Lire is an irregular verb meaning to read. The English words literature and literary are related to lire.
je lis (zhuh LEE)* = I read
tu lis (tyoo LEE) = you read
il lit (eel LEE) = he reads
elle lit (el LEE) = she reads
nous lisons (noo lee-ZOH) = we read
vous lisez (voo lee-ZAY) = you read
ils lisent (eel LEEZ) = they read
elles lisent (el LEEZ) = they read
*These pronunciation guides give only a rough approximation of the French sounds!
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