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Mandarin vs. Chinese

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Mandarinnoun

(historical) A high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.

Chineseadjective

Of or pertaining to China; peculiar to China.

Mandarinnoun

A pedantic or elitist bureaucrat.

Chinese

A native or natives of China, or one of that yellow race with oblique eyelids who live principally in China.

Mandarinnoun

A pedantic senior person of influence in academia or literary circles.

Chinese

The language of China, which is monosyllabic.

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Mandarinnoun

A mandarin duck.

Chinesenoun

any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system

Mandarinnoun

A senior civil servant.

Chinesenoun

a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China

Mandarinnoun

A mandarin orange; a small, sweet citrus fruit.

Chineseadjective

of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures;

‘Chinese food’;

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Mandarinnoun

A mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulata.

Chineseadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language;

‘the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh’;

Mandarinnoun

An orange colour.

Mandarinadjective

Pertaining to or reminiscent of mandarins; deliberately superior or complex; esoteric, highbrow, obscurantist.

Mandarinnoun

A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam.

Mandarinnoun

A powerful government official or bureaucrat, especially one who is pedantic and has a strong sense of his own importance and privelege.

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Mandarinnoun

A member of an influential, powerful or elite group, espcially within artistic or intellectual circles; - used especially of elder members who are traditionalist or conservative about their specialties.

Mandarinnoun

The form of the Chinese language spoken by members of the Chinese Imperial Court an officials of the empire.

Mandarinnoun

Any of several closely related dialects of the Chinese language spoken by a mojority of the population of China, the standard variety of which is spoken in the region around Beijing.

Mandarinnoun

A small flattish reddish-orange loose-skinned orange, with an easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species (Citrus reticulata formerly Citrus nobilis); called also mandarin orange and tangerine.

Mandarinnoun

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

Mandarinnoun

a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group

Mandarinnoun

any high government official or bureaucrat

Mandarinnoun

a high public official of imperial China

Mandarinnoun

a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose-skinned citrus of China

Mandarinnoun

the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China

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