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half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half
|day; sky; heaven|
|simp. and trad.
- Min Nan
- half of the day
- a long time; quite a while; for a while; forever
- 1754: Cao Xueqin, zh:s:红楼梦:第三十二回 (Dream of the Red Chamber, Chapter 32)
- 2006: anon., zh:Help talk:创建新页面 (Help talk:Creating new pages)
- This term is far less commonly used in Min Nan than in Mandarin. In Min Nan, 半工 (pòaⁿ-kang) or 半日 (pòaⁿ-ji̍t) are by far the more preferred terms for everyday speech.