mandarijn

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɑn.daːˈrɛi̯n/
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  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rijn
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯n

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese mandarim, from Malay menteri, manteri, from Hindi मन्त्रि (mantri), from Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् (mantrin, minister, councillor).

Noun[edit]

mandarijn m (plural mandarijnen, diminutive mandarijntje n)

  1. A mandarin, Far Eastern (notably Chinese Imperial) high official
  2. (figuratively) A pundit, someone in/with authority
    De mandarijnen schaadden zijn reputatie zo erg dat hij er de brui aan moest geven.
    The pundits ruined his reputation so badly he had to call it quits.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: mandaryn
  • Latvian: mandarīns (or from Portuguese mandarim, or via another European language)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French mandarine.

Noun[edit]

mandarijn m or f (plural mandarijnen, diminutive mandarijntje n)

  1. (often in the diminutive) A tangerine, a mandarin orange, an orange-like fruit.
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