How do you say "friend" in your language?
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!
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!!!
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
• 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".