朋友

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʰɐŋ˨˩ jɐu˩˧/

Noun[edit]

朋友 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping pang4 jau5)

  1. friend
    朋友 (trad.)
    朋友 (simp.)
    Ji1 go3 hai6 ngo5 ge3 pang4 jau5. (Jyutping)
    This is my friend.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

朋友 (hiragana ほうゆう, romaji hōyū)

  1. friend

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Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin péngyǒu  →  péngyou (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄆㄥˊ ㄧㄡˇ  →  ㄆㄥˊ ㄧㄡ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /pʰɤŋ³⁵ i̯oʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/  →  /pʰɤŋ³⁵ i̯oʊ̯³/
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Noun[edit]

朋友 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin péngyǒu or péngyou)

  1. friend
    知道朋友哪裡。 (trad.)
    知道朋友哪里。 (simp.)
    Tā bù zhīdào péngyou de jiā zài nǎlǐ.
    He doesn't know where his friend's house is.

Derived terms[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

朋友 (traditional and simplified, POJ pêng-iú)

  1. friend
    不知朋友叨位。 (trad.)
     
    不知朋友叨位。 (simp.)
    I m̄-chai pêng-iú ê chhù tī tó-ūi.
    He doesn't know where his friend's house is.

Usage notes[edit]

This is also valid in the Teochew dialect (GGN Peng’im peng5iu2).