Lire is a French irregular verb meaning to read. Lire appears on the 100 Most Used French Verbs Poster as the 20th most used irregular verb.
Lire Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Lire Passé Composé
The passé composé of Lire is formed by combining the auxiliary verb avoir with the past participle lu.
Lire Participe Présent
The participe présent of Lire is lisant.
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In French, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in er, re, and ir.
French Conjugation Chart
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