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Conjugate lire in the present tense in French (Le Présent)

The verb "lire" (to read) is irregular in Le Présent tense in French.

Learn how to conjugate LIRE (to read) in Le Présent (Indicatif) in French

je lis I read
tu lis You read (one person you know well)
il/elle/on lit He/She/We/one/people read
nous lisons We read
vous lisez You read (more than 1 person or formal)
ils/elles lisent They read

Other verbs that follow the same conjugation:

élire (to elect)

relire (to reread)


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Examples and resources

Il lit tous les soirs.He reads every night.
Ils lisent les journaux.They read the newspapers.
Je lis mon livre préféré.I read my favourite book.
Je relis mes leçons tous les soirs.I reread my lessons every night.
Tu élis ton député?Are you electing your deputy?
Nous lisons avec notre maman.We are reading with our mum.


Nous élisons notre président aujourd'hui.We elect our president today.
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