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Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲):  +  ‎(say)

Han character[edit]

(radical 160 +14, 21 strokes, cangjie input 卜十卜口十 (YJYRJ), four-corner 00441, composition)

  1. dispute, argue, debate, discuss

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1252, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 38677
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1732, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4045, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8FAF

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: (3)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/biᴇnX/ /bʱi̯ɛnX/ /biɛnX/ /biɛnX/ /bianX/ /bĭɛnX/ /bjænX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
biàn ‹ bjenX › /*[b]renʔ/ distinguish, dispute (v.)

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
786 2 /*brenʔ/

Definitions[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Suffix[edit]

‎(kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji , hiragana べん, romaji ben)

  1. dialect

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(biện)

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