How do you say "friend" in your language?

Friend words - Words of different ways to say friend.
@makingpots (11922)
United States
November 24, 2008 11:54am CST
I am looking to learn how to say friend in as many languages as possible. Please list as: Friend - English If you don't speak anything but English, than tell me a favorite characteristic of your best friend. Mine: Insightful
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Well other than "friend" in English I can say amie which is friend in French or amigo which is in Spanish.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Thanks, mi amiga.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
25 Nov 08
Hi I am from Pakistan and URDU is our national language there are many words used for friends Frind= Dost = Baily = Yaar = habib and many more and oner thing is common in them and thats Sweetness comes to ur mind when u say them Take care
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thanks, Yaar. Sweetness comes to mind when I think of your responses.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
26 Nov 08
Its so nice of U thanks
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
28 Nov 08
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@kunking (1116)
• China
2 Dec 08
hii, makingpots! there are several ways to say friend in my native language Chinese...the most common one is "pengyou" and another one is "gemen" or "huoji" for more close friend and "sidang" for the closest friends,i think...
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Thanks, pengyou.
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@kunking (1116)
• China
8 Dec 08
u are welcome.
@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
25 Nov 08
Dost (Male or female friend) - Hindi Saheli (only for female friends) - Hindi
• India
25 Nov 08
One more----- Mitr (for both boyfriend and girlfriend) - Hindi
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Thanks, Saheli.
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@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
Hello, makingpots! Here in the Philippines, we say "friend" as "kaibigan", in Filipino. Actually there are a lot of terms say or call a friend here such as,"barkada" if you have group of friends, or 'pare' for a guy buddy, or "mare" for a girl buddy. I hope this tips will help you a lot in learning our language. And please don't hesitate to ask me if you still have a lot of questions. I'll try my best to answer you.. As for my best friend, she is a very honest, helpful, and a very trustworthy kind of a friend. Happy posting! Godspeed!
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Hi, Llonorra. Thanks, kaibigan. I would love to learn as much Filipino as you would have the patience to teach me. Sounds like you have a wonderful best friend.
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• Philippines
28 Nov 08
It's my pleasure makingpots! I'll be glad to teach you more..Here's another one, "salamat kaibigan" it means "thank you friend" Your right, I have a very wonderful best friend... Happy posting...
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Nov 08
I speak English Pots. So "Friend" will have to do. I don't have a best friend, but I do have several friends that all mean so much to me. Perhaps the word Love characterizes them best. I love them, and they, crazy fools, seem to love me back.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Thanks, friend. From one crazy fool.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Nov 08
xx
@grisson (21)
• China
24 Nov 08
In my language ??--chinese
• China
24 Nov 08
I am so sorry it can't be showen.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Oh I wish that it could. I would love to know how to say friend in chinese. Thanks for trying. By the way, welcome to myLot, grisson.
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@arialgrs (130)
• Greece
24 Nov 08
In my language (greek) called "filos" A favorite characteristic of my best friend, he is devoting as i am to him too :)
@arialgrs (130)
• Greece
24 Nov 08
"Filos" for male "Fili" for female
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Thanks, fili.
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@anndocs (249)
14 Jan 09
Im a Filipino, friend in our language tagalog is " KAIBIGAN" " I'm happy to have you as my "kaibigan"... Good day!:)
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Thanks, kabigan. :)
@wfyin82 (159)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 09
I am a chinese live in Malaysia. Malaysia is a multiracial country. We live harmony and we respect each culture and religion here. Therefore, i learned to speak few languages like Malay Language, Indian Language beside my mother tongue. Here are some of the "friend" word in different language. Friend : English Peng You : Chinese Kawan : Malay Dost : Hindi Chin Gu : Korean I hope the above can add to your collection of FRIEND words. Happy Mylotting!!!
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Thanks for such great additions to my list.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
I am a Chinese. Peng you means friend in Chinese. I love China
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Thanks, peng you.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Dec 08
I am from China. Friend is peng you in Chinese. I love China
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Thanks, peng you.
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
im a Filipino. in our place a friend is trnaslated into kaibigan.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Thanks, kaibigan.
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• Australia
26 Nov 08
In Japanese's Romaji wiritng, it's "tomodachi" and a friend of mine told me that friend in Korean was "chingu" and Cantonese pronounciation is 'pang yau'.
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
In Mandarin is 'Peng You', Hakka is 'Ping Yuu'
@urbandekay (18312)
26 Nov 08
I am English but in Kiswahili friend is 'rafiki' how cool is that? Somehow this word just fits with what a friend is, at least to my ears. Although, Kiswahili is a Bantu language it has many loan words or words derived from Arabic and 'rafiki' is one of them; derived from the, not so elegant sounding. Arabic word 'rafiq.' English has an abundance of words for friend, which have slightly different inferences and nuances. Friend, chum, mate, buddy, bud, bro, pal, china, crony, cuz, peeps and probably others I can't bring to mind right now all the best urban
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Thanks, rafiki. I like that word. I remember it from the movie The Lion King. I agree, the word just fits with what a friend is.
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• Indonesia
25 Nov 08
in Indonesia friend called 'teman' when it's best friend it called 'teman baik' or 'sahabat'
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Thanks, teman.
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@gtdonna (1740)
25 Nov 08
In Italian it is amico for male and amica for female
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Thanks, amica.
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@brian_s (570)
• United States
25 Nov 08
OK, so I guess this isn't technically "my language", but I spent some time in Vanuatu in the South Pacific with the Peace Corps. Bislama is an English pidgin language that the people of Vanuatu speak, and in that language "friend" is "fren". And it is pronounced like "friend", but generally without the "D".
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Thanks, fren.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
I'm from the USA so friend is friend. A favorite characteristic of my best friend: humorously sarcastic.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Thanks, friend.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
Hi makingpots, I am form philippines and my national language is tagalog, but i speak visayan language. Friend in tagalog is kaibigan or barkada, while in visayan friend is Higala ,or amiga if it is a woman and amigo for a man.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Thanks, barkada.
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