noun \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

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



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