JLPT N2 Grammar (aruiwa)

Meaning

or; either; maybe; perhaps; possibly~

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aruiwa あるいは jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (aruiwa). Meaning: or; either; maybe; perhaps; possibly~.

This grammar can be used to express 2 different meanings:

  • Meaning 1) conjunction: [A] or [B].
    • See examples 1~4.
  • Meaning 2) adverb: maybe; perhaps; possibly~.
    • See examples 5~8.

This grammar point is very similar in meaning to .


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Example #1

きょうじゅうにファックス、あるいは、メールおくってください。
kyoujuu ni fakkusu, aruiwa meeru de okutte kudasai.
Please send it today via fax or mail.
Example #2

ごちゅうもんはでんわか、あるいはインターネットでおねがいします。
gochuumon wa, aruiwa intaanetto de onegai shimasu.
Please order either by phone or online.
Example #3

らいしゅうのかようびのごごはどうですか。あるいはすいようびのごぜんでもかまいませんが...
raishuu no kayoubi no gogo wa dou desuka. aruiwa suiyoubi no gozen demo kamai masen ga…
How about Tuesday afternoon next week? Or Wednesday morning also works.
Example #4

しんがくするか、あるいはしゅうしょくするかわたしはまよっています。
shingaku suru ka, aruiwa shuushoku suru ka watashi wa mayotte imaus.
I'm not sure whether I should advance my education or start working.
Example #5

あるいはそれはほんとうかもしれない。
aruiwa sore wa hontou kamoshirenai.
Perhaps that's true.
Example #6

あしたあるいははれるかもしれません。
ashita aruiwa hareru kamoshiremasen.
It may possibly be sunny tomorrow.
Example #7

ごめん、あるいはわたしがまちがっていたかもしれない。
gomen, aruiwa watashi ga machigatte ita kamo shirenai.
Sorry! It's possible that I made a mistake.
Example #8

かれはあるいはすぐにかいふくするかもしれません。
kare wa aruiwa sugu ni kaifuku suru kamoshiremasen.
He may possibly recover soon.

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