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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin yǒu / you3
Taiwan yu
Japanese yuuji / yuji / ゆうじ    yuu / yu / ゆう    tomomune / ともむね    tomosue / ともすえ    tomoji / ともじ    tomosaki / ともさき    tomokatsu / ともかつ    tomo / とも
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese friend
Japanese friend; companion; comrade; pal; (personal name) Yuuji; (female given name) Yuu; (personal name) Tomomune; (personal name) Tomosue; (personal name) Tomoji; (surname) Tomosaki; (personal name) Tomokatsu; (surname, female given name) Tomo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin mèi / mei4
Taiwan mei
Japanese imouto / imoto / いもうと    imo / いも
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese younger sister
Japanese (humble language) younger sister; (1) (archaism) (familiar language) darling (only of a woman); dear; honey; my betrothed; (2) (archaism) one's sister; (3) (archaism) (familiar language) (feminine speech) friend; (female given name) Mai; (surname) Sezaki; (place-name) Se; (place-name) Imoto

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin / しん    kokoro / こころ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese heart; mind; intention; center; core; CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) heart; mind; (n,suf) (2) (See 愛郷心) spirit; vitality; inner strength; (3) {astron} (See 二十八宿,蒼竜・そうりょう・3) Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (4) (archaism) friend; (1) mind; heart; spirit; (2) the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.); (personal name) Moto; (female given name) Misato; (female given name) Manaka; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Haato; (female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Naka; (female given name) Tenshi; (female given name) Shinba; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shizuka; (female given name) Kokko; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Koko; (female given name) Kiyo; (female given name) Ai
hṛd, hṛdaya 汗栗太 (or 汗栗馱); 紀哩馱 the heart, mind, soul; citta 質多 the heart as the seat of thought or intelligence. In both senses the heart is likened to a lotus. There are various definitions, of which the following are six instances: (1) 肉團心 hṛd, the physical heart of sentient or nonsentient living beings, e. g. men, trees, etc. (2) 集起心 citta, the ālayavijñāna, or totality of mind, and the source of all mental activity. (3) 思量心 manas, the thinking and calculating mind; (4) 緣慮心; 了別心; 慮知心; citta; the discriminating mind; (5) 堅實心 the bhūtatathatā mind, or the permanent mind; (6) 積聚精要心 the mind essence of the sutras.

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Mandarin péng / peng2
Taiwan p`eng / peng
Japanese yukari / ゆかり    hou / ho / ほう    tomokatsu / ともかつ    tomoe / ともえ    tomo / とも
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese friend
Japanese friend; companion; comrade; pal; (female given name) Yukari; (personal name) Hou; (personal name) Tomokatsu; (female given name) Tomo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

アミ

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Japanese ami / アミ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) friend (fre: ami, amie); (2) AMI; (female given name) Ami

兄弟

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Mandarin xiōng dì / xiong1 di4
Taiwan hsiung ti
Japanese kyoudai(p);keitei / kyodai(p);kete / きょうだい(P);けいてい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese brothers; younger brother; CL:個|个[ge4]; I, me (humble term used by men in public speech); brotherly; fraternal
Japanese (1) (See ご兄弟) siblings; brothers and sisters; (2) brothers; (3) siblings-in-law; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; (4) (familiar language) (masculine speech) mate; friend; (personal name) Kyoudai
Elder and younger brothers; brother, brethren, i. e. members of the fraternity.

友人

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Mandarin yǒu rén / you3 ren2
Taiwan yu jen
Japanese yuujin / yujin / ゆうじん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese friend
Japanese (more formal than 友達) (See 友達) friend; (personal name) Yuuto; (given name) Yuujin; (given name) Tomohito

友好

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Mandarin yǒu hǎo / you3 hao3
Taiwan yu hao
Japanese yuukou / yuko / ゆうこう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese friendly; amicable; close friend; Youhao district of Yichun city 伊春市[Yi1 chun1 shi4], Heilongjiang
Japanese friendship; (given name) Yuukou; (s,m) Tomoyoshi

友達

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Japanese tomodachi / ともだち Japanese friend; companion

摯友


挚友

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Mandarin zhì yǒu / zhi4 you3
Taiwan chih yu
Chinese intimate friend; close friend

盟友

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Mandarin méng yǒu / meng2 you3
Taiwan meng yu
Japanese meiyuu / meyu / めいゆう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese ally
Japanese sworn friend

