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場所, ばしょ
1. place, location, spot, position
2. room, space
Sumo term
3. basho, wrestling tournament
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, 出
Noun, used as a suffix
1. coming out, going out, outflow, efflux, rising (of the Sun or the Moon)
2. attending (work), appearing (on stage), one's turn to go on
3. start, beginning
4. origins, background, person (or item) originating from ..., graduate of ..., native of ..., member of ... (lineage)
5. architectural member that projects outward
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, にて
Particle, indicates location of action; にて is the formal literary form
1. at, in, when
indicates means of action
2. by, with
3. and then, so
Only で, See よ・1, at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, etc., Dialect: Kansai-ben
4. let me tell you, don't you know
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, い
Conjunction, Auxiliary, See ないで・1, Archaism, after a -nai stem
without doing ...
または, 又は
Conjunction, Usually in kana
or, either ... or ...
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また, 又, 亦, 復
Adverb, Usually in kana
1. again, once more, once again, another time, some other time
2. also, too, as well, likewise
3. on the other hand, while
4. and, in addition, besides, moreover, furthermore
5. or, otherwise
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それとも, 其れ共
Conjunction, Usually in kana
or, or else
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もしくは, 若しくは
Conjunction, Usually in kana
or, otherwise
「ちがうちがう僕らは求めてる笑顔はあんなじゃない」 それは『嗤い』もしくは『嘲笑』。
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, 当, はた
1. or, otherwise
2. furthermore, also
3. perhaps, by some chance, possibly
4. that being said, be that as it may
5. however, but
あるいは, 或いは, 或るいは
Conjunction, Usually in kana
1. or, either ... or
2. maybe, perhaps, possibly
as あるいは...あるいは...
3. some ... and others ..., sometimes ... and at other times ...
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はたまた, 将又
Conjunction, Usually in kana
or, OR, オア
1. or
Only OR
2. OR (boolean operator)
オペレーションズリサーチ, オペレーションズ・リサーチ
operations research, OR
Particle, usu. as ~だの~だの
and, or, and the like, and so forth, and what not
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ないし, 乃至
Conjunction, Usually in kana
1. from ... to, between ... and
2. or
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あるは, 或は
Adverb, See あるいは・3, dated term, Usually in kana, as あるは...あるは...
1. some ... and others ..., sometimes ... and at other times ...
Conjunction, See あるいは・1
2. or, either ... or
一に, いつに
solely, entirely, only, or
Particle, at sentence end
1. indicates a question
after each alternative
2. or, whether or not
See 何か・1, after an interrogative
3. some- (e.g. something, someone)
indicates doubt, uncertainty, etc.; sometimes after other particles
4. hmm, huh
Prefix, See か弱い, emphatic prefix; usu. before an adjective
5. very
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こと, 事, 縡, こん
Usually in kana
1. thing, matter
2. incident, occurrence, event, something serious, trouble, crisis
3. circumstances, situation, state of affairs
4. work, business, affair
5. after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to
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いつも, 何時も
Adverb, Usually in kana
1. always, all the time, at all times
with neg. verb
2. never
May take 'no'
3. usual, regular, habitual, customary
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Particle, See 乃, occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之
1. indicates possessive
2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
See が・1
3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
often ん
4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
Female term or language
5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
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