What does Chinese mean?

Definitions for Chinese
tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnisChi·nese

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Chinese.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chinese(noun)

    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

  2. Chinese(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China

  3. Chinese(adj)

    of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures

    "Chinese food"

  4. Taiwanese, Chinese, Formosan(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language

    "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"

Wiktionary

  1. Chinese(Noun)

    The people of China.

    The Chinese have an incredible history.

  2. Chinese(Noun)

    All people of Chinese descent or self-identity

    The Chinese are present in all parts of the world.

  3. Chinese(Noun)

    A person born in China.

    The place was empty till two Chinese walked in.

  4. Chinese(Noun)

    A Chinese meal.

    We're going out tonight for a Chinese.

  5. Chinese(Noun)

    Chinese food.

    Do you care for Chinese tonight?

  6. Chinese(Adjective)

    Of China, its languages or people

  7. Chinese(Adjective)

    Unexpected, as used in the phrases Chinese whispers, Chinese burn, Chinese auction.

  8. Chinese(ProperNoun)

    The class of Sino-Tibetan dialects including Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min Nan and others. Abbreviation: Chin or Chin.

  9. Chinese(ProperNoun)

    The logographic writing system shared by this language family.

    Hong Kong uses traditional Chinese.

  10. Chinese(ProperNoun)

    Mandarin, the main language spoken in China.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chinese(adj)

    of or pertaining to China; peculiar to China

  2. Chinese

    a native or natives of China, or one of that yellow race with oblique eyelids who live principally in China

  3. Chinese

    the language of China, which is monosyllabic

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chinese' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2566

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chinese' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3551

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chinese' in Adjectives Frequency: #341

How to pronounce Chinese?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Chinese in sign language?

  1. chinese

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chinese in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chinese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Chinese in a Sentence

  1. Global Times:

    (It) should remind Western media that for Chinese people, the Hong Kong riots are just like the 9/11, which is horrible and can't be justified.

  2. Victoria Espinel:

    What we have been doing very successfully (is) to make clear towards the United States government, the European government, the Japanese government (and) the government of China that this is a concern, it is not good for Chinese companies to be cut off from being able to choose the best products and services they want, it's not good for China ... as an economy.

  3. Hirokazu Kabeya:

    There are some hopes that a series of Chinese economic data due early next week will give investors relief, traditionally Chinese shares perform relatively well around the time of lunar new year and Shanghai shares also appear to be supported around the 3,000 mark even as they briefly fell below that level yesterday.

  4. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart:

    Currently, developments such as the appreciation of the dollar, the devaluation of the Chinese currency, and the further decline of oil prices are complicating factors in predicting the pace of growth.

  5. Wang Chaojun:

    My mother complained about this mole-like growth on her head that itched all the time, we found ways to cure her itch using traditional Chinese medicine, and then left it be.

Images & Illustrations of Chinese

  1. ChineseChineseChineseChineseChinese

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Chinese#1#1470#10000

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