知識


知识

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Mandarin zhī shí / zhi1 shi2
Taiwan chih shih
Japanese tomoshiki / ともしき    chishiki / ちしき    chisato / ちさと    chiori / ちおり
Chinese knowledge; CL:門|门[men2]; intellectual
Japanese knowledge; information; (surname) Tomoshiki; (surname) Chishiki; (female given name) Chisato; (surname) Chiori
(1) To know and perceive, perception, knowledge. (2) A friend, an intimate. (3) The false ideas produced in the mind by common, or unenlightened knowledge; one of the 五識 in 起信論; consciousness

至交

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Mandarin zhì jiāo / zhi4 jiao1
Taiwan chih chiao
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese best friend

親友


亲友

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Mandarin qīn yǒu / qin1 you3
Taiwan ch`in yu / chin yu
Japanese shinyuu / shinyu / しんゆう
Chinese friends and relatives
Japanese close friend; bosom (old, intimate) friend; buddy; crony; chum; (given name) Chikatomo
An intimate friend.

夠朋友


够朋友

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Mandarin gòu péng you / gou4 peng2 you5
Taiwan kou p`eng yu / kou peng yu
Chinese (coll.) to be a true friend

真の友

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Japanese shinnotomo / しんのとも
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (exp,n) true friend

交友

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Mandarin jiāo yǒu / jiao1 you3
Taiwan chiao yu
Japanese kouyuu / koyu / こうゆう
Chinese to make friends
Japanese friend; companion

交遊


交游

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Mandarin jiāo yóu / jiao1 you2
Taiwan chiao yu
Japanese kouyuu / koyu / こうゆう
Chinese to have friendly relationships; circle of friends
Japanese (noun/participle) friend; friendship; companionship; fraternization; fraternity; comradeship; acquaintance
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

師友


师友

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Mandarin shī yǒu / shi1 you3
Taiwan shih yu
Japanese shiyuu / shiyu / しゆう
Chinese friend from whom you can seek advice
Japanese master and friends
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

損友


损友

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Mandarin sǔn yǒu / sun3 you3
Taiwan sun yu
Japanese sonyuu / sonyu / そんゆう
Chinese bad friend
Japanese bad friend; friend with disadvantages

朋友

see styles
Mandarin péng yǒu / peng2 you3
Taiwan p`eng yu / peng yu
Japanese houyuu;ponyuu / hoyu;ponyu / ほうゆう;ポンユー
Chinese friend; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
Japanese (ポンユー is from chi: pengyou) friend; companion
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

畏友

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Mandarin wèi yǒu / wei4 you3
Taiwan wei yu
Japanese iyuu / iyu / いゆう
Chinese revered friend
Japanese one's esteemed friend

病友

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Mandarin bìng yǒu / bing4 you3
Taiwan ping yu
Japanese byouyuu / byoyu / びょうゆう
Chinese a friend made in hospital or people who become friends in hospital; wardmate
Japanese sick friend; fellow patient

益友

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Mandarin yì yǒu / yi4 you3
Taiwan i yu
Japanese ekiyuu / ekiyu / えきゆう
Chinese helpful friend; wise companion
Japanese good friend; useful friend

知己

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Mandarin zhī jǐ / zhi1 ji3
Taiwan chih chi
Japanese chiki / ちき
Chinese to know oneself; to be intimate or close; intimate friend
Japanese acquaintance; appreciative friend; (female given name) Tomomi; (given name) Tomoki; (personal name) Toshiki; (given name) Satomi; (female given name) Satoko; (personal name) Kazuki

知音

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Mandarin zhī yīn / zhi1 yin1
Taiwan chih yin
Japanese chiin / chin / ちいん
Chinese intimate friend; soul mate
Japanese exceptionally close friend; (female given name) Tomone; (female given name) Chinon; (female given name) Chion; (personal name) Satone
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

良友

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Mandarin liáng yǒu / liang2 you3
Taiwan liang yu
Japanese ryouyuu / ryoyu / りょうゆう
Chinese good friend; companion
Japanese (See 悪友) good friend; (given name) Yoshitomo

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Mandarin/ gu4
Taiwan ku
Japanese yue / ゆえ    ko / こ
Chinese happening; instance; reason; cause; intentional; former; old; friend; therefore; hence; (of people) to die, dead
Japanese (n-adv,n) (kana only) reason; cause; circumstances; (prefix) the late (deceased)
Old, of old; from of old; cause; purposely; to die; tr. pūrva; reason


