I assume a sentence that starts with or in Mandarin, something like the follows:

M: Where are you from?

F: Chicago.

M: No, I meant which city you are from in China?

M: Or did you grew up in US?

In these sentences, is it correct to just use 或 to start the sentence? I haven't seen the kind of usage of 或; I only saw it is used within the sentence, combining multiple related items.

M: 你是从哪里来的?

F: 芝加哥

M: 我的意思是你是从哪个中国城市来的?

M: 或,你在美国出生和长大了吗?

Or if it is not correct, how should I start the sentence with or?


the translation is fine, but if you speak it, that's pretty weird.

colloquially, we use 還是說 or 或是說 or 或者說

So, the sentences are better to be spoken like this:





for the most part, we add few redundancies to sentence to make it fluent.

  • Thanks. Is this the same in Mandarin?
    – Blaszard
    Aug 3 '16 at 0:52
  • It's already Mandrain.
    – TomN
    Aug 3 '16 at 1:00

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