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How to Describe Your Friendships in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 08:05 AM

How to describe your friendship in EnglishDo you have a lot of cool and interesting friends?

Would you like to be able to describe your friends in English and to tell people about your friendship in English?

Probably you feel that your English vocabulary is too limited to describe your amazing friends!

In today's lesson I will help you with this!

Today get three ways to describe your friends in English plus a few different ways to say each phrase.

Use these phrases the next time you go to a party and you will start to make them yours!




#1) "We have a strong bond."

A "bond" is a connection. If you have a strong bond with someone it means that you are tightly connected with them. Perhaps you have known each other for a long time and that means that you feel close to each other. Maybe you have faced a tough situation together and that has created a bond.

Other ways to say this:

  • "We are really close."
  • "We are pretty tight."
  • "We have a strong friendship."




#2) "We go way back."

Describing friends in EnglishTo "go way back" means that you have a lot of history together. Perhaps you have been friends for a long time and you know each other very well.

Other ways to say this:

  • "We have known each other forever."
  • "We've been friends for a long time."







#3) "He points out my blind spots."


A "blind spot" is a weakness or a vulnerability that you have but you can see it.

This is what your good friends can help you with. They can see where you are making a mistake or overlooking something and they can tell you.

Other ways to say this:

  •  "He lets me know when I am not seeing something clearly."
  • "He helps me see the truth when it's not obvious to me."



These phrases are one small part of a new English conversation practice module from our Speakative program. Would you like to try using these phrases with a native conversation partner? Click the button below.






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