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My Doubt about french

Does "lit" means is/are reading? When I went to words, translation for "lit" was "bed".

February 14, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

One word can mean more than one thing.

So yes, lit is the he/she conjugation of lire=to read

https://www.thoughtco.com/lire-to-read-1370489

and also means bed

https://enfr.dict.cc/?s=lit

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

In French, "lit" means "he/she/it is reading" or if it's a noun it means "bed." Same sound and spelling, but two different meanings. English is no less confusing, but we are used to it. For instance, does "bear" signify some kind of big, furry, fish-eating animal or does it meant "to carry, support"?

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Corinnebelle

Or to give birth?

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tink629986

And that's not a doubt, it's a question.

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

Moving this question to the French forum =]

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Augustine2017

le lit = the bed
il lit = he reads, he is reading
elle lit = she reads, she is reading

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ItDUo

lol

February 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Olivebranchy

Who even knows anymore. Can I quit :)?

February 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jessasnoop3

so if 'lit' means reads then what does mean 'lis' mean.....

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchtoast666

'Lis' also means read. 'Lis' and 'lit' are conjugations of the verb 'lire' (to read) 'Lis' the I/you (je/tu) conjugation in the present tense. Refer to the article @thatjzsuzsi linked.

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FastFrench3

Hi everybody

Lire (infinitive form of the verb "to read" je lis, tu lis, il lit, nous lisons, vous lisez, ils lisent.

Another meaning of the noun "lit" is the space occupied by a watercourse, we say "le lit de la rivière". https://fastfrenchlearning.ch/ and https://www.facebook.com/Fast-French-Learning-331318387306004/ Thomas Ricomard

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Waynies

"lire" means "to read". It is an irregular verb and doesnt not follow the conjugation for a -er/-ir/-re verb. french verbs change according to the spelling of the verb, who the verb is referring to, and when the verb is happening here is the full present tense conjunctions for Lire i read-Je lis you(informal) read-Tu lis He/she reads-Il/Elle lit We read -Nous lisons You (formal) read-Vouz lisez They read-Ils/Elles lisent

Every verb has about 5 million ways to say/spell it. or at least thats what it felt like for me at first. and verbs like Lire that are irregular verbs felt like they would be the death of me. But its not too scary and it takes time.

BUT lit also means bed. Just like in English some words have different meanings but are spelled the same.

to know which "Lit" is being used, look at the context of the sentence. "Elle lit le journal" She bed the newspaper? thats just silly. So it must be "she is reading the newspaper"

February 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ipJlO9tu

read (she reads) or bed (un lit).

https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/lit

February 17, 2018
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