The Name Buddy in Japanese/Chinese on a Custom-Made Wall Scroll.

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bù dí
Buddy Scroll

布迪 is the name Buddy in Chinese (Mandarin).

badi
Buddy Scroll

バヂ is the name Buddy in Japanese.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Best Friends / Buddies

qīn yǒu
shin yuu
Best Friends / Buddies Scroll

親友 is the Japanese way to say “best friend.”

The first character can mean “relative” or sometimes “parents.” The second character means “friend.” Think about the close relationship that Japanese people have with their parents and relatives, and this starts to mean “close friends.”

Some Japanese-English dictionaries also translate this as “bosom friend,” “old friend,” “intimate friend,” “buddy,” “crony” or “chum.”

Note that in Chinese, this means “relatives and friends.” It's a good meaning in Chinese, but it's not quite the same as “best friends.”


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Buddy布迪bù dí / bu4 di2 / bu di / budipu ti / puti
Buddyバヂbadi
Best Friends
Buddies
親友
亲友
shin yuu / shinyuu / shin yuqīn yǒu / qin1 you3 / qin you / qinyouch`in yu / chinyu / chin yu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Best Friends / Buddies Scroll
Best Friends / Buddies Scroll
Best Friends / Buddies Scroll
Best Friends / Buddies Scroll


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Best Friends / Buddies Vertical Portrait
Best Friends / Buddies Horizontal Wall Scroll
Best Friends / Buddies Vertical Portrait
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