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noun (Chinese, -)
  1. (uncountable) The class of Sino-Tibetan dialects including Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min Nan and others. Abbreviation: Chin or Chin.
  2. (rfv-sense)(uncountable) The logographic writing system shared by this language family.
  • Hong Kong uses traditional .
    1. (uncountable) Mandarin, the main language spoken in China.
    2. (used as a plural and always preceded by the) The people of China.
  • The Chinese have an incredible history.
    1. (countable) A person born in China.
  • The place was empty till two walked in.
    1. (context, UK, countable, informal) A Chinese meal.
  • We're going out tonight for a .
    1. (context, US, uncountable, informal) Chinese food.
  • Do you care for tonight?
  • Translations: 
    • Dutch: Chinees
    • French: Chinois , Chinoise
    • German: Chinese , Chinesin , Chinesen , Chinesinnen
    • Italian: cibo cinese
    • Spanish: comida china
    adjective 
    1. Of China, its languages or people
    2. Unexpected, as used in the phrases Chinese whispers, Chinese burn, Chinese auction.
    Translations: 
    • Dutch: Chinees, Chinese
    • French: chinois , chinoise
    • German: chinesisch
    • Italian: cinese
    • Spanish: chino , china

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