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便宜 pián yi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

便宜 (pián yi) English Meaning

  • cheap
  • inexpensive
  • small advantages
  • to let somebody off lightly

Traditional Characters: 便宜

便 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.  PLEASE NOTE:  This character is pronounced as biàn in future HSK levels.

便 forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 似乎很便宜。
    Sìhū hěn piányí.
    It seemed to be cheap.
  • 很便宜,是吗?
    Hěn piányí, shì ma?
    That’s cheap, isn’t it?
  • 土豆很便宜的。
    Tǔdòu hěn piányí de.
    Potatoes are very cheap.
  • 今天鱼很便宜。
    Jīntiān yú hěn piányí.
    Fish is cheap today.
  • 哇!真便宜啊!
    Wa!  Zhēn piányí a!
    Wow! That’s cheap!
  • 它真的很便宜。
    Tā zhēn de hěn piányí.
    It is really cheap.

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

  •  (rén): man
  •  (gèng): even more; more; further; still; still more
hsk 2 yi copy

宜 (yí): proper; should; suitable; appropriate

  •  (mián): roof
  •  (qiě): moreover; yet; and; for the time being; to be about to; both (… and…)

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 宜

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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