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Chinese

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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

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

  1. the customs of the Chinese

  2. He is learning to speak Chinese.



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First Known Use of chinese

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CHINESE Defined for Kids

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Chinese

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adjective Chi·nese \chī-ˈnēz\

Definition of Chinese

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




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Chinese

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noun Chi·nese

Definition of Chinese

plural Chinese

  1. 1 :  a person born or living in China

  2. 2 :  a group of related languages used in China





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