Chinese

Definitions of Chinese
  1. adjective
    of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures
    Chinese food”
  2. adjective
    of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language
    synonyms: Formosan, Taiwanese
  3. noun
    a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
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    Boxer
    a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
    Hakka
    a member of a people of southeastern China (especially Hong Kong, Canton, and Taiwan) who migrated from the north in the 12th century
    mandarin
    a high public official of imperial China
    type of:
    Asian, Asiatic
    a native or inhabitant of Asia
  4. noun
    any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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    Beijing dialect, Mandarin, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect
    the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
    Shanghai dialect, Wu, Wu dialect
    a dialect of Chinese spoken in the Yangtze delta
    Cantonese, Cantonese dialect, Yue, Yue dialect
    the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
    Amoy, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Min, Min dialect, Taiwanese
    any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
    Hakka, Hakka dialect
    a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka
    type of:
    Sinitic, Sinitic language
    a group of Sino-Tibetan languages
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