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mandarin
'mændərɪn
Main
English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. The dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China.
  2. A somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China.
  3. A high public official of imperial China.
  4. Any high government official or bureaucrat.
  5. A member of an elite intellectual or cultural group.
  6. Shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia.
Hyphenationman•da•rin
Part of Speech(名) noun
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国语guóyǔChinese language (Mandarin), emphasizing its national nature; Chinese as a primary or secondary school subject; Chinese in the context of the Nationalist Government; Guoyu, book of historical narrative c. 10th-5th century BC
普通话pǔtōng huàMandarin (common language); Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language); ordinary speech
官话guānhuà"officialese"; bureaucratic language; Mandarin
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