办法

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 辦法

PronunciationEdit

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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NounEdit

办法 (simplified, Pinyin bànfǎ, traditional 辦法)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) way; means
    开始办法保护女儿安全
    She had begun thinking of another way to ensure her daughter's safety.

Min NanEdit

simpl.
trad. 辦法

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ pan˨˩huat˩˩ ]

NounEdit

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

  1. way; means

Usage notesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • "辦法" (in Taiwanese/English), On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/华文线顶辞典). URL accessed on 2011-01-30.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 08:18