Translation of "mandarin" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

mandarin

noun [ C ] uk /ˈmæn.dər.ɪn/ us /ˈmæn.dɚ.ɪn/
FRUIT 水果

also mandarin orange a small, sweet type of orange that has a thinner, looser skin

柑橘
OFFICIAL 公务员

UK disapproving a person who has a very important job in the government, and who is sometimes considered to be too powerful

官僚,政界要人
It often seems that true power lies with the Civil Service mandarins, rather than MPs and cabinet ministers. 实权似乎往往掌握在行政机构的高官手中,而不是议员和内阁部长手中。
noun [ U ] uk /ˈmæn.dər.ɪn/ us /ˈmæn.dɚ.ɪn/ also Mandarin Chinese, uk us

a Chinese language that is the official language of China and Taiwan, and an official language of Singapore

(中国的)国语,官话,普通话

(Translation of “mandarin” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)