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Komm jetzt aus dem Schlafzimmer heraus und iss, beziehungsweise wirst du nicht ins DieTotenHosen-Konzert gehen!

Komm jetzt aus dem Schlafzimmer heraus und iss, sonst wirst du nicht ins DieTotenHosen-Konzert gehen!

Come out of your room now, or else you're not going to the Die Toten Hosen concert!

Can I use Beziehungsweise instead of sonst for "or else"

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nope. Sonst - otherwise. Beziehungsweise - respectively. –  Emanuel Jan 6 at 2:20
    
Komm jetzt aus dem Schlafzimmer heraus und iss, andernfalls wirst du nicht ins DieTotenHosen-Kozert!- viel besser? My book says that beziehungsweise means "or else" –  DerPolyglott33 Jan 6 at 2:44
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Yes, you can use "andernfalls" instead of "sonst". –  stg Jan 6 at 4:29
    
Emanuel, doesn't beziehungsweise mean more that respectively? I'm fairly sure it can also mean "or if not". I like to think of it as a binary XOR operator, meaning Exclusive Or, only one or only the other E.g. "Du kannst einen Apfel bzw. einen Tisch haben". –  Ledda Jan 6 at 5:04
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Wie z.B. " Die Fahrt nach Oregon dauert 10 Stunden, bzw. 2 Tage wenn wir in Yreka übernachten." –  DerPolyglott33 Jan 6 at 5:14
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The short answer is no.

What your sentence needs is an or else, and the best for that is oder/*sonst*.

Beziehungsweise, other than the fact that it's a tad formal, means {x}, or, if !{x}, y -- as your example with the trip to Oregon suggests. The trip is 10 hours (x), or, if !(x), 2 days.

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