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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
  3. someone, somebody, some people

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)

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Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ fe̍t (fet8), Hagfa Pinyim fed6)

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin huò)

  1. perhaps, maybe
    • 代表團已出發,明天上午可到達。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
    • 代表团已出发,明天上午可到达。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      dàibiǎotuán yǐ chūfā, míngtiān shàngwǔ huò kě dàodá. [Pinyin]
      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
    • 中國日本生產的電腦 [trad.] / 中国日本生产的电脑 [simp.]Zhōngguó huò Rìběn shēngchǎn de diànnǎo [Pinyin] — a computer manufactured in China or Japan
    • 可以說兩種兩種以上的語言 [trad.] / 可以说两种两种以上的语言 [simp.]kěyǐ shuō liǎng zhǒng huò liǎng zhǒng yǐshàng de yǔyán [Pinyin] — able to speak two or more languages

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (classical, literary) someone, some people, something
    • 齊人伐燕,勝之。宣王問曰:「謂寡人勿取,謂寡人取之」 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
    • 齐人伐燕,胜之。宣王问曰:“谓寡人勿取,谓寡人取之” [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Qírén fá yàn, shèng zhī. xuān wáng wèn yuē: "huò wèi guǎrén wù qǔ, huò wèi guǎrén qǔ zhī" [Pinyin]
      Qi attacked Yan, conquering it. King Xuan said: 'Some people tell me not to take it [Yan] for myself; some tell me to take it'

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)

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