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Chi·nese

 (chī-nēz′, -nēs′)
adj.
Of or relating to China or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n. pl. Chinese
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of China.
b. A person of Chinese ancestry.
c. See Han1.
2.
a. The sole member of the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family, consisting of numerous languages and dialects such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Fujian.
b. Any of the Sinitic varieties of speech spoken by the Chinese people.
c. The official national language of China; Mandarin.

Chinese

(tʃaɪˈniːz)
adj
1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of China, its people, or their languages
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of China, its people, or their languages
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of China, its people, or their languages
npl -nese
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of China or a descendant of one
5. (Languages) any of the languages of China belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family, sometimes regarded as dialects of one language. They share a single writing system that is not phonetic but ideographic. A phonetic system using the Roman alphabet was officially adopted by the Chinese government in 1966. See also Mandarin Chinese, Pekingese, Cantonese

Chi•nese

(tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnis)

n., pl. -nese,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of China.
2. a Sino-Tibetan language or language family, comprising a wide variety of speech forms, many mutually unintelligible, that are traditionally labeled dialects, and are written with identical characters. Abbr.: Chin., Chin
3. a member of the people who speak Chinese, collectively representing the great majority of the inhabitants of China and Taiwan, and forming a significant population element in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other countries of Southeast Asia.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to China or its inhabitants.
5. of or pertaining to the language Chinese or its speakers.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in ChinaChinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
Sinitic, Sinitic language - a group of Sino-Tibetan languages
Beijing dialect, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect, Mandarin - the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
Shanghai dialect, Wu, Wu dialect - a dialect of Chinese spoken in the Yangtze delta
Cantonese, Cantonese dialect, Yue, Yue dialect - the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
Amoy, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Min dialect, Taiwanese, Min - any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
Hakka dialect, Hakka - a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
2.Chinese - a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Nationalist China, Republic of China, Taiwan, China - a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Chinaman, chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
Boxer - a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
Hakka - a member of a people of southeastern China (especially Hong Kong, Canton, and Taiwan) who migrated from the north in the 12th century
mandarin - a high public official of imperial China
Adj.1.Chinese - of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; "Chinese food"
2.Chinese - of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"

Chinese

adjective
Related words
prefix Sino-
Translations
ČíňančínskýčínštinamandarínštinaČíňané
kineserkinesisk
ĉinaĈinia
hiinamandariini
kiinakiinalainen
kineskiKinez
kínai
中国の中国人中国語
중국 사람중국어중국의
kiniškakiniškas
ChineesChineseChinezenMandarijns
chinezăchinezichinezoaice
Čínsky
kitajščina
kinesiskkinesiskakinamatkineskineser
ชาวจีนที่เกี่ยวกับชาติจีนภาษาจีน
người Trung Quốcthuộc nước/người/tiếng Trung Quốctiếng Trung Quốc

Chinese

[ˌtʃaɪˈniːz]
A. ADJchino
a Chinese manun chino
a Chinese womanuna china
B. N
1. (= person) → chino/a m/f
the Chinese (= people) → los chinos
2. (Ling) → chino m
C. CPD Chinese chequers NPLdamas fpl chinas
Chinese lantern Nfarolillo m chino
Chinese leaves NPLcol fsing china

Chinese

[ˌtʃaɪˈniːz]
adjchinois(e)
a Chinese restaurant → un restaurant chinois
a Chinese man → un Chinois
a Chinese woman → une Chinoise
n
(= person) → Chinois(e) m/f
(= language) → chinois m
npl
the Chinese → les ChinoisChinese leaves nplchou m chinois

Chinese

n
(= person)Chinese m, → Chinesin f
(= language, fig: = gibberish) → Chinesisch nt
(inf: = restaurant) → Chinarestaurant nt; (= meal)chinesisches Essen
adjchinesisch; Chinese restaurantChinarestaurant nt

Chinese

:
Chinese cabbage
nChinakohl m
Chinese lantern
nLampion m
Chinese leaves
nChinakohl m
Chinese puzzle
n ein Gegenstand zum Zusammensetzen als Geduldsspiel
Chinese red
nZinnoberrot nt
Chinese studies
plSinologie f
Chinese wall
Chinese whispers
nstille Post; to have a game of Chinesestille Post spielen
Chinese white
nChinesischweiß nt

Chinese

[ˈtʃaɪˈniːz]
1. adjcinese
2. n (person, pl inv) → cinese m/f; (language) → cinese m

chinese

اللغة الصينية, صِينيّ Číňan, čínský, čínština kineser, kinesisk Chinese, chinesisch Κινεζικά, κινεζικός, Κινέζος chino kiina, kiinalainen chinois kineski, Kinez cinese 中国の, 中国人, 中国語 중국 사람, 중국어, 중국의 Chinees kineser, kinesisk Chińczyk, chiński, język chiński chinês китаец, китайский, китайский язык kines, kinesisk, kinesiska ชาวจีน, ที่เกี่ยวกับชาติจีน, ภาษาจีน Çin, Çince, Çinli người Trung Quốc, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Trung Quốc, tiếng Trung Quốc 中国人, 中国的, 汉语
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