chino

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See also: Chino, chinò, and chinō

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from American Spanish chino, literally "toasted;" so called in reference to its usual color.

Noun[edit]

chino (countable and uncountable, plural chinos)

  1. A coarse cotton fabric commonly used to make trousers and uniforms.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chino

  1. neuter of chinu

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈki.no/
  • Rhymes: -ino
  • Hyphenation: chì‧no

Etymology 1[edit]

From the short past participle of chinare (to bend) in Tuscan; compare the Standard Italian participle chinato.[1]

Adjective[edit]

chino (feminine china, masculine plural chini, feminine plural chine)

  1. lowered, bent, bowed
    Synonyms: curvo, piegato

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

chino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chinare

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ledgeway 2016: 221

Further reading[edit]

  • Ledgeway, Adam. 2016. Italian, Tuscan, and Corsican. In Ledgeway, Adam & Maiden, Martin (eds.), The Oxford guide to the Romance languages, 206–227. Oxford: OUP.

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin plēnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Naples) IPA(key): [ˈkçiːnə], (feminine) [ˈkçeːnă]

Adjective[edit]

chino (feminine singular chiena, masculine plural chine, feminine plural chiene)

  1. full

References[edit]

  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 1335: “pieno; piena; pieni; piene” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it
  • Giacco, Giuseppe (2003), “chiéna”, in Schedario Napoletano

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos)

  1. (Madeira) Synonym of abatanado
  2. (informal) knife
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

chino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chinar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃino/ [ˈt͡ʃi.no]
  • Rhymes: -ino
  • Syllabification: chi‧no

Etymology 1[edit]

From China +‎ -o.

Variety stores are called chinos because almost all variety stores in Spain are run by Chinese people.

Adjective[edit]

chino (feminine china, masculine plural chinos, feminine plural chinas)

  1. Chinese

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos, feminine china, feminine plural chinas)

  1. Chinese person

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chino m (uncountable)

  1. Chinese (language)

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos)

  1. (colloquial) gobbledygook (an incomprehensible language)
  2. (colloquial) a Chinese-run establishment
    1. a Chinese restaurant
      Synonym: chifa
    2. (Spain) (US) variety store, dollar store, dime store, five-and-dime, (UK) pound shop (owned by a Chinese immigrant)
      Synonyms: bazar chino, (Spain, dated) todo a cien, (Argentina) todo por dos pesos, (Chile) todo a 1000, (Chile) todo a luca
  3. (colloquial, Spain) heroin (taken by chasing the dragon)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Use of enchinar (to pave), from en- + china.

Adjective[edit]

chino (feminine china, masculine plural chinos, feminine plural chinas)

  1. curly

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos, feminine china, feminine plural chinas)

  1. someone with curly hair

Etymology 3[edit]

From Kichwa/Quechua china (servant girl).

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos)

  1. (Colombia) kid
  2. (Latin America) boy, servant
    Tengo que llevar a los chinos al colegio.
    I have to take the kids to school.
    Apúrate chino Juan que a la fila llaman ya.
    Hurry up little John, because they're calling attendance already.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Variant of china.

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos)

  1. (Spain, Andalusia) Alternative form of china (pebble)
  2. (in the plural) game where players try to guess the number of coins in another player's first

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