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conjunction, adverb

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English Meaning(s) for あるいは

  1. or; either ... or
  1. maybe; perhaps; possibly
  2. some ... and others ...; sometimes ... and at other times ... (as あるいは...あるいは...)

Definition and Synonyms for あるいは

Perchance by chance
Synonyms: あるは, けだし, もしか, もしや, あるいは, もしかして, ひょっとして, もしかしたら, もしかすると, ひょっとしたら, ひょっとすると

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Sample Sentences for あるいは

These poles, called totem poles, are thought to have been worshipped or constructed for frightening enemies.
I don't know how things were a hundred or fifty years ago.
Most people judge men only by their success or their good fortune.
It is fairly safe to say that the family bound for Australia, or wherever it may be, has in its mind a vision of a nice house, or a flat, with maybe a bit of garden.
Everything was allowed: You could kick, trip, hit, or bite your opponent.

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