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, comparative halvem, superlative kõige halvem)

  1. bad
    Antonym: hea

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

halb (strong nominative masculine singular halber, 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.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
      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