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How to say FRIEND in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!

It doesn’t matter where they live in the world, how we met them or even how long we’ve known them – our friends mean the world to us!

Friendships take on many forms. Perhaps you were at school together as children, maybe you work together, or love the same books and movies. Or (quite often for me) you’re all fans of the Eurovision Song Contest! For many of us, our friends are what make our lives feel fun, exciting and fulfilled.

So whether its your mates, your crew, your BFFs or even your FWBs, here’s how to say friend in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

Some languages differentiate between male and female friends and in those cases the words have been listed like so: (Male friend / Female friend). Also, remember that in some cultures their terms for “friend” are also used interchangeably with “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” – so you might find yourself explaining you’re not a couple!!

  1. Albanian – Mik
  2. Arabic – صديقة /صديق (Sadiq / Sadiqa)
  3. Armenian – ընկեր / ընկերուհի (Enker / Enkeruhi)
  4. Azerbaijani – Dost
  5. Basque – Lagun
  6. Belarusian – Сябар (Syabar)
  7. Bulgarian – Приятел / Приятелка (Priyatel / Priyatelka)
  8. Catalan – Amic / Amiga
  9. Croatian – Prijatelj / Prijateljica
  10. Czech – Přítel / Přítelkyně
  11. Danish – Ven / Veninde
  12. Dutch – Vriend / Vriendin
  13. Estonian – Sõber
  14. Faroese – Vinur / Vinkona
  15. Finnish – Ystävä
  16. French – Ami / Amie
  17. Georgian – მეგობარი (Megobari)
  18. German – Freund / Freundin
  19. Greek – Φίλος / Φίλη (Fílos / Fíli)
  20. Greenlandic – Ikinngut
  21. Hungarian – Barát / Barátnő
  22. Icelandic – Vinur / Vinkona
  23. Irish Gaelic – Cara
  24. Italian – Amico / Amica
  25. Jèrriais – Anmîn / Anmie
  26. Latin – Amicus / Amica
  27. Latvian – Draugs / Draudzene
  28. Lithuanian – Draugas / Draugė
  29. Low German – Fründ / Fründin
  30. Luxembourgish – Frënd / Frëndin
  31. Macedonian – Пријател / Пријателка (Prijatel / Prijatelka)
  32. Maltese – Ħabib / Ħabiba
  33. Manx – Carrey
  34. Monégasque – Amigu / Amiga
  35. Northern Sami – Ustit
  36. Norwegian – Venn / Venninne
  37. Polish – Przyjaciel / Przyjaciółka
  38. Portuguese – Amigo / Amiga
  39. Romanian – Prieten / Prietenă
  40. Russian – Друг / Подруга (Drug / Podruga)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Caraid
  42. Serbian – Пријатељ / Пријатељица (Prijatelj / Prijateljica)
  43. Slovak – Priateľ / Priateľka
  44. Slovene – Prijatelj / Prijateljica
  45. Spanish – Amigo / Amiga
  46. Swedish – Vän
  47. Swiss German – Fründ / Fründin
  48. Turkish – Arkadaş
  49. Ukrainian – Друг / Подруга (Druh / Podruha)
  50. Welsh – Ffrind

Author: James Scanlan
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