See also: Chino, chinò, and chinō

English

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Etymology

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

Noun

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chino (countable and uncountable, plural chinos)

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

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Asturian

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Adjective

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chino

  1. neuter of chinu

Italian

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Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

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

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

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

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Verb

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chino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chinare

References

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  1. ^ Ledgeway 2016: 221

Further reading

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  • 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

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin plēnus.

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

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

  1. full

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  • 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

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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chino m (plural chinos)

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

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Verb

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chino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chinar

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

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From China +‎ -o.

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

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

  1. Chinese

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

  1. Chinese person

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chino m (uncountable)

  1. Chinese (language)

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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

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

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

  1. curly

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

  1. someone with curly hair

Etymology 3

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From Kichwa/Quechua china (servant girl).

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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

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Variant of china.

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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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