Definitions for Mandarin
ˈmæn də rɪnman·darin
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Mandarin.
mandarin, mandarin orange, mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulatanoun
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
a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group
any high government official or bureaucrat
a high public official of imperial China
mandarin, mandarin orangenoun
a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
Mandarin, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect, Beijing dialectnoun
the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
Hence: A powerful government official or bureaucrat, especially one who is pedantic and has a strong sense of his own importance and privelege.
Hence: 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.
The form of the Chinese language spoken by members of the Chinese Imperial Court an officials of the empire.
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.
Standard Mandarin, the official language of China and Taiwan, and one of four official languages in Singapore; Putonghua, Guoyu or Huayu
A branch of the Chinese languages, consisting of many dialects; Guanhua or Beifanghua.
Etymology: See mandarin.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A Chinese nobleman or magistrate.
a Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam
a small orange, with easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species (Citrus nobilis)mandarin orange; tangerine --
Etymology: [Pg. mandarim, from Malay mantr minister of state, prop. a Hind. word, fr. Skr. mantrin a counselor, manira a counsel, man to think.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
man-da-rēn′, n. a European name for a Chinese official, civil or military: a small kind of orange, thought to be of Chinese origin.—-n. Mandarī′nate. [Port, mandarim—Malayan mantrí, counsellor—Sans. mantra, counsel.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given by foreigners, derived from the Portuguese, signifying to "command," to Chinese official functionaries, of which there are some nine orders, distinguished by the buttons on their caps, and they are appointed chiefly for their possession of the requisite qualifications for the office they aspire to.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A Portuguese word derived from mandare, "to command." It is unknown to the Chinese and Tonquinese, who style their dignitaries "quahn."
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A general term applied to Chinese officers of every grade by foreigners. It is derived from the Portuguese mandar, “to command”; the Chinese equivalent is kwan. There are nine ranks, each distinguished by a different-colored ball or button placed on the apex of the cap, by a peculiar emblazonry on the breast, and a different clasp of the girdle. The military mandarins are selected by the emperor of China to superintend and command the militia of the country.
Etymology and Origins
Although this title is borne by officers of every grade in China the word is really Portuguese, mandar, to command. It was applied by the early settlers of Macao to the Chinese officials of that colony, and has remained a European designation for a Chinaman of rank ever since.
The numerical value of Mandarin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Mandarin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The sad fact of this case is that if a Mandarin interpreter was provided at that first checkpoint, we very well might not be here today.
It is in a valuable position as a bridge between the West and China. It's a great place to be based, and it has good relationships with China. In addition, the level of Mandarin has increased in past 30 years.
Jingshen is the Mandarin word for spirit and vivacity. It is an important word for those who would lead, because above all things, spirit and vivacity set effective organizations apart from those that will decline and die.
These can be much more nutritious choices to grab, versus snacks like chips and cookies. I recommend keeping a supply of fruit on the countertop — right now in my fruit basket, you’ll find fresh cherries, mandarin oranges, and bananas — as well as cut fruit and vegetables in the fridge, pair [fruits and vegetables] with a couple of tablespoons of nuts or a string cheese for a snack that will keep you fuller for longer.
From a content creation aspect, the No. 1 growing video content creation sector is East Asia and Thailand, if you can translate Mandarin, Cambodian, Thai and different languages in the Indian dialect that's another 3 billion people nobody's talking to because of the language barrier.
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Translations for Mandarin
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- μανταρίνι, μανδαρίνοςGreek
- mandariini, hallitusherra, aurinkokuningasFinnish
- mandàrīn, манда̀рӣнSerbo-Croatian
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