Today’s second #kanji is #半. This is listed under the radical of #十. The 2 diagonal strokes at the top used to be 八 (to divide) in its original form and its middle bit represented a bull （牛）, so its original meaning was to cut a bull in half – a bit gruesome.
Meaning: half, edge, incompleteness, odd number
半端（ハンパ）（な）: incomplete, odd, irresponsible
半日（ハンニチ）: half a day, a half day
半月（ハンゲツ）: a half moon, a dichotomy; a semicircle
半月（ハンつき）: half a month, a half month
半年（ハンとし）: half a year, a half year
八時半（ハチジハン）: [time] half past 8
前半（ゼンハン/ゼンパン）: the first half, the first period (of a game)
後半（コウハン）: the second half, the latter half
大半（タイハン）: more than half, most, the majority
半ば（なかば）: the middle, halfway, half, part, nearly
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