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How can you say a "male friend" ?

남자친구 is used for boyfriend. But how can you say a male friend ?

For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Funny thing is we nomally used ^애인^ for lover some decades ago. But people started to use "남자친구" or "여자친구" I think "boyfriend n girlfriend" in english influenced this changes in Korea. So nomally Say "친구인데 남자야"(friend. it is male) . There isnt any other option i think. so if you say "남자친구" it is a lover"

     

    남자친구 can be both male friend and boyfriend.
    However, we(Koreans) don't normally say "남자친구" if the friend is just a friend who is a male.
    So..to answer your question a male friend is usually called "친구"
    The same for a female friend "친구"

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