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Er hob sich das Buch auf



     pron. (personal) he.
     pron. (personal) it (when the grammatical gender of the object/article/thing/animal etc., being referred to, is masculine (der)).
hob ... auf
     v. first-person singular past tense of aufheben
     v. third-person singular past tense of aufheben
          v. to pick up (something lying on the ground)
          v. to abolish (rule, law, etc)
          v. to keep (can be reflexive if kept 'for someone')
     pron. (reflexive) Reflexive pronoun of the third person singular: herself, himself, itself, oneself (direct or indirect object).
     pron. (reflexive) Reflexive pronoun of the third person plural: themselves (direct or indirect object).
     art. the; nominative singular neuter of der
     art. the; accusative singular neuter of der
     pron. who, that, which (relative) (In a subordinate clause, indicates a person or thing referenced in the main clause. Used with neuter singular referents).
     pron. this, that (demonstrative)
     pron. (colloquial) it
          art. the; definite article for several declensions:
          art.    Nominative singular masculine
          art.    Genitive singular feminine
          art.    Dative singular feminine
          art.    Genitive plural for all genders.
          pron. who; that; which
          pron. (attributive, stressed) that
          pron. (indicative) him, he
          pron. (differential) the one, him
     n-n. book

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