Japanese あるいは…あるいは grammar aruiha…aruiha

Japanese あるいは…あるいは grammar aruiha…aruiha
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Let’s learn Japanese あるいは…あるいは grammar aruiha…aruiha:

Formation :

Meaning and how to use :

Describe the meaning “or”. It is used to describe an event involving many situations.

Example:

大学を卒業した後、あるいは田舎に戻る、あるいはこの都市で就職する、いろいろな選択があります。
Daigaku wo sotsugyou shita ato, aruiha inaka ni modoru, aruiha kono tokai de shuushoku suru, iroiro na sentaku ga arimasu.
After graduating from college, I will return to the countryside, or find a job in this city, there are many choices.

彼女はあるいは夫と出張先に引越しする、あるいはここで住む、二つの進路があります。
Kanojo ha aruiha otto to shucchousaki ni hikkoshisuru, aruiha kokode sumu, futatsu no shinro ga arimasu.
She has two paths, moving to where she is going on a business to with her husband or living here.

今二つの選びがあります。あるいは途中でやめる、あるいはいろいろな困難を面して続けます。
Ima futatsu no erabi ga arimasu. Aruiha tochuu de yameru, aruiha iroiro na konnan wo menshite tsuzukemasu.
There are two choices now. Stopping on the way or continuing facing various difficulties.

あるいは彼女と別れる、あるいは私に永久に会わない。はやく選びなさい。
Aruiha kanojo to wakareru, aruiha watashi ni eien ni awanai. Hayaku erabinasai.
Break up with her or you will never see me again. Choose quickly.

彼はあるいは家を拭くし、あるいは木に水をやるしいつも忙しそうだ。
Kare ha aruiha ie wo fukushi, aruiha ki ni mizu wo yarushi itsumo isogashisou da.
He always looks busy cleaning the house then watering the trees.

Note: When using in the form of「あるいは…し、あるいは…し」, it describes each action or state of many things: “…then…”. This is a formal expression and is used only in writing, not in informal communication.

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