Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Semi"

The meaning of "Semi" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does i'm semi awakened mean?
A: I'm half awake. This would be a more natural way of saying that.

This means you are sleepy or tired.
Q: What does semi happy ending mean?
A: 'Semi' in English means half or 'not completely'. If a sentence or story says that there was a 'semi happy ending' it means that the ending was not fully happy and had sad parts to it or it could mean that it was only a happy ending for some people.
Q: What does semi - derelict mean?
A: almost run down...

Example sentences using "Semi"

Q: Please show me example sentences with semi - detacted house.
A: "I live in a semi-detached house"
"They live in a semi-detached house'
"There are lots of semi-detached houses in the village"
"I want to buy a semi-detached house"
Q: Please show me example sentences with semi coercively .
A: The police disbanded the protestors coercively without using excessive force.

Synonyms of "Semi" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between half and semi ?
A: Both mean “half” but semi is a prefix and has a broader meaning of “partially,” or “almost” but not necessarily equal

Half-circle and semicircle mean the same thing. But you would only use semi- for:

semi-automatic weapon, semi-detached house, semitransparent, semi truck etc

All refer to being partial, imperfect divisions of something. Not equal halves!
Q: What is the difference between half and semi ?
A: Semi comes from Latin, while half has roots in Germanic. Overall they mean the same thing. Semi is a prefix,which means that it's directly attached to a word,eg. semicircle,semifinals,semiformal. Half tends to be used as a separate word,but not always, examples where it's connected to another word: halfway, halfhearted.
Q: What is the difference between "semi" and "demi" ?
A: semi-, demi-, and hemi- all are prefixes that mean half. The difference is in their origin. You will just have to memorize the words because there is no rhyme or reason to which one is used.

demigod (half god)
hemisphere (half sphere)
semicircle (half circle)

Translations of "Semi"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? can semi colon used in but too? example) i like fruits but i don’t like banana > i like fruits; i don’t like banana . is this right..? or how to use it? just for ,and ?
A: When you have two independent sentences ("I like fruits" and "I don't like bananas") you can either use a ,conjunction (and, but, or) or use a semicolon. Both are correct and you can use either.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? semi labrado
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? semi -pro
A: Amateur

Other questions about "Semi"

Q: They did pretty well in the semi final, but they weren't very good in the play off for third place and finished in the 4th in the end. does this sound natural?
A: "and finished 4th in the end." Sounds better, otherwise it is good!
Q: Please show me how to pronounce ''semi circle, semi moon''.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: "he's semi korean", which one is how i pronounce semi???
A: I certainly hear natives pronounce it both ways. The pronunciations are in free variation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_variation
Q: I work for semi conductor campany. I'm in charge of sales for abroad customers. I often have bisiness trip and negotiate with them. does this sound natural?
A: I would say trips

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