或いは

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ある
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi
For pronunciation and definitions of 或いは – see the following entry at あるいは.
あるいは【或いは・或るいは・或は】
[conjunction]or, either; some ... and others
[adverb]perhaps; maybe
[adverb](repeated in the form あるいはあるいは (aruiwa … aruiwa …)) sometimes; some
[phrase](usually repeated in the form あるいはあるいは (arui wa … arui wa …), obsolete) some; some people; something; sometimes
(This term, 或いは, is a kanji spelling of あるいは.)