半天

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Chinese[edit]

 
half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half
day; sky; heaven
simp. and trad.
(半天)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

半天

  1. half a day

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Cantonese, Min Nan) 半日
  • (Min Nan) 半工 (pòaⁿ-kang)

Adverb[edit]

半天

  1. for a long time; for quite a while; for a while; forever
    扭捏半天出來 [MSC, trad.]
    扭捏半天出来 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā niǔniē le hǎo bàntiān cái shuō chūlái huà. [Pinyin]
    She acted shy for a quite while before she spoke.
  2. midair