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


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

  • 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
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    Same - Bach died in 1750. His cantatas are no reference for modern German ;) – Andri Dec 30 '13 at 11:45

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