English version

half a minute/moment/second etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhalf a minute/moment/second etchalf a minute/moment/second etcspokenSHORT TIME a very short time Hold on, this will only take half a second. half
Examples from the Corpus
half a minute/moment/second etcAdd bean sprouts and cook another half minute.I pulled to the curb for half a minute.Poole and Bowman studied the screen in silence for half a minute.The fireball that came with the flash lasted for half a second and enveloped the whole stumbling figure.The fireball is visible for about half a minute before the object exits from the atmosphere with its original speed virtually undiminished.After one and a half minutes the aircraft began to overshoot, correctly making an initial turn to the west.Report repeated two and a half second ticking sounds from plane.
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