / semi-circular rule
  median effective dose / effective dose 50
  semi-wadcutter bullet / SWC bullet
 bàn bàn lā lā incomplete / unfinished
 bàn biān lián kē Lobeliaceae
 bàn biǎo bàn lǐ half outside, half inside / half interior, half exterior
 bàn bì hé shān see 半壁江山[ban4 bi4 jiang1 shan1]
 bàn fēng bì hǎi semi-enclosed sea
 bàn ge shì jì half a century
 bàn kāi bàn guān half-open, half closed
 bàn láo dòng lì one able to do light manual labor only / semi-able-bodied or part time (farm) worker
 bàn mèng bàn xǐng half-awake / half-asleep
 bàn míng bù miè dull (lamplight)
 bàn pái chū qī half-life
 bàn píng zi cù see 半瓶醋[ban4 ping2 cu4]
 Bàn pō yí zhǐ Banpo neolithic Yangshao culture archaeological site east of Xi'an 西安
 bàn qiú huán liú hemispherical circulation
 Bàn rén mǎ zuò Centaurus (constellation)
 bàn rì gōng zuò part-time work in which one works each day for a half-day, typically a morning or an afternoon
 bàn shù yǐ shàng more than half
 bàn táng fū qī weekend spouse / relationship involving a sugar-daddy
 bàn tōng bù tōng to not fully understand (idiom)
 bàn zhēn bàn jiǎ (idiom) half true and half false
 bàn zì gēng nóng semi-tenant peasant / semi-owner peasant
Approximate Results for 半
 yī bàn half
 dà bàn more than half / greater part / most / probably / most likely
 duō bàn most / mostly / most likely
 guò bàn over fifty percent / more than half
 yè bàn midnight
 jiǎn bàn to reduce by half
 cān bàn half / half and half / both ... and ... / just as much ... as ... / equally
 yuè bàn 15th of the month
 duì bàn half-and-half / 50-50 / to double
 zhé bàn to reduce by fifty percent / half-price
 hòu bàn latter half
 shàng bàn first half
 tài bàn more than half / a majority / most / mostly
 tài bàn more than half / a majority / most / mostly
 xià bàn second half
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 shàng bàn nián first half (of a year)
 xià bàn nián second half of the year
 lìng yī bàn other half / fig. spouse / one's better half
 xià bàn shēn lower half of one's body
 shàng bàn shēn the upper body
 yī nián bàn a year and a half
 hǎo bàn tiān most of the day
 lǎo bàn tiān (coll.) a long time
 Běi bàn qiú Northern Hemisphere
 liù diǎn bàn half past six / 6:30
 Nán bàn qiú Southern Hemisphere
西 xī bàn qiú Western Hemisphere
 shàng bàn yè first half of the night / time before midnight
 xià bàn qí half mast / half staff
 dōng bàn qiú the Eastern Hemisphere / the Old World
 qián bàn yè first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)
 ǎi bàn jié to be inferior to / to be of a lower grade than
 dà bàn yè the middle of the night
 fá bàn dūn to punish a student by having him stand in a half-squatting position with arms extended forward
 Hán Bàn dǎo Korean peninsula (esp. South Korean usage)
 hòu bàn chǎng second half (of sporting competition)
 hòu bàn yè latter half (of a decade, century etc)
 qián bàn shǎng morning / a.m. / first half of the day
 qián bàn tiān morning / a.m. / first half of the day
 shàng bàn shǎng forenoon / morning / a.m.
 shàng bàn tiān morning
 shàng bàn yè the first half (of a period)
 tóu bàn tiān morning / first half of the day
 xià bàn tiān afternoon
 yī bàn tiān in a day or two / soon
 zhèng bàn zhóu positive semi-axis (in coordinate geometry)
 shì bàn gōng bèi half the work, twice the effect (idiom) / the right approach saves effort and leads to better results / a stitch in time saves nine
 Cháo xiǎn Bàn dǎo Korean Peninsula
 sān gēng bàn yè in the depth of the night / very late at night
 yī zhī bàn jiě lit. to know one and understand half (idiom) / a smattering of knowledge / dilettante / amateur
 shēn gēng bàn yè in the dead of night (idiom)
 yī nián bàn zǎi about a year
 shì bèi gōng bàn twice the effort for half the result
 yī shí bàn kè a short time / a little while
 yī lín bàn zhuǎ lit. one scale and half a claw (idiom) / only odd bits and pieces
 hēi tiān bàn yè lit. the black sky of midnight / very late at night (idiom)
 wǎn ban tiān r late afternoon
 xú niáng bàn lǎo middle-aged but still attractive woman / lady of a certain age
 yī shí bàn shà a short time / a little while
 yī shí bàn shǎng a short time / a little while
 yī xīng bàn diǎn just the tiniest bit / a hint of
西 dōng xī bàn qiú East and West hemispheres
 Héng chūn Bàn dǎo Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], the southernmost point of Taiwan
 jiǔ zhì bàn hān to drink until one is half drunk
 kē lā bàn dǎo Kola
 Léi zhōu Bàn dǎo Leizhou Peninsula
 liáng le bàn jié felt a chill (in one's heart) / (one's heart) sank
 Liáo dōng Bàn dǎo Liaodong Peninsula
 Mǎ lái Bàn dǎo Malay Peninsula (possibly including Indonesia until 1945)
 qián bàn shǎng r erhua variant of 前半晌[qian2 ban4 shang3]
 qián bàn tiān r erhua variant of 前半天[qian2 ban4 tian1]
 Shān dōng Bàn dǎo Shandong Peninsula
 shàng bàn bù fèn upper part / top half
 tóu bàn tiān r erhua variant of 頭半天|头半天[tou2 ban4 tian1]
西 Xī nài Bàn dǎo Sinai Peninsula
 xǐ yōu cān bàn to have mixed feelings (about sth)
 yǐng xiǎng bàn jìng radius of influence
 Yìn zhī Bàn dǎo Indochina (abbr. for colonial term 印度支那半島|印度支那半岛[Yin4 du4 zhi1 na4 Ban4 dao3]) / now written 中南半島|中南半岛[Zhong1 nan2 Ban4 dao3]
 yī shí bàn huì a short time / a little while
 yuán zǐ bàn jìng atomic radius
 Zhōng nán Bàn dǎo Indochina
 Zhōng yìn Bàn dǎo Indochina / also written 中南半島|中南半岛[Zhong1 nan2 Ban4 dao3]
 A1 lā bó Bàn dǎo Arabian Peninsula
 Bā ěr gān Bàn dǎo Balkan Peninsula
  semi-captive raising of animals
  biological half-life
 Kān chá jiā Bàn dǎo Kamchatka Peninsula, far-eastern Russia
 Kān chá jiā Bàn dǎo Kamchatka Peninsula, far-eastern Russia
 Kè lǐ mù Bàn dǎo Crimea / the Crimean peninsula
 Nán jí zhōu Bàn dǎo the Antarctic Peninsula (jutting out towards South America)
 Nuò màn dǐ Bàn dǎo Normandy peninsula
 tè xǔ bàn dǎo tǐ Chartered Semiconductor
 yī shí bàn huì r a short time / a little while
 Yóu kǎ tǎn Bàn dǎo Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico)
  northern middle latitude / upper mid-latitude
  chapter VI 1 / 2 operation / hybrid operation
 Yī bǐ lì yà Bàn dǎo Iberian Peninsula
 Yìn dù zhī nà Bàn dǎo Indochina (old term, esp. colonial period) / now written 中南半島|中南半岛[Zhong1 nan2 Ban4 dao3]
 huà bù tóu jī bàn jù duō when words get sour, adding words is useless (idiom)
 xíng bǎi lǐ zhě bàn jiǔ shí lit. ninety li is merely a half of a hundred li journey (idiom) / fig. the closer one is to completing a task, the tougher it gets / a task is not done until it's done
 fù nu:3 néng dǐng bàn biān tiān Woman can hold up half the sky / fig. nowadays, women have an equal part to play in society
  European Southern Observatory
西  Committee on Hemispheric Security
西  Western Hemisphere Diaspora Forum
  semi-full budgeting
 huà hé wù bàn dǎo tǐ diàn chí compound-semiconductor cell
 jí shí chǔ lǐ , shì bàn gōng bèi timely handling doubles the effect and halves the effort / the right approach saves effort and leads to better results / a stitch in time saves nine
  hemispherical thermodynamic model of climate
  Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization
  Hemispheric Conference on the Eradication of Poverty and Discrimination
西  Hemispheric Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Science and Technology
 ōu zhōu nán bàn qiú tiān wén yán jiū zǔ zhī European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere / European Southern Observatory
 shào nu:3 lù xiào liǎn , hūn shì bàn chéng quán When the girl smiles, the matchmaker's job is half done. (idiom)
  International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  International Centre for Arid and Semi-arid Lands Studies
  Atlas-Centaur
西  Follow-up Committee on the Bakassi peninsula
西  Special Committee on Hemispheric Security
西  Western Hemisphere Parliamentarians Conference on Population and Development
西  Regional Conference of National Commissions in the Western Hemisphere
  Programme of Action for the Second Half of the United Nations Decade for Women
  Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula / Joint Declaration
西  Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere
西  Inter-Parliamentary Conference on Drug Trafficking in the Western Hemisphere
 píng shēng bù zuò kuī xīn shì , bàn yè qiāo mén xīn bù jīng He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night. / Rest with a clear conscience.
西  Declaration of Principles for the Defence of the Indigenous Nations and Peoples of the Western Hemisphere
  Declaration of the Hemispheric Seminar on Women Under Apartheid
湿  Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on the Biodiversity of Dry and Sub-humid Lands

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