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Mandarin/ da2
Taiwan ta
Japanese dachi;dachi / だち;ダチ    tachi / たち
Chinese to attain; to reach; to amount to; to communicate; eminent; surname Da
Japanese (colloquialism) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See 友達) friend; (suffix) (kana only) pluralizing suffix (esp. for people & animals; formerly honorific); (given name) Tooru; (surname) Tsuji; (surname) Daru; (surname) Datezaki; (personal name) Tatsuru; (given name) Tatsushi; (surname, given name) Tatsu; (given name) Tassu; (given name) Susumu; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (given name) Itaru
Permeate, penetrate, reach to, transfer, inform, promote, successful, reaching everywhere; translit. ta, da, dha, etc; to penetrate

ダチ

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Japanese dachi / ダチ Japanese (colloquialism) (abbreviation) (kana only) friend

世交

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Mandarin shì jiāo / shi4 jiao1
Taiwan shih chiao
Chinese (long time) friend of the family

世伯

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Mandarin shì bó / shi4 bo2
Taiwan shih po
Chinese uncle (affectionate name for a friend older than one's father); old friend

五倫


五伦

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Mandarin wǔ lún / wu3 lun2
Taiwan wu lun
Japanese gorin / ごりん
Chinese the five Confucian relationships (ruler-subject, father-son, brother-brother, husband-wife, friend-friend)
Japanese the five Confucian filial-piety relationships

亡友

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Japanese bouyuu / boyu / ぼうゆう Japanese deceased friend

仁兄

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Mandarin rén xiōng / ren2 xiong1
Taiwan jen hsiung
Japanese jinkei / jinke / じんけい
Chinese (honorific written address) My dear friend
Japanese (pn,adj-no) (honorific or respectful language) (familiar language) (epistolary term in reference to a male) you

仁弟

see styles
Mandarin rén dì / ren2 di4
Taiwan jen ti
Chinese (honorific written address to younger man) My dear young friend

仲好

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

傍輩

see styles
Japanese houbai / hobai / ほうばい Japanese comrade; friend; associate; colleague; fellow student; fellow apprentice

兄臺


兄台

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Mandarin xiōng tái / xiong1 tai2
Taiwan hsiung t`ai / hsiung tai
Chinese brother (polite appellation for a friend one's age)

勝友


胜友

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Mandarin shèng yǒu / sheng4 you3
Taiwan sheng yu
Japanese masatomo / まさとも    shouyuu / shoyu / しょうゆう    katsutomo / かつとも
Japanese (given name) Masatomo; (given name) Shouyuu; (given name) Katsutomo
Jinamitra, friend of the Jina, or, having the Jina for friend; also the name of an eloquent monk of Nālandā, circa A. D. 630, author of Sarvāstivādavinaya-saṅgrāha, tr. A. D. 700; Viśeṣamitra*

匹偶

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Mandarin pǐ ǒu / pi3 ou3
Taiwan p`i ou / pi ou
Japanese hitsuguu / hitsugu / ひつぐう
Chinese a married couple
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) (archaism) pair; couple (husband and wife); (2) (archaism) friend; comrade

博友

see styles
Mandarin bó yǒu / bo2 you3
Taiwan po yu
Japanese hirotomo / ひろとも
Chinese lit. blog friend
Japanese (given name) Hirotomo

友垣

see styles
Japanese tomogaki / ともがき Japanese friend

友子

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Japanese tomoko / ともこ Japanese (archaism) friend; comrade; companion; (female given name) Yuko; (female given name) Yuuko; (female given name) Mitsuko; (female given name) Tomoko

友朋

see styles
Japanese yuuhou / yuho / ゆうほう Japanese (archaism) friend

同袍

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Mandarin tóng páo / tong2 pao2
Taiwan t`ung p`ao / tung pao
Japanese dōhō
Chinese fellow soldier; comrade; companion; intimate friend
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

味方

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Japanese mikata / みかた    ajigata / あじがた    ajikara / あじから    ajikata / あじかた Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) friend; ally; supporter; (surname) Mikata; (surname) Ajigata; (place-name) Ajikara; (place-name, surname) Ajikata

善友

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Mandarin shàn yǒu / shan4 you3
Taiwan shan yu
Japanese zenyuu / zenyu / ぜんゆう
Japanese (obscure) good friend; (personal name) Yoshitomo; (given name) Zen'yuu
kalyāṇamitra, 'a friend of virtue, a religious counsellor,' M. W.; a friend in the good life, or one who stimulates to goodness; reliable friends

基友

see styles
Mandarin jī yǒu / ji1 you3
Taiwan chi yu
Japanese mototomo / もととも
Chinese (slang) very close same-sex friend; gay partner
Japanese (personal name) Mototomo

