便所

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.
便

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

便所

  1. bathroom, restroom, lavatory, toilet

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
便
べん
Grade: 4
しょ > じょ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(literally place for convenience)

Noun[edit]

便所 (hiragana べんじょ, romaji benjo)

  1. (dated) bathroom, restroom, lavatory, toilet

Usage notes[edit]

While previously (1970s) this term, or the honorific お便所 (おべんじょ, o-benjo) was the preferred polite term to refer to a bathroom, it has now been largely replaced with お手洗い (おてあらい, otearai, washroom) – or even トイレ (toire, toilet) – and sounds dated if used.

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word
便

Noun[edit]

便所 (byeonso) (hangeul 변소)

  1. Hanja form? of 변소, “bathroom, restroom, lavatory, toilet”.