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EtymologyEdit

From Malay menteri, manteri, from Hindi मन्त्रि (mantri), from Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् (mantrin, minister, councillor), from मन्त्र (mantra, counsel, maxim, mantra) + -इन् (-in, an agent suffix).

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mandarim m (plural mandarins)

  1. mandarin (a high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire).
  2. (uncountable) Mandarin (the official language of China and Taiwan)
    Synonym: chinês
    O mandarim é a língua mais falada do mundo.
    Mandarin is the world's most spoken language.

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