Chinese

Chinese refers to anything pertaining to the Chinese people.

  • Chinese people, people of Chinese nationality, or one of several Chinese ethnicities
  • Chinese language, a language or language family that is especially associated with China or the Chinese ethnicity, and which may perhaps form part of the hypothetical Sino-Tibetan family of languages
    • Standard Chinese, the standard form of the Chinese language and most commonly taught as a foreign language. It is also an official spoken form in mainland China and Taiwan, and the predominantly Chinese Singapore.
    • other varieties of Chinese

See also

Chinese may also used as a modifier for Western activities and items that are most likely not of Chinese origin, such as:

For the etymology of the word Chinese, see Names of China.

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