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"¿Tú lees mucho?"

Translation:Do you read a lot?

June 8, 2018

122 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/therabbit86ed

Why not: Do you read much?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adam750000

I put that on 24/2/19 - apparently it's now wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

When you come across the sentence again and it still gives you an incorrect, please make sure you report it. Even the DuoLingo Dictionary gives one of the translations as 'much':

mucho Yo no escribo mucho en la oficina. I do not write much in the office.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kenda._

Where i can find the DuoLingo dictionary;


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebUlma

Worked for me on 5 May 2019.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HansNelson1

That's what i put and it worked 20 nov 2018


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/el_gato_negro

It worked for me too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Youssef310317

Not proper english


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vikter11

Well because Spanish is put in a certain way


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vikter11

Its a different language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tajkia3

I don't understand the difference between lees/leo/leer. Can someone help me out?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RonanLaugh

To understand this, you must understand verb conjugations in Spanish in general. I can't cover all of that, mostly because there are many irregular verbs that do not follow the normal rules, but this should cover the basics.

Infinitive Verbs: Infinitive verbs have no person connected to them. They communicate the action of the verb, but do not communicate who is doing the action. For example, from Spanish to English: "dibujar" means "to draw" "esconder" means "to hide" "cortar" means "to cut"

Spanish has three verb "families." There are verbs that end in "-ar," verbs that end in "-er," and verbs that end in "-ir."

If a verb is not irregular, it will follow the same general present tense conjugation rules. (Conjugation is how we attach a verb to a person)

-AR Verbs: If a regular verb ends in "-ar," such as "cocinar" (to cook), it will follow this set of conjugation rules:

  1. Remove the "-ar" ending
  2. Add a different ending depending on the pronoun: Yo — "-o" Tú — "-as" Él/Ella/Usted — "-a" Nosotros — "-amos" (Only in Spain) Vosotros — "-áis" Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes — "-an"

So "cocinar" conjugated for "tú" would be "cocinas." Example: "Tú cocinas el pollo." — "You cook the chicken" or "You are cooking the chicken." Again, we will ignore irregular verbs for now.

-ER Verbs This follows a nearly identical set of rules as -ar verbs:

  1. Remove the "-er" ending
  2. Add a different ending depending on the pronoun: Yo — "-o" Tú — "-es" Él/Ella/Usted — "-e" Nosotros — "-emos" (Only in Spain) Vosotros — "-éis" Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes — "-en"

So "beber" (to drink) conjugated for "ustedes" would be "beben." Example: "Ustedes beben mucho agua." — "You (plural) drink a lot of water" or "You (plural) are drinking a lot of water."

-IR Verbs Again, these follow nearly exactly the same rules, but pay attention to the difference it does have:

  1. Remove the "-ir" ending
  2. Add a different ending depending on the pronoun: Yo — "-o" Tú — "-es" Él/Ella/Usted — "-e" Nosotros — "-imos" (Only in Spain) Vosotros — "-ís" Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes — "-en"

So "escribir" (to write) conjugated for "él" would be "escribe." Example: "Él escribe un libro." — "He writes a book" or "He is writing a book." BUT "Escribir" conjugated for "nosotros" would be "escribimos." Example: "Nosotros escribimos el diario." — "We write the newspaper" or "We are writing the newspaper."

So, to finally answer your question:

"Leer" is an infinitive. It only means "to read." It is a regular verb, so it follows the standard present tense "-er" conjugation rules.

"Leer" conjugated for "yo" would be "leo." Example: "Yo leo diariamente." — "I read daily."

"Leer" conjugated for "tú" would be "lees." Example: "¿Tú lees mucho?" — "Do you read a lot?"

"Leer" conjugated for "el," "ella," or "usted" would be "lee." Example: "Ella lee el diario." — "She reads the newspaper" or "She is reading the newspaper."

"Leer" conjugated for "nosotros" would be "leemos." Example: "Nosotros leemos bien en Español." — "We read well in Spanish."

"Leer" conjugated for "vosotros," which is only used in Spain, would be "leéis." Example: "¿Vosotros leéis revistas?" — "Do you (plural) read magazines?"

"Leer" conjugated for "ellos," "ellas," or "ustedes" would be "leen." Example: "Ellas leen en la computadora." — "They (all female) read on the computer" or "They (all female) are reading on the computer."

