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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

平 平 平
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 51 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 一火十 (MFJ), four-corner 10409, composition)

  1. flat, level, even
  2. calm, peace, peaceful
  3. pacification, pacified territory (used in place names of conquered lands)
  4. A family name, number 95 of the Baijiaxing
  5. A given name

Usage notes[edit]

The two dots 丷 formerly appeared inverted like 八. However, computer encodings of Chinese do not distinguish the two forms separately.

Derived characters[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 339, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9167
  • Dae Jaweon: page 646, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 407, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5E73

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (平), Pronunciation (1/2)

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 仙
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 房連切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/biᴇn/ /bʱi̯ɛn/ /biɛn/ /biɛn/ /bian/ /bĭɛn/ /bjæn/
Character (平), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 庚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 符兵切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/bɣiæŋ/ /bʱi̯ɐŋ/ /biɐŋ/ /bɯiaŋ/ /biajŋ/ /bĭɐŋ/ /biaŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
píng ‹ bjæng › /*breŋ/ even (adj.)
píng ‹ bjæng › /*m-breŋ/ make even
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9812 2 便 /*ben/
9818 0 /*beŋ/

Adjective[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) cheap

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Meanings[edit]

  1. common
  2. insensitive

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana たいら, romaji Taira)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pyeong, pyeon) (hangeul , , revised pyeong, pyeon, McCune-Reischauer p'yŏng, p'yŏn)

  1. (평평하다, pyeongpyeong-hada) to be flat, level, plane

Derived terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bình, bằng, bường, biền)

Compounds[edit]

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Readings[edit]

  • Nôm: bình, bằng, bường

References[edit]

  • Thiều Chửu: Hán Việt Tự Điển, Hà Nội, 1942
  • Trần Văn Chánh: Từ Điển Hán Việt NXB Trẻ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Vũ Văn Kính: Đại Tự Điển Chữ Nôm, NXB Văn Nghệ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Nom Foundation