See also: Chino, chinò, and chinō

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

chino (countable and uncountable, plural chinos)

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

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AsturianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chino

  1. neuter of chinu

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

chino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chinare

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

chino m (plural chinos)

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

VerbEdit

chino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chinar

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

From China +‎ -o.

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. Chinese

NounEdit

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

  1. Chinese person

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)
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Etymology 2Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. curly

NounEdit

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

  1. someone with curly hair

Etymology 3Edit

From Kichwa/Quechua china (servant girl).

NounEdit

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.
    Apurate chino Juan que a la fila llaman ya.
    Hurry up little John, because they're calling attendance already.
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