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Old January 28, 2009, 06:59 AM
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O bien

I have never seen this usage of bien before, but I think it means for the good of or to make up for(as a matter of recompense). Has anyone seen this usage before?
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Old January 28, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Bien, he visto buenas escrituras a cambio de muchas correctiones.


As my example was wrote, you can use the word Bien in sundry building middle word or sentence, the word Bien is used in alots things and meanings.
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O bien is used to mean or or or else. It often has two parts: bien ... o bien ....
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Thanks for resolving this. In the context of the sentence written it means
either/or. I always thought the way to say either/ or is( I may be spelling it wrong) i/o.
Here's o bien / o bien in context:El abogado exige a la señora que, o bien
a su cliente se le devuelva su riñon o bien se le compense con lo que debe ...
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Yes, exactly Poli, you are right, your own examples are accurate and very clear for me, the word O bien or bien is used when you can say if you need to say Quiero tener mi casa este fin de mes o bien al menos quisiera tener esperansas para el segundo mes.

As well as you can use the word, you only need figure the sentence or the proper structure of the sentence built for you, then if you need more information above please, you feeling free to ask.

I hope you need keep in mind my hints.
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"tienes que elegir, o bien lo haces libremente o bien te lo mando hacer"
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"Tienes catarro, o bien se te cura en siete dias o bien se te cura en una semana"
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O bien is used to mean or or or else. It often has two parts: bien ... o bien ....
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Also I agree with the answer said before.
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Another example with 'o bien' working as a conjunct, meaning 'otherwise'

Al llegar a Madrid, lo mas facil es coger el metro desde Barajas, o bien puedes coger un taxi.

When you arrive in Madrid, the easiest way is the underground from Barajas. Otherwise, you may hop in a taxi.
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se le

El abogado exige a la señora que, o bien
a su cliente se le devuelva su riñon o bien se le compense con lo que debe .

Not understanding s
e le devuelva and se le compense.

se (to him) le (it the kidney?) devuelva (she returns) If I translated right, why is le not lo?
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