或者

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Chinese[edit]

 
maybe; perhaps; might; possibly; or
-ist, -er (person); person (who does sth)
simp. and trad.
(或者)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

或者

  1. (classical) some people

Adverb[edit]

或者

  1. maybe
    連續劇 by Joey Yung:
    或者抬頭欣賞或者轉念便失去或者轉折遺忘擁抱或者擁緊斷氣 [Literary Cantonese, trad.]
    或者抬头欣赏或者转念便失去或者转折遗忘拥抱或者拥紧断气 [Literary Cantonese, simp.]
    waak6 ze2 jyu1 mau5 zap6, ngo5 ho2 toi4 tau4 jan1 soeng2 dou3 nei5; waak6 ze2 jat1 zyun3 nim6 bin6 jiu3 sat1 heoi3 nei5; waak6 ze2 zyun2 zit3 zim6 tai3 do1, wai4 mong4 zam2 jung2 po5 nei5; waak6 ze2 jung2 gan2 pin1 ji5 dyun6 hei3. [Jyutping]
    Maybe in a certain episode, I can lift my head up and see you; maybe one second later I will lose you; maybe I have gone through too many things that I forgot how to embrace you; maybe when I remember how to embrace you, you have already died.

Conjunction[edit]

或者

  1. or
    A或者B  ―  A huòzhě B  ―  A or B

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Mandarin, while 或者 huòzhě is exclusively used in statements, its synonym 還是 (trad.), 还是 (simp.) háishì is only used in questions.

Synonyms[edit]