便

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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  + :to simplify the tense state

Han character[edit]

便 (radical 9 +7, 9 strokes, cangjie input 人一中大 (OMLK), four-corner 21246, composition)

  1. convenience, ease
  2. expedient
  3. news

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 103, character 32
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 659
  • Dae Jaweon: page 219, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 157, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4FBF

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.
便

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

便

  1. convenient, handy
  2. informal, ordinary, plain
    • 便衣 (“civilian clothes”)
    • 便服 (“informal clothes, everyday clothes”)
    • 便函 (“informal letter”)
  3. excrement, urine

Adverb[edit]

便

  1. soon afterward, as soon as
  2. then

Conjunction[edit]

便

  1. even if; even though
Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

便

  1. cheap

References[edit]

  • "便" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-10.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

便

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

便 (-na inflection, hiragana べん, romaji ben)

  1. convenient
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

便 (hiragana べん, romaji ben)

  1. a convenience
  2. facilities
  3. bowel movement
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

便 (hiragana びん, romaji bin)

  1. a flight
  2. mail
  3. (bus) service
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

便 (hiragana よすが, romaji yosuga)

  1. way, means
  2. reminder
Synonyms[edit]

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

便 (pyeon, byeon) (hangeul , , revised pyeon, byeon, McCune-Reischauer p'yŏn, pyŏn)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

便 (tiện, biền)

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