Definition of 中途半端

ちゅうとはんぱchuutohanpa Inflection

adjectival noun / noun / ~の noun:

  • halfway; half measures; unfinished; incomplete; by halves; half-baked; half-cocked - four character idiom

Example Sentences

物事monogotowo中途半端chuutohanpani知っているshitteiruよりyori全くmattaku知らないshiranai方がましhougamashida
One may as well not know a thing at all, as know it but imperfectly.
物事monogotoha中途半端chuutohanpaniするsuruなかれnakare
Don't leave things half finished.
物事monogotoha中途半端chuutohanpaniするsuruna
Never do things by halves.
中途半端にchuutohanpaniやるyaruくらいならkurainaraやらないyaranai方がましhougamashida
You may as well not do it at all than do it imperfectly.
中途半端なchuutohanpanaことkotohaしたくないshitakunai
I don't like to leave things up in the air.

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