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

How to pronounce Chinese?

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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. David Sacks:

    If The Chinese were to gain control of Taiwan, this more than anything else would help The Chinese establish regional hegemony. Chinese leaders understand that to the United States the stakes are different and its response would likely be very different.

  2. Dean Gooderham Acheson:

    Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot-binding.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I'd get him a McDonald's hamburger and I'd say we gotta get down to work, because you can't continue to devalue (the Chinese currency), i would give him a very, yeah, but I would give him a double, probably a double size Big Mac.

  4. Masatsugu Asakawa:

    It's inevitable for Chinese economy to slow, with its potential growth lowering as a trend, it is unlikely to falter greatly as there's room for authorities' stimulus measures.

  5. Chai Qimin:

    China promised to stick to our commitments and fulfill our responsibility on addressing climate change. We have confidence on our policies already made, if US steps back, the Chinese government still will fulfill its (climate pledges to the Paris Agreement). But there would be different voices within the country, especially form the fossil fuel industries.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

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