"Eles leem."

Translation:They read.

October 5, 2013



The slow version isn't easy to understand!

October 5, 2013


No kidding; the slow version of "leem" is unintelligible.

March 24, 2014


Its because that version is wrong, the robt is saying lê not leem. I'm brazilian.

January 27, 2015


yeah i have no idea how to say leem!

October 31, 2013

December 9, 2013


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

April 8, 2014


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.

April 8, 2014


Thank you, that was very helpful (coming from someone who's just started learning Portuguese).

April 8, 2014


The pronunciation of "leem" is wrong! [I'm brazilian]

March 13, 2014


Please, record for us the right pronounciaton, it looks the same as the one on forvo (you can record another one) http://pt.forvo.com/word/leem/#pt

April 8, 2014

April 10, 2014


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April 10, 2014



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

March 12, 2017


in some pleces in brasil they used "TU"

October 3, 2018


What would the conjugation for "a gente" be?

December 11, 2018


A gente lê.

December 11, 2018


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December 13, 2018


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;

July 19, 2015
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