I wrote you read. Is it also you all read? Is it also you formal read?
you read is: "tu lis" or "vous lisez" (polite form or plural form).
Is vous they and you?
No, they is "ils/elles" (3rd personal plural) and "vous" is 2nd personal, either singular polite or plural. 2nd person singular is "tu"
Vous= (formal) you, you all
Tu= (informal) you
This is a language issue. In English 'the' and 'a' are in many instances interchangeable and should not be seen as a mistake in translation
I keep wanting to write "the paper". :p I know 'paper' is common slang for 'newspaper' in the English speaking world, but what of France?
"Journal" is short enough not to be shortened. But if you want to know the French slang word for tabloid: "le torchon" (cloth/rag).