Usage of 半 - Half

半 (bàn) has three different uses:

1. half a…

M N
bàn jīn pínɡɡuǒ
苹果

half jin of apples

bàn pínɡ shuǐ

half bottle of water

bàn tiān

half a day

2. NU and a half

NU M N
èr jīn bàn pínɡɡuǒ
苹果

two and a half jin of apples

tiān bàn
(时间)

one and a half days

3. 一半 a half

S V 一半
yào yíbàn.
一半。

I want a half.

dǒnɡ yíbàn.
一半。

I know a half.

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