Decoded Slug: 要么...要么... (yàome... yàome...) - Either... or...

Mandarin Grammar Point
要么...要么... (yàome... yàome...) - Either... or...

要么...要么... (yàome... yàome...) - Either... or...

Short explanation:

Used to present two or more alternative options or conditions.

Formation:

要么 + Option 1, 要么 + Option 2

Examples:

你要么去城市旅行,要么去海滩度假。
Nǐ yàome qù chéngshì lǚxíng, yàome qù hǎitān dùjià.
Either you go for a city tour, or you go for a beach vacation.
我要么接受这份工作,要么回家种地。
Wǒ yàome jiēshòu zhè fèn gōngzuò, yàome huí jiā zhòng dì.
Either I accept this job, or I go home and farm.
你要么保持安静, 要么离开图书馆。
Nǐ yàome bǎochí ānjìng, yàome líkāi túshūguǎn.
Either you keep quiet, or you leave the library.
这个问题要么非常简单,要么非常复杂。
Zhège wèntí yàome fēicháng jiǎndān, yàome fēicháng fùzá.
This problem is either very simple, or very complex.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese pattern '要么...要么...' (yàome... yàome...) is equivalent to 'either... or...' in English. It is used to present two or more alternative options, possibilities, or conditions that are mutually exclusive. It highlights that if one option is chosen, the other option(s) cannot be.
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