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The Chinese word pengyou - 朋友 - péngyou
(friend in Chinese)







Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

péngyou

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English translations

friend, pal

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Chinese characters  ( pengyou / péngyou ) with pronunciation (English translation: friend )
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朋友 ( pengyou / péngyou ) is composed of these characters: (peng) , (you)
The traditional Chinese characters of péngyou are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 朋友 ( pengyou / péngyou ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zhe shi Han, wo de pengyou.
Zhè shì Hán, wŏ de péngyou.

 – English translation: This is Han, my friend.

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clique  |  friendly
朋友 ( pengyou / péngyou ) belongs to the 100 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 87)
Chinese words containing the word 朋友 ( pengyou / péngyou ) :
nánpéngyŏu ( 男朋友 : boyfriend ), nǚpéngyŏu ( 女朋友 : girlfriend )
More words that mean friend in Chinese
shúrén ( 熟人 )

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