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随便 suí biàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

随便 (suí biàn) English Meaning

  • as one wishes
  • as one pleases
  • at random
  • negligent
  • casual
  • wanton

Traditional Characters:  隨便

随 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

便 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.  PLEASE NOTE:  This character is pronounced as pián in future HSK levels.

Sample Sentences

  • 随便选三本书。
    Suíbiàn xuǎn sān běn shū.
    Choose three books at random.
  • 你可以随便用我的车。
    Nǐ kěyǐ suíbiàn yòng wǒ de chē.
    My car is at your disposal.
  • 随便摘花的人会被罚款。
    Suíbiàn zhāihuā de rén huì bèi fákuǎn.
    They will impose a fine on anyone who picks flowers at will.
  • 随便找个地方坐,别客气。
    Suíbiàn zhǎo gè dìfāng zuò, bié kèqì.
    Grab a seat and make yourself at home.
  • 我三时左右随便吃了点东西。
    Wǒ sān shí zuǒyòu suíbiàn chīle diǎn dōngxī.
    I had a bite at around 3 o’clock.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 sui

随 (suí): to follow; to comply with; varying according to...; to allow; subsequently

  • 阝(阜) (fù): mound
  • 迶 (yòu): to walk
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 随

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 随身 (suí shēn): to (carry) on one’s person; to (take) with one
  • 随时 (suí shí): at any time
  • 随手 (suí shǒu): conveniently; without extra trouble; while doing it; in passing

HSK 6 Word List

  • 伴随 (bàn suí): to accompany; to follow; to occur together with; attendant
  • 跟随 (gēn suí): to follow
  • 随即 (suí jí): immediately; presently; following which
  • 随意 (suí yì): as one wishes; according to one’s wishes; at will; voluntary; conscious

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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