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. Santosh Pai:

    Given the sector is attracting scrutiny, some Chinese investors who did not have a great track record might not consider this (Indian NBFC) market now.

  2. Peter Beyer:

    There are justified doubts about whether a company that is close to the Chinese government can credibly achieve these security standards, which are imperative for such highly sensitive applications.

  3. Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun:

    China has a long coast line and a vast maritime area under our jurisdiction. To safeguard our maritime sovereignty, interests and rights is the sacred mission of the Chinese armed forces.

  4. Hikaru Sato:

    Unless the (Chinese) government comes up with a measure to support its economy in the long term, investors will likely stay concerned, investors are likely to turn to Japanese equities and sell if that happens.

  5. Duncan Clark:

    This could create collateral damage in Chinese efforts to expand overseas through the private sector.

Images & Illustrations of Chinese

  1. ChineseChineseChineseChineseChinese

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Chinese#1#1470#10000

Translations for Chinese

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