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方便 fāng biàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

方便 (fāng biàn) English Meaning

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

Traditional Characters: 方便

方 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

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 “pián” in HSK 2.

Sample Sentences

  • 这方便得多了。
    Zhè fāngbiàn dé duōle.
    It’s much more convenient.
  • 您什么时候方便?
    Nín shénme shíhòu fāngbiàn?
    When would it be convenient for you? (formal)
  • 你什么时候方便?
    Nǐ shénme shíhòu fāngbiàn?
    When is it convenient for you?
  • 八时半方便你吗?
    Bā shí bàn fāngbiàn nǐ ma?
    Would 8:30 be convenient for you?
  • 散装运送货物更方便。
    Sǎnzhuāng yùnsòng huòwù gēng fāngbiàn.
    It is more convenient to transport the goods in bulk.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 fang

方 (fāng): square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute, etc.); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbreviation for square or cubic meter

  • (fāng): square, direction
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 方

HSK 3 Word List

  • 北方(běi fāng): north; the northern part a country; China north of the Yellow River
  • 地方(dì fang): region; regional (away from the central administration)
  • 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

  • 大方(dà fāng): generous; tasteful; stylish; easy-mannered
  • 对方(duì fāng): counterpart; other person involved; opposite side; other side; receiving party
  • 方(fāng): square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute, etc.); place; method; prescription (medicine); upright or honest; just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbreviation for square or cubic meter
  • 方案(fāng àn): plan (for action); program (for action, etc.); proposal; proposed bill; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 方式(fāng shì): way (of life); pattern; style; mode; manner; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 平方(píng fāng): square (as in square foot, square mile, square root)
  • 双方(shuāng fāng): bilateral; both sides; both parties involved

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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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