竹馬の友

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちく
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
とも
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

From 竹馬 (chikuba, bamboo horse; childhood) +‎ (no, attributive particle) +‎ (tomo, friend). Compare Chinese 青梅竹馬 (childhood sweethearts, literally green plums and bamboo horse).

Noun[edit]

竹馬の友 (hiragana ちくばのとも, rōmaji chikuba no tomo)

  1. a childhood friend