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Language: Portuguese
Origin: -es and Italian -ese, from Latin -ensis

-ese

suffix
     
Related topics: Anthropology, Linguistics
-ese
1SA [in nouns] the people or language of a particular country or place:
the Viennese (=people from Vienna).
l'm learning Japanese (=the language of Japan).
2SA [in adjectives] belonging to a particular country or place:
Chinese music
3SL [in nouns] informal language or words used by a particular group, especially when it sounds ugly or is difficult to understand:
journalese (=language used in newspapers)
officialese (=language used in official or legal writing)

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