Friendship Day 2018 Special Fun Facts: Synonyms of Friend and How Do You Say Friend in Different Languages
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Friendship Day 2018 has arrived and like always the day holds a special place in our hearts. Somewhere between tying colourful Friendship Day bands on our friends’ wrists to remembering them from miles apart, we all grew up. So, what exactly does being a friend to someone and having one mean? EVERYTHING. While you cannot choose your family, these are the special people you chose to be with. And in case of introverts, they get adopted by their extroverts. Today as we celebrate another year of International Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August, there are some cool fun facts we would like to share with all of you. While the language of friendship is universal, today we will learn how to say the word ‘Friend’ in different languages from German to Russian, Japanese to Spanish and so many more. It’s going to be lot of fun. Friendship Day 2018 Wishes & Greetings: GIF Images, SMS, WhatsApp Messages to Wish Your Best Friends on This Special Day.

Beginning with definition of ‘Friend’. According to the Cambridge.org, “a friend is a person who you know well and who you like a lot, but who is usually not a member of your family.” There’s another definition, which states: “A person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.” Friendship Day Quotes 2018: Celebrate the Day of Selfless Bond by Sending These Thoughtful Wishes to Your BFFs This Year.

What are the synonyms of ‘Friend’: There are way too many words that can be used for friend. They commonly used ones are: companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associate; sister, brother; informal pal, bosom pal, buddy, bosom buddy, chum, spar, sidekick, cully, crony, main man; informal bezzie, mate, oppo, china, mucker, butty, bruvver, bruv; informal marrow, marrer, marra; informalamigo, compadre, paisan, homie, bro; informal homeboy, homegirl; informal gabba; informal offsider; archaic compeer; rare fidus Achates.

After synonyms, we will find out how does on say ‘friend’ in respective languages. It is important to not only get the right word but also the correct pronunciation. The eight languages we have selected to get the translation of ‘friend’ in are – German, Korean, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Hawaiian, French and Japanese. So here we go.

How do you say Friend in German? Ans: Freund

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How do you say Friend in Korean? Ans: 친구 (pronounced Chingu)

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How do you say Friend in French?Ans: Ami

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How do you say Friend in Spanish? Ans: Amigo

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How do you say Friend in Italian? Ans: Amico

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How do you say Friend in Latin? Ans: Amica

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How do you say Friend in Russian? Ans: друг

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How do you say Friend in Japanese? Ans: 友人 (pronounced Tomodachi)

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How do you say Friend in Hawaiian? Ans: Hoa

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How do you say Friend in Arabic? Ans: صديق Sadiq

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Do you know how Friendship Day is written in some of the popular languages. In Arabic: اليوم الدولي للصداقة‎, Chinese: 国际友谊日, In French: Journée internationale de l’amitié, In Russian: Международный день дружбы, In Spanish: Día del Amigo, In Hindi: मित्रता दिवस.

Apart from Friendship Day, there is also a National Best Friends Day. It is observed in United States of America on June 8 and is a legit holiday. The day is celebrated to honour that special friend whom you call your 'Best Friend'. According to Wikipedia, “Best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each other.”  Who would have thought friendship to have so many layers and bifurcations, but we guess it is all worth it. Expressing your feelings and gratitude towards your friends once in a while is not a tough ask. So, this Friendship Day, wish your friends and have a blast just like good ol' days!