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    Hi. I have some questions about different types of friends and names we have for them in English.For instance I know one word: fair-weather friend. Can you help me find more words which define different types of friends? Do you know a better word instead of fair-weather friend? Thank you.

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    Default Re: different types of friends

    A "fair-weather friend" is more of an idiom describing someone who is not actually a friend. For types of friends in English, you use a basic adjective to modify the noun: "[adjective] + friend".
    A "good" friend
    A "close" friend
    A "best" friend
    An "old" friend (old referring to time and not age)

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    Default Re: different types of friends

    And then there's a variety of words to call friends: mate, pal, chum, etc.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: different types of friends

    Quote Originally Posted by renard View Post
    A "fair-weather friend" is more of an idiom describing someone who is not actually a friend. For types of friends in English, you use a basic adjective to modify the noun: "[adjective] + friend".
    A "good" friend
    A "close" friend
    A "best" friend
    An "old" friend (old referring to time and not age)
    Thank you. I think I should have explained more. I would like to know some idioms describing different types of friends.

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    Default Re: different types of friends

    Quote Originally Posted by telemehdi View Post
    Thank you. I think I should have explained more. I would like to know some idioms describing different types of friends.
    friend - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (probably, you could have done this by yourself, though).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    friend - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (probably, you could have done this by yourself, though).
    thank you. l could have done it myself if I had known the address.

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