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Blend of Chinese +‎ English.


Chinglish (comparative more Chinglish, superlative most Chinglish)

  1. Of or resembling English that is influenced by the Chinese language.


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  1. Spoken or written English which is influenced by the Chinese language.
    • 2008, Paul J.J. Payack, A Million Words And Counting: How Global English Is Rewriting The World, ISBN 0806535601:
      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 9888028456, 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 1456898698, 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 0231527101, 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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