In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(at, to mid point)a mitad de caminowe stopped halfway to have a rest — paramos a mitad de camino para descansar
- halfway between two points — a mitad de camino entre dos puntos
- it's about halfway between yellow and brown — está entre el amarillo y el marrón
- halfway down the path — en medio del camino
- halfway into the season — en / a mitad de la temporada
- he gave up halfway through the course — dejó el curso en / a la mitad
- how far have you got? — I'm about halfway through — ¿cuánto has hecho? — voy por la mitad
- they were already halfway up the street when we saw them — ya iban por mitad de la calle cuando los vimos
- you're halfway there! — ya llevas la mitad del camino recorrido
- to go halfway to/toward sth
- these concessions only go halfway toward meeting their demands — estas concesiones solo satisfacen la mitad de sus reivindicaciones
- it went halfway to remedying their previous mistakes — remedió en parte sus errores anteriores
- to go halfway with sb — (support partly) estar de acuerdo con algn en parte
- to meet sb halfway — (compromise) llegar a una solución intermedia / a un compromiso con algn
- I'm past the halfway mark, it's going to be finished and I am going to get out!
- Keep going with the article, it starts slow but about halfway down starts getting into the real meaning.
- I felt I should no more drop out halfway than a junior officer would have hung back when ordering his troops to go over the top.
- It was when we finally reached the halfway point that things began to get more difficult.
- At that time of day, of course, the ferry was already almost halfway to Montserrat.
- When we reached about the halfway point, then the mortar and artillery fire started falling.
- It may also make sense to add another crossing pipe halfway uphill of the one that washed out.
- The fundraising appeal is ongoing and has almost reached the £100,000 halfway point.
- By the time he reached the bottom of the stairs, Chris was already halfway to the door.
- The club now boasts 606 members in total with the halfway mark of the 1500 target hovering into view.
- By the time we reached the halfway point of the climb, our water supply was gone.
- This fine pitch is roughly halfway between Headley's Bridge and Knocknagoshel.
- Daniel stopped halfway upstairs and looked at her with a pained expression on his face.
- I wanted to pour my heart out and tell them I was only halfway home.
- Imagine Updike's Couples remixed by Brett Easton Ellis and you're halfway home.
- It was about when she reached the halfway mark between the store and dumpsters that she heard the low rumble of a souped engine roar.
- He was already halfway across the open-plan lawn, discarding his clothes to reveal an all-over tan.
- After the concert, the storm was so intense my dad had to pull over halfway home.
- The orienteering course its members were on was at about the halfway point of the race.
- It would easily take a week, if they had no problems, to climb those mountains and reach a halfway mark.
2informal(reasonably)(satisfactory/decent) medio(satisfactory/decent) semi-
- It was a simple weapon, standard issue, but it was steel, with halfway decent heft.
- These issues should be easy and cheap to find in any comic store with a halfway decent back stock.
- At this point she started to reach for anything to say, but then, she got a halfway decent idea.
- That wasn't a bad place to pitch if you really knew how to pitch and had halfway decent control.
- So, maybe between them Rimington and Jennings have written a halfway entertaining book.
- He also mentions some halfway decent Manc acts like Roger, Bynatone, Nylon Pylon and Double Grey.
- Restaurants actually started to offer halfway decent veggie food.
- Dressed like a dosser, he shuffles about, teaching Caviezel how to make banal lines sound halfway decent.
- If it had even a halfway decent interface, it would probably be fun to play.
- At best the sound was halfway decent, along the lines of a typical cell phone call.
- At last, a halfway decent British movie after what has so far amounted to a pretty depressing year for UK cinema.
- At least it's got some halfway decent teachers and good labs and stuff.
- Scott had talked him into getting rid of the wristbands so he could look halfway decent for the prom.
- Everyone knows that the only reason I sound like a halfway decent singer is that I have a great band with me to cover my bad notes.
- A couple of halfway decent, if rather weedy, hits would see us within chipping distance, so we went for it.
- Like any halfway decent hero, Kingstone's looking out for the little guy - sort of.
- With the fairways cut and greens in halfway decent shape, it was bound to happen that good scores would be shot.
- It's fine for taking stills, but we found it requires the user to sit very still in front of the cam if you want a halfway decent photo.
- If I do a search on there to see which weblogs are linking to mine it provides me a halfway decent list.
- That was back in the days when they awarded prizes to stuff that was halfway entertaining and interesting.
1(point) mediothe halfway mark — la mitad
- to reach the halfway stage — llegar a la etapa intermedia
- a halfway stage between childhood and adulthood — una etapa intermedia entre la niñez y la edad adulta
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