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. Chinesenoun

    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. Chineseadjective

    a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China

  3. Chineseadjective

    of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures

    "Chinese food"

  4. Taiwanese, Chinese, Formosanadjective

    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. Chinesenoun

    The people of China.

    The Chinese have an incredible history.

  2. Chinesenoun

    All people of Chinese descent or self-identity

    The Chinese are present in all parts of the world.

  3. Chinesenoun

    A person born in China.

    The place was empty till two Chinese walked in.

  4. Chinesenoun

    A Chinese meal.

    We're going out tonight for a Chinese.

  5. Chinesenoun

    Chinese food.

    Do you care for Chinese tonight?

  6. Chineseadjective

    Of China, its languages or people

  7. Chineseadjective

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

  8. Chinesenoun

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

  9. Chinesenoun

    The logographic writing system shared by this language family.

    Hong Kong uses traditional Chinese.

  10. Chinesenoun

    Mandarin, the main language spoken in China.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chineseadjective

    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

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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. Chen Chung-Hsien:

    If they really want to use a Chinese vessel, they would have to explain why there are no other alternative solutions.

  2. Ei Kaku:

    Recent comments from current and former central bank governors suggest a consensus is building among Chinese policymakers that they do not attach much significance to defending the seven per dollar level.

  3. Tony Tang:

    I think I'm too overworked, they just regard working hard as one kind of things for Chinese people to do.

  4. Scott Applewhite -RRB- Young:

    This is about competing head-on with the Chinese Communist Party’s plan of ‘Made in China 2025,’ in the CCP’s plan, they also list out 10 areasthat they are targeting in an effort to boost China’s role in the world. The technology areas that China has identified include: high-end robotics; biopharma / high-tech medical devices, next generation IT systems, advanced energy, and more.

  5. Craig Singleton:

    There is little doubt that Tedros lacks credibility, not only because he allowed Beijing to undermine the investigation into COVID-19’s origins, but also because a number of serious scandals have occurred on his watch. these include reports about sexual assault allegations involving WHO employees in his inner circle, as well as a recent audit which revealed that the WHO spent millions of donor dollars procuring faulty Chinese PPE during the height of the pandemic.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

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