兄弟

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Chinese[edit]

elder brother younger brother
simp. and trad.
(兄弟)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

兄弟

  1. (literally) brothers, brethren; brothers and sisters, siblings
  2. (figuratively) brothers; close friends; good friends
  3. gangster
Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

兄弟

  1. (colloquial) younger brother
  2. (colloquial) A term of address for a close friend of the same age or younger.
    兄弟今天請客 / 兄弟今天请客  ―  Xiōngdì, wǒ jīntiān qǐngkè.  ―  My brother, it's my treat today.
    兄弟今仔日請人 [Taiwanese, trad.]
    兄弟今仔日请人 [Taiwanese, simp.]
    Hiaⁿ-tī, góa kin-á-ji̍t chhiáⁿ-lâng. [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]
    My brother, it's my treat today.

Pronoun[edit]

兄弟

  1. A humble term of self-address used by a man to people of the same generation.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
きょう
Grade: 2
だい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

兄弟 ‎(hiragana きょうだい, romaji kyōdai, historical hiragana きやうだい)

  1. a brother, brothers, brethren
  2. brothers and sisters, siblings

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

兄弟 ‎(hyeongje) ‎(hangeul 형제)

  1. Hanja form? of 형제, “brother, brothers, sibling”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

兄弟

  1. Hán tự form of huynh đệ, “brothers