bian

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See also: biān, biǎn, and biàn

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bian (Zhuyin ㄅㄧㄢ˙)

  1. Pinyin transliteration of
  2. Nonstandard spelling of biān.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of biǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of biàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • bein (Jersey)
  • byin (continental Normandy)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bien, from Latin bene.

Adverb[edit]

bian (comparative mux)

  1. (Guernsey) well

Derived terms[edit]