Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

便 biàn pián

  1. biàn adjective convenient / handy / easy
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    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: Classical Chinese 古文
    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: 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: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 肥胖 in this sense (Kroll '便' pián 2)
  5. biàn verb to make easy
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '便' 1b)
  6. biàn noun an unearned advantage
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  7. biàn adjective ordinary / plain
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Characteristic 特点
    Notes: (NCCED '便' 4)
  8. biàn conjunction if only / so long as / to the contrary
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    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 , Subdomain: Characteristic 特点
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 顺便 in this sense (NCCED '便' 4)
  10. biàn adjective informal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Characteristic 特点
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 非正式 in this sense (Kroll '便' 5)
  11. biàn adverb right away / only / precisely / right after
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 便 is synonymous with 就 in this sense (GHC '便' 6; Kroll '便' 6; NCCED '便' 7)
  12. biàn adjective appropriate / suitable
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '便' 1)
  13. biàn noun an advantageous occasion
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '便' 2; NCCED '便' 3)
  14. biàn noun stool
    Domain: Health 健康
    Notes: (NCCED '便' 6)
  15. pián adjective quiet / quiet and comfortable
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 安适 (GHC '便' 9)
  16. biàn adjective proficient / skilled
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '便' 4; Kroll '便' 3)
  17. biàn adverb already
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '便' 6b)
  18. pián adjective shrewd / slick / good with words
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    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)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十九 魏書二十九 方技傳 Volume 29: Book of Wei 29 - Biographies of fangshis and artisans 26
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷七十四 列傳第三十四 臧質 魯爽 沈攸之 Volume 74 Biographies 34: Zang Zhi, Lu Shuang, Shen Youzhi 24
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十八 志第二十八: 食貨上 Volume 48 Treatises 28: Finance and Economics 1 23
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百七十七 列傳第三十六 張鑑 姚坦 索湘 宋太初 盧之翰 鄭文寶 王子輿 劉綜 卞袞 許驤 裴莊 牛冕 張適 欒崇吉 袁逢吉 韓國華 何蒙 慎知禮 Volume 277 Biographies 36: Zhang Jian, Yao Tan, Suo Xiang, Song Taichu, Lu Zhihan, Zheng Wenbao, Wang Ziyu, Liu Zong, Bian Gun, Xu Xiang, Pei Zhuang, Niu Mian, Zhang Shi, Luan Chongji, Yuan Fengji, Han Guohua, He Meng, Shen Zhili 23
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷九十七 志第四十五下: 食貨五 Volume 97 Treatises 50: Finance and Economics 5 22
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百七十六 志第一百二十九 食貨上四 Volume 176 Treatises 129: Finance and Economics 1d 21
History of Jin 《金史》 卷四十八 志第二十九: 食貨三 錢幣 Volume 48 Treatises 29: Finance and Economics 3 - Money 20
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷四十八 列傳第三十六: 尒朱榮 Volume 48 Biographies 36: Er Zhurong 19
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷六十七 列傳第二十七 謝靈運 Volume 67 Biographies 27: Xie Lingyun 19
Old History of the Five Dynasties 《舊五代史》 卷一百四十九 志11: 職官志 Volume 149: Treatises 11 Posts 18

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
便辟 便闢 便辟側媚 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 冏命 Zhou Shu - Charge to Jiong 17
便嬖 便嬖 便嬖不足使令於前與 Mencius 《孟子》 梁惠王上 King Hui of Liang I 8
便备用 便備用 便備用 Xunzi 《荀子》 儒效篇第八 Chapter 8: The Achievements of the Confucians 6
形便 形便 地利形便 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十五 兵略訓 Chapter 15: Military Planning 5
便事 便事 諸可以便事者 Mozi 《墨子》 卷十五 號令 Book 15 - Commands and Orders 5
以为便 以為便 所鑿不足以為便 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷二十 泰族訓 Chapter 20: superior Lineage 4
便僻 便僻 便僻不能食其意 Guanzi 《管子》 君臣下第三十一 Chapter 31: A Ruler and his Ministers II 4
可以便 可以便 諸可以便事者 Mozi 《墨子》 卷十五 號令 Book 15 - Commands and Orders 4
所谓便 所謂便 此所謂便其習而義其俗者也 Mozi 《墨子》 卷六 節葬下 Book 6 - Simplicity in Funerals III 4
便国 便國 此非便國之道也 Guanzi 《管子》 山至數第七十六 Chapter 76: Travelling to the Mountains 4