Lire Dire Ecrire

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

These verbs are usually taught together because they have similar conjugations.  Not identical conjugations, but similar.

lire – to read

je lis nous lisons
tu lis vous lisez
il lit ils lisent



dire – to say or to tell

je dis nous disons
tu dis vous dites
il dit ils disent


médire – to speak ill of, to malign
maudire – to curse (add an extra s for nous, vous, ils conjugations)
prédire – to predict

écrire – to write

j’écris nous écrivons
tu écris vous écrivez
il écrit ils écrivent


s’inscrire – to register
inscrire – to inscribe
décrire – to describe
circonscrire – to circumvent
prescrire – to prescribe
proscrire – to banish, outlaw, advise against
récrire – to rewrite
transcrire – to transcribe
souscrire – to subscribe

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