1. A scholar-official in imperial China.
2. A group of related northern Chinese dialects. Standard Chinese, based off Mandarin spoken in Beijing, is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China, and is one of the official languages of Singapore. It is the most spoken language in the world.
3. (adj.) Relating to definition 1 or 2.
4. A type of duck (not to be confused with the Mandarin Duck Formation found in the Jixiao Xinshu).
5. A type of orange.
6. The tree from which said orange comes from.
1. Mandarins were selected through the imperial service examinations.
2. Mandarin has five tones, including the neutral tone.
3. Erhua is a Mandarin characteristic.
4. Mandarin ducks are native to East Asia.
5. Mandarin oranges are objectively the best type of orange.
6. The trees mandarin oranges come from are creatively named mandarin orange trees.
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Mandarin is the official language of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc. It is wrong to call it Chinese, because there is another language in China, called Cantonese. They are not dialects of the invented "Chinese" language, but languages themselves. In China, there are many languages, Chinese Languages, but only one is official, and it is called Mandarin or "Putonghua".
Ezekiel: Hey, Luca! Where are you going?
Luca: Well, I'm going to my Mandarin lessons, so, I've gotta leave you 'cause I'm late!
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1) A type of Chinese dialect
2) A type of orange
Example 1: The classes I take include World History, Mandarin, Physics, and Ceramics
Example 2: I hate all fruits except mandarins
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A language that is being used more often around the world, originating from China.
It is also pretty hard to learn.
Person #1: Have to go to my mandarin lessons. Bye!

Example 2

Person #2: Shit. My mandarin homework is so damn hard.
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dying language. will not be spoken by anyone in 10 years. fewer people are speaking this language every day.
Person1: Hey, what chinese class are you taking?
Person2: I'm taking a mandarin class.
Person1: Did you know that mandarin is a dying language? You better jump ship before you'll be the only person left speaking it. You should take cantonese.
Person2: I thought cantonese was the language of the villager?
Person1: Thats a myth.
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A Mandarin Tiger is an animal that currently has only resided around the area of the Bergen Catholic High School. It is a creature that can appear anywhere, at any time. In order to be seen, a class must will its existence by exclaiming "What is that?" It can appear in any color, though usually orange or white, and has unlimited powers and characteristics. One of its common traits is that it can fly, fit into small spaces, and be invisible.

Many of these creatures have been spotted in the air, on the ceiling, in parking lots or in blinds. The Mandarin tiger phenomenon began in Room 22, Mrs. Garsia's classroom, though it is not limited to that area. These mystical creatures have only been studied for a brief period of time. In the future, however, students hope to fully harness the power of these amazing creatures.

The first ever sighting of this mystical creature was made on May 1st 2006, by professional beast specialists Ray McCourt, Robert Wallum, Chris Thaureaux, and Anthony Iorio. The resident expert on mystical creatures was on the scene as well, named Adrian Jordan. As soon as he saw the unknown figure inside the treeline next to the Bergen Catholic football field, he immediatley identified it as the Mandarin Tiger. The Mandarin Tiger was first spotted at Bergen Catholic High School in Room 22 outside the window and later on the ceiling. This sighting tragically caused Mrs. Garsia, the math teacher, to close the blinds. Though the tiger was out of sight, Neil Pedersen asserted that he could still see it.

Currently, the only person to survive a Mandarin Tiger attack was Mrs. Garsia, an allegedly pretty good teacher in an allegedly pretty good school. Supposedly she was assisted by the use of a Master Ball, but that theory is currently under debate. One of these tigers was snatched by an anonymous faculty member before three valiant warriors were able to save it. These tigers are now caged and undergoing examination at Bergen Catholic High School. These specimens may or may not be rehabilitated into the wild. On May 5, 2006, some students who were seen shouting "There's a tiger outside! It's a Mandarin Tiger!!!" were prosecuted under false accusations of immaturity. Little did the prosecutors know, there actually was a Mandarin Tiger. On Monday, May 8, 2006, the four brave men recieved detentions, and valiantly served and represented their class in this disciplinary action.

An unbelievably large Mandarin Tiger is expected to appear near the vicinity of the other appearances. After months of the summoning rituals, the Mandarin Tiger Lord is said to appear and prevail under dire situations. Chris Conway, known tiger expert, estimates the tiger to be 4 feet long from head to tail. Tigers these sizes are even known to drive around in parking lots during school hours, and then mysteriously vanish after the last bell.

Tigers have strange powers, including causing mental shock to pretty good teachers, and magically getting deleted from known internet Wiki sites.

"Holy shit what is that??? its a mandarin tiger!"
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When two males place their penises in opposite ends of a chinese finger trap and tug back and forth.
My male friend and I went home and decided to pull out our chinese finger trap and Mandarin Dock each other.
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