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noun, Chi·nese \chī-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\

Simple Definition of Chinese

  • the Chinese : the people of China : Chinese people

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Chinese

plural Chinese

  1. 1 a :  a native or inhabitant of China b :  a person of Chinese descent

  2. 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 in a sentence

  1. the customs of the Chinese

  2. He is learning to speak Chinese.



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