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

Suggested Resources

  1. chinese

    Quotes by chinese -- Explore a large variety of famous quotes made by chinese on the Quotes.net website.

Matched Categories

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?

How to say chinese in sign language?

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. Jen Psaki:

    I would say the president's push for the Chinese to participate more, provide more transparent data and information… we've never held back on that front, we've argued for it publicly, we've argued for it at every level and the president did talk in his meeting the importance of transparency, which this is exactly an example of.

  2. Lee Sang-jae:

    If the decline in February was mainly driven by sapping Chinese demand, exports would fall even worse in March and April as negative perceptions over Made-in-Korea products spread.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    And given their history of repression, Chinese troops massed on border is cause for grave concern.

  4. Peter Li:

    There is nothing to stop farmers continuing business as usual but pivoting to selling their farmed wild animals for traditional Chinese medicine instead.

  5. Ankit Gheedia:

    Buying protection should indeed be one of the key themes for Q1, there is a clear lack of any positive news for equities while continued commodity and manufacturing sector weakness combined with Chinese yuan depreciation is increasing deflationary pressures.

Images & Illustrations of chinese

  1. chinesechinesechinesechinesechinese

Popularity rank by frequency of use

chinese#1#1470#10000

Translations for chinese

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for chinese »

Translation

Find a translation for the chinese definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these chinese definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "chinese." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 17 Jan. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/chinese>.

    Are we missing a good definition for chinese? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a convex shape that narrows toward a point
    • A. maculation
    • B. taper
    • C. sapling
    • D. flunkey

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for chinese: