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Shanghai set out to take over from Hong Kong and I think it's done that. It's got the most amazing futuristic skyline which rivals and even betters Tokyo.
Paul Oakenfold

Meaning of "shanghai" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHANGHAI

From the city of Shanghai; from the forceful methods formerly used to collect crews for voyages to the Orient.
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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 SHANGHAI

shanghai  [ˈʃæŋhaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHANGHAI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shanghai is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb shanghai in English.

WHAT DOES SHANGHAI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2013. It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea. For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. The city was one of five opened to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the First Opium War while the subsequent 1842 Treaty of Nanking and 1844 Treaty of Whampoa allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession.

Definition of shanghai in the English dictionary

The first definition of shanghai in the dictionary is to kidnap for enforced service at sea, esp on a merchant ship. Other definition of shanghai is to force or trick into doing something, going somewhere, etc. Shanghai is also to shoot with a catapult.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHANGHAI

PRESENT

Present
I shanghai
you shanghai
he/she/it shanghais
we shanghai
you shanghai
they shanghai
Present continuous
I am shanghaiing
you are shanghaiing
he/she/it is shanghaiing
we are shanghaiing
you are shanghaiing
they are shanghaiing
Present perfect
I have shanghaied
you have shanghaied
he/she/it has shanghaied
we have shanghaied
you have shanghaied
they have shanghaied
Present perfect continuous
I have been shanghaiing
you have been shanghaiing
he/she/it has been shanghaiing
we have been shanghaiing
you have been shanghaiing
they have been shanghaiing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I shanghaied
you shanghaied
he/she/it shanghaied
we shanghaied
you shanghaied
they shanghaied
Past continuous
I was shanghaiing
you were shanghaiing
he/she/it was shanghaiing
we were shanghaiing
you were shanghaiing
they were shanghaiing
Past perfect
I had shanghaied
you had shanghaied
he/she/it had shanghaied
we had shanghaied
you had shanghaied
they had shanghaied
Past perfect continuous
I had been shanghaiing
you had been shanghaiing
he/she/it had been shanghaiing
we had been shanghaiing
you had been shanghaiing
they had been shanghaiing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will shanghai
you will shanghai
he/she/it will shanghai
we will shanghai
you will shanghai
they will shanghai
Future continuous
I will be shanghaiing
you will be shanghaiing
he/she/it will be shanghaiing
we will be shanghaiing
you will be shanghaiing
they will be shanghaiing
Future perfect
I will have shanghaied
you will have shanghaied
he/she/it will have shanghaied
we will have shanghaied
you will have shanghaied
they will have shanghaied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been shanghaiing
you will have been shanghaiing
he/she/it will have been shanghaiing
we will have been shanghaiing
you will have been shanghaiing
they will have been shanghaiing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would shanghai
you would shanghai
he/she/it would shanghai
we would shanghai
you would shanghai
they would shanghai
Conditional continuous
I would be shanghaiing
you would be shanghaiing
he/she/it would be shanghaiing
we would be shanghaiing
you would be shanghaiing
they would be shanghaiing
Conditional perfect
I would have shanghai
you would have shanghai
he/she/it would have shanghai
we would have shanghai
you would have shanghai
they would have shanghai
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been shanghaiing
you would have been shanghaiing
he/she/it would have been shanghaiing
we would have been shanghaiing
you would have been shanghaiing
they would have been shanghaiing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you shanghai
we let´s shanghai
you shanghai
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to shanghai
Past participle
shanghaied
Present Participle
shanghaiing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHANGHAI


ahigh
əˈhaɪ
Bohai
ˈbɔːˈhaɪ
boohai
buːˈhaɪ
Chinghai
ˈtʃɪŋˈhaɪ
elhi
ˈelhaɪ
hi
haɪ
hie
haɪ
high
haɪ
Lippershey
ˈlɪpəsˌhaɪ
Nanhai
ˈnɑːnˈhaɪ
overhigh
ˌəʊvəˈhaɪ
Pohai
ˌpəʊˈhaɪ
Qinghai
ˈtʃɪŋˈhaɪ
semihigh
ˌsemɪˈhaɪ
shoulder-high
ˌʃəʊldəˈhaɪ
superhigh
ˌsuːpərˈhaɪ
Tsinghai
ˈtsɪŋˈhaɪ
ultrahigh
ˈʌltrəˈhaɪ
Weihai
ˈweɪˈhaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHANGHAI

shan´t
shanachie
shandies
Shandong
shandry
shandrydan
shandy
shandygaff
Shang
Shangaan
shanghaier
Shango
Shangri-la
shank
Shankar
Shankara
Shankaracharya
shankbone
Shankly
shankpiece

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHANGHAI

ai
Bhai
chai
Chennai
Dubai
jai
kai
kowhai
kowhaiwhai
Muay Thai
Mumbai
rai
red kowhai
sai
samurai
Songhai
Tai
tawhai
Thai
up the boohai

Synonyms and antonyms of shanghai in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shanghai» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHANGHAI

