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Mandarin
See also: mandarin and mandarín

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Etymology

An extension of mandarin ("bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire") to the language used by the imperial court and sometimes by imperial officials elsewhere. As such, it was adopted as a synonym for Modern Standard Chinese in the 20th century. The term became ambiguous, however, as its use was extended to the various Northern dialects of Chinese.

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Noun

Mandarin (uncountable)

  1. Standard Mandarin, an official language of China and Taiwan, and one of four official languages in Singapore; Putonghua, Guoyu or Huayu
  2. A branch of the Chinese languages, consisting of many dialects; Guanhua or Beifanghua.

Usage notes

  • Standard Mandarin (language of the media and education) and Mandarin Chinese (the group of Northern Chinese dialects together with Standard Mandarin) are not always interchangeable and are referred to differently in Chinese. Both are a part of the broader group of languages (see Chinese: Zhongwen, Hanyu), dialects, or topolects.

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German

Pronunciation

Noun

Mandarin m (genitive Mandarins or Mandarines, plural Mandarine)

  1. mandarin (Chinese Imperial official)

Descendants

  • -> Hungarian: mandarin

Proper noun

Mandarin n (genitive Mandarins)

  1. Mandarin, standard Chinese

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