方便

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Chinese[edit]

 
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
 
advantageous; cheap; ordinary; plain; convenient; handy; easy; then; so; thus; to relieve oneself
simp. and trad.
(方便)
便

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

方便

  1. convenient
    服務方便 / 服务方便  ―  Zhè ge fúwù hěn fāngbiàn.  ―  This service is very convenient.
  2. available; free (to do something)
    方便 / 方便  ―  Wǒ wǔ diǎn bù fāngbiàn.  ―  I'm not available at five o'clock.
  3. suitable; appropriate
    這裡說話方便 / 这里说话方便  ―  Zhèlǐ shuōhuà bù fāngbiàn.  ―  This isn't the right place to talk about it.
  4. (euphemistic) having extra money; having money to spare
    方便的話五十 [MSC, trad.]
    方便的话五十 [MSC, simp.]
    fāngbiàn dehuà, jiè wǒ wǔshí yuán. [Pinyin]
    Could you spare me 50 yuan?

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

方便

  1. to make convenient; to provide convenience; to make things easy for people; to facilitate
    為了方便學生購買回家車票學校開展各種活動 [MSC, trad.]
    为了方便学生购买回家车票学校开展各种活动 [MSC, simp.]
    Wèile fāngbiàn xuéshēng gòumǎi huíjiā chēpiào, xuéxiào yǐ kāizhǎn gèzhǒng huódòng. [Pinyin]
    The school has launched a number of programs to make it convenient for students to purchase tickets home.
  2. (Mandarin, euphemistic) to use the toilet (bathroom); to relieve oneself
    方便一下  ―  Wǒ xiǎng qù fāngbiàn yīxià.  ―  I'd like to go to the bathroom.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
便
ほう
Grade: 2
べん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

方便 (hiragana ほうべん, rōmaji hōben)

  1. expedient, means
     (うそ) (ほう)便 (べん)
    uso mo hōben
    circumstances may justify a lie

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term
便

Noun[edit]

方便 (bangpyeon) (hangeul 방편)

  1. Hanja form? of 방편, “expedient, means”.