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

Translator English - Chinese

上海
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

shanghai
570 millions of speakers

English

shanghai
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शंघाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شنغهاي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Шанхай
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Xangai
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাংহাই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

shanghai
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shanghai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

shanghai
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

上海
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상하이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shanghai
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Thượng Hải
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷாங்காய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शंघाई
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

shanghai
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

shanghai
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Szanghaj
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Шанхай
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

shanghai
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σαγκάη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sjanghai
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

shanghai
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

shanghai
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shanghai

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHANGHAI»

The term «shanghai» is very widely used and occupies the 5.292 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHANGHAI» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «shanghai» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «shanghai» 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 shanghai

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «SHANGHAI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shanghai.
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Paul Oakenfold
Shanghai set out to take over from Hong Kong and I think it's done that. It's got the most amazing futuristic skyline which rivals and even betters Tokyo.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHANGHAI»

Discover the use of shanghai in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shanghai and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Shanghai Baby
As explicit as Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, as shocking as Trainspotting, this story of a beautiful writer and her erotically charged affairs jumps, howls, and hits the ground running as it depicts the new generation rising in the East.
Wei Hui, 2002
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Life and Death in Shanghai
Even in English, the keenness of her thought and expression is such that it constitutes some form of martial art, enabling her time and again to absorb the force of her interrogators' logic and turn it to her own advantage." —Christopher ...
Cheng Nien, 2010
3
Shanghai
Covering all the major sites of the city, this guide offers a broad range of practical information, such as how to pronounce Chinese names, where to shop, advice on conducting business, and suggested excursions outside the city.
Lynn Pan, May Holdsworth, Jill Hunt, 1999
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Culinary Nostalgia: Regional Food Culture and the Urban ...
This book argues that regional food culture is intrinsic to how Chinese connect to the past, live in the present, and imagine their future.
Mark Swislocki, 2009
5
Shanghai: Transformation and Modernization Under China's ...
In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive ...
Yue-man Yeung, 1996
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Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto
Ernest G. Heppner's compelling testimony is a brilliant account of this little-known haven. ¯ Although Heppner was a member of a privileged middle-class Jewish family, he suffered from the constant anti-Semitic undercurrent in his ...
Ernest G. Heppner, 1993
7
Shanghai
Shop, promenade and explore by day, and hit chic bars and world-class restaurants at night -- you'll be spoilt for choice. This smart, streetwise and stylish guide will ensure you get the most out of 'new' Shanghai. Book jacket.
‎2004
8
Gutenberg in Shanghai: Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937
Relying on documents previously unavailable to both Western andChinese researchers, this history demonstrates how Westerntechnology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of aunique form of print capitalism that would have a ...
Christopher A. Reed, 2011
9
Shanghai: a novel
Published serially between 1928 and 1931, Shanghai tells the story of a group of Japanese expatriates living in the International Settlement at the time of the May 30th Incident of 1925.
Riichi Yokomitsu, Dennis Charles Washburn, 2001
10
Shanghai: Revolution and Development in an Asian Metropolis
This book is a comprehensive study of the way in which old Shanghai was transformed and developed by the Communist Party between 1949 and the later 1970s.
Christopher Howe, 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHANGHAI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shanghai is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shanghai share index dives more than 8%
BEIJING — Chinese government efforts to shore up the stock market came to naught Monday, as the communist country's exchanges recorded precipitous drops ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Here's Your First Look at Disneyland in Shanghai
Disneyland is coming to Shangai. The Walt Disney Company unveiled plans on Wednesday for its new resort and theme park, which includes attractions based ... «TIME, Jul 15»
3
Shanghai prepares for potentially historic storm surge from Typhoon …
UPDATED5:05 p.m. ET: The typhoon has weakened to the equivalent of a Category 2 storm as it approaches the coast south-southeast of Shanghai. The latest ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
4
'Ground zero': China's stock market crash up close in Shanghai
And it didn't take long for me to sense the mixed feelings of desperation and resignation upon arrival in Shanghai, China's largest metropolis and business ... «CNN, Jul 15»
5
Chinese stock markets plunge over fears share prices are …
An electronic display in Shanghai's business district shows the performance of China'a two main stock market indices. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
6
Shanghai Stocks Plummet After Months of High-Flying Gains
The sudden shift in fortune—the Shanghai Composite Index has been one of the world's top performers in 2015, recovering nearly all of its losses in recent ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
7
Shanghai stocks recover after plunge
The Shanghai benchmark briefly fell into correction territory earlier Friday—off ... On Friday, I.T., health care and consumer stocks helped prop up Shanghai. «MarketWatch, May 15»
8
China's Stock Market Boom Sees Shanghai Exchange Grow Too Big …
Shanghai's skyscrapers Shanghai World Financial Center (L), Shanghai Tower (R) and Jin Mao Tower (top) are seen at the financial district of Pudong during ... «International Business Times, Apr 15»
9
Shanghai shares lead gains to end at fresh 7-year high
Asia's equity markets joined their global peers to rise on Thursday, with China's Shanghai Composite index finishing at a fresh multi-year high. U.S. stocks ... «CNBC, Apr 15»
10
Hamilton and Mercedes strike back with Shanghai win
Malaysia victors Ferrari found themselves back on the bottom step of the podium on Sunday, as Lewis Hamilton led team mate Nico Rosberg home for a ... «Formula 1, Apr 15»

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