Chinese meaning

chī-nēz, -nēs
A person born or living in China or a descendant of the people of China.
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The standard language of China, based on Beijing speech; Mandarin.
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Any of the various Sino-Tibetan languages of China, including, among others, Mandarin and Cantonese.
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The group consisting of these languages.
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(informal) Chinese food.
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Of China or its people, languages, or culture.
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Any of several Sinitic languages spoken in China, especially Literary Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, or Min Nan.
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The class of Sino-Tibetan dialects including Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min Nan and others.
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The logographic writing system shared by this language family.

Hong Kong uses traditional Chinese.

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Mandarin: the official language of the People's Republic of China.
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(uncountable) The people of China.

The Chinese have an incredible history.

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(uncountable) All people of Chinese descent or self-identity.

The Chinese are present in all parts of the world.

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(countable) A person from China or of Chinese descent.

The place was empty till two Chinese walked in.

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Chinese food or meal.
  • (UK, countable, informal) A Chinese meal.
    We're going out tonight for a Chinese.
  • (North America, uncountable, informal) Chinese food.
    Please don't eat the Chinese ... I'm saving it for later.
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Of China, its languages or people.
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Exotic; unfamiliar; unexpected; used in phrases such as Chinese whispers, Chinese handcuffs, and Chinese checkers.
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The definition of Chinese is a person or language from China.

An example of Chinese is the Mandarin dialect.

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Chinese is defined as something relating to China.

An example of someone Chinese was the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.

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Of or relating to China or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
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Origin of chinese

  • From China +‎ -ese.

    From Wiktionary