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Mate

 

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English Meaning 1

(noun) Friend

English Example 1

“I’ve known Simon for a long time, he’s a good mate”

English Meaning 2

(same as Meaning 1)

English Example 2

“Do you want to have some of your mates round for a barbeque on the weekend?”
(Learn English, tip: when we write English we often use BBQ for barbeque)

English Meaning 3

(same as 1) It can be used for anyone - see ‘You alright mate?’

English Example 3

(example of using mate when we speak English to a stranger)
“Sorry, can you tell me the time please?”
“1.30”
“Thanks mate”

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