n (plural -men /-mən/)
- [dated or offensive/anticuado u ofensivo] chino (m), chale (mf) (Mexico/México) [colloquial, offensive/familiar, ofensivo], canaca (masculine and feminine) (Chile, Peru/Chile, Perú) [colloquial, offensive/familiar, ofensivo]More example sentences
- He arrived to co-host an impressive reception for Chinese Conservatives: Chinamen living in Britain who supported the Tory Party.
- He plays Lau Xing, a Chinaman who robs the Bank of England of a jade Buddha and gives the bumbling London peelers the slip by accepting the post of eccentric inventor Fogg's valet.
- When the diminutive Chinaman takes on an entire judo class, armed with staves, his hard won victory carries no conviction.
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.