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GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:friend
Hebrew translation:yadid/khaver
Entered by: Dana Cohen
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08:58 Nov 16, 2001
English to Hebrew translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: friend
you are my friend
Jeanne Krebs
yadid/khaver
Explanation:
both words refer to "friend"
"khaver" is more spoken, also used for boyfriend. f form is khavera
yadid is slightly higher in register, or used when wanting to emphasize a non-romantic friendship. f form yedida

you are my friend -
to a masculine adressee: ata (you m. ) khaver/yadid sheli (=my)
to a feminine adressee: at (you f.) khavera/yedida sheli

also possible is the form of "my friend"
in one word. khaveri/khaverti
yedidi/yedidati
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Dana Cohen
Israel
Local time: 09:56
Grading comment
Thank you for your help. I was attempting to email a new client in Israel and did not want to offend him with the incorrect term.
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yadid/khaver


Explanation:
both words refer to "friend"
"khaver" is more spoken, also used for boyfriend. f form is khavera
yadid is slightly higher in register, or used when wanting to emphasize a non-romantic friendship. f form yedida

you are my friend -
to a masculine adressee: ata (you m. ) khaver/yadid sheli (=my)
to a feminine adressee: at (you f.) khavera/yedida sheli

also possible is the form of "my friend"
in one word. khaveri/khaverti
yedidi/yedidati

Dana Cohen
Israel
Local time: 09:56
Grading comment
Thank you for your help. I was attempting to email a new client in Israel and did not want to offend him with the incorrect term.

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