Italian has 3 types of verbs, -are -ere and -ire. The infinitive verb here is "leggere" which means "to read." The regular endings to -ere verbs are:
io = -o
tu = -i
lui/lei = -e
noi = -iamo
voi = -ete
loro = -ono
So, here's the conjugation for leggere:
lui / lei legge
(sorry for the strange layout, Duo was being weird with me)
io leggo-i read tu leggi-you read lui, lei legge- he, she reads noi leggiamo-we read voi leggete-you read loro leggono-they read it's complicated because in English there are only two forms of werbs- "read" and "reads" in Italian there are 6 forms. also nearly all werbs end w/ -are,-ere,-ire and all of them are different so i reccomend searching that on internet
Because it's a different form in the past tense:
Try learning this chart: http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blverbs01.htm
Once you break it down into rules, it's not that bad.
If the verb is regular, then you can follow this chart:
It's possible the words are related etymologically. But "legge" is the 3rd person singular indicative of "leggere".
Most languages have their fair share of homophones. Consider for example the English word "light." It can mean "the opposite of dark" or "the opposite of heavy".
No. Verbs don't have gender, but they do conjugate to first, second, and third person, singular and plural. http://www.italian-verbs.com/italian-verbs/conjugation.php?verbo=leggere
The infinitive is "
leggare", which makes it an " -are" verb. So to conjugate in the present indicative, you remove the "are" and make the various substitutions depending on which person it is.
EDIT: The infinitive is
leggere, which makes it an
-ere verb. I don't know how I messed that up.
The double-g just means it's pronounced twice as long as single-g.
G is usually hard as in "go".
"ge" and "gi" are pronounced "je" and "ji"
If it's followed by "n", then the two combine just like the Spanish "ñ". For example, "gnocci" is pronounced "nyok-ki".
If it's followed by "li", then the two combine in a similar manner as with "n".
The closest rendering in English would be "tal-yar-eh, tal-yo, tal-yi" etc.
There is no "r" in the present-tense conjugation of this verb in any person or number.