/tʃaɪˈniz/ (say chuy'neez)

1. the standard language of China, based on the speech of Beijing; Mandarin.
2. a group of tonal languages of the Sino-Tibetan family including standard Chinese and most of the other languages of China.
3. any of the Chinese languages, which vary among themselves to the point of mutual unintelligibility.
4. (plural Chinese) a native or inhabitant of China.
5. the people of China collectively.
6. food cooked in the Chinese style: we were thinking of Chinese tonight.
7. of or relating to China, its inhabitants, or their language.
8. of or relating to the written characters of the Chinese language.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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