一知半解

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
to know; to be aware
 
half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half; half
 
transport under guard; (surname); to separate; to divide; to break up; to loosen; to explain; to untie; to emancipate
simp. and trad.
(一知半解)

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

一知半解

  1. to sort of understand; to only halfway understand; to be unsure of the meaning (of a word or phrase)