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Pronunciation : huò
Meaning :
  1. maybe; probably. (adv)
  2. or; either… or…. (conjunction)
Radical :
Strokes : 8
Traditional :
Usage : 48.8%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
或许
huò xǔ
: perhaps
2.
或者
huò zhě
: maybe; or
3.
或是
huò shì
: perhaps; referring to choice.
4.
或多或少
huò duō huò shǎo
: referring to an unknown quantity or amount; more or less
Sentences:
1. She might be able to come.
huò néng lái
: she
或许 : maybe, perhaps
: can
: come
2. At the weekend I will either cook at home or go out to eat.
zhōu huò zhě zài jiā zuò fàn huò zhě chū chī
周末 : weekend
: I
或者 : maybe, or
在家 : at home
做饭 : prepare a meal; cook
出去 : go out
: eat
3. I wonder if they are for or against this.
zhī men shì zàn chéng huò shì fǎn duì
不知 : dont’ know
他们 : thet
: is
赞成 : agree
或是 : or
反对 : not agree
4. I think they’ve more or less given up the ghost.
xiǎng men huò duō huò shǎo jīng fàng le
: I
: think
他们 : they
或多或少 : more or less
已经 : already
放弃 : give up
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
5. Dark clouds are a sign of rain or snow.
yún shì huò xuě jiāng zhì de zhào
乌云 : dark cloud
: is
: rain
: or
: snow
: be going to
: come
: (particle) used after a verb or between a verb and its object to stress an element of the sentence
预兆 : sign
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2 thoughts on “或”

  1. Hey Min Min! What is the difference beitween huo zhe and 还是
    hái​shi? Some people told me that haishi is more commonly used? Do you have skype Min Min? Thanks!

    1. Hi Mervin,
      还是 means ‘or’, and 或者 means ‘maybe’, and ‘or’.
      For example:
      你要这个还是那个?
      And you can also say:
      你要这个或者那个?
      But normally we use 还是。

      I’m sorry. I seldom use Skype.

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