Many will tell you there are only two hotels in Bangkok: The Peninsula or The mandarin Oriental.
Learning languages, such as Hindi and mandarin, is still popular.
To the extent that the "Tiger Mom" phenomenon is actually real, it's arguably the cultural legacy of the mandarin system.
In the original Marvel comic books, the mandarin was born and bred in China, a descendant of Genghis Khan no less.
Huntsman responded with a phrase in mandarin which was probably not helpful in New Hampshire, much less South Carolina.
The mandarin was equally obstinate, and the business assumed a very serious aspect.
"Then I shall be too happy to accept your cordial invitation," replied the mandarin.
Thanking the Chinaman for his civility, we went away, much pleased with the mandarin's country retreat.
It was a lively time for mandarin, which is a remarkably quiet place.
My friend Hwei wants the fan, because it belongs to a mandarin who received it as a gift from his dead wife.
"Chinese official," 1580s, via Portuguese mandarim or older Dutch mandorijn from Malay mantri, from Hindi mantri "councilor, minister of state," from Sanskrit mantri, nominative of mantrin- "advisor," from mantra "counsel," from PIE root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)).
Form influenced in Portuguese by mandar "to command, order." Used generically for the several grades of Chinese officials; sense of "chief dialect of Chinese" (spoken by officials and educated people) is from c.1600. Transferred sense of "important person" attested by 1907. The type of small, deep-colored orange so called from 1771, from resemblance of its color to that of robes worn by mandarins.