What does Taiwanese mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Taiwanesenoun

    a native or inhabitant of Taiwan

  2. Min, Min dialect, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Amoy, Taiwaneseadjective

    any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province

  3. 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"


  1. Taiwanesenoun

    A person from Taiwan; .

  2. Taiwaneseadjective

    Of or pertaining to Taiwan.

  3. Taiwanesenoun

    The popular name of the variant of Hokkien spoken in Taiwan, the native language of the Hoklo.


  1. Taiwanese

    Taiwanese Hokkien, commonly known as Taiwanese, is the Hokkien dialect of Min Nan as spoken by about 70% of the population of Taiwan. The largest linguistic group in Taiwan, in which Hokkien is considered a native language, is known as Hoklo or Holo. The correlation between language and ethnicity is generally true, though not absolute, as some Hoklo speak Hokkien poorly while some non-Hoklo speak Hokkien fluently. Pe̍h-ōe-jī is a popular orthography for this variant of Hokkien. Taiwanese Hokkien is generally similar to Amoy. Minor differences only occur in terms of vocabulary. Like Amoy, Taiwanese Hokkien is based on a mixture of Zhangzhou and Quanzhou speech. Due to the mass popularity of Hokkien entertainment media from Taiwan, Taiwanese Hokkien has grown to become the more influential Hokkien dialect of Min Nan, especially since the 1980s. Along with Amoy, the Taiwanese prestige dialect is regarded as 'standard Hokkien'.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taiwanese in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taiwanese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Taiwanese in a Sentence

  1. Rae Lin:

    Fried chicken stalls are definitely one of Taiwanese people's favorite late night eateries, stalls usually offer a range of food like calamari and sweet potato.

  2. Isabel Hilton:

    This is all very demoralizing for Taiwanese, and it's kept at a level which is designed not to let Taiwan relax, not to let Taiwan forget the threat.

  3. David Chen:

    We're not a part of China. I definitely think we should exist as two countries, if it's possible for Tsai, I want her to push for independence. More and more Taiwanese people want this.

  4. Chou Ni-an:

    Taiwan's defense ministry sees China as an enemy, by meeting the Chinese leader, Lien has made it clear he sees Taiwan's dignity as nothing and he has given up on Taiwanese people.

  5. Natasha Kassam:

    Taiwanese authorities have complained about the lack of access to WHO data and assistance.

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. gloat
    • B. huff
    • C. abrade
    • D. flub

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