大の

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Japanese daino / だいの Japanese (pre-noun adjective) (1) large; big; (2) grown (man, etc.); (3) great (friend, etc.); huge (football fan, etc.); (surname) Oono

好友

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Mandarin hǎo yǒu / hao3 you3
Taiwan hao yu
Japanese yoshitomo / よしとも
Chinese close friend; pal; (social networking website) friend; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (personal name) Yoshitomo

学兄

see styles
Japanese gakkei / gakke / がっけい Japanese my learned friend

学友

see styles
Japanese gakuyuu / gakuyu / がくゆう Japanese school friend

密友

see styles
Mandarin mì yǒu / mi4 you3
Taiwan mi yu
Chinese close friend

床友

see styles
Mandarin chuáng yǒu / chuang2 you3
Taiwan ch`uang yu / chuang yu
Chinese (slang) friend with benefits; casual sex partner

弟分

see styles
Japanese otoutobun / ototobun / おとうとぶん Japanese friend treated as younger brother

御方

see styles
Japanese ogata / おがた Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) friend; ally; supporter; this lady or gentleman; (place-name) Ogata

心友

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Mandarin xīn yǒu / xin1 you3
Taiwan hsin yu
Japanese miyuu / miyu / みゆう    miyu / みゆ
Japanese (female given name) Miyu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

悪友

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Japanese akuyuu / akuyu / あくゆう Japanese (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

探監


探监

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Mandarin tàn jiān / tan4 jian1
Taiwan t`an chien / tan chien
Chinese to visit a prisoner (usu. a relative or friend)

援引

see styles
Mandarin yuán yǐn / yuan2 yin3
Taiwan yüan yin
Japanese enin / えんいん
Chinese to quote; to cite; to recommend (one's friend's, associates etc)
Japanese (noun/participle) reference

故交

see styles
Mandarin gù jiāo / gu4 jiao1
Taiwan ku chiao
Chinese former acquaintance; old friend

故人

see styles
Mandarin gù rén / gu4 ren2
Taiwan ku jen
Japanese kojin / こじん
Chinese old friend; the deceased
Japanese the deceased; the departed

故友

see styles
Mandarin gù yǒu / gu4 you3
Taiwan ku yu
Chinese old friend; deceased friend

故知

see styles
Mandarin gù zhī / gu4 zhi1
Taiwan ku chih
Japanese kochi / こち
Chinese a close friend over many years
Japanese the wisdom of the ancients
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

新知

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Mandarin xīn zhī / xin1 zhi1
Taiwan hsin chih
Japanese shinchi / しんち
Chinese new knowledge; new friend
Japanese (place-name) Shinchi

旧人

see styles
Japanese furubito / ふるびと    kyuujin / kyujin / きゅうじん Japanese the deceased; old friend; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (See ネアンデルタール人) paleoanthropic man (e.g. Neanderthal)

旧友

see styles
Japanese kyuuyuu / kyuyu / きゅうゆう Japanese crony; old friend

旧知

see styles
Japanese kyuuchi / kyuchi / きゅうち Japanese old friend; old friendship

旧識

see styles
Japanese kyuushiki / kyushiki / きゅうしき Japanese old friend

朋輩

see styles
Japanese houbai / hobai / ほうばい Japanese (ateji / phonetic) comrade; friend; associate; colleague; fellow student; fellow apprentice

歐巴

see styles
Mandarin ōu bā / ou1 ba1
Taiwan ou pa
Chinese (female usage) older brother (loanword from Korean "oppa"); male friend

法友

see styles
Mandarin fǎ yǒu / fa3 you3
Taiwan fa yu
Japanese noritomo / のりとも
Japanese (given name) Noritomo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

炮友

see styles
Mandarin pào yǒu / pao4 you3
Taiwan p`ao yu / pao yu
Chinese fuck buddy; friend with benefits

熟人

see styles
Mandarin shú rén / shu2 ren2
Taiwan shu jen
Chinese acquaintance; friend

相好

see styles
Mandarin xiāng hǎo / xiang1 hao3
Taiwan hsiang hao
Japanese sougou / sogo / そうごう
Chinese to be intimate; close friend; paramour
Japanese features; appearance; (place-name) Aiyoshi
lakṣana-vyañjana; the thirty-two 相 or marks and the eighty 好 or signs on the physical body of Buddha. The marks a Buddha's saṃbhogakāya number 84,000. 相 is intp. as larger signs, 好 as smaller; but as they are also intp. as marks that please, 好 may be a euphemism for 號; primary and secondary marks of the Buddha's body

