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noun Chi·nese \chī-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\

the Chinese : the people of China : Chinese people

: any one of a group of closely related languages that are spoken in China

plural Chinese

Full Definition of CHINESE

1
a :  a native or inhabitant of China
b :  a person of Chinese descent
2
:  a group of related languages used by the people of China that are often mutually unintelligible in their spoken form but share a single system of writing and that constitute a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family; especially :  mandarin
Chinese adjective

Examples of CHINESE

  1. the customs of the Chinese
  2. He is learning to speak Chinese.

First Known Use of CHINESE

1606
CHINESE Defined for Kids

1Chinese

adjective Chi·nese \chī-ˈnēz\

Definition of CHINESE for Kids

:  of or relating to China, the Chinese people, or the languages of China

2Chinese

noun
plural Chinese

Definition of CHINESE for Kids

1
:  a person born or living in China
2
:  a group of related languages used in China
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