n (plural halves)
- 1 1.1 (part) mitad (feminine) half of the sugar la mitad del azúcar the upper half of the body la parte superior del cuerpo to break/divide sth in half romper*/dividir algo por la mitad or en dos it's interesting to see how the other half lives es interesante ver cómo viven los demás to do things by halves [colloquial/familiar] hacer* las cosas a medias to go halves [colloquial/familiar] pagar* a medias we go halves on the rent pagamos el alquiler a medias too … by half (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] she's too clever by half se pasa de lista [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences1.2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] medio (masculine) 1.3 (elliptical use) an hour and a half una hora y media I wear a 37 and a half calzo (un) 37 y medio you get time and a half on Sundays te pagan el 50% más los domingos it's half past ten son las diez y media the train leaves at half past el tren sale a y media the half-past train el tren de las y media … and a half! [colloquial/familiar] that was a party and a half! ¡eso sí que fue una fiesta! that's a dog and a half! ¡menudo perrazo! [colloquial/familiar]
- Slice the roll in half the short way, then slice the halves in half.
- Cut a starfish in half and both halves can recover to produce two starfish.
- Try a biscuit crust, tortillas, flatbread such as pita, bun halves or a baguette cut in half lengthwise as bases for pizza toppings.
- 2 [Sport/Deporte] 2.1 (period) tiempo (masculine) the first/second half el primer/segundo tiempo 2.2 (of pitch) campo (masculine) 2.3 (interval) (American English/inglés norteamericano) descanso (m), medio tiempo (m) (Latin America/América Latina)More example sentences
- The visitors side upped their game in the second half when they had got used to the playing surface.
- That was a rare moment of danger for Sweden, who dominated possession but only seriously looked like scoring in the closing periods of both halves.
- He later said the first half was his greatest performance as a pro, and no one who saw it could argue.
- 3 (of beer) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], media pinta (feminine) (de cerveza)More example sentences
- Seriously, get her to drink a half of stout a day as a basis for any magick she does.
- Two airline stewardesses were sacked for drinking a half of lager each before a flight.
- Usually we'd have a half of beer, but on this occasion someone suggested a glass of sherry, because it dried you out.
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.
- la mitad I only want half solo quiero la mitad half of that money is mine la mitad de ese dinero es mía the half of it [colloquial/familiar] you haven't heard the half of it y eso no es nadaMore example sentences
- When continuing a character, pull out attack cards equal to half your STR.
- Use a complete suit for each player and a number of Jokers equal to about half the players.
- That may sound strange for a country which faced the prospect of a nuclear holocaust for almost half a century.
- medio, he won half a million pounds ganó medio millón de libras half a pint of milk media pinta de leche one and a half hours una hora y media half the school knows about it already ya lo sabe medio colegio half the amount has been raised already ya hemos recaudado la mitad del dinero half my salary goes on the mortgage la mitad del sueldo se me va en la hipoteca he's half her age ella le dobla la edad the planning is half the fun los preparativos son casi tan divertidos como la fiesta ( or el viaje etc) en sí she isn't half the player/singer she used to be [colloquial/familiar] no es ni con mucho la jugadora/cantante que era, no es ni sombra de lo que era [colloquial/familiar] the shirt had half sleeves la camisa era de manga corta she managed a half smile apenas logró esbozar una sonrisa to have a half share in sth tener* la mitad de algoMore example sentences
- Nowadays he is on first-name terms with at least half of his audience.
- I imagine at least half the audience was completely off its gourd so God knows what he was doing to the collective psyche.
- The emcee is desperate to get us to stay, but half the audience gets up to leave anyway.
- medio the meat is half cooked la carne está medio cruda or a medio cocer the work is only half done el trabajo está a medio hacer she was half asleep estaba medio dormida or semidormida the door was half closed la puerta estaba entreabierta I half expected to find him here en cierto modo esperaba encontrármelo aquí I was only half listening no estaba prestando mucha atención she said it half jokingly lo dijo medio en broma half walking, half running medio caminando, medio corriendo half man, half horse mitad hombre, mitad caballo she is half Italian, half Greek es hija de italianos y griegos they are paid half as much as we are les pagan la mitad que a nosotros that will cost you half as much again le costará un 50% más the movie isn't half as good as the book [colloquial/familiar] la película no es ni la mitad de buena que el libro not half (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) he isn't half clever es inteligentísimo do you like it? — not half! ¿te gusta? — no me gusta, me encanta it isn't half cold today hoy hace un frío de los demonios [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- In fact, I'm half inclined to start asking for Italy, just to see if I can do it!
- A lot of money went into it when the pond was repaired and residents believe it should look half decent.
- She jumped back slightly against the window half afraid of what he was going to say.