Sunday, January 26, 2014

0105 - 便[편/변] - 편하다 - convenience, ease; expedient

The Story [이야기] :

  • 更 is the picture of a hand holding a whip.  So the character 便 represents a person 亻 (a tyrant ruler) holding a whip 更 in his hand and using people for his own convenience.
  • If the meaning is "human body wastes", 변 is used.

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

편하다 [便하다] - (1) (be) comfortable; easy; untroubled; be free from cares, (2) (be) convenient; handy; expedient, (3) (be) easy; light; simple
불편하다 [便하다] - (be) inconvenient; incommodious; unhandy; be feeling unwell; be [feel] uncomfortable
남편 [便] - a husband; a hub(by); my man; one's worse half; a baron
인편 [便] - (through) the agency of a person
편안 [便] - being well; peace; tranquility; ease; comfort; coziness
편안하다 [便하다] - (be) peaceful; tranquil; calm; well; quiet; restful; easy; comfortable; free from anxiety; cozy
좌편 [便] - the left side; the left
우편 [便] - the right side [direction]
방편 [便] - expediency; an expedient; a means; a device; an instrument
소변 [便] - (human) urine; piss; stale
대변 [便] - feces; excrement; evacuation; stool; dung


Example Sentences [예문] :

 사람들의 상당수는 고양이를 便하게 여기지만 고양이를 좋아하는 사람들은 고양이도 개만큼이나 사랑스런 이라고 말한다.
Many Koreans say cats make them uneasy, but cat lovers say that cats are actually as loveable as dogs.

은 이제 便을 가린다.
Now my cousin can go to stool[the toilet] by himself.

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