ChineseEdit

 
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
 
advantageous; cheap; ordinary; plain; convenient; handy; easy; then; so; thus; to relieve oneself
simp. and trad.
(方便)
便

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character 便
Reading # 1/2 1/2
Initial () (3) (3)
Final () (106) (77)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/bʉɐŋ/ /biᴇn/
Pan
Wuyun
/bʷiɐŋ/ /biɛn/
Shao
Rongfen
/biuɑŋ/ /bjæn/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/buaŋ/ /bian/
Li
Rong
/biuaŋ/ /biɛn/
Wang
Li
/bĭwaŋ/ /bĭɛn/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱiwaŋ/ /bʱi̯ɛn/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fáng pián

AdjectiveEdit

方便

  1. convenient
    更加方便  ―  gèngjiā fāngbiàn  ―  even more convenient
    服務方便 / 服务方便  ―  Zhè ge fúwù hěn fāngbiàn.  ―  This service is very convenient.
    技術我們生活方便 [MSC, trad.]
    技术我们生活方便 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè ge jìshù néng ràng wǒmen de shēnghuó gèng fāngbiàn. [Pinyin]
    This technology can make our lives more convenient.
  2. available; free (to do something)
    方便 / 方便  ―  Wǒ wǔ diǎn bù fāngbiàn.  ―  I'm not available at five o'clock.
  3. suitable; appropriate
    這裡說話方便 / 这里说话方便  ―  Zhèlǐ shuōhuà bù fāngbiàn.  ―  This isn't the right place to talk about it.
  4. (euphemistic) having extra money; having money to spare
    方便的話五十 [MSC, trad.]
    方便的话五十 [MSC, simp.]
    fāngbiàn dehuà, jiè wǒ wǔshí yuán. [Pinyin]
    Could you spare me 50 yuan?

SynonymsEdit

  • (convenient):

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

方便

  1. to make convenient; to provide convenience; to make things easy for people; to facilitate
    為了方便學生購買回家車票學校開展各種活動 [MSC, trad.]
    为了方便学生购买回家车票学校开展各种活动 [MSC, simp.]
    Wèile fāngbiàn xuéshēng gòumǎi huíjiā chēpiào, xuéxiào yǐ kāizhǎn gèzhǒng huódòng. [Pinyin]
    The school has launched a number of programs to make it convenient for students to purchase tickets home.
  2. (Mandarin, euphemistic) to use the toilet (bathroom); to relieve oneself
    方便一下  ―  Wǒ xiǎng qù fāngbiàn yīxià.  ―  I'd like to go to the bathroom.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

方便

  1. (Buddhism) upāya; heuristic or provisional reasoning

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (方便):

Others:

Further readingEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
便
ほう
Grade: 2
べん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

方便(ほうべん) (hōben

  1. expedient, means
    (うそ)方便(ほうべん)
    uso mo hōben
    circumstances may justify a lie

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term
便

NounEdit

方便 (bangpyeon) (hangeul 방편)

  1. Hanja form? of 방편 (expedient, means).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term
便

NounEdit

方便

  1. Hán tự form of phương tiện (method).