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bàn
num./adj. half; middle; very little
Other meanings
[bàn]   adv. partially, partly, half
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    ten (for )
    dot stroke; dot radical (is not an independent character) (for )
'半' is part of the following simplified words:
 伴 判 半 叛 拌 泮 畔 眫 绊 胖 衅 袢
'半' is part of the following traditional words:
 伴 判 半 叛 拌 泮 畔 眫 絆 胖 袢
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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bàn jīn
phr. half jin (250 grams)
bàn yè
n. midnight, in the middle of the night
bàn tiān
n. half of the day; long time
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tā hē le bàn jīn jiǔ, jué de hén kě .
phr. He had drunk 250ml of spirit and felt very thirsty.
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qíng géi wǒ bàn dǎ píng zhuāng pí jiǔ .
phr. Half a dozen bottles of beer, please.
yí bàn
n. half
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xiāng zi lǐ miàn yí bàn shì shū
phr. The box is half full of books.
bàn jià
n. half price
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nǐ hái zi yǐ jīng chāo guò yì mǐ èr le, bù néng mǎi bàn piào le .
phr. Your child is taller than 120cm. He can't buy the half-price ticket.
bàn qiú
n. hemisphere
bàn nián
n. half a year
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yì xīng bàn diǎnr
phr. a very small amount, just a little