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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

halb (genitive halva, partitive halba)

  1. bad
    Antonyms: hea

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This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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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AdverbEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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