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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 162 +15, 19 strokes, cangjie input 卜竹山尸 (YHUS), four-corner 36302, composition)

  1. edge, margin, side, border

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1267, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39216
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1765, character 30
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3894, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+908A

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronounciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (邊), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 先
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 布玄切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pen/ /pien/ /pen/ /pen/ /pɛn/ /pien/ /pɛn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
biān ‹ pen › /*pˤe[n]/ side

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9056 2 /*mpeːn/

Noun[edit]

  1. edge; border; side
  2. border; boundary
  3. (geometry) side

Suffix[edit]

  1. suffix for locality noun
    • 上邊 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]shàngbiān [Pinyin] — on the top, above
    • 下邊 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]xiàbiān [Pinyin] — under, below
    • 裡邊 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]lǐbiān [Pinyin] — inside

Adverb[edit]

  1. (used before each verb of simultanious actions) while
    • 瀏覽雜志 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      biān děng biān liúlǎn jī běn zázhì. [Pinyin]
      I browsed through some magazines while I waited.
    • 喜歡音樂作業 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Nǐ xǐhuān biān tīng yīnyuè biān zuò zuòyè ma? [Pinyin]
      Do you listen to music while doing your homework?

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai:

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(byeon) (hangeul , revised byeon, McCune-Reischauer pyŏn, Yale pyen)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(biên, ben, bên, ven)

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