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Blend of Chinese +‎ English.


Chinglish (comparative more Chinglish, superlative most Chinglish)

  1. (sometimes derogatory) Of or resembling English that is influenced by the Chinese language.


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  1. (sometimes derogatory) Spoken or written English which is influenced by the Chinese language.
    Synonym: Chinese English
    • 2008, Paul J.J. Payack, A Million Words And Counting: How Global English Is Rewriting The World, →ISBN:
      And as Global English evolves through the twenty-first century, Chinglish will, undoubtedly, continue to have a sizable impact.
    • 2010, Janette Ryan, Gordon Slethaug, International Education and the Chinese Learner, →ISBN, page 146:
      Andrea acknowledged that she spoke Chinglish, that she hated her accent, and that learners needed a comprehensible teacher voice in the classroom.
    • 2011, Jean M. Life, LIFE IN CHINA: My Story, →ISBN, page 204:
      You will see signs written in Chinglish all over China. These signs are usually amusing to English-speaking westerners because they often make no sense, or the translation is inappropriately sexual in content.
    • 2012, Shu-mei Shih, Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader, →ISBN, page 32:
      The same can be said about the speakers of Teochiu, Hokkien, Hakka, and Cantonese and Hailam in Southeast Asia, Cantonese in Hong Kong, and all the different topolect speakers and Chinglish or pidgin speakers in the United States.


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