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Er hob sich das Buch auf

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er
     pron. (personal) he.
     pron. (personal) it (when the grammatical gender of the object/article/thing/animal etc., being referred to, is masculine (der)).
hob
     v. first-person singular past tense of heben
     v. third-person singular past tense of heben
sich
     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).
das
     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
Buch
     n-n. book
auf
     prep. (with dative) on, upon
     prep. (with accusative) on, onto
     prep. (colloquial, otherwise archaic, regional, northern and western Germany) on (a day; usually of the week)
     adv. (somewhat, informal) open
     adv. (colloquial) finished; gone (food)
     interj. carry on
     interj. have a go


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