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TranslingualEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

EtymologyEdit

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

Han characterEdit

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

  1. distinguish, discriminate

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /pian⁵¹/
Harbin /pian⁵³/
Tianjin /pian⁵³/
Jinan /piã²¹/
Qingdao /piã⁴²/
Zhengzhou /pian³¹²/
Xi'an /piã⁴⁴/
Xining /piã²¹³/
Yinchuan /pian¹³/
Lanzhou /piɛ̃n¹³/
Ürümqi /pian²¹³/
Wuhan /piɛn³⁵/
Chengdu /pian¹³/
Guiyang /pian²¹³/
Kunming /piɛ̃²¹²/
Nanjing /pien⁴⁴/
Hefei /piĩ⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /pie⁴⁵/
Pingyao /pie̞³⁵/
Hohhot /pie⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /bi¹³/
Suzhou /biɪ³¹/
Hangzhou /biẽ̞¹³/
Wenzhou /bi³⁵/
Hui Shexian /pʰe²²/
Tunxi /piɛ²⁴/
Xiang Changsha /piẽ⁵⁵/
Xiangtan /piẽ⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang /pʰiɛn²¹/
Hakka Meixian /pʰien⁵³/
Taoyuan /pʰien⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /pin²²/
Nanning /pin²²/
Hong Kong /pin²²/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /pian²²/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /piɛŋ²⁴²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /piŋ⁴²/
Shantou (Min Nan) /piaŋ³⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /ʔbin³³/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

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/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (3)
Final:
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
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/

DefinitionsEdit

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CompoundsEdit

  • 辨认 (to distinguish, discriminate)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(biện, bẹn)

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