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Conjugation of lire

Common conjugations for the French verb lire, and their English translations.

Infinitive
lireto read

Present Indicative
je lisI read
tu lisyou read
il lithe reads
elle litshe reads
nous lisonswe read
vous lisezyou read
ils lisentthey read
elles lisentthey read

Imperfect Indicative
je lisaisI was reading
tu lisaisyou were reading
il lisaithe was reading
elle lisaitshe was reading
nous lisionswe were reading
vous lisiezyou were reading
ils lisaientthey were reading
elles lisaientthey were reading

Past Historic
j'ai luI read
tu as luyou read
il a luhe read
elle a lushe read
nous avons luwe read
vous avez luyou read
ils ont luthey read
elles ont luthey read

Future Indicative
je liraiI will read
tu lirasyou will read
il lirahe will read
elle lirashe will read
nous lironswe will read
vous lirezyou will read
ils lirontthey will read
elles lirontthey will read

Conditional
je liraisI would read
tu liraisyou would read
il liraithe would read
elle liraitshe would read
nous lirionswe would read
vous liriezyou would read
ils liraientthey would read
elles liraientthey would read

Present Subjunctive
(... que) je lise(... that) I read
(... que) tu lises(... that) you read
(... que) il lise(... that) he reads
(... que) elle lise(... that) she reads
(... que) nous lisions(... that) we read
(... que) vous lisiez(... that) you read
(... que) ils lisent(... that) they read
(... que) elles lisent(... that) they read

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... que) je lusse(... that) I was reading
(... que) tu lusses(... that) you were reading
(... que) il lût(... that) he was reading
(... que) elle lût(... that) she was reading
(... que) nous lussions(... that) we were reading
(... que) vous lussiez(... that) you were reading
(... que) ils lussent(... that) they were reading
(... que) elles lussent(... that) they were reading

Imperative
lis Read!
lisonsLet's read!
lisez Read! (pl)

Present Participle
lisant reading

Past Participle
lu read


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