Mandarin vs Tagalog - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between mandarin and tagalog
is that mandarin
is mandarin (person
) while tagalog
is tagalog, the tagalog language, native language of the philippines.
From (etyl) mandarim, mandarij, from (etyl) menteri, manteri, and its source, (etyl) .
(historical) A high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
A pedantic or elitist bureaucrat.
(often, pejorative) A pedantic senior person of influence in academia or literary circles.
A mandarin duck.
(informal, British) A senior civil servant.
Pertaining to or reminiscent of mandarins; deliberately superior or complex; esoteric, highbrow, obscurantist.
*1979 , , Smiley's People , Folio Society 2010, p. 58:
*:A mandarin impassivity had descended over Smiley's face. The earlier emotion was quite gone.
* 2007 , Marina Warner, ‘Doubly Damned’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 26:
*:Though alert to riddles' strong roots in vernacular narrative, Cook's tastes are mandarin , and she gives a loving account of Wallace Stevens's meditations on the life of poetic images and simile […].
From (etyl) mandarine, feminine of mandarin, probably formed as Etymology 1, above, from the yellow colour of the mandarins' costume.
A mandarin orange; a small, sweet citrus fruit.
A mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulata .
An orange colour.
(en proper noun
A language spoken in the Philippines, in particular, Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces such as Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan, Rizal, Marinduque, Mindoro, and Quezon.
A member of the second largest Filipino ethnic group.
Of or relating to the Tagalogs.
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