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顺便 shùn biàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

顺便 (shùn biàn) English Meaning

  • conveniently
  • in passing
  • without much extra effort

Traditional Characters:  順便

顺 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

  • 他顺便提到他有一辆新汽车。
    Tā shùnbiàn tí dào tā yǒu yī liàng xīn qìchē.
    He mentioned in passing that he had a new car.
  • 无论何时你路过这儿,请顺便进来坐坐。
    Wúlùn hé shí nǐ lùguò zhè’er, qǐng shùnbiàn jìnlái zuò zuò.
    Please drop in any time you are passing this way.
  • 到伦敦时顺便来看我。
    Dào lúndūn shí shùnbiàn lái kàn wǒ.
    Drop in and see us when you’re next in London.
  • 我只是顺便提及此事。
    Wǒ zhǐshì shùnbiàn tí jí cǐ shì.
    I mention it only as an aside.
  • 我决定顺便去看望看望他。
    Wǒ juédìng shùnbiàn qù kànwàng kànwàng tā.
    I decided to take the opportunity to go and visit him.
  • 也许就是路过顺便来看看。
    Yěxǔ jiù shì lùguò shùnbiàn lái kàn kàn.
    Maybe he just came by to drop in.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 shun

顺 (shùn): to obey; to follow; to arrange; to make reasonable; along; favorable

  •  (chuān): river
  •  (yè): head / leaf
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 顺

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 孝顺 (xiào shun): to be obedient to one’s parents

HSK 6 Word List

  • 一帆风顺 (yì fān fēng shùn): single sail, gentle wind (idiom); plain sailing; to go smoothly

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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