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

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

VerbEdit

chino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chinare

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

chino m (plural chinos)

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

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VerbEdit

chino

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

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

From China +‎ -o.

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
  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 notesEdit
  • (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 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
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