Quick answer
"Or" is a conjunction which is often translated as "o", and "nor" is a conjunction which is often translated as "ni". Learn more about the difference between "or" and "nor" below.
or(
awr
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (indicating alternative)
a. o
Do you want the chicken or the beef?¿Quiere pollo o bistec?
I think they have seven or eight children.Creo que tienen siete u ocho hijos.
b. ni (in negative constructions)
Your comment wasn't funny or nice.Tu comentario no fue ni gracioso ni simpático.
OR
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2. (U.S. state)
a. Oregón
My friend goes to college in Portland, OR.Mi amigo asiste a la universidad en Portland, Oregón.
3. (operating room)
a. el quirófano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor and the nurse are in the OR.El médico y el enfermero están en el quirófano.
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nor(
nawr
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (following neither)
a. ni
I saw neither Mike nor Jack at the party.No vi ni a Mike ni a Jack en la fiesta.
2. (in negative clauses)
a. ni
I'm worried because Charles didn't phone nor send an email.Estoy preocupada porque Charles no llamó ni mandó un correo electrónico.
b. tampoco
I didn't like the movie. - Nor did I.No me gustó la película. - A mí tampoco.
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