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 (shăng′hī-nēz′, -nēs′, shäng′-)
Of or relating to the city of Shanghai.
n. pl. Shanghainese
1. A native or inhabitant of Shanghai.
2. The variety of Chinese spoken in Shanghai.

[Shanghai + -nese (as in Chinese).]
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The Shanghaiese never say "I am hot" or "it is too hot" or "I should be somewhere other than here." They open their umbrellas against the sun.
Other languages were Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghaiese, Taiwanese, and Toishanese, totaling 18 percent), South Asian languages (Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, totaling 10 percent), other Asian languages (Thai, Tagalog, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Farsi, totaling 10 percent), and non-Spanish European languages (Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and Serbo-Croatian, totaling 16 percent).
Immigrants from China are diverse within subcultures and it should be recognized that several distinct culture-linguistic subgroups exist such as Cantonese, Mandarins, Shanghaiese, and Fukienese/Taiwanese (Ren, 2009).
" I picked up a Shanghaiese dialect from taxi drivers, because people in China refuse to speak in English.
For example, migrant money boys in Shanghai likely endure cultural isolation and discrimination (for being gay, coming from outside Shanghai, and not speaking the Shanghaiese dialect), just as many Asian immigrants and refugees might encounter cultural, racial, and language barriers in the U.S.
The choice of food on International Street (guoji jie), adjacent to the main gate of the park, is limited to varieties of Chinese cuisine, such as Sichuan, Hunan, Cantonese, and Shanghaiese. The park is presented as a place where visitors learn about the outside world in one step.
Now the Shanghaiese have started earning all that money they also work extremely hard at spending it and with the Yuan Renminbi exchange rate at 14 to the Pound you'll find some fabulous bargains in silks, clothing and jewellery.
Cantonese was the most common dialect spoken by the caregivers at home (72.0%), then English (8.6%), Mandarin and Toishanese (both 7.7%), and other dialects or languages such as Chiu Chow, Fujianese, Shanghaiese, and Vietnamese (4.2%).
Shanghaiese flocked to see a new scale model of their future city at the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall only to find their homes had been erased from history.
Languages: Standard Chinese = Mandarin (Putonghua-Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, and Hakka dialects.
Suen Rebecca Pan Ah-ping Siu Ping-lam (Cantonese, Shanghaiese dialogue)