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Chinese language (Mandarin), emphasizing its national nature / Chinese as a primary or secondary school subject / Chinese in the context of the Nationalist Government / Guoyu, book of historical narrative c. 10th-5th century BC
Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
first tone in Mandarin (high, level tone)
  *橘* | 橘* | *橘
mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata) / tangerine
(bird species of China) mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) / (fig.) affectionate couple / happily married couple
(slang) to battle each other in street dancing (derived from Taiwanese , which sounds similar to Mandarin ) / (slang) to perform weird dance moves
corrupt official / grasping functionary / greedy mandarin
  *冇* | 冇* | *冇
to not have (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 沒有|没有
  *睇* | 睇* | *睇
to look down upon (classical) / to see / to look at (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
Sichuanese pidgin (the mix of Standard Mandarin and Sichuanese dialect) / (Tw) surname Trump
mandarin fish
buttoned mandarin jacket of the Qing dynasty 清代 (1644-1911)
  *鸳* | 鸳* | *鸳
mandarin duck
  *嘅* | 嘅* | *嘅
possessive particle (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
"officialese" / bureaucratic language / Mandarin
  *咁* | 咁* | *咁
so (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 這樣|这样
mandarin fish / Chinese perch (Siniperca chuatsi)
to quarrel (Northeastern Mandarin)
the four tones of Middle Chinese: level tone 平聲|平声, rising tone 上聲|上声, departing tone 去聲|去声 and entering tone 入聲|入声 / the four tones of Modern Standard Mandarin
retroflex sound (e.g. in Mandarin zh, ch, sh, r)
Mandarin phonetic symbols (MPS), phonetic alphabet for Chinese used esp. in Taiwan, also known colloquially as Bopomofo (after the first four letters of the alphabet:ㄅㄆㄇㄈ)
  *鸯* | 鸯* | *鸯
mandarin duck
third tone in Mandarin / falling-rising tone
second tone in Mandarin / rising tone
first tone in Mandarin / high, level tone
  *佢* | 佢* | *佢
he (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
"mandarin ducks" pot (hot pot with a divider, containing spicy soup on one side, mild soup on the other)
falling and rising tone / third tone in modern Mandarin
Mandarin ducks and butterfly (i.e. love birds) / derogatory reference to populist and romantic writing around 1900
lit. mandarin ducks playing in the water / fig. to make love
level or even tone / first and second tones in modern Mandarin
fourth tone in Mandarin / falling tone
  *喺* | 喺* | *喺
to be at, in or on (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
falling tone / fourth tone in modern Mandarin
grasping officials, corrupt mandarins (idiom); abuse and corruption
  *揾* | 揾* | *揾
to look for (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
mandarin orange / tangerine
  *喥* | 喥* | *喥
used in location words (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 裡|里
Guangdong pidgin (a mix of Standard Mandarin and Cantonese)
  *鳜* | 鳜* | *鳜
mandarin fish / Chinese perch (Siniperca chuatsi)
what? (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 什麼|什么
home / family (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
retroflex sound (e.g. in Mandarin zh, ch, sh, r)
Kevin Rudd (1957-), Australian politician, proficient in Mandarin, prime minister 2007-2010 and 2013
Hong Kong pidgin (a mix of Standard Mandarin and Cantonese)
(Tw) (coll.) matter / thing / (Taiwanese, POJ pr. [tāi-tsì], equivalent to Mandarin 事情)
wild mandarin duck / (derog.) illicit lovers / unorthodox couple
to earn one's living (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 謀生|谋生
  *瞓* | 瞓* | *瞓
to sleep (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
Mandarin ducks and butterfly (i.e. love birds) literary school around 1900, criticized as populist and romantic by socialist realists
Jianghuai Mandarin
  *攰* | 攰* | *攰
totally exhausted (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
Mandarin Phonetic Symbols 1 / Bopomofo / abbr. for 國語注音符號第一式|国语注音符号第一式
a treacherous official / a mandarin who conspires against the state
unattractive (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 不好看
grasping officials, corrupt mandarins (idiom); abuse and corruption
sleepy (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 睏|困
to sleep (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 睡覺|睡觉
Mandarin Phonetic Symbols 1 (official name of the phonetic system of writing Chinese used in Taiwan) / Bopomofo / abbr. to 注音一式
that (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
a kind of water bird resembling a mandarin duck

Tip: Pinyin can be entered with or without tone numbers, e.g. 'nihao' or 'ni3hao3'.
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