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noun Chi·nese \chī-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\

Definition of Chinese

plural

Chinese

  1. 1a :  a native or inhabitant of Chinab :  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.

1606

First Known Use of chinese

1606



CHINESE Defined for English Language Learners

Chinese

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noun Chi·nese \chī-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\

Definition of Chinese for English Language Learners

  • the Chinese : the people of China : Chinese people

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



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