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A high public or government official of the Chinese empire; the term has been used in reference to the power wielded by a mandarin-like class of professionals—physicians, lawyers, scientists, engineers, middle managers, etc.
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Building on the strength of its success, Paiboon Publishing launched a Mandarin Chinese app to address the huge demand for Chinese language-learning materials for English speakers.
According to the publishers of language courses: "China is one of the fastest growing global markets and the demand for UK Mandarin Chinese speakers is increasing.
The Welsh Assembly Government has approved the inclusion of Mandarin Chinese as part of its delivery of the Welsh Baccalaureate, a qualification which combines academic study with vocational activities.
As well as teaching pupils Mandarin Chinese, the school is making links with the South Asian country of Sri Lanka.
Hart Union High School District where a language course in Mandarin Chinese began last year at Saugus High School.
Yuming Ling, a teacher from China, joined the staff at the specialist language college for a year to teach 180 year-seven pupils conversational Mandarin Chinese.
A long-standing customer since the launch of PAS-2 in 1994, CCTV became the world's first global Mandarin Chinese television service when it expanded its services internationally via the PAS-3 satellite in 1995.
STUDY OF MANDARIN CHINESE LANGUAGE OFFERED AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ROSS SCHOOL'S CORE CURRICULUM
This frequency dictionary of Mandarin Chinese gives students lists of over 5,000 words and 2,000 characters that rank highest on the frequency-based list.
More than half (51 per cent) wrongly believe that English is the most common language, while just over a third (37 per cent) correctly identified it as Mandarin Chinese.
PUPILS proved language was no barrier after scooping a prize in a contest to test their skills in a Mandarin Chinese competition.