What is the root meaning of "leier"? So far, we have both "to hold hands with" and "to rent" for the verb . . . how are these ideas connected? Or, are there two separate verbs which conjugate alike?
What about - Do you want to borrow bikes? ie does leie only apply if money is exchanged?
Yes, å leie is "to rent" or "to hire". To borrow or lend is "å låne".
Would "Will you rent bikes" not acceptable?
Just rent, not ride.