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便 biàn:  Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 5

便 (biàn) English Meaning

  • convenient
  • as convenient
  • ordinary
  • plain
  • when the chance arises
  • handy
  • easy
  • informal
  • simple
  • so
  • thus
  • to relieve oneself
  • to urinate
  • to defecate
  • equivalent to 就: then
  • in that case
  • even if
  • soon afterwards

Traditional Character:  便

+ is only found in HSK 5.

+ forms words in:

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+ forms words in:

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Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

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Sample Sentences

  • 他们穷得不行乞便挨饿。
    Tāmen qióng dé bù xíngqǐ biàn āi è.
    They were reduced to begging or starving.
  • 她得了肺病,不久便死了。
    Tā déliǎo fèibìng, bùjiǔ biàn sǐle.
    She fell into a decline and died soon.
  • 我从前有空时便会读读小说。
    Wǒ cóngqián yǒu kòng shí biàn huì dú dú xiǎoshuō.
    I used to read novels when I had time.
  • 一群人很快便聚集在他的周围。
    Yīqún rén hěn kuài biàn jùjí zài tā de zhōuwéi.
    A crowd soon gathered round him.
  • 玩的时间一多,读书的时间便少。
    Wán de shíjiān yī duō, dúshū de shíjiān biàn shǎo.
    When you have more time to play, you have less time to study.
  • 机器出了毛病,工作便停顿下来。
    Jīqì chūle máobìng, gōngzuò biàn tíngdùn xiàlái.
    Work came to a halt when the machine broke down.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 pian bian

便 (biàn): ordinary; plain; convenient; as convenient; when the chance arises; handy; easy; informal; simple; so; thus; to relieve oneself; to urinate; to defecate; equivalent to 就(jiù): then; in that case; even if; soon afterwards

  • 亻 (rén): man
  • 更 (gèng): even more; more; further; still; still more

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 便

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 方便(fāng biàn):  convenient; to help out; to make things easy for people; convenience; suitable; having money to spare; (euphemism) to go to the toilet

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 便(biàn):  convenient; as convenient; ordinary; plain; when the chance arises; handy; easy; informal; simple; so; thus; to relieve oneself; to urinate; to defecate; equivalent to 就:  then; in that case; even if; soon afterward

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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