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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ronjudd

"Je peux lire la moitié du livre."

April 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephenToGo

I got it correct thru context, but I was slightly thrown when I saw "la moitie" which I first took as "the half" What is the rule that applies here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonta

I think we have the equivalents in Norwegian, where "demi" is «halv» (also wrt. e.g. time), and "moitié" is «halvpart». The latter could be translated into "halfpart" in English.

See also German "halb" vs "Hälfte".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fpghost

I would like to know this also.

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