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Can i substitute obwohl with wenngleich? I always see ' wenngleich' in books.

  1. Er geht zum Urlaub nach Spanien, wenngleich er nicht genug Geld hat.

  2. Er geht zum Urlaub nach Spanien, obwohl er nicht genug Geld hat

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Yes, you can substitute "obwohl" with "wenngleich". But "wenngleich" is very oldfashioned and uncommon, so i wouldn't recommend it.

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There is a Bach cantata I learned in choir that goes "obgleich sehr wieder uns die Feinde toben...". Same meaning, right? Also old-fashioned? – Marty Green Dec 29 '13 at 1:57
Same - Bach died in 1750. His cantatas are no reference for modern German ;) – Andri Dec 30 '13 at 11:45

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