Its because that version is wrong, the robt is saying lê not leem. I'm brazilian.
I don't know if it changes really the pronounciation, but there's no ^ on the "e" of "leem". (Or Duo has it wrong) I saw the word "lêem" exists too, but what it is?
It's weird, because in this audio I don't hear the final "m", and in the forvo audio neither, but in Google, I hear it. http://pt.forvo.com/word/leem/#pt
I'll try to explain that. Some years ago we had a small change in the written language. The word "lêem" lost the "^", becoming "leem", but the pronounciation haven't changed. So, "lêem" is not used anymore, and "leem" means "read" when the subject is plural.
Thank you, that was very helpful (coming from someone who's just started learning Portuguese).
http://translate.google.com.br/?hl=pt-BR#pt/en/eles%20leem This page has a correct pronunciation
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Eu - leio (I read)
Tu - lês (You read - Singular)
Ele/Ela/Você - lê (He/She reads for Ele/Ela and You read for Você)
Nós - lemos (We read)
Vós - ledes (You read - Plural)
Eles/Elas/Vocês - leem (They read for Eles/Elas and You read for Vocês)
Você = You (Singular) - Used in Brazil, not used in Portugal
Tu = You (Singular) - Not used in Brazil, used in Portugal
Vocês = You (Plural) - Used in Brazil, used in Portugal
Vós = You (Plural) - Not used in Brazil, not used in Portugal
For further information about pronouns, see my comment here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/91257
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Conjugação do Indicativo do verbo "LER" "To Read" (base form) (Present) Presente do Indicativo eu leio ; tu lês; ele/ ela/ você- lê; nós lemos; vós ledes; eles/ elas/ vocês - leem; (Past) Pretérito ( ou Passado) Perfeito do Indicativo eu li; tu leste; ele leu; nós lemos; vós lestes; eles leram; Futuro do Presente do Indicativo eu lerei; tu lerás; ele lerá; nós leremos; vós lereis; eles lerão;