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半 : Half

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Components:

half, middle, odd number, semi-, part-

On 'yomi:
ハン(han)
Kun 'yomi:
なか.ば(naka.ba)
Nanori:
(ha)
Strokes:5
Radical: (24)
Usage Rating:224
JLPT:N5
old JLPT:4
Grade:2
Unicode:0534a
jis208:40-30
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半 Usage examples

ばする(あいなかばする)to be equal in number, degree, etc. (of two things in opposition), to balance, to cancel out
丁か(ちょうかはんか)even or odd
ば眠っている(なかばねむっている)to be half asleep
(はんえり)neckpiece (on a kimono)
(はんかく)en quad
翅目(はんしもく)Hemiptera
反射的順序(はんしゃてきはんじゅんじょ)reflexive partial ordering
(やくはんねん)approximately half a year
(こうはんき)the last half-year, second half of the year
世紀(しはんせいき)quarter of a century
(はんけん)stub (of a ticket)
アモルファス導体(アモルファスはんどうたい)amorphous semiconductor
イオン(イオンはんけい)ionic radius
ガリウム砒素導体(ガリウムひそはんどうたい)
ガリウムひ素導体(ガリウムひそはんどうたい)
gallium arsenide semiconductor
化合物導体(かごうぶつはんどうたい)compound semiconductor
回転(かいてんはんけい)radius of gyration
期収益(しはんきしゅうえき)quarterly earnings
期収益発表(しはんきしゅうえきはっぴょう)quarterly earnings announcement
絶対過(ぜったいかはんすう)absolute majority
二重通信(はんにじゅうつうしん)
2重通信(はんにじゅうつうしん)
half-duplex transmission, half-duplex communications
棒術(はんぼうじゅつ)form of martial art using a short cane staff
田フィレット(はんだフィレット)solder fillet
(はんみ)stance with legs in an L-shape, with one leg bent in front and other extended behind (martial arts, traditional theater)
(はんちはんかい)superficial knowledge, half knowledge
島国(はんとうこく)peninsular country (e.g. Italy, Korea)
島人(はんとうじん)peninsular person (old pejorative for Koreans)
一字(いちじはんく)a single word, (not even) a word, (not even) a syllable
一年有(いちねんゆうはん)one year and a half
冗談(じょうだんはんぶん)being somewhat (half) joking, half seriously, half in jest, in a jocular vein
跏趺坐(はんかふざ)(sitting in) the half lotus position (in Zen meditation)
鐘泥棒(はんしょうどろぼう)very tall person
(はんすいはんせい)half asleep and half awake
(はんせいはんすい)half awake and half asleep
端仕事(はんぱしごと)odd job
二枚目(にまいめはん)man who is both handsome and fun
教うるは学ぶのばなり(おしうるはまなぶのなかばなり)Teaching others teaches yourself
ギレ(はんぎれ)
切れ(はんぎれ)
looking furious
返し(はんがえし)returning half of a consolatory or celebratory gift
通夜(はんつや)wake, vigil (that does not last the full night)
ドア(はんドア)half-opened door (car door, etc.)
(はんはば)
(はんはば)
half-width cloth (approx. 18 cm)