便所

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Chinese[edit]

 
advantageous; cheap; ordinary; plain; convenient; handy; easy; then; so; thus; to relieve oneself
actually; place; (nominalisation prefix)
simp. and trad.
(便所)
便

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 便所 (べんじょ) (benjo).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: pén-chiò - from Japanese pronunciation.

Noun[edit]

便所

  1. (chiefly Taiwanese Min Nan and Hakka) bathroom, restroom, lavatory, toilet

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 廁所 (“toilet; restroom; washroom; bathroom”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 洗手間衛生間盥洗室化妝室化妝間
Mandarin Beijing 廁所茅房
Taiwan 廁所便所
Harbin 廁所兒茅樓兒茅房一號兒
Shenyang 便所茅樓兒
Jinan 茅房茅廁茅子 Hui
Muping 茅廁廁所兒便所兒
Luoyang 茅房茅廁後茅子後路兒
Jiedian 茅子後頭
Xi'an 茅子茅房後頭廁所
Xining 茅廁
Xuzhou 茅子屎茅子廁所兒廁所
Yinchuan 茅房廁所
Lanzhou 茅廁
Ürümqi 茅房後頭廁所兒一號兒
Wuhan 茅廁廁所一號一步樓 dated
Chengdu 茅房茅廁廁所
Guiyang 茅廁廁所
Liuzhou 茅廁屎坑糞坑茅坑灰屋 rural
Kunming 茅廁
Yangzhou 茅廁廁所
Nanjing 茅廁廁所
Hefei 茅廁廁所
Nantong 茅缸茅廁池缸屎缸
Cantonese Guangzhou 廁所屎坑
Hong Kong 廁所屎坑
Dongguan 屎糞坑廁坑
Taishan 廁所屎糞堆屎坑
Yangjiang 糞六糞廁
Gan Nanchang 茅廁廁所
Lichuan 茅廁窖上
Pingxiang 廁所東司 dated
Hakka Meixian 廁所屎窖
Xingning 屎缸
Huidong 糞缸
Qujiang 屎寮
Xiaosanjiang 屎棚
Changting 屎窖
Pingyu 屎缸下
Wuping 屎缸
Liancheng 屎缸
Ninghua 東司
Yudu 屎坑茅廁糞坑廁所
Ruijin 屎缸糞寮下
Shicheng 肥湖
Shangyou 糞坑
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 便所
Liudui (S. Sixian) 便所
Hsinchu (Hailu) 便所
Dongshi (Dabu) 便所
Zhuolan (Raoping) 便所
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 便所
Huizhou Jixi 茅廁廁所
Jin Taiyuan 茅子茅房
Xinzhou 茅子
Min Bei Jian'ou 屎坑東司廁所
Min Dong Fuzhou 糞坑厝糞坑廁所
Matsu 糞池廁所
Min Nan Xiamen 屎礐礐廁廁所
Quanzhou 屎礐廁所
Zhangzhou 屎礐廁所
Taipei 屎礐
Kaohsiung 屎礐仔
Tainan 屎礐仔
Taichung 屎礐仔便所
Hsinchu 屎礐仔間便所
Lukang 屎礐
Sanxia 屎礐
Yilan 礐仔
Kinmen 屎礐便所染顏
Magong 屎礐便所
Penang 染蠻
Singapore 染蠻
Philippines (Manila) 廁所
Chaozhou 廁所東司
Shantou 廁所東司
Haikou 屎礐
Leizhou 屎礐
Wu Shanghai 廁所廁所間衛生間馬桶間洗手間小便間盥洗室
Suzhou 屎坑坑棚廁所
Hangzhou 廁所間
Wenzhou 茅坑廁所
Chongming 坑棚
Danyang 廁所廁所間
Jinhua 廁所
Ningbo 屙坑間屙坑茅坑坑頭坑頭間坑跟間屙缸衛生間廁所間
Xiang Changsha 茅廁茅廁屋廁屋 suburban
Shuangfeng 茅廁
Loudi 茅廁

References[edit]


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, rōmaji benjo)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term
便

Noun[edit]

便所 (byeonso) (hangeul 변소)

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