Lire Conjugation in the Imparfait [+6 Examples]

lire conjugation in the imparfait

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about lire conjugation in the imparfait.

Lire which means “to read” is an irregular verb, and an important verb in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how lire is conjugated in French,
  • how lire is pronounced in French,
  • how lire is used in sentences in French,
  • how lire conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how lire fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about lire conjugation in the imparfait!

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Lire Conjugation in the Imparfait


Pronunciation of Lire Conjugations

In this section on lire conjugation in the imparfait we will focus on pronunciation.

There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce a lire conjugation in the imparfait.

  1. The jetuil/elle/on, and ils/elles form all have the same pronunciation. It is just the lisai part that gets pronounced.

Je lisais

Tu lisais

Il lisait

Ils lisaient

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

Example Sentences with Lire Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on lire conjugation in the imparfait is about seeing lire in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of lire conjugation in the imparfait through examples.

Je lisais une lettre quand il est entré.

I was reading a letter when he entered.

Où as-tu mis le livre que je lisais ?

Where did you put the book I was reading?

Il lisait beaucoup.

He used to read a lot.

Nous lisions un livre qui était très bon.

We were reading a book and it was a very good one.

Vous lisiez.

You were reading.

D’autres lisaient ou jouaient aux jeux vidéo.

Some of the others were reading and playing video games.

Anki File for Lire Conjugation

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A2 you can practice every French A2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here

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