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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

Conjunction[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin huò)

  1. or, either ... or
    你学习工作? nǐ xuéxí huò gōngzuò?
    Are you student or do you work?

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)