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兄弟
xiōng dì



brother
brother


Definitions

Chinese > English
兄弟xiōngdì
     1. n. (literal) brother
     2. n. (literal) brethren; brothers and sisters; siblings
     3. n. (figurative) brothers; close friends; good friends
     4. n. gangster
     5. n. (Mandarin, Gan, Jin, dialectal Wu, colloquial) younger brother
     6. n. (colloquial) my brother; bro ((A term of address for a close friend of similar age or younger))
           兄弟,我 今天 請客。 - My brother, it's my treat today.
           兄弟tī,我 今kin仔日 請chhiáⁿ人。 - My brother, it's my treat today., TW
     7. pron. (A humble term of self-address used by a man to people of the same generation.)
     8. pron. (cln, zh, antonymous compounds)
English > Chinese
brother
     1. 名词. (同父母的)兄,弟
     2. 名词. (称男性的共事者或同道)同事,弟兄,伙伴
     3. 名词. (常大写)(同一宗教团体的男性)教友;(尤指)修士
     4. 名词. (黑人男子相互的称呼)兄弟,哥们
     5. 名词. (美国)大学生联谊会成员
     6. 动词. (及物動詞) 当作兄弟
Components
xiōng
     1. elder brother
     2. elder male cousin
           堂兄 - father’s brother’s son older than oneself
     3. brother (male friend of the same generation)
     4. (Hokkien, familiar) (respectful honorific used after a name for an elder brother or any male senior): Mister; Brother
     1. younger brother
     2. junior
     3. (humble) I; me
     4. Original form of 第 (sequence)
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