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or: suggested translations

: suggested translations

Consult this page to find suggested English equivalents for "or."

albeit, and yet, but, but yet, however, in any case, in any event, in fact, instead, nevertheless, nonetheless, on the contrary, on the other hand, so, still, still and all, therefore, thus, well, yet

  • or, il a très bien réussi à exercer cette fonction et il continue de le faire / albeit (and yet, but yet), he has and continues to perform this function very well
  • or, les frais d’adoption ne sont pas déductibles des impôts / but adoption expenses are not tax deductible
  • or, le tableau indique que la visibilité du ministère accroît / however, the chart shows that the department’s visibility is increasing
  • or, le ministère a tenu cinq enquêtes d’opinion publique / in any case (event), the department conducted five public opinion surveys
  • or, nous avons éliminé le problème du déficit / in fact, we eliminated the deficit problem
  • or, l’initiative a permis de créer des emplois / instead (on the contrary), the initiative has created jobs
  • or, tous les intervenants ont exprimé leurs inquiétudes au sujet du manque de coordination / nevertheless, all the stakeholders expressed their concern about the lack of coordination
  • or, le procès-verbal indique que la réunion a été tenue à huis clos / nonetheless, the minutes indicate that the meeting was held in camera
  • or, nous ne nous faisons pas de souci à propos de cette affaire / on the contrary, we have no concerns about this matter
  • or, la politique prévoit qu’une licence et un avis sont tous deux requis / on the other hand, the policy provides that both a licence and a notice are required
  • or, voici la réponse à donner au ministre / so, here is the response to be given to the minister
  • or, il y a énormément de travail à faire / still, a great deal of work needs to be done
  • or, cette entente n’a jamais été entérinée / still and all (well), this agreement has never been approved
  • or, nous continuerons d’être vigilants / therefore, we will continue to be vigilant
  • or, le comité a émis un rapport unanime / thus, the committee has issued a unanimous report
  • or, la question capitale reste toujours sans réponse / yet, the critical question still remains unanswered

NOTE: In many instances, the French conjunction or is simply omitted in English, as in the following example:

  • or, la sécurité en matière de santé publique est la responsabilité des provinces / public health safety is a provincial responsibility

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