Mandarin

Definitions of Mandarin
  1. noun
    the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
    synonyms: Beijing dialect, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect
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    Chinese
    any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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