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friend /frɪnd/, /fɹɛnd/
  • to act as the friend of
bevriend zijn met
bosom friend
  • very close friend
friends /fɹɛn(d)z/
  • participants in a two-way friendship
vrienden /ˈvrin.də(n)/
group of friends vriendengroep
circle of friends vriendenkring
make friends
  • to create friendships
bevriend raken
a friend in need is a friend indeed
  • someone who helps you in your time of need is a real friend
in nood leert men zijn vrienden kennen
false friend /ˌfɒls ˈfɹɛnd/, /ˌfɔls ˈfɹɛnd/
  • type of word
valse vriend
friend zone /ˈfɹɛnd zoʊn/, /ˈfɹɛnd zəʊn/
  • situation
the enemy of my enemy is my friend
  • it is sometimes necessary to cooperate with a person one does not like or agree with, in order to combat a common threat
de vijand van mijn vijand is mijn vriend
short reckonings make long friends goede rekeningen maken goede vrienden
best friend
  • an especially close and trusted friend
vriend /vriːnt/
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