how to pronounce china


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the above transcription of china is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

china is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of china in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of china


  1. Clipping of China rose: various flowers.
  2. A kind of drum cymbal approximating a Chinese style of cymbal, but usually with Turkish influences.
  3. Alternative form of cheyney: woollen stuff; items made or filled with cheyney.
  4. Tea from China, (particularly) varieties cured by smoking or opposed to Indian cultivars.
  5. A glazed china marble.
  6. A Chinese person.
  7. Chinaware: porcelain tableware.
  8. Cheaper and lower-quality ceramic and ceramic tableware, distinguished from porcelain.
  9. Synonym of cheyney: worsted or woolen stuff.
  10. Synonym of China rose, in its various senses.
  11. Synonym of friend.
  12. Alternative form of china: a mate, a friend.
  13. Synonym of China root, the root of Smilax china (particularly) as a medicine.
  14. Synonym of porcelain, a hard white translucent ceramic made from kaolin, now sometimes distinguished in reference to tableware as fine or good china.
  15. Clipping of China tea.


  1. A nation or civilization occupying the country around the Yellow, Yangtze, and Pearl Rivers in East Asia, taken as a whole under its various dynasties.
  2. A town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States.
  3. A small city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States.
  4. Synonym of mainland China.
  5. An unincorporated community in Howell County, Missouri, United States.
  6. A hamlet in Delaware County, New York, United States.
  7. A municipality and town in Nuevo León, Mexico.
  8. An unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Indiana, United States.
  9. A female given name transferred from the place name.
  10. The People's Republic of China, the principal state in this country.

china frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word china occurs in english on average 65.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics china can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that china can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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