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Matawa (または)

または
mata wa
Meaning: or, choice between A or B
JLPT Level: N4
Examples

コーヒまたはお茶からお選びください。
ko-hi mata wa ocha kara oerabi kudasai.
coffee-or-tea-between-choose-please
You have a choice of coffee or tea.

Notes: Said by a waiter. the O in oerabi is the polite form of 選びます erabimasu – to choose.

日記を日本語、または英語で書いてください。
nikki o nihongo, mata wa eigo de kaite kudasai.
diary-(direct object)-Japanese-or-English-with-write
Write your diary in Japanese or English.

Comments

A または B

A formal way to say “or”

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