Chinese

noun
Chi·​nese | \chī-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs \
plural Chinese

Definition of Chinese 

1a : 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

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Chinese adjective

Examples of Chinese in a Sentence

the customs of the Chinese He is learning to speak Chinese.

First Known Use of Chinese

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of Chinese was in 1606

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Chinese

noun

English Language Learners 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

Chinese

adjective
Chi·​nese | \chī-ˈnēz \

Kids Definition of Chinese

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Chinese

noun
plural Chinese

Kids Definition of Chinese (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person born or living in China

2 : a group of related languages used in China

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