#167 Every type of‘friend’ in Chinese 说说朋友

We don’t necessarily need to have many friends, but we must have friends! There are many types of friends (fair-weather friends, besties, close friends, and even friends with benefit). How to say them in Chinese? Check it out in today’s episode!

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朋友对我们来说很重要。我们不一定要有很多朋友,但是一定要有朋友。我们的朋友可以是我们的父母,我们的另一半,我们的同学,同事,也可以是网友。朋友有很多种,有一些朋友特别重要,有一些朋友来了又去。那么,我们今天就来聊一聊,各种朋友,用中文怎么说。

 

Before we continue, let’s take a break and please allow me to say thank you to Maayot Chinese who sponsored today’s episode. Maayot Chinese是一个网上的中文学校,也有一个app。他们会定期给我们发一些中文的新闻,或者文章,有给beginner的,给intermediate learner的,也有给advanced learner的。读了文章以后,他们还会问你一些问题,就像有一个老师,在帮你学习。试试看吧!

 

我们继续来说朋友。如果你和一个朋友经常一起做一个事情,或者有一样的爱好,你就可以说他是“something友”。比如,如果他是经常和你一起吃饭的朋友,你就可以说他是“饭友”。如果你们都很喜欢看书,经常一起看书或者聊书,你就可以说他是你的“书友”。如果你们只在网上聊天,那么你就可以说他是“网友”。如果你不舒服,去医院,认识了和你一样生病的人,你可以说他是你的“病友”。如果你们经常一起打球,你就可以说,你们是“球友”。如果你们经常写信,你就可以说你们是“笔友”。如果你们都很喜欢车,经常一起聊车,你就可以说你们是“车友”。如果你和一个人住在一起,只是刚好一起租房子,但是你们不是男朋友女朋友,你就可以说这个人是你“室友”。还有一个比较特别的,一些人可能会有“炮友”。

 

有一些朋友,你只能和他们一起吃饭,喝酒,玩,但是你需要帮忙的时候,你永远找不到他们,这样的朋友是“酒肉朋友”。有一些朋友呢,是你特别好的朋友,他们是你的“好友”。有一些朋友,比好友更好,不管你做什么,他们都会支持你,他们是你的“死党”。有一些朋友,是你非常愿意相信的人,你愿意和他说所有的事情,你可以说他是你的“挚友”,也可以说是你“知己”,因为他知道你的所有的事情。如果你和一个朋友认识了很多年,你们还是很好的朋友,你可以说他是你的“老友”,或者是“旧交”。 如果有一个人就像老师一样,教了你很多东西,也是你的朋友,你就可以说他是你的“亦师亦友”,意思是他是你的老师,但也是你朋友。

 

如果你是女生,你有很亲密的好友,你可以叫她“闺蜜”。“闺”,意思是女生的房间。如果两个女生是朋友,她们可能很喜欢一起在房间里聊天,所以叫“闺蜜”。现在,我们也可以说她们是我的“姐妹”。如果你是男生,你也可以叫你的朋友“兄弟”,意思是你们就像哥哥和弟弟一样亲密。

 

你有很多朋友吗?他们都是怎么样的朋友呢?欢迎给我们留言,和我们分享哦!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese!

 

Friends are important to us. We don’t necessarily need to have many friends, but we must have friends. Our friends can be our parents, our partners, our classmates, colleagues, or even online friends. There are many types of friends; some are particularly important, while others come and go. So, today let’s chat about various types of friends and how to say them in Chinese.

 

Before we continue, let’s take a break and please allow me to say thank you to Maayot Chinese who sponsored today’s episode. Maayot Chinese is an online Chinese school, and they also have an app. They regularly send us some Chinese news or articles, tailored for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners alike. After reading the articles, they will also ask you some questions, just like having a teacher helping you learn. Give it a try!

 

Let’s continue the talk about frineds. If you and a friend often do something together or share the same hobby, you can call them “[something] friend.” For example, if they are a friend you often eat with, you can call them a “meal friend.” If you both love reading and often read together or talk about books, you can call them your “book friend.” If you only chat online, then you can call them an “online friend.” If you’re unwell and meet someone at the hospital who has the same illness as you, you can call them your “illness friend.” If you often play ball games together, you can say you’re “ball games buddies.” If you frequently exchange letters, you can call them your “pen pal.” If you both love cars and often discuss cars together, you can call them your “car friend.” If you live with someone but just rent a flat together and not romantically involved, you can call them your “flatmate.” And there’s a more unique one, some people might have “friends with benefits.”

 

There are some friends whom you can only eat, drink, and have fun with, but when you need help, you can never find them. These kinds of friends are “fair-weather friends.” There are some friends who are very close to you; they are your “good friends.” There are friends who are even better than good friends; no matter what you do, they will always support you. They are your “best friends.” There are friends whom you trust deeply, whom you’re willing to tell everything to; you can call them your “close friends,” or you can say they’re your “confidants” because they know everything about you. If you’ve known a friend for many years and you’re still good friends, you can call them your “old friend,” or “long-time acquaintance.” If someone is like a teacher to you, teaching you many things and also a friend, you can call them your “teacher-friend,” meaning they’re your teacher but also your friend.

 

If you’re a girl and you have very close female friends, you can call them your “bestie.” “闺”is girls’ room. If two girls are friends, they might enjoy chatting together in their rooms, hence “bestie.” Nowadays, we can also say they are my “sisters.” If you’re a guy, you can also call your friends “bros,” meaning you’re as close as brothers.

 

Do you have many friends? What are they like? Feel free to leave us a comment and share with us!

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