Translation of "friend" - English-Japanese dictionary

friend

noun uk /frend/ us /frend/

A1 someone that you know well and like

友だち
Sarah is my best friend (= the friend I like most).

A2 a person you write to on an internet site

(インターネットでやり取りをする)友だち
I’ve just added Adam as a friend on Facebook.
make friends (with someone)

B1 to begin to know and like someone

~と友達になる
He’s shy and finds it difficult to make friends.
be friends (with someone)

B1 to know and like someone

~の友達だ
I’ve been friends with Lynne for years.
verb uk /frend/ us /frend/

to connect with someone on a social website so that you can share information, pictures, etc.

ソーシャルネットワーキングサービスで友達になる
A lot of people from my old job have friended me.

(Translation of “friend” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)