Translation of "mandarin" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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mandarinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmæn.dər.ɪn/ us /ˈmæn.dɚ.ɪn/

mandarin noun [ C ] (FRUIT)

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


mandarin noun [ C ] (OFFICIAL)

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

It often seems that true power lies with the Civil Service mandarins, rather than MPs and cabinet ministers. 實權似乎往往掌握在行政機構的高官手中,而不是議員或內閣部長手中。

Mandarinnoun [ 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


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