Decoded Slug: 或者 (huòzhě) - Or

Mandarin Grammar Point
或者 (huòzhě) - Or

或者 (huòzhě) - Or

Short explanation:

Used to present alternatives or choices.


(Option 1) 或者 (Option 2)


Nǐ xiǎng hē kāfēi huòzhě chá?
Do you want to drink coffee or tea?
Wǒ jīnwǎn kěyǐ qù diànyǐngyuàn kàn diànyǐng, huòzhě zài jiā kàn diànshì.
I can go to the cinema to watch a movie tonight, or watch TV at home.
Nǐ kěyǐ dú zhè běn shū, huòzhě nǐ kěyǐ tīng yīnyuè.
You can read this book, or you can listen to music.
Tā yàome qù lǚxíng, huòzhě bǎocún tā de qián.
He will either go traveling, or save his money.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese conjunction '或者 (huòzhě)' is used to propose alternative options, ideas, or possibilities within a sentence. It carries the English equivalent of 'or' and can be used in various contexts. It is also used to indicate options in a question and can be found either between elements in a list or between clauses in a sentence.

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