Chinese word for small?
How to spell it in Chinese: xiao
The actual word:小
The origin of the word "chinky" is an unknown, but the saying is used to refer to someone with small eyes. The saying"chinky" is formed off "Chinese" in the prefix "Chin." Many people believe that the word "chinky" was said to the Chinese to taunt them about their pupil size, but many others believe that chinky is just used to tease someone with a small eye size.
The word 'Chinese' is both a noun and an adjective. The noun Chinese is a word for the languages of China, a native or national of China, or a person of Chinese descent. The adjective Chinese is a word to describe a noun as of China or its people, languages, or culture. Noun: The Chinese have a long history of art and science. Adjective: The Chinese porcelain has been in my family for many generations.