chino

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See also: Chino, chinò, and chinō

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From American Spanish pantalones chinos ("Chinese pants"), which was later shortened to simply chinos.

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]

  • Ledgeway, Adam. 2016. Italian, Tuscan, and Corsican. In Ledgeway, Adam & Maiden, Martin (eds.), The Oxford guide to the Romance languages, 206–227. Oxford: OUP.
  1. ^ Ledgeway 2016: 221

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos)

  1. (Madeira) Synonym of abatanado
  2. (informal) knife

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Verb[edit]

chino

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of chinar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃino/, [ˈt͡ʃi.no]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ino

Etymology 1[edit]

From China +‎ -o.

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
  2. (Latin America) boy, servant
    Tengo que llevar a los chinos al colegio.
    I have to take the kids to school.
    Apurate chino Juan que a la fila llaman ya.
    Hurry up little John, because they call the rank already.

chino m (plural chinos)

  1. Chinese (language)
  2. (colloquial) gobbledygook (an incomprehensible language)
  3. (colloquial, Cuba, uncountable) chickenpox
    Synonym: varicela
  4. (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
  5. (colloquial, Spain) heroin (taken by chasing the dragon)
Usage notes[edit]
  • (variety store): More often used in the plural form with the same meaning. They are called chinos because Chinese citizens own almost all the variety stores in Spain.
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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
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