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American English: /ɔr/
British English: /ɔː/


The usual translation of or, o, becomes u when it precedes a word beginning with o or ho.
  • 1 1.1 (indicating alternative)
    (with negative) ni
    do you want the red coat or the black one?
    ¿quieres el abrigo rojo o el negro?
    one or the other
    uno u otro
    would you like milk or sugar?
    ¿quieres leche o azúcar?
    that's not clever or funny
    eso no tiene ni ingenio ni gracia
    Example sentences
    • The café is a great place for locals to meet up for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.
    • She never learned to read or write.
    • School administrators should work to ensure that the majority of students can walk or bike to school.
    1.2either … or … seeeither 1.3 (in approximations)
    nine or ten
    nueve o diez
    five minutes or so
    unos cinco minutos
    1.4 (showing alternative designation)
    an environmentalist, or green, policy
    una política ecologista o verde
    Example sentences
    • Joshua was born weighing just 18 ounces - half a kilo or just over a pound.
    • Spain entered the twentieth century having lost its colonies in the New World and the Pacific in the Spanish-American War or, as it is known in Spain, the War of 1898.
    • By early Tuesday he was dead - a victim of the most deadly of the world's culinary delicacies, the blowfish or fugu.
  • 2 2.1 (otherwise)
    do as I say, or else!
    ¡haz lo que digo o vas a ver!
    give it to me! — or (what)?
    ¡dámelo! — ¿y si no, qué?
    Example sentences
    • Hurry up, or you'll be late for class.
    • We do have to leave now or we won't be back until after sunset.
    • I'd better tell him myself or I'll get in even more trouble.
    2.2 (adding afterthought)
    so John and I … or am I boring you?
    así que John y yo … ¿(o) te estoy aburriendo?
    Example sentences
    • It was just an accident … or was it?
    • Emily, unaware of the mental battle that was going on in his mind (or was she?), kept on walking towards him.
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  • 1
    (American English) operating room
  • 2
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