mandarijn

See also: Mandarijn

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: mandaryn
  • Latvian: mandarīns (or from Portuguese mandarim, or via another European language)

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French mandarine.

NounEdit

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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