便 biàn pián

  1. biàn adjective convenient / handy / easy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 简便 or 简易 in this sense (GHC '便' 3; Kroll '便' 1; NCCED '便' 2)
  2. biàn adjective advantageous
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 有利 (GHC '便' 1; Kroll '便' 2)
  3. biàn verb to pass stool / to excrete / to relieve oneself / to urinate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Health 健康
    Notes: In the sense of 小便 'to urinate' or 大便 'to pass stool' (GHC '便' 5; Kroll '便' 4; NCCED '便' 5)
  4. pián adjective fat / obese
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 肥胖 in this sense (Kroll '便' pián 2)
  5. biàn verb to make easy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '便' 1b)
  6. biàn noun an unearned advantage
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
  7. biàn adjective ordinary / plain
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (NCCED '便' 4)
  8. biàn conjunction if only / so long as / to the contrary
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 只要 in this sense (GHC '便' 7; Kroll '便' 7; NCCED '便' 8)
  9. biàn adjective in passing
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 顺便 in this sense (NCCED '便' 4)
  10. biàn adjective informal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 非正式 in this sense (Kroll '便' 5)
  11. biàn adverb right away / then / right after
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 即 or 就 in this sense (GHC '便' 6; Guoyu '便' adv 1; Kroll '便' 6; NCCED '便' 7)
  12. biàn adjective appropriate / suitable
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (NCCED '便' 1)
  13. biàn noun an advantageous occasion
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '便' 2; NCCED '便' 3)
  14. biàn noun stool
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Health 健康
    Notes: (NCCED '便' 6)
  15. pián adjective quiet / quiet and comfortable
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 安适 (GHC '便' 9)
  16. biàn adjective proficient / skilled
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '便' 4; Kroll '便' 3)
  17. biàn conjunction even if / even though
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 即使 (Guoyu '便' conj)
  18. pián adjective shrewd / slick / good with words
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '便' 10; Kroll '便' pián 1)
  19. biàn proper noun Hyep’yon / Ebin
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Japanese Buddhism 日本佛教 , Concept: Person 人
    Notes: Japanese: Ebin; a Korean involved in the transmission of Buddhism to nuns in Japan in the 6th century (Matsuo 2007, p. 17)

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