halb

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *halpa, from Proto-Germanic *salwaz. Cognates include Finnish halpa (cheap), more distantly English sallow.

Adjective[edit]

halb (genitive halva, partitive halba)

  1. bad
    Antonyms: hea

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German halb, from Proto-Germanic *halbaz. Compare Dutch half, English half, Danish halv.

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Adjective[edit]

halb (not comparable)

  1. half, halfway
    Er ist seit einem halben Monat nicht mehr hier gewesen.
    He hasn’t been here for half a month.
    • 2013, Frederick Forsyth, translated from English by Tom Knoth, Der Schakal. Thriller, Piper Verlag:
      Die werden halb Frankreich alarmiert haben.“ [accusative neuter of the strong declension]

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Adverb[edit]

halb

  1. a half-hour before, thirty minutes before (used with the number of the following hour)
    Wir treffen uns um halb zwei.
    We’re meeting at one-thirty.

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Further reading[edit]

  • halb” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • halb in Duden online