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Kanji: 友 tomo friend

A picture of a friend giving another friend a hand.
              JLPT N5: 16 / 100 | 4 Strokes

On: ユウ
Kun: とも
Meaning:
friend

This kanji is often used with words dealing with friendliness.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 友達 tomo dachi – friends, a friend
  • 友情 yuu jou – friendship
  • 友好国 yuu kou koku – a friendly nation

Example Sentence:

途中(とちゅう)友達(ともだち)()いました。

tochuu de tomodachi ni aimashita.
On the way, I ran into a friend.

  • 途中で on the way [途中 tochuu is a very useful word to indicate something happening on the way to somewhere.]
  • 友達 friend
  • に会いました met; saw [in Japanese to "see" a friend, use 会う (to meet)]

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