Definition of Chinese
1a : a native or inhabitant of Chinab : 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
Examples of chinese in a sentence
the customs of the Chinese
He is learning to speak Chinese.
First Known Use of chinese
CHINESE Defined for English Language Learners
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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