'Or' can be 'ka' 'matawa' ' aruiwa' 'moshikuwa' 'soretomo'....etc.How do you say the "or" in Japanese?
Anata ga iku _ kaeru ka?
Postposition -ga is used to mark the wh-expression when it is the subject of the interrogative sentence:When you ask questions don't you use "ga"?
I'm not familiar with the A-to B-no form.wathavy's first one:
'Anata wa ikutokoro, soretomo kaeru tokoro no, dochira desuka?'
I think we need -to right after ikutokoro:
Ikutokoro-to kaerutokoro-no docchi/dochira desuka?
The construction treats going and coming back as stative nouns by virtue of tokoro (in the process of: Well, it's like a prepositional phrase of English but treated like a noun in Japanese). You may be familiar with dichotomic questions for nouns:
A-to B-no docchi/dochira
Ahh. I see.wathavy's second one:
'Anata wa ikuno ka kaeruno ka?'
These iku and kaeru express intentions; with an understanding that the V-ing forms in your English sentence refer not to the interlocutor's ongoing action but his intentions in the immediate future.
For reference, I'm still in the "advanced" beginner stage and don't know much kanji. But I'll look those up anyway. Thank you.If you are asking someone who is leaving the scene whether he will be gone for good or return to the place where the conversation is taking place sometime in the future, then:
I think it is of great help to give non-native speakers of English information as to what you're actually saying."I can go to the store, watch the kids, or do the laundry." (Let's assume in this example the daughter wants to help and is giving the mother options.)