"She is teaching you how to read."

Translation:Elle vous apprend à lire.

September 20, 2017



Why isn't "elle vous enseigne a lire" correct?

September 20, 2017


Unlike "apprendre", "enseigner" needs a noun as an object:

  • Elle vous enseigne la lecture

  • Elle vous apprend à lire

September 21, 2017


In general, "enseigner" is used for teaching in general (like "I teach for a living") or for teaching a particular subject (like "I teach French to teenagers"), whereas "apprendre" is used more for teaching a skill, like in this case, reading.

September 21, 2017


Why not 'elle vous apprendez à lire.'?

March 30, 2018


The subject being "elle", the conjugaison for a 3rd person singular subject is "apprend".

Please learn the full conjugation of the verb "apprendre" in present:

  • j'apprends, tu apprends, il/elle/on apprend, nous apprenons, vous apprenez, ils/elles apprennent.
March 31, 2018


Hi. why not "elle t'apprendre á lire" Maybe it's accepted bu tI forgot the á?

May 6, 2018


"Elle t'apprend à lire" is accepted.
Note: You have to conjugate apprendre to go with the subject, elle.
Only the second verb, lire, is left in the infinitive.

June 19, 2018


Doesn't 'lire' already mean 'to read'? Why is the 'à' required?

October 3, 2018
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