睽違

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Mandarin kuí wéi / kui2 wei2
Taiwan k`uei wei / kuei wei
Chinese to be separated (from a friend, one's homeland etc) for a period of time; after a hiatus of (x years)

知交

see styles
Mandarin zhī jiāo / zhi1 jiao1
Taiwan chih chiao
Chinese intimate friend

知人

see styles
Mandarin zhī rén / zhi1 ren2
Taiwan chih jen
Japanese chijin / ちじん
Japanese friend; acquaintance; (personal name) Tomohito; (given name) Chihito; (place-name) Shirito
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

知友

see styles
Mandarin zhī yǒu / zhi1 you3
Taiwan chih yu
Japanese chiyuu / chiyu / ちゆう
Japanese (close) friend; (personal name) Chiyuu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

社友

see styles
Japanese shayuu / shayu / しゃゆう Japanese colleague; company friend

細君

see styles
Japanese saikun / さいくん Japanese (1) one's wife (when speaking with a close friend); (2) your wife (when speaking with a junior)

網友

see styles
Mandarin wǎng yǒu / wang3 you3
Taiwan wang yu
Chinese online friend; Internet user

緣佛


缘佛

see styles
Mandarin yuán fú / yuan2 fu2
Taiwan yüan fu
Japanese nuibotoke
A deceased relative or friend, i.e. a Buddha connected with me.

老友

see styles
Mandarin lǎo yǒu / lao3 you3
Taiwan lao yu
Chinese old friend; sb who passed the county level imperial exam (in Ming dynasty)

腹心

see styles
Japanese fukushin / ふくしん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) one's confidant; trusted friend; trusted retainer

膩友

see styles
Mandarin nì yǒu / ni4 you3
Taiwan ni yu
Chinese intimate friend

至好

see styles
Mandarin zhì hǎo / zhi4 hao3
Taiwan chih hao
Chinese best friend

舊交

see styles
Mandarin jiù jiāo / jiu4 jiao1
Taiwan chiu chiao
Chinese old friend; former acquaintance

舊友

see styles
Mandarin jiù yǒu / jiu4 you3
Taiwan chiu yu
Chinese old friend

舊故

see styles
Mandarin jiù gù / jiu4 gu4
Taiwan chiu ku
Chinese old friend; former acquaintance

舊知

see styles
Mandarin jiù zhī / jiu4 zhi1
Taiwan chiu chih
Chinese old acquaintance; former friend

舊識

see styles
Mandarin jiù shí / jiu4 shi2
Taiwan chiu shih
Chinese former acquaintance; old friend

良知

see styles
Mandarin liáng zhī / liang2 zhi1
Taiwan liang chih
Japanese ryouchi / ryochi / りょうち
Chinese innate sense of right and wrong; conscience; bosom friend
Japanese intuition; (surname, given name) Ryouchi; (given name) Ryouji; (surname, given name) Rachi; (surname, given name) Yoshitomo; (surname) Yoshichi; (surname) Yoshiji; (personal name) Yoshikazu

詩友

see styles
Japanese shiyuu / shiyu / しゆう Japanese one's friend in poetry

諍友

see styles
Mandarin zhèng yǒu / zheng4 you3
Taiwan cheng yu
Chinese a friend capable of direct admonition

身方

see styles
Japanese mikata / みかた Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) friend; ally; supporter

近人

see styles
Mandarin jìn rén / jin4 ren2
Taiwan chin jen
Chinese contemporary; modern person; close friend; associate; intimate

道舊


道旧

see styles
Mandarin dào jiù / dao4 jiu4
Taiwan tao chiu
Japanese dōgu
An old monastic, or religious, friend; fellow trainee

閨蜜

see styles
Mandarin guī mì / gui1 mi4
Taiwan kuei mi
Chinese (a woman's) best friend; bosom friend; confidante

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This page contains 100 results for "friend" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

Just because a word appears here does not mean it is appropriate for a tattoo, your business name, etc. Please consult a professional before doing anything stupid with this data.

We do offer Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Services. We'll also be happy to help you translate something for other purposes.

No warranty as to the correctness, potential vulgarity, or clarity is expressed or implied. We did not write any of these definitions (though we occasionally act as a contributor/editor to the CC-CEDICT project). You are using this dictionary for free, and you get what you pay for.

The following titles are just to help people who are searching for an Asian dictionary to find this page.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

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Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

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