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  2. Chinese language - Wikipedia

    Chinese (中文; Zhōngwén, especially when referring to written Chinese) is a group of languages spoken natively by the ethnic Han Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in Greater China. About 1.3 billion people (or approximately 16% of the world's population) speak a variety of Chinese as their first language.

  3. Chinese languages, also called Sinitic languages, Chinese Han, principal language group of eastern Asia, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese exists in a number of varieties that are popularly called dialects but that are usually classified as separate languages by scholars.

  4. Chinese Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    1. a. : a native or inhabitant of China. b. : a person of Chinese descent. 2. : a group of related languages used by the people of China that are often mutually unintelligible in their spoken form but share a single system of writing and that constitute a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. especially : mandarin.

  5. Chi•nese (tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnis) n., pl. -nese, adj. n. 1. a native or inhabitant of China. 2. a Sino-Tibetan language or language family, comprising a wide variety of speech forms, many mutually unintelligible, that are traditionally labeled dialects, and are written with identical characters. Abbr.: Chin., Chin

  6. How to Learn Chinese : A U.S. News Guide - US News & World Report

    Chinese, the most commonly spoken language in the world, is challenging to master. Rather than an alphabet, Chinese has thousands of characters. On top of that, the language is tonal, so how...

  7. Five Chinese citizens were killed in Half Moon Bay shooting

    BEIJING — Five Chinese citizens were among the victims in a shooting in the California town of Half Moon Bay, the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco said. The Half Moon Bay shooting on...

  8. How the Museum of Chinese in America bounced back from a ...

    The Museum of Chinese in America's workshop space in Lower Manhattan is brimming with artifacts that were very nearly lost to history. A 1986 photo of a Taiwanese Little League team by...

  9. THE BEST 10 Chinese Restaurants in Longmont, CO - Last ... -Yelp

    The Best 10 Chinese near me in Longmont, Colorado Sort:Recommended All Price Open Now Offers Delivery Offers Takeout 1. Tasty Asia 127 Chinese $ “I'm from NYC and desperate for good Chinese food like back home. I chose this place based on...” more 2. Spicy House 163 Chinese Seafood $ “Very good and filling Chinese food.

  10. Australia Prepares for Thousands of Chinese Students to ...

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is preparing for the arrival of thousands of Chinese students, the education minister said on Monday, days after China's education ministry warned students enrolled...

  11. Chinese people - Wikipedia

    Chinese people are known as Zhongguoren (simplified Chinese: 中国人; traditional Chinese: 中國人) or as Huaren (simplified Chinese: 华人; traditional Chinese: 華人) by speakers of standard Chinese, including those living in Greater China as well as overseas Chinese. Although both terms both refer to Chinese people, their usage depends on the person and context.