Translation of "friend" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

friend

noun [ C ] us uk /frend/
PERSON YOU LIKE 你喜爱的人

A1 a person who you know well and who you like a lot, but who is usually not a member of your family

朋友,友人
She's my best/oldest/closest friend - we've known each other since we were five. 她是我最要好/交情最久/最亲密的朋友——我们5岁的时候就认识了。
He's a family friend/friend of the family. 他是全家人的朋友。
This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend of mine. 这家餐馆是我的一个朋友给我推荐的。
We've been friends for years. 我们已是多年的朋友了。
José and Pilar are (good) friends of ours. 何塞和皮拉尔是我们的(好)朋友。
We're (good) friends with José and Pilar. 我们和何塞、皮拉尔是(好)朋友。
She said that she and Peter were just (good) friends (= they were not having a sexual relationship). 她说自己和彼得只是(好)朋友而已。
I've made a lot of friends in this job. 我从事这项工作结交了很多朋友。
He finds it difficult to make friends. 他发现交朋友很难。
→ See also befriend

someone who is not an enemy and who you can trust

自己人;盟友
You don't have to pretend any more - you're among friends now. 你不用再装了——现在大家都是自己人。
PERSON GIVING MONEY 捐资者

someone who gives money to an arts organization or charity in order to support it

(剧院等艺术机构或慈善组织的)捐资者,赞助人
The Friends of the Royal Academy raised £10,000 towards the cost of the exhibition. 皇家艺术学院之友为此次展览筹集了1万英镑。
verb [ T ] uk /frend/ us informal

to invite someone to be your friend on a social networking website:

I friended her and sent her a message.
noun [ C ] uk /frend/ us /frend/

a Quaker

贵格会教徒,公谊会教徒

(Translation of “friend” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)