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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  + .

Note that is not derived from 或, and that the characters 口一 are stacked in the opposite order in these characters. Both are ultimately from (halberd, spear).

Han character[edit]

(radical 62 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 戈口一 (IRM), four-corner 53100, composition)

  1. or, either, else
  2. perhaps, maybe

Usage notes[edit]

While 或 is both a traditional and simplified character (it was not simplified), it is simplified as a component of the character .

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 412, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11563
  • Dae Jaweon: page 754, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1402, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+6216

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping waak6, Yale waak6)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ fe̍t (fet8), Hagfa Pinyim fed6)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hok) (hangeul , revised hok, McCune-Reischauer hok, Yale hok)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin huò (huo4), (yu4), Wade-Giles huo4, yü4)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin huò
Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄛˋ
IPA (key) /xu̯ɔ⁵¹/
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Adverb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin huò)

  1. perhaps, maybe
    代表團已出發,明天上午可到達。
    代表团已出发,明天上午可到达。
    dàibiǎotuán yǐ chūfā, míngtiān shàngwǔ huò kě dàodá.
    The delegation has set out, and will probably arrive tomorrow morning.
  2. occasionally, sometimes

Conjunction[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin huò)

  1. or, either ... or
    或多或少
    huò duō huò shǎo
    more or less, some amount
    中國日本生產的電腦
    中国日本生产的电脑
    Zhōngguó huò Rìběn shēngchǎn de diànnǎo
    A computer manufactured in China or Japan
    可以說兩種兩種以上的語言
    可以说两种两种以上的语言
    kěyǐ shuō liǎng zhǒng huò liǎng zhǒng yǐshàng de yǔyán
    able to speak two or more languages

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-16.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hoặc, hoắc)