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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

From , a Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  ‎(knife)

Han character[edit]

(radical 160 +9, 16 strokes, cangjie input 卜十戈中十 (YJILJ), four-corner 00441)

  1. distinguish, discriminate

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1251, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 38657
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1731, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4041, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8FA8

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (辨), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 仙
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 符蹇切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/biᴇnX/ /bʱi̯ɛnX/ /biɛnX/ /biɛnX/ /bianX/ /bĭɛnX/ /bjænX/
Character (辨), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 山
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 蒲莧切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/bɣɛnH/ /bʱănH/ /bɛnH/ /bɯænH/ /bəɨnH/ /bænH/ /bænH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
biàn ‹ bjenX › /*[b]renʔ/ distinguish

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
783 2 /*breːns/
785 2 /*brenʔ/

Definitions[edit]

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Compounds[edit]

  • 辨认 (to distinguish, discriminate)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(byeon) (hangeul , revised byeon, McCune-Reischauer pyŏn, Yale pyen)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(biện, bẹn)

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