Japanese または grammar mataha

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Let’s learn Japanese または grammar mataha :

Formation :

N1 または N2

Meaning and how to use :

Describing the meaning “Either N1 or N2 is okay”.

Examples:

横書きで書き、または縦書きで書いてください。
Yokogaki de kaki, matawa tate gaki de kaite kudasai.
Please write in horizontal writing or in vertical writing.

徒歩またはタクシーではやくここに行ってください。
Toho matawa takushii de hayaku koko ni itte kudasai.
Please come here quickly on foot or by taxi.

ドイツ語またはフランス語で話せる。
Doitsugo matawa furansugo de hanaseru.
I can speak both German and French.

連絡方法は電話またはメールでしてください。
Renraku houhou wa denwa matawa meirudeshite kudasai.
Please contact me by phone or email.

彼女はハイキングまたはバレーが出来ます。
Kanojo wa haikingu matawa barei ga dekimasu.
She can hike or dance ballet.

Note: This is used in writing, often used in case of a directive.

Written above is Japanese または grammar mataha. In case you don’t understand the signs we used in formation, you can find out their meanings in this post: signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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