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See also: 还是
pay back; return; also; in addition; more; still; else; yet; (not) yet
|be; yes; this|
- nevertheless; yet
- had better; it would be best (to do something); one would be well-advised to
Synonyms of 還是
- In Mandarin, 還是／还是 (when meaning "or") is exclusively used in questions, in which context it replaces the need for 嗎／吗 (ma) as a question word; as well as in some fixed phrases with words like 不管 (bùguǎn) or 無論／无论 (wúlùn). Other senses of the word "or" in English are given by 或者 (huòzhě) (or 或 (huò)), which is only used in statements. For example, "A 或者 B" means "A or B".