I really hope this helps! If you ever need help with verb conjugations, especially irregular ones, I would recommend asking someone who knows both Spanish and a language that you are fluent in. It's good to ask for help!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ammar4815162342

That was a very detailed explanation, and it made me understand Spanish conjunctions more! Thank you!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/august546733

This is a great study aid, Thanks I have downloaded it as a PDF Bud


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SugarBooge6

To understand this, you must understand verb congratulations in Spanish in general. I can't cover all of that, mostly because there are many irregular verbs that do not follow the normal rules, but this should cover the basics.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyeFlor

Why is it so long i mean nobody wants to read a 99 millon 99 thousand 999 ( word wise ) long comment


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimbojones733563

lots of people actually DO want to read in depth commentary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

The verbs end in -es when the pronoun is tu. Tu is treated as plural, so -es plural form goes with tu. -o goes with yo. -er is used when 'to read' is the verb form.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patchdabass

Wouldn't often be a better term than a lot?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterYods

Often is 'a menudo' in Spanish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryGlover

this is the spanish course not the korean one


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyeFlor

Can you spell that in English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristineM295618

Doyou read much is perfectly good english! In fact, it’s American English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Norris764959

No. Necesito leer mas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlonsoRDGAMER

i saw what you did there smart


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobynSmith539551

Yes I love to read so much


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/driver67

"You read much? " could be an informal question or a statement, it depends a lot on the inflection which is missing a lot of the time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

How do we know when to put the accent mark on tú vs tu?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Hi John! When you put the accent on tú, it means you. With no accent, tu means your. I hope this helps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmsfnch

How about: "You read much?" (It's informal, after all)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephieRice

That's an incomplete sentence.

Could start with "do, don't, will, did, should" etc. You must specify the tense with additional words.

Native speakers may drop these sometimes, but there is no standard grammatical rule for doing so so there is jo guarantee that a speaker who drops it means a specific form.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DesmondTho13

Not all the time but I love to read when it comes to exiting books


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eliktrent

The first time i tried this sentence i accidentally pressed the period button instead of the space bar so it turned out like this tu.lees mucho


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KshitizKamal

Can anybody try to explain the difference between leer and lees ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Hi KshitizKam! As you get further into Spanish, you'll see that many many words function like this. If you scroll up a little, I think the answer given to Van113130 should help you, too. That list is not inclusive because there are more to add to the list, but it's okay to start there.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunflower-girl-

leer = to read lees = you read

it's a conjugation of the verb leer. you can look it up to see a whole chart on it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FunnelFan

Voice typing causes accidents


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaymonddeB5

Much is also good


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalvinOtto

yay! free typing lessons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noga89272

where is the question mark on a Spanish keyboard?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

All you have to type for Duolingo are the correct words, not punctuation. As for Spanish keyboard layout, that all depends which Spanish keyboard you installed.

Here's the Windows 10 instructions. It's even easier to find on Mac OS X.

How to Change Keyboard Layout in Windows 10 https://youtu.be/WoIYsjEQN60


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RashidSule

Hello please like this comment

Tu lees mucho is do you read a lot


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

¡Sí! Leo mucho.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NaomiJ2000

Yes, I read a TON and I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SUPERREBEL2

SO DO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

¡Yo también! = Me too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sage268308

I read a ton and I also love it! Got any Fanatsy books that you can think of that you would recommend?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyeFlor

I love harry potter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/justlikeme3

I love harry potter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/forgotbouthisacc

I would recommend Nevermoor (The Trials of Morrigan Crow). It's an amazing book!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyeFlor

Fantastic beasts and were to find them


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErinMichel20

ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seb612692

Yo tambian pero no en Espanol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Sorry, but what does "tambian" mean in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/F4T0LD

YeS MEEEEE MEEEEE MEEEEE TOOOOOOOO I READ ALMOST 1000 BOOKS IN A YEAR I READ A BOOK EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyeFlor

I do to i am 8 and i read at a 6th grade level


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmandaPlan4

Earlier in the lessons, "too much" was also considered acceptable for "mucho."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian53542

That doesn't seem right. For ''too much'' I'd use ''demasiado'' in Spanish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gene747574

It marked my "Lees mucho?" incorrect. :-( Porque??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nasya2018

Maybe because you are supposed to translate it, not restate it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

That's why sometimes I answer with half English-half Spanish or vice versa. I'm writing in one language while my mind is saying it in the other language and I jumble them both together. Lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marko624339

Why no Usted for you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian53542

It should be accepted. But keep in mind 'usted' uses the same verb as 'él' and 'ella'.

So: ¿Usted lee mucho?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Van113130

I notice the spanish word for "read" changes based on the pronoun. Such as "Yo leo" and "Tu lees" can someone clarify when to use certain ways of spelling the word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Hi Van! As you get further into the language, you'll notice that many verbs adjust endings depending on who or what they do. For the most part, these word endings don't change from verb to verb. However, this is only a simple guide, and not a hard and fast rule.

Leo = I read

Lee = reads, use with 'usted', with he & she, and with other single individuals like "mi madre lee" = "my mother reads"

Lees = you read

Leen = they read

Leer = to read

Leemos = we read


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sprinkley

Read RomanLaughs comment


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuthGardne4

I think we are supposed to discuss what it means and why it means that. NOT reading, how much we read, how well we read, what we read, and how much we like reading. Just sayin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JunieChung

ME TOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leon.Klassen

What is the difference between (leer, leo, rees)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Hi Leon!

