Japanese それとも grammar soretomo

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Let’s learn Japanese それとも grammar soretomo :

Japanese それとも grammar soretomo

Formation :

N1それともN2

Meaning and how to use :

Describing the meaning “N1 or N2”. Use with the implication of giving two possibilities and asking the listener to choose one of the two possibilities.

Examples

1. フランスケーキ?それとも日本のケーキ?
furansuu keki soretomo nihon no keiki
French sweet cake? Or Japanese ?

2. どれがいいか。赤いシャツ、それとも青いシャツ?
dore ga ii ka akai shatsu soretomo aoi shatsu
Which is more beautiful. The red or blue shirt?

3. どのほうが美味しいですか?タイ料理?それとも和食?
dono hou ga oishii desu ka tai ryouri soretomo washoku
Which one is better? Thai food or Japanese food?

4. どなたに信じればいいのか?田中さん、それとも高橋さん?
donata ni shinjire ba ii no ka tanaka san soretomo takabashi san
Who should I believe in? Mr. Tanaka or Mr. Takahashi?

5. この長いドレス、それともショートドレス。どのほうが可愛いの?
kono nagai doresu soretomo shoto doresu dono hou ga kawaii no
This long dress or a short skirt, which is more lovely?

Note: This structure is not used in case of instructing the other what to do. Also used in case which you do not know which one to choose. In this case, it is possible to use 「あ る い は」 instead.

Ref : tuhoconline

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