hoặc

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (or, either).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

hoặc

  1. or
  2. either

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense of “or”, hoặc conveys a sense of exclusivity of options (if A, then not B, and vice versa), and is rarely used in interrogative sentences. However, nowadays the distinction is not as clear, thus hay and hoặc can be seen used interchangeably in many situations.

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