Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Or"

The meaning of "Or" in various phrases and sentences

Q: x or xx at the end of sentence ne anlama geliyor?
A: We use the letter X as a symbol to represent a kiss or kisses at the end of a message.
Q: Зая or Zaya what is mean? ne anlama geliyor?
A: honey, sweetheart
Q: 1. neither.. nor
2. either.....or
ne anlama geliyor?
A: 1. Neither...nor is for when you are negating two options, e.g. “Neither he nor I can help you.”
2. Either...or is for expressing two options. “We can either go home or stay here.”
Q: Who or what might be SPOON-FED by? A vet? An academic? A manager? ne anlama geliyor?
A: It depends what context you use it in. For example and infant has to be spoon fed. It could also mean that someone is being handed everything in life. For example, “ Cassie gets spoon fed by her parents all the time. She never has to do anything for herself.”

Example sentences using "Or"

Q: Had you better ~ or ~? ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: this is quite interesting, I've never seen or heard this unless it was improper. the correct answer would be would you rather to. had you better makes no sense.
Q: I'm afraid of~ or I'm afraid that ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: Yes. “I’m afraid (that)” can also be used to say that something is unfortunate, yet the reality.

I’m afraid that we can not accept your application = It’s unfortunate, however, we can not accept your application

I’m afraid that’s not possible = It’s unfortunate, however, it is impossible

I’m afraid that the news is true = It’s unfortunate, however, the (bad) news is true
Q: because of.....or then.....per the way. ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: Because of your tardiness, the team must forfeit or else they must pay the fine by 7pm. If they don't take action by then, the other teams will ridicule them, per se. You should apologize to everyone, by the way.
Q: i’ve always thought i would~~~ or i’ve always thought ~~~~ ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: if you want to be more casual you could just say "I" instead of "I've"

e.g.: "I always thought Vegemite tasted bad"
Q: you know what or guess what, in the conversation how can i say this? ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: -- Guess what is pretty flexible, but it usual precedes some new information the listener probably isn't expecting... more often than not, good news.

Forever is more formal and had a neutral feeling... for good is less formal and sometimes has a negative feeling -- "My chances to date her were gone for good."

Synonyms of "Or" and their differences

Q: Which one is correct …” or …”? ve what’s correct …” or …”? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: @soobinnie

Which one is correct – you have a selection of answers, and you want to know the one correct answer

What is correct – do you want to know the correct answer or the correct method in relation to something. The question is less specific.

Q: hello or hi ve hey arasındaki fark nedir?
A: Hello is more polite I guess. Hi can be to anyone. Hey is more to friends i think. But Hi and Hey is probably more commonly used.
Q: suppose to be ~ or should be ve must have ~ arasındaki fark nedir?
A: "suppose to be": means "it should" or "it usually will" happen, but it implies that sometimes it doesn't happen or this particular time it may not be the case.

"The train is supposed to arrive on time, but today it's late"
"I am suppose to be having lunch with her today, but I think she will cancel"
"She is supposed to do her homework before dinner, but that rarely happens"
"Susan is supposed to be at work until 5 pm, but she might come home early"

"should be" : this suggests there is some sort of duty or obligation to do something, or it can be used when you are hypothesizing (guessing) about where you think someone or something is (or will be in the future).

"I should be going, it's getting quite late"
"He should be at dinner party this evening"
"It's before 5 pm, so he should still be at work"
"You should be ready for me to pick you up at 5 pm"


"Must be" : indicates a stronger duty or obligation to do something, or it can be used when you are confidently asserting where you think someone or something is (or will be in the future).

"Since it's not 5 pm yet, he must be still at work"
"I haven't seen him in a while, he must be upstairs"
"David must be at the theater like he said he would be"
"You must be at the train station by 5 pm or you will be late"


"Must have" : can be used to hypothesize (guess) why something happened (or didn't happen) in the past.

Example Conversations:
A: "Why is David late?"
B: "He must have got stuck in traffic"
A: "Where is David?"
B: "I don't see him, he must have gone to the store"

Translations of "Or"

Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? ださい or かっこ悪い
A: His behavior is unbecoming.
Dwelling on the past is unbecoming.
That dress is unbecoming.
This means unflattering, unattractive behavior or dress. It is not as common as かつこ悪い (how do you make a small つ on a romaji keyboard??) but it is not uncommon. But for your last example, using unbecoming is all right, but vague. You could also say
His behavior is duplicitous. (This already has a negative nuance.). Is this more what you were looking for? Hope I helped...
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? すし種(だね) or すしネタ
A: I think only if you explain what neta is first. To me, it doesn't seem like a common word
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? 看错了 or 听错了
A: Or "read/heard it wrong"
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? 나도 그렇게 생각해 or 네 말이 맞아
A: I think the same way. I also think that way too. What you're saying is right/correct.
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? クシャっとした顔 or 顔をクシャっとする(notes) He gulped a big portion of wasabi which tastes like strong horseradish.
A: I'm not sure what クシャっ means but judging by his facial expression and your explanation, I'm guessing it could mean something like "his face scrunched up" or maybe "he grimaced after eating something sour"
sorry that I can't be of more help^^;

Other questions about "Or"

Q: Who or what are "them" of "behind them" in the 2nd paragraph?
A: The traffic signals.
Q: Which's grammatically correct?
”I really don't want to~” or ”I don't really want to~”?
A: 'I really don't want to' stresses that you don't want to, 'I don't really want to' is more expressing that you don't want to, but you're not too bothered either way.
Q: is it 'what or where' is the location of the warehouse?
A: where is (the location of) the warehouse?
Q: Which do you use more frequently? Who or Whom?

Who were you talking to?
To whom were you talking?

Do you know who she is going out with?
Do you know with whom she is going out?
A: I personally rarely use whom, if ever.
Q: How to say .....or how does it say? bu doğru görünüyor mu?
A: "How do you say...?"
"How is ... said?"

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