leen
they read
The word leen is the present form of leer in the third person plural. See the full leer conjugation.

leer

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leer(
leh
-
ehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to look through)
a. to read
Deberías leer las obras completas de Shakespeare.You should read the complete works of Shakespeare.
2. (to guess the thoughts of)
a. to read
A ese jugador de póker es imposible leerle la cara.It's impossible to read that poker player's face.
3. (computing)
a. to read
Se produjo un error al leer el documento.An error occurred while reading the document.
4. (education)
a. to defend
Leyó su tesis doctoral frente a un panel de profesores.She defended her doctoral thesis in front of a panel of professors.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to look through text)
a. to read
Leo antes de acostarme para relajarme.I read before going to bed to relax.
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leer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to read
leo el francés, pero no lo habloI can read French, but I can't speak it
leer el pensamiento a alguiento read somebody's mind
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. to read
leer en altoto read aloud
3. (fig)
a.
leer entre líneasto read between the lines
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leer
transitive verb
to read
leer el pensamiento a algn to read sb's mind o thoughts; leer la mano a algn to read sb's palm; leer los labios to lip-read; leer para sí to read to oneself
leer la cartilla a algn to tell sb off
intransitive verb
to read
"al que leyere" "to the reader"; leer entre líneas to read between the lines; leer en voz alta to read aloud; leer en voz baja to read quietly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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