why "read" instead of "reads"? anyone?
It is past tense.
From the audio, why not "er laß" instead of "er las" ?
They don't sound the same. The vowel in "las" is long, and the vowel in "lass" ("laß" is an outdated spelling) is short.
Why lass and not laß?
It's past tense.
how is this " he read the newspaper"?
that doesn't make sense.
Read pronounced red as past tense of read pronounced reed.
Shouldn't it be 'reads the newspaper'.
It's past tense
He read the newspaper
yes it does - read pronounced 'red' - is past tense of read - pronounced 'reed'