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How to say Friends In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
友達ともだちトモダチ
Pronunciation: tomodachi
How to Say It Outloud: toh-moh-dah-chee
Usage: used in general conversations to refer to friends
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は私の友達です。
Example Sentence English:He is my friend.
HiraganaKatakana
ともトモ
Pronunciation: tomo
How to Say It Outloud: toh-moh
Usage: an informal or poetic way to refer to a friend
Example Sentence Japanese:友と一緒に映画を見に行く。
Example Sentence English:I'm going to watch a movie with a friend.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
親友しんゆうシンユウ
Pronunciation: shinyuu
How to Say It Outloud: sheen-yoo
Usage: refers to a best friend or close friend
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女は私の親友です。
Example Sentence English:She is my best friend.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
仲間なかまナカマ
Pronunciation: nakama
How to Say It Outloud: nah-kah-mah
Usage: can refer to friends, comrades, or colleagues
Example Sentence Japanese:仲間と一緒に旅行に行った。
Example Sentence English:I went on a trip with my friends.

Dictionary

身内みうちCommon word
Noun
  • relatives; one's family
Noun
  • friends; members of the same organization
Noun
  • followers; henchmen
Noun
  • one's whole body
仲間同士なかまどうし
Noun
  • peers; friends; fellow workers; comrades
仲間なかまCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • companion; fellow; friend; mate; comrade; partner; colleague; coworker; associate
Noun
  • group; company; circle; set; gang
Noun
  • member of the same category (family, class)
仲間たちなかまたちCommon word
Noun
  • companions; friends; comrades; mates; partners
フレンズフレンズCommon word
Noun
  • friends
仲直りなかなおりCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • reconciliation; making up (with); making peace (with); being friends again; patching up a quarrel
孤児こじCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • orphan
Noun
  • person without friends
Wikipedia definition
  • Orphan
仲間割れなかまわれ
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • split among friends; falling out; internal discord
Wikipedia definition
  • Trap Happy
仲良くなかよくCommon word
Adverb (fukushi)
  • on good terms (with); on friendly terms (with); (getting along) well; in harmony; happily; peacefully
諸君しょくんCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • you (people)
  • gentlemen; ladies and gentlemen; my friends; everyone
フレンズ
Noun
  • Friends (1994-2004 sitcom)
莫逆の友ばくぎゃくのとも
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • very close friend; bosom friend
仲間内なかまうち
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • (among) one's friends; (within) one's circle
交換日記こうかんにっき
Noun
  • exchanging diary between friends (usually at school)
Wikipedia definition
  • Exchange diary
親しき仲にも礼儀ありしたしきなかにもれいぎあり
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • good fences make good neighbors; a hedge between keeps friendship green
友情ゆうじょうCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • friendship; fellowship; camaraderie
Wikipedia definition
  • Friendship
美しいうつくしいCommon wordjlpt-n4
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • beautiful; pretty; lovely; sweet; pure (heart, friendship, etc.)
交際こうさいCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • company; friendship; association; society; acquaintance
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • (romantic) involvement; dating
仲良しなかよしCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • close friendship; close friend; good friend; bosom buddy; chum; pal
温めるあたためるCommon wordjlpt-n2
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to warm (up); to heat (up)
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to sit on (an idea, plan, etc.); to keep to oneself; to nurse; to mull over
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to renew (an old friendship)
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to take for oneself

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