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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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Overall it is a very clear and easy to understand book, despite Mandarin Chinese being one of the world's more complicated languages to learn!
The Mandarin Chinese restaurant, on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough |
The Chinese language has gradually gained large popularity in Indonesia and the number of Mandarin Chinese students, especially the local Indonesians, is increasing year by year, Xinhua quoted Arifin Zain, the Indonesia Mandarin education coordinating board executive chairman, as saying during a meet.
Learning Mandarin Chinese and understanding Chinese culture is invaluable, giving young people a key global skill, which helps improve their career opportunities.
Among the topics are the asymmetric style of communication in Mandarin Chinese talk-in-interaction, a proposal for learning tones cooperatively in the classroom, the analysis of pragmatic functions of Chinese cultural markers, an English second-language learner of Chinese as a case study of the acquisition of the Chinese modal auxiliary Neng Verb Group (NVG), the acquisition of Chinese relative clauses at the initial stage, and English "be going to" and its Chinese counterpart as evidence for conceptual similarities in languages.
(NASDAQ: NUAN) said its Dragon Drive automotive-grade voice platform supporting the Mandarin Chinese language is powering TCL Cartel's Smart System of connected drive and information service based on the Android platform, providing consumers with a safer, smarter connected driving experience.
Additional findings include: 70% of those polled incorrectly believe that English is the most commonly spoken language in the world, when, in fact, it is Mandarin Chinese; 32% cite difficulty and 29% not having enough time as the biggest challenges to learning a new language; 18% feel they are '"too old" to learn a language; 16% are intimidated by the thought of learning a new language; and 48% agree that French is the sexiest language on Earth, compared to 16% for Italian, 15% for English, and 10% for Spanish.
Forex Time Ltd (FXTM) has launched a new Mandarin Chinese language website to support traders with content in the world's most spoken language.
Fraport said that the latest service follows other recent new offerings such as the FRA WebApp in Chinese and Shopping Assistants, airport service staff who give assistance in Mandarin Chinese.
ERIC Descriptors: Educational Strategies; Immersion Programs; Preschool Children; Private Schools; Mandarin Chinese; Interviews; Urban Schools; Second Language Instruction
A LACK of Mandarin Chinese in schools is hampering young people's prospects and putting the economy at risk, it was suggested today.