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Friend vs. Boyfriend
Meanings of Freund in German


Quick Answer

A rule

How to say Friend in German?

When learning German, one of the mistakes and slip-ups that can happen in early conversations have to do with the word Freund or Freundin. The problem here is that Germans use the very same word both to refer to a friend and a romantic partner.

This can very quickly get a bit comical.

Patricia ist meine Freundin!
Wirklich? Ich dachte sie ist mit Jan zusammen?
Was? Nein, so meine ich das nicht! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

How to say Boyfriend or Girlfriend in German?

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.