辦法

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 办法
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bànfǎ  →  bànfa (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄅㄢˋ ㄈㄚˇ  →  ㄅㄢˋ ㄈㄚ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /pa̠n⁵¹ fa̠²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/  →  /pa̠n⁵¹ fa̠¹/
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Noun[edit]

辦法 (traditional, Pinyin bànfǎ, simplified 办法)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) way; means
    開始辦法保護女兒安全
    She had begun thinking of another way to ensure her daughter's safety.

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 办法
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ pan˨˩huat˩˩ ]

Noun[edit]

辦法 (traditional, POJ pān-hoat, traditional 辦法, simplified 办法)

  1. way; means

Usage notes[edit]

In Min Nan, this term tends to be used more often in a positive sense. Whereas in Mandarin, one says 沒辦法 (there is no way), in Min Nan, one would usually say 無法度 (bô-hoat-tō͘), which sounds more natural.

References[edit]

  • "辦法" (in Taiwanese/English), On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/華文線頂辭典). URL accessed on 2011-01-30.