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場所, ばしょ
1. place, location, spot, position
2. room, space
Sumo term
3. basho, wrestling tournament
, 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
, にて
Particle, indicates location of action; にて is the formal literary form
1. at, in
indicates time of action
2. at, when
indicates means of action
3. by, with
4. and then, so
Only で, Auxiliary, See て, indicates continuing action; alternative form of 〜て used for some verb types
5. and, then
, 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 ...
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
それとも, 其れ共
Conjunction, Usually in kana
or, or else
もしくは, 若しくは
Conjunction, Expression, 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』。
, 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 ...
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
Suffix, Particle
and, or, and the like, and so forth, and what not
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
ないし, 乃至
Conjunction, Usually in kana
1. from ... to, between ... and
2. or
一に, いつに
solely, entirely, only, or
Particle, used at sentence-end; indicates a question (sometimes rhetorical)
1. yes?, no?, isn't it?, is it?
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
1. or something, for instance ... (though there are other suitable options)
usu. in the form ...なり...なり
2. ... or ...
after dictionary form verb
3. as soon as, right after
after past tense verb
4. while still, with previous state still in effect
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
いつもの, 何時もの
Expression, Usually in kana
usual, habitual
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