How can I connect sentences together using something equivalent to "or"?


#1

I know that you can use か in a sentence as the Japanese equivalent to “or” between two nouns, but what do I use when I want to connect two sentences together in a similar way? An example of the type of sentence I’d want to say in Japanese is “Either I run, or you swim”. (As a side question, can you use か between adjectives like you can with nouns?)


#2

I actually had the same problem, so I asked a native and their suggestions were または or あるいは.


#3

または and あるいは are, of course, not wrong, but I think それか is the most natural in casual conversation.


#4

Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it!


#5

I think I may have seen または before as 又は, but is it just more standard to write it without the kanji in this case?


#6

You would be correct.


#7

Ah, ok. Thanks for clarifying!