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How to say Boyfriend In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
彼氏かれし
Pronunciation: kareshi
How to Say It Outloud: ka-re-shi
Usage: Common term used to refer to a boyfriend.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼氏と映画を見に行きました。
Example Sentence English:I went to see a movie with my boyfriend.
Katakana
ボーイフレンド
Pronunciation: bōifurendo
How to Say It Outloud: bo-i-fu-ren-do
Usage: Loanword from English, can also be used to refer to boyfriend.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼のボーイフレンドはとても優しい。
Example Sentence English:Her boyfriend is very kind.

Dictionary

恋人こいびとCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • lover; sweetheart; boyfriend; girlfriend
Wikipedia definition
  • Significant other
彼氏かれし
Noun
  • boyfriend
Pronoun
  • he; him
かれCommon wordjlpt-n4
Pronoun
  • he; him
Noun
  • boyfriend
ボーイフレンドボーイフレンドCommon word
Noun
  • boyfriend; male friend
男おとこCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
Noun, used as a prefix
  • man; male
Noun
  • fellow; guy; chap; bloke
Noun
  • male lover; boyfriend; man
Noun
  • manliness; manly honor; manly honour; manly reputation
男友達おとこともだち
Noun
  • male friend; man friend
彼ピッピかれピッピ
Noun
  • boyfriend; almost boyfriend
彼ピかれピ
Noun
  • boyfriend
好き同士すきどうし
Noun
  • lover; boyfriend; girlfriend; soul mate
交際相手こうさいあいて
Noun
  • person one is dating; significant other; partner; boyfriend; girlfriend
いい人いいひと
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • good-natured person; good person
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • (one's) lover; boyfriend; girlfriend
前彼まえかれ
Noun
  • former boyfriend; ex-boyfriend
恋人同士こいびとどうし
Noun
  • pair of lovers; girlfriend and boyfriend
今彼いまかれ
Noun
  • current boyfriend
元彼もとかれ
Noun
  • former boyfriend; ex-boyfriend
元交際相手もとこうさいあいて
Noun
  • former boyfriend; former girlfriend
匂わせ女におわせおんな
Noun
  • woman who hints at having a boyfriend (on social media)
カレカノカレカノ
Noun
  • boyfriend and girlfriend
キープ君キープくん
Noun
  • backup boyfriend; man kept as a backup marriage partner

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