This article is about a word in the Belter Creole language.

kopeng


Noun[edit | edit source]

kopeng

  1. friend

Etymology[edit | edit source]

  1. French copain ("friend", from Latin com- "with" + pānis "bread"; the one you share your bread with)
  2. Mandarin 朋友 péngyou /pʰəŋ˧˥-jou̯/ or pengyou /pʰəŋ-jou̯/ "friend"

Most likely a pidginization of the French and Chinese words for friend.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Sometimes written with variant spellings "copeng" or "copain".

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Source[edit | edit source]

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