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Buddy in Chinese / Japanese...

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badi
Buddy Scroll

バヂ is the name Buddy in Japanese.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

bù dí
Buddy Scroll

布迪 is the name Buddy in Chinese (Mandarin).

Best Friends / Buddies

qīn yǒu
shin yuu
Best Friends / Buddies Scroll

親友 is the Japanese way to say "best friend".

The first character can mean "relative" or sometimes "parents". The second character means "friend". Think about the close relationship that Japanese people have with their parents and relatives, and this starts to mean "close friends".

Some Japanese-English dictionaries also translate this as "bosom friend", "old friend", "intimate friend", "buddy", "crony" or "chum".

Note that in Chinese, this has the meaning of "relatives and friends". It's a good meaning in Chinese but it's not quite the same as "best friends".


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Buddyバヂbadi
Buddy布迪bù dí / bu4 di2 / bu di / budipu ti / puti
Best Friends
Buddies
親友
亲友
shin yuu / shinyuu / shin yu / shinyuqīn yǒu / qin1 you3 / qin you / qinyouch`in yu / chinyu / chin yu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

親友


亲友

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qīn yǒu / qin1 you3
ch`in yu / chin yu
 shinyuu / shinyu / しんゆう
Best Friends / Buddies Scroll
friends and relatives
close friend; bosom (old, intimate) friend; buddy; crony; chum; (given name) Chikatomo
An intimate friend; an intimate friend

仲好

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 nakayoshi / なかよし (irregular okurigana usage) (noun or adjectival noun) intimate friend; close friend; bosom buddy; chum

悪友

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 akuyuu / akuyu / あくゆう (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (See 良友) undesirable friend; bad company; bad companion; bad influence; (2) partner in crime (i.e. good friend); close friend; buddy

戦友

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 senyuu / senyu / せんゆう comrade in arms; war buddy; fellow soldier

炮友

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pào yǒu / pao4 you3
p`ao yu / pao yu
fuck buddy; friend with benefits

球友

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qiú yǒu / qiu2 you3
ch`iu yu / chiu yu
(ball game) enthusiast (player); golf buddy (or tennis buddy etc)

老兄

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lǎo xiōng / lao3 xiong1
lao hsiung
elder brother (often used self-referentially); (form of address between male friends) old chap; buddy

野郎

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 yarou / yaro / やろう (1) guy; fellow; chap; buddy; (n,pn) (2) (masculine speech) (derogatory term) (slang) bastard; asshole; arsehole; son of a bitch

驢友


驴友

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lǘ yǒu / lu:2 you3
lü yu
backpacker; travel buddy

だち公

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 dachikou / dachiko / だちこう (slang) buddy; friend

やり友

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 yaritomo / やりとも (vulgar) (slang) fuck buddy

ジム友

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 jimutomo / ジムとも gym friend; gym buddy

セフレ

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 sefure / セフレ (abbreviation) friend with benefits; fuck-buddy; sex friend; someone with whom one is not romantically involved but frequently has sexual relations with anyway; (place-name) Saffle

ダチ公

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 dachikou / dachiko / ダチこう (slang) buddy; friend

バディ

see styles
 badi / バディ (1) buddy; (2) body; (personal name) Buddy

ヤリ友

see styles
 yaritomo / ヤリとも (vulgar) (slang) fuck buddy

仲よし

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 nakayoshi / なかよし (noun or adjectival noun) intimate friend; close friend; bosom buddy; chum

仲好し

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 nakayoshi / なかよし (noun or adjectival noun) intimate friend; close friend; bosom buddy; chum

仲良し

see styles
 nakayoshi / なかよし (noun or adjectival noun) intimate friend; close friend; bosom buddy; chum

兄さん

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 niisan(p);anisan / nisan(p);anisan / にいさん(P);あにさん (1) (honorific or respectful language) (See お兄さん・1) older brother; elder brother; (2) brother (as older-brother figure in friendly and or work relationship); (3) (vocative) young man; buddy; fella; laddie

兄弟分

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 kyoudaibun / kyodaibun / きょうだいぶん buddy; pal; sworn brother

大統領

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 daitouryou / daitoryo / だいとうりょう (1) president (of a nation or company); chief executive; (2) (familiar language) (used vocatively; esp. of an actor) big man; boss; buddy; mate

お兄さん

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 oniisan / onisan / おにいさん (1) (honorific or respectful language) older brother; elder brother; (2) (vocative) young man; buddy; fella; laddie

だちとも

see styles
 dachitomo / だちとも (slang) (See 友達・ともだち) friend; buddy

ともろく

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 tomoroku / ともろく (abbreviation) (slang) Internet friend or buddy list

セクフレ

see styles
 sekufure / セクフレ (abbreviation) friend with benefits; fuck-buddy; sex friend; someone with whom one is not romantically involved but frequently has sexual relations with anyway

トモロク

see styles
 tomoroku / トモロク (abbreviation) (slang) Internet friend or buddy list

バディー

see styles
 badii / badi / バディー (1) buddy; (2) body

御兄さん

see styles
 oniisan / onisan / おにいさん (1) (honorific or respectful language) older brother; elder brother; (2) (vocative) young man; buddy; fella; laddie

酒肉朋友

see styles
jiǔ ròu péng you / jiu3 rou4 peng2 you5
chiu jou p`eng yu / chiu jou peng yu
lit. drinking buddy (idiom); fig. fair-weather friend

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