Chinese refers to anything pertaining to China or the Chinese people.

  • Chinese people, people of Chinese nationality, or one of several Chinese ethnicities
    • Zhonghua minzu(中華民族), the supra-ethnic Chinese nationality
    • Han Chinese, the dominant ethnic group in mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore
    • Ethnic minorities in China, the non-Han Chinese population in China
    • Overseas Chinese, people of Chinese ancestry who live outside mainland China and Taiwan
    • Hong Kong people, people who live in Hong Kong
  • Chinese language, a language or family of languages spoken by the Han Chinese in China
    • Standard Chinese, the standard form of the Chinese language in China, Taiwan and Singapore, and the variety most commonly taught as a foreign language
    • other varieties of Chinese
  • Written Chinese, the writing system of China
  • Chinese cuisine, styles of cooking originating from China

Famous quotes containing the word chinese:

    As for your high towers and monuments, there was a crazy fellow once in this town who undertook to dig through to China, and he got so far that, as he said, he heard the Chinese pots and kettles rattle; but I think that I shall not go out of my way to admire the hole which he made.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)