Leer = to read

Leo = I read

Lees = you read

Lee = he/she it reads (also used with usted)

Leen = they read (also used with ustedes)

If you remember the endings of these verbs, you'll be able to apply them to many other verbs, too. I hope this helps :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielStew575476

To me this sounded like "You read a lot!" already flagged the audio, but thought it was amusing. This app is probably the most I read aside from the computer at my job haha.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lindsey216144

Lolz my dyslexia kicked in and saw red as read


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hadley149764

Yes, I read a LOT! I have read so many books, you name it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jad498154

Is'nt there subject inversion in spanish ? Cause i thought it was in affirmative form so duo mark it as wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Hi jad! Whenever you have a question, please do a copy/paste of your interpretation to one of these pages and there are some VERY knowledgeable people that will pinpoint what the confusion was. No matter, you are really just getting started and I hope you're having a good time with learning!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oliver533472

They just said that read was leer so this doesnt make sense


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Hi oliver! Spanish is an interesting language, and you'll begin to get into it pretty soon. Addressing your comment, read is written in several forms. Leer = to read. I don't want to sound petty, but this question was answered in full at other points on this page. If you could please read through, you'll see much better answers than this one. It's still early days for you, but you'll find the early basics you're getting now will help immensely as you build your vocabulary. In the meantime, I hope you have fun learning! I'm having a blast :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael459447

When listening, how can you tell if it is a question or does that not matter at this point. Tú leer mucho. / ¿Tú leer mucho? Or am I overthinking it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

The Tips section said you raise your voice/emphasis at the end of the question. Hope that helps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogMarshall

Con los ejercicios de audio


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/14Royal_mia

what is the different between leo, lees and leer?...need help, i am confused...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Hi 14Royal! It looks like you are quite new to Duolingo! Whatever you do, don't get frustrated!! There is a steep learning curve in the early segments, and one of those things to learn is basic conjugation, like leer, lee, leo, etc. Another VERY important thing to learn is to do a quick read through of the previous posts to see if your question or comment has already been addressed. Remember to read the TIPS at the beginning of each section, and use MORE to access your word list and the Duo dictionary. Have fun learning! It's great to have you here :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

It's called verb conjugation. TIP: Read the Tips before doing the exercises. It will answer most of your questions. And never fail to go back to redo sections for practice. It helps reinforce the learning.

leer is the infinitive = to read

All other forms of a verb are based on the infinitive. Drop the -er at the end and add -o to get I read = leo (present tense) Drop the -er at the end and add -es to get you read = lees (present tense) Now with that under your belt leo = I read lees = You read (singular informal)

Clear as mud now?! I hope I did better than that. Lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CathyMacLe5

I am sure that I am saying it correctly but it will not accept my response


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

It's not you, Cathy. Just select "can't talk right now" and you'll be able to move on. Duo seems to stop listening from time to time :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

We like your accent, even if Duo doesn't. {{;<)) LOL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesEdwar6

in the exercise, the female voice incorrectly pronounces mucho as mucha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HMJetsetter

Would "do you read much" work. Is it a different word if I want to use much?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Yes, HMS2RU. "Do you read much" is fine. It's up to you to decide if it still makes sense and if it does - use it :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chavi49594

Isnt a lot one word (alot)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

No chavi. Alot is NOT a word in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hilary38851

I suck at Spanish now


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gina85350

Don't get frustrated Hilary! If you think all of here whizzing through without mistakes, you are wrong. Just relax and enjoy yourself :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GussieM143

What is the 3rd person singular for leo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diego617377

(Yo) leo = (1st person sing.)
() lees = (2nd person sing. informal)
(Usted) lee = (2nd person sing. formal)
(Él/ella) lee = (3rd person sing.)
(Nosotros) leemos = (1st person pl.)
(Ustedes) leen = (2nd person pl.)
(Ellos/ellas) leen = (3rd person pl.)

"sing." = abbreviation of "singular".
"pl." = abbreviation of "plural".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeahColes2

It wasn't clear to me from the speaker's tone that this was a question. My answer was 'You read a lot'. The only way to differentiate is to discern the speaker's tone as a question rather than a statement.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/charles-baylon

What if I would like to ask my friends? Do you guys read a lot? What would be the translation for that? Thank U


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John128512

Tú is singular

Ustedes is plural

¿Ustedes leen mucho?

Or, even better:

¿Todos ustedes leen mucho?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/august546733

Why can't correct thr spelling of Tú ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanMeaneyPL

Do you read much? Do you read a lot? What's the difference? Much is possibly more formal. It is certainly more flexible. I don't read as much as you. You read too much. How much do you read? Try substituting "a lot" in these sentences, and it is clear they do not make sense. Too a lot? No.

Is there another difference? Maybe. When I say "Do you read a lot?" I mean "Do you spend a lot of time reading? When I say "Do you read much?" I mean "Do you read many different things, on a wide range of subjects? Do you consume a great amount of written material?"

Perhaps I'm reading too much into it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OliverZohn

What's the difference between leo and lees


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diego617377

Leo -> I read
Lees -> you read


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElaheR

They don't have any intubation?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaliyahSmi147432

Apparently, you can't read meat... DARN IT!!

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