Chinese

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in the plural noun.
Chinese(
chay
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niz
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (language)
a. el chino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'm studying Chinese at university.Estoy estudiando chino en la universidad.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. la comida china
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We had a Chinese last night.Anoche cenamos comida china.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (of Chinese origin)
a. chino
Chinese traditions are fascinating.Las tradiciones chinas son fascinantes.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (the inhabitants of China)
a. los chinos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The Chinese are a proud people.Los chinos son un pueblo orgulloso.
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Chinese
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (person)
a. el chino(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la chino(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (language)
a. el chino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (general)
a.
the Chineselos chinos
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (general)
a. chino(a)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
Chinese [ˌtʃaɪˈniːz]
adjective
chino
a Chinese man un chino; a Chinese woman una china
noun
1 (person) chinoachina (m) (f);a china
the Chinese (people) los chinos
2 (Ling) chino (m)
modifier
Chinese chequers (n) damas (f) chinas
Chinese lantern (n) farolillo (m) chino
Chinese leaves (n) col (f) china
...a game of Chinese Whispers The same hysterical rhetoric is passed on from reviewer to reviewer like Chinese whispers, mutating further from the truth with every telling
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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