Quick answer
"Or" is a conjunction which is often translated as "o", and "yet" is an adverb which is often translated as "todavía". Learn more about the difference between "or" and "yet" below.
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.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
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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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (up to now)
a. todavía
They haven't arrived yet.No han llegado todavía.
b. aún
I haven't seen the new Tarantino movie yet.Aún no he visto la nueva película de Tarantino.
c. ya
Have you been to the supermarket yet?¿Has ido al supermercado ya?
2. (to date)
a. hasta ahora
This is their best album yet.Éste es su mejor álbum hasta ahora.
3. (even)
a. todavía
I lent him some money but now he's asking for yet more.Le presté dinero pero ahora está pidiendo más todavía.
b. aún
It's only December. It's going to get colder yet.Es solo diciembre. Va a hacer aún más frío.
4. (eventually)
a. ya
I'll beat him yet.Ya le ganaré.
5. (referring to the future)
a. todavía
We have two hours yet before the plane leaves.Tenemos dos horas todavía antes de que salga el avión.
b. aún
A price has yet to be agreed on.Aún no se acordó un precio.
6. (in addition)
a. aún
She took out yet more photos to show me.Sacó más fotos aún para mostrarme.
b. otro más
We've found yet another deposit of gold.Hemos encontrado otro depósito de oro más.
7. (so soon)
a. todavía (with negatives)
They're here already? I wasn't expecting them yet.¿Ya llegaron? No los esperaba todavía.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
8. (however)
a. sin embargo
It was a quiet place, yet she found the silence somewhat unsettling.Era un lugar tranquilo, sin embargo, le inquietaba un poco el silencio.
b. pero
He was strong yet gentle.Era fuerte pero tierno.
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