Learn JLPT N5 Kanji

Meaning of 半

half, middle, odd number, semi-

Onyomi

ハン
han

Kunyomi

なか(ば)
naka(ba)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 ハン / なか(ば) 】

Meaning: half, middle, odd number, semi-.

224 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

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How to write 半 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 5

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese kana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

いまはいちじはんです。
ima wa ichi ji han desu.
It's 1:30 right now.
Example #2

やっとはんぶんおわった。
yatto hanbun owatta.
I'm finally halfway finished.
Example #3

かれは20だいぜんはんだ。
kare wa nijuu dai zenhan da.
He's in his early twenties.
Example #4

わたしのたんじょうびはじゅうがつのこうはんです。
watashi no tanjoubi wa juugatsu no kouhan desu.
My birthday is in the latter half of October.
Example #5

このほんはほとんどはんぶんよんだ。
kono hon wa hotondo hanbun yonda.
I've read about half of this book.
Example #6

かれはじんせいのたいはんをがいこくですごした。
kare wa jinsei no taihan wo gaikoku de sugoshita.
He spent the majority of his life abroad.
Example #7

がっきなかばでたいがくした。
gakki nakaba de taigaku shita.
He left school in the middle of the term.
Example #8

ちょうせんはんとうをおとずれたことがありますか。
chousen hantou wo otozureta koto ga arimasu ka?
Have you ever been to the Korean Peninsula?
Example #9

とうひょうはかはんすうに3ひょうたりなかった。
touhyou wa kahansuu ni 3 hyou tarinakatta.
The vote lacked three of being a majority.
Example #10

このえんのはんけいはどのくらいですか?
kono en no hankei wa dono kurai desu ka?
What is the radius of this circle?

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