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How to say Or In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
またはまたは
Pronunciation: mata wa
How to Say It Outloud: mah-tah wah
Usage: Used to express alternatives, similar to 'or' in English.
Example Sentence Japanese:コーヒー、またはお茶はいかがですか?
Example Sentence English:Would you like coffee or tea?
KanjiHiragana
あるいはあるいは
Pronunciation: arui wa
How to Say It Outloud: ah-roo-ee wah
Usage: Used to present choices or options, more formal than 'または'.
Example Sentence Japanese:メール、あるいは電話でご連絡ください。
Example Sentence English:Please contact me via email or phone.
KanjiHiragana
それともそれとも
Pronunciation: sore tomo
How to Say It Outloud: so-reh toh-moh
Usage: Used when offering alternatives, often in questions.
Example Sentence Japanese:映画館に行く、それとも家にいる?
Example Sentence English:Shall we go to the cinema, or stay at home?
Katakana
オア
Pronunciation: oa
How to Say It Outloud: oh-ah
Usage: Borrowed from English 'or', used in some contexts, especially in katakana.
Example Sentence Japanese:オア
Example Sentence English:or

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