Definition of Teochew in English:

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Teochew

Pronunciation: /ˌtiːəʊˈtʃjuː/

noun (plural same)

1A member of a people of the Guangdong province of SE China.
2 [mass noun] The dialect spoken by the Teochew.
Example sentences
  • All I know when I grew up was that Mum was Hokkien, and spoke English, Sis spoke English, my nanny spoke Teochew, my brother's nanny spoke Cantonese, so my brother and I communicated in sign language.
  • The Chinese language alone has several spoken dialects (Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Toisanese, Haka, Teochew, Shanghainese).

adjective

Relating to the Teochew or their dialect.
Example sentences
  • If you haven't already read it, go read Adri's fabulous piece on a Teochew wedding.

Origin

Chinese dialect form of the name of the city Chaozhou.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Teo|chew

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