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I visited a new cultural center in Shanghai in 2005 that was pretty much perfect, except for the really badly translated Chinglish signs: a handicapped restroom that said 'Deformed Man's Toilet,' that kind of thing.
David Henry Hwang

Meaning of "Chinglish" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHINGLISH

Blend of Chinese and English.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHINGLISH

Chinglish  [ˈtʃɪŋɡlɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHINGLISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chinglish is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHINGLISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chinglish

Chinglish

Chinglish refers to spoken or written English language that is influenced by the Chinese language. The term "Chinglish" is commonly applied to ungrammatical or nonsensical English in Chinese contexts, and may have pejorative or deprecating connotations. Other terms used to describe the phenomenon include "Chinese English", "China English", and "Sinicized English". The degree to which a Chinese variety of English exists or can be considered legitimate is disputed.

Definition of Chinglish in the English dictionary

The definition of Chinglish in the dictionary is written or spoken English that is influenced by Chinese vocabulary and grammatical structure and used primarily by native speakers of Chinese.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHINGLISH


blinglish
ˈblɪŋɡlɪʃ
Denglish
ˈdɛŋɡlɪʃ
English
ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ
Hinglish
ˈhɪŋɡlɪʃ
Polglish
ˈpəʊlɡlɪʃ
Singlish
ˈsɪŋɡlɪʃ
Spanglish
ˈspæŋɡlɪʃ
tinglish
ˈtɪŋɡlɪʃ
un-English
ʌnˈɪŋɡlɪʃ
Yenglish
ˈjɪŋɡlɪʃ
Yinglish
ˈjɪŋɡlɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHINGLISH

Chinese Turkestan
Chinese wall
Chinese water chestnut
Chinese water deer
Chinese water torture
Chinese wax
Chinese whispers
Chinese white
Chinese windlass
Chinese wood oil
Ching
Chinghai
Chingtao
chink
chink in one´s armour
chinkapin
chinkara
chinkerinchee
Chinkiang
Chinkie

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHINGLISH

African-American Vernacular English
American English
basic English
Canadian English
Dalglish
Early English
estuary English
half-English
Japanglish
King´s English
Middle English
Modern English
Old English
Oxford English
pidgin English
publish
queen´s English
Southern British English
Standard English
the English
Wardour Street English

Synonyms and antonyms of Chinglish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Chinglish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHINGLISH

Find out the translation of Chinglish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Chinglish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Chinglish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中式英语
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chinglés
570 millions of speakers

English

Chinglish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Chinglish
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

Chinglish
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Chinglish
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Chinglish
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Chinglish
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Chinglish
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chinglish
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chinglish
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

チングリッシュ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Chinglish
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Inggris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Chinglish
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Chinglish
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिंग्लिश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Chinglish
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Chinglish
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Chinglish
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Chinglish
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Chinglish
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Chinglish
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Chinglish
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Chinglish
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Chinglish
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Chinglish

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHINGLISH»

The term «Chinglish» is regularly used and occupies the 77.500 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHINGLISH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Chinglish» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Chinglish» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Chinglish

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QUOTES WITH «CHINGLISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Chinglish.
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David Henry Hwang
I visited a new cultural center in Shanghai in 2005 that was pretty much perfect, except for the really badly translated Chinglish signs: a handicapped restroom that said 'Deformed Man's Toilet,' that kind of thing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHINGLISH»

Discover the use of Chinglish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Chinglish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chinglish
Chinglish offers a humorous and insightful look at misuses of the English language in Chinese street signs, products, and advertising.
Oliver Lutz Radtke, 2009
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Chinglish
An uproarious new comedy from the award-winning author of "M. Butterfly."
David Henry Hwang, 2012
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More Chinglish: Speaking in Tongues
More Chinglish Speaking in Tongues More Chinglish: SPEAKING IN TONGUES offers a fresh look at the unintentional but very funny creative misuses of the English language in Chinese street signs, products, and advertising.
Oliver Lutz Radtke, 2009
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Weird English
Huang's precise, insightful critique of John Yau's countermockery of Chinglish is juxtaposed with a chapter on the American standard English of Kingston. His sense of Chinglish suggests that it is (i) a ventriloquized language, (2) a pidgin that ...
Evelyn Nien-Ming Ch'ien, 2009
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漫游中国: Notes from an American Traveler
These errors are commonly called "Chinglish" (Chinese-English). Foreign visitors are often amused or annoyed by Chinglish, but I see it as one of the ways Chinese students have fun with the English they are studying so hard, a language ...
Fred Richardson, 2007
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Chinglish
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John, 2010
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Tay Attent Ion
CHINGLISH: the amazing English that is written and spoken by Chinese citizens who have studied English as a second language. CHINGLISH is expressive, colorful and often poetic as depicted in the photographs and verse contained in this book.
Mark F. Harris, 2008
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Why Dutch Cows Do Not Speak Chinglish: Negotiation Practices ...
The title of this book refers to the uneasy, sometimes difficult, but also heart-warming and funny communication styles between the Dutch, European and Chinese business worlds.
Mariska Stevens, 2012
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Education Management, Education Theory and Education Application
Beginning with a definition of the difference between China English and Chinglish, the paper analyzes the causes for this phenomenon from various angles: linguistic causes; environmental causes; habitual thinking pattern causes and ...
Yuanzhi Wang, 2011
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Life in China
hinglish” is the term to describe English wording often mixed with the Chinese literal translations. You will see signs written in Chinglish all over China. These signs are usually amusing to English-speaking westerners because they often make ...
Jean M. Life, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHINGLISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Chinglish is used in the context of the following news items.
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The origins of Shanghai's weird slur against outsiders
The last part of waidiren—the ren—just means “people,” so now they had “Western Digital People,” a kind of Chinglish acronym that resolves ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
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Jackie Barrie explains how auto lenders can learn “Lessons from Ling”
As you may remember, she is the “Chinglish” car lessor from Gateshead who famously turned down investment from Dragons' Den in 2007. «Asset Finance International, Jul 15»
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Tainan teaching market vendors to speak English
For example, the office could produce English menus that describe local delicacies in simple words without “smacking of Chinglish,” she said. «Taipei Times, Jul 15»
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Asian theater leader Tim Dang to step down at East West Players
Besides “La Cage,” East West will stage a revival of David Henry Hwang's comedy “Chinglish” (Sept. 16-Oct. 11) and the world premiere of ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
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Palo Alto Players production of 'Chinglish' concludes Sunday at …
The Palo Alto Players production of “Chinglish,” a new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, is slated to close Sunday at the ... «Los Altos Town Crier, Jun 15»
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Things to do
"Chinglish." Through June 28. By David Henry Hwang. Directed by Lily Tung Crystal. Featuring Dianna Chung, Joyce Liu, Chris Mahle, Michael ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jun 15»
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Learning the language of sex
... thousand times over in an anti-Japanese drama, or why the "Chinglish" translation "a bitch is so bitch," makes no sense in an imperial drama. «Global Times, Jun 15»
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Lost in translation
Such mistranslations brought the house down at Palo Alto Players' opening night of "Chinglish," David Henry Hwang's comedy about ... «Mountain View Voice, Jun 15»
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5 Chinese phrases I wish we had in English
Or more aptly, as my friend put it in Chinglish, “The way my friend is behaving is really mòmíngqímiào.” It's a statement wrapped within a ... «Seattle Globalist, Jun 15»
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CHINGLISH, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and More to Continue East …
"Chinglish," by David Henry Hwang and directed by Jeff Liu, is about an American businessman who's desperately looking to score a lucrative ... «Broadway World, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chinglish [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chinglish>. Sep 2019 ».
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