Chinese

noun Chi·nese \ chī-ˈnēz , -ˈnēs \

Definition of Chinese

plural 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 in a Sentence

  1. the customs of the Chinese

  2. He is learning to speak Chinese.

First Known Use of chinese

1606

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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CHINESE Defined for English Language Learners

Chinese

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


CHINESE Defined for Kids

1

Chinese

adjective Chi·nese \ chī-ˈnēz \

Definition of Chinese for Students

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

2

Chinese

noun

Definition of Chinese for Students

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


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