The Alternative Finnish Dictionary: alkupuolisko

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Entry definition

alkupuolisko etymology alku ‘beginning’ + puolisko ‘half’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. first half of anything, like of a period of time, semester, holiday, trip etc.
  2. (sports, informal) first half period of a game before the half-time
In the rules of most ballgames a "half" of a game is called puoliaika in Finnish, and "fist half" would thus be ensimmäinen puoliaika. The half-time i.e. the period between the halves is called tauko in Finnish. Synonyms: alkupuoli

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