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Min Nan edition of Wiktionary

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From China +‎ -ese.

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Chinese (countable and uncountable, plural Chinese)

  1. Language:
    1. (uncountable) Any of several Sinitic languages spoken in China, especially Literary Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, or Min Nan.
      Peter is from Hong Kong and speaks Chinese.
    2. (uncountable) The class of Sino-Tibetan dialects including Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min Nan and others.
      Wu and Hakka are lesser-known varieties of Chinese.
    3. (uncountable) The logographic writing system shared by this language family.
      Hong Kong uses traditional Chinese.
    4. Mandarin: the official language of the People's Republic of China
      “Ni hao” means “hello” in Chinese.
  2. People:
    1. (uncountable) The people of China.
      The Chinese have an incredible history.
    2. (uncountable) All people of Chinese descent or self-identity
      The Chinese are present in all parts of the world.
    3. (countable) A person from China or of Chinese descent.
      • 1999, Lydia Laube, Bound for Vietnam[1], →ISBN, page 24:
        But I had the unmitigated pleasure of watching a family of four Chinese struggle to use knives and forks to [eat] their bacon and eggs.
  3. Chinese food or meal.
    1. (Британија, countable, informal) A Chinese meal.
      We're going out tonight for a Chinese.
    2. (Британија, Canada, US, uncountable, informal) Chinese food.
      Please don't eat the Chinese: I'm saving it for later.

Usage notes[уреди]

As with all nationalities formed from -ese, the countable singular form ("I am a Chinese") is uncommon and often taken as incorrect, although it is rather frequent in East Asia as a translation for the demonyms written 中国人 in Chinese characters or Japanese kanji.

Synonyms[уреди]

  • (Chinese person): Chinaman (properly of a man only, now usually considered an offensive slur); Chinee (archaic, offensive); chink (offensive slur); Sinese (rare, historical)

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Adjective[уреди]

Chinese (not generally comparable, comparative more Chinese, superlative most Chinese)

  1. Of China, its languages or people
    • 1928, Otto Jespersen, An International Language, page 82
      The construction of a verbal system which is fairly regular and at the same time based on existing languages is a most difficult task, because in no other domain of the grammar do languages retain a greater number of ancient irregularities and differ more fundamentally from one another. Still an attempt will be made here to conciliate the two points of view and to bring about something which resembles the simple Chinese grammar without, however, losing its European character or the power of expressing nuances to which we are accustomed in our own languages.
  2. Exotic; unfamiliar; unexpected; used in phrases such as Chinese whispers, Chinese handcuffs, and Chinese checkers.

Synonyms[уреди]

  • (of China, its language or people): Sinic, Sino- (prefix)

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Etymology[уреди]

From Chinees +‎ -e

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Chinese f (plural Chinesen, masculine Chinees)

  1. female person from China

Related terms[уреди]

  • China n (China)
  • Chinees m (person from China, male or female)
  • Chinees n (the Chinese language)

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Chinese

  1. person from China

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