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Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 162 +15, 19 strokes, cangjie input 卜竹山尸 (YHUS), four-corner 36302, composition)

  1. edge, margin, side, border

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1267, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39216
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1765, character 30
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3894, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+908A

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alt. forms

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /pian⁵⁵/
Harbin /pian⁴⁴/
Tianjin /pian²¹/
Jinan /piã²¹³/
Qingdao /piã²¹³/
Zhengzhou /pian²⁴/
Xi'an /piã²¹/
Xining /piã⁴⁴/
Yinchuan /pian⁴⁴/
Lanzhou /piɛ̃n³¹/
Ürümqi /pian⁴⁴/
Wuhan /piɛn⁵⁵/
Chengdu /pian⁵⁵/
Guiyang /pian⁵⁵/
Kunming /piɛ̃⁴⁴/
Nanjing /pien³¹/
Hefei /piĩ²¹/
Jin Taiyuan /pie¹¹/
Pingyao /pie̞¹³/
Hohhot /pie³¹/
Wu Shanghai /pi⁵³/
Suzhou /piɪ⁵⁵/
Hangzhou /piẽ̞³³/
Wenzhou /pi³³/
Hui Shexian /pe³¹/
Tunxi /piɛ¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /piẽ³³/
Xiangtan /piẽ³³/
Gan Nanchang /piɛn⁴²/
Hakka Meixian /pien⁴⁴/
Taoyuan /pien²⁴/
Cantonese Guangzhou /pin⁵³/
Nanning /pin⁵⁵/
Hong Kong /pin⁵⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /pian⁵⁵/
/pĩ⁵⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /pieŋ⁴⁴/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /piŋ⁵⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /piaŋ³³/
/pĩ³³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /ʔbin²³/
/ʔbi²³/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (1)
Final () (85)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pen/
Pan
Wuyun
/pen/
Shao
Rongfen
/pɛn/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/pɛn/
Li
Rong
/pen/
Wang
Li
/pien/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pien/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
biān
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
biān
Middle
Chinese
‹ pen ›
Old
Chinese
/*pˤe[n]/
English side

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 9056
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mpeːn/

Definitions[edit]

  1. edge; border; side
  2. border; boundary
  3. (geometry) side
  4. Suffix for locality noun.
  5. (used before each verb of simultaneous actions) while
  6. (Cantonese) where
  7. (Cantonese) which
    • / [Cantonese]  ―  bin1 sau2 [Jyutping]  ―  which song

Synonyms[edit]

  • (where):
Dialectal synonyms of 哪裡 ("where")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical 何處
Mandarin Beijing 哪兒哪裡
Taiwan 哪裡
Cantonese Guangzhou 邊度邊處
Hong Kong 邊度邊處
Taishan
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 哪位
Liudui (S. Sixian) 哪仔哪跡仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 哪位
Dongshi (Dabu) 哪位
Taiwanese Raoping 哪位
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 哪位
Min Dong Fuzhou 底所底塊
Min Nan Quanzhou 佗落佗一位佗位
Xiamen 佗落佗一位佗位佗一帶佗帶
Zhangzhou 佗落佗落仔佗一位佗位
Taipei 佗位
Kaohsiung 佗位
Tainan 佗位
Taichung 佗位
Yilan 佗位佗位仔
Lukang 佗落
Sanxia 佗位
Kinmen
Magong 佗位
Hsinchu 佗位
Malaysia 佗落
Chaozhou 底塊
Wu Wenzhou 若屋宕若屋

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(biên, ben, bên, ven)

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