HanjaWatch: 便 (convenience, ease)

便 – convenience, ease (he looks like he’s leaning against a wall)

便 pronounced 편

남편 – husband (男便)
편지 – letter (便紙)
편의점 – corner shop (便宜店)
우편 – postal service
한편 – one side
맞은편 – the other side to, opposite
불편하다 – to be inconvenient

便 pronounced 변

변기 – toilet bowl

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언제 마지막으로 손으로 쓰는 편지를 보냈어요?
When’s the last time you sent a hand written letter?

가끔 한국에는 서로의 맞은편에 똑같은 두 편의점을 볼 수 있어요.
In Korea you sometimes see two identical corner shops opposite each other.

변기가 막혔어요!
You’ve blocked the toilet!

한편으로는… 다른 편으로는…
On the one hand… on the other hand…

남편이 특급우편으로 선물을 보냈어요.
My husband sent the gift via express mail.

리야드에는  교통이 너무 불편하지만 지하철을 공사하고 있어요.
In Riyadh the public transport is inconvenient, but a subway is under construction.

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