1. [ adjective ] (Chinese) of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures

"Chinese food"

Related terms: Taiwan
2. [ noun ] (linguistics,Chinese) 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)
Related terms: Sinitic Min Yue Mandarin Hakka Wu China
3. [ adjective ] of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language
Synonyms: Formosan Taiwanese

"the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"

Related terms: Taiwan
4. [ noun ] (Chinese) a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
Related terms: Asian mandarin chink boxer China Taiwan
Similar spelling:   Chamness