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masculine noun
1. (language)
a. Chinese
Iñaki está tomando clases de chino mandarín porque quiere visitar China. Iñaki is taking Mandarin Chinese classes because he wants to visit China.
2. (culinary)
a. colander
Utilizó un chino para limpiar la lechuga.She used a colander to clean the lettuce.
feminine or masculine noun
3. (nationality)
a. Chinese person
La mayoría de los chinos viven en Cantón, Shanghái y Pekín.The majority of Chinese people live in Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing.
4. (of Chinese origin)
a. Chinese
Hay un nuevo restaurante chino en el centro comercial. ¿Quieres ir?There's a new Chinese restaurant at the mall. Do you want to go?
5. (hair) (Mexico)
a. curly
A Diego le dicen "Chino" porque tiene el cabello chino. They call Diego "Curly" because he has curly hair.
6. (porcelain)
a. china
Nos regalaron una vajilla china como regalo de boda.They gave us a china dinnerware set as a wedding present.
chino, -a
1. Chinese (de China)
2. of mixed race (mestizo) (Am)
masculine or feminine noun
3. Chinese (man/woman) (de China) person of mixed race (Am)
  • trabajar como un chino, -a (figurative) to slave away (mestizo)
masculine noun
4. Chinese (lengua)
  • me suena a chino, -a (informal) I've never heard of it; (no lo conozco) it's all Greek to me (no lo entiendo)
  • chinos = game in which each player must guess the number of coins or pebbles in the other's hand (juego)
5. vegetable mill (pasapuré)
chinoa china
barrio chino red-light district
1 (persona) Chinese man/woman
quedar como un chino (S. Cone) to come off badly
trabajar como un chino especialmente (S. Cone) to work like a dog
es trabajo de chinos it's slave labour o labor; (EEUU)
2 (Latinoamérica) (mestizo) mestizo; person of mixed race of Amerindian and European parentage; (of Amerindian and European parentage) (indio) Indian; Amerindian
3 (Latinoamérica) (criado) servant/maid
1 (Lingüística) Chinese
hablar en chino to talk gobbledygook
ni que hablara en chino it was all Greek to me
me suena a chino (idioma) it sounds like double Dutch to me; (tema) it's all Greek to me
2 (Culin) conical strainer
3 (And) (Centroamérica) (cerdo) pig; hog; (EEUU)
4 chinos (México) (rizos) curls
5 (Arg) (Centroamérica) (rabia) anger
le salió el chino he lost his temper; tener un chino to be angry
(Geología) pebble; stone
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