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  1. Danny Pham

    Adjective Nouns

    Hi, if we say "China town" and "China boy," why do we say "Chinese food?" Please explain.


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    Re: Adjective Nouns

    Chinatown > a town/locality which is a small external part of China by virtue of its Chinese inhabitants. It is not Chinese Town but China Town.

    What is the context for "China Boy"?

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