兄弟

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note:
  • hiaⁿ-tī/hiaⁿ-tǐ - vernacular;
  • heng-tē/heng-tě - literary.

Noun[edit]

兄弟

  1. (literally) brothers, brethren; brothers and sisters, siblings
  2. (figuratively) brothers; close friends; good friends
  3. gangster
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 兄弟 (“brothers”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 兄弟手足昆仲昆季
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 兄弟
Mandarin Beijing 哥兒弟兄
Taiwan 兄弟
Jinan 弟兄弟兄們兄弟
Xi'an 弟兄
Wuhan 弟兄兄弟
Chengdu 弟兄
Yangzhou 弟兄
Hefei 弟兄兄弟
Cantonese Guangzhou 兄弟
Hong Kong 兄弟
Taishan 兄弟
Gan Nanchang 兄弟
Hakka Meixian 兄弟
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 兄弟
Liudui (S. Sixian) 兄弟
Hsinchu (Hailu) 兄弟
Dongshi (Dabu) 兄弟
Zhuolan (Raoping) 兄弟
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 兄弟
Jin Taiyuan 弟兄兄弟
Min Bei Jian'ou 兄弟
Min Dong Fuzhou 兄弟兄弟哥
Matsu 兄弟哥
Min Nan Xiamen 兄弟
Quanzhou 兄弟
Zhangzhou 兄弟
Taipei 兄弟
Kaohsiung 兄弟
Tainan 兄弟
Taichung 兄弟仔
Hsinchu 兄弟仔
Lukang 兄弟
Sanxia 兄弟
Yilan 兄弟
Kinmen 兄弟
Magong 兄弟
Philippines (Manila) 兄弟兄弟仔
Chaozhou 兄弟
Wu Suzhou 弟兄
Wenzhou 兄弟
Xiang Changsha 弟兄兄弟
Shuangfeng 弟兄兄弟
Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

兄弟

  1. (Mandarin, Gan, Jin, dialectal Wu, 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.
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 弟弟 (“younger brother”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 弟弟
Mandarin Beijing 兄弟弟弟
Taiwan 弟弟
Harbin 兄弟弟弟
Jinan 兄弟弟弟
Muping 兄兒兄弟
Luoyang 兄弟
Jiedian 兄弟 male speaker弟子 female speaker
Xi'an 兄弟
Xining 兄弟弟弟
Xuzhou 弟弟兄弟
Yinchuan 兄弟
Ürümqi 弟弟兄弟富康子
Wuhan 弟弟兄弟
Chengdu 弟娃兒兄弟弟弟
Guiyang 兄弟弟弟 childish
Liuzhou 阿弟老弟
Yangzhou 兄弟弟弟
Nanjing 弟弟兄弟
Hefei 兄弟弟弟
Nantong 弟子
Cantonese Guangzhou 細佬弟弟
Hong Kong 細佬弟弟
Dongguan 細佬弟弟
Taishan
Yangjiang 小弟
Gan Nanchang 老弟兄弟
Lichuan
Pingxiang 老弟
Hakka Meixian 老弟老弟仔
Xingning 老弟老弟里
Huidong 老弟
Qujiang 老弟
Xiaosanjiang 老弟
Changting 老弟
Pingyu 老弟子
Wuping 老弟
Liancheng 老弟
Ninghua 老弟
Yudu 老弟
Ruijin 老弟
Shicheng 老弟
Shangyou 老弟
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 老弟
Liudui (S. Sixian) 老弟
Hsinchu (Hailu) 老弟
Dongshi (Dabu) 老弟
Zhuolan (Raoping) 老弟
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿弟
Huizhou Jixi
Jin Taiyuan 兄弟弟弟
Xinzhou 兄弟
Min Bei Jian'ou 弟仔
Min Dong Fuzhou 依弟 face-to-face
Min Nan Xiamen 小弟阿弟 face-to-face
Quanzhou 小弟阿弟 face-to-face
Zhangzhou 小弟阿弟 face-to-face
Taipei 小弟
Kaohsiung 小弟
Penang 小弟adik
Philippines (Manila) 小弟
Chaozhou 阿弟
Haikou 老弟 non-face-to-face阿弟 face-to-face
Leizhou 老弟
Pinghua Nanning 老弟
Wu Shanghai 弟弟阿弟
Suzhou 兄弟弟弟
Hangzhou 阿弟弟弟
Wenzhou 阿弟
Chongming 兄弟
Danyang 弟子
Jinhua
Ningbo 阿弟弟弟 face-to-face
Xiang Changsha 老弟弟弟
Shuangfeng 老弟弟弟
Loudi 老弟

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (siblings):
    • 姉妹 (sisters)
    • 兄妹 (older brother and younger sister)
    • 姉弟 (older sister and younger brother)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

兄弟 (hiragana きょうだい, rōmaji 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