transitive verb
1. (to acquire knowledge) 
a. aprender 
My children are learning different animal names.Mis hijos están aprendiendo los diferentes nombres de los animales.
2. (to find out) 
When she learned that it was her friend who was spreading the rumors, she couldn't believe it.Cuando se enteró que era su amiga la que estaba contando los rumores, no lo podía creer.
intransitive verb
3. (to acquire knowledge) 
a. aprender 
Nobody can force you to learn; you have to want to do it yourself.Nadie puede obligarte a aprender; tienes que querer hacerlo tú mismo.
4. (to find out) 
The company didn't learn about the incident until it was contacted by the police.La compañía no se enteró del incidente hasta que la policía se puso en contacto con ellos.
transitive verb
1. (language, skill) 
a. aprender 
2. (fig) 
he has learned his lessonha aprendido la lección
3. (find out about) 
a. enterarse de 
we are sorry to learn that…sentimos mucho haber sabido que…
intransitive verb
4. (acquire knowledge) 
a. aprender 
to learn of or about somethingenterarse de algo
learn [lɜːn] learned learnt
transitive verb
1 (by study, practice etc) [+language, words, skill] aprender; [+instrument] aprender a tocar
children learn foreign [languages] very easily... For students like Linda, learning Braille is essential she decided she would learn a new poem every day, and did so Everyone had to learn the words of the National Anthem The children were learning the alphabet I think drivers should learn basic skills off the roads Why not learn some simple massage techniques? Learn new tricks and techniques in make-up You can spend a lifetime with horses and still learn something new every day Well at least you learned something very important Children need to learn this if they are to read independently Most detectives still learn their trade from working with other detectives Once would-be clowns ran away to the circus to learn their craft
you can learn a lot by listening and thinking se puede aprender mucho escuchando y pensando; I learnt a lot from her aprendí mucho de ella
It is possible to learn yoga from a book He was learning the mandolin and piano
you must learn patience tienes que aprender a tener paciencia
They must learn discipline Self-motivation is hard to learn
to learn (how) to do sth aprender a hacer algo
he is learning to play the piano You will learn to appreciate your own worth You have to learn to face your problems to learn the [basics] It is possible to learn the basics in a short time
to learn sth by heart aprender(se) algo de memoria
...the old-fashioned method of learning facts by heart She made us learn the great passages by heart to learn one's [lines]
to learn one's lesson aprender la lección; escarmentar
The company failed to learn any lessons from this experience to learn the ropes Before buying their own pub, Sid and Cathy made sure they learnt the ropes as pub managers
2 (find out) enterarse de
You can learn a lot about a person by watching how he deals with a weeping toddler She was finally going to learn the truth about the past
to learn that enterarse de que
you may be surprised to learn that one fifth of our electricity comes from nuclear power stations When she learned [what] Peter had done, she wept
3 (show, teach) (incorrect usage) enseñar
that'll learn you para que escarmientes or aprendas; te está bien empleado; I'll learn you! ¡yo te enseñaré!
intransitive verb
1 (by study, practice etc) aprender
the children here are very eager to learn Experienced teachers help you learn quickly The problem with parenting is that you have to learn as you go along He had no technical, no trade union and no aviation experience but he learned quickly
it's never too late to learn nunca es tarde para aprender; he'll learn! ¡un día aprenderá!; ¡ya aprenderá!
to learn [about] sth At school he learned about words that have opposites
we are learning about the Romans estamos estudiando los romanos; to learn from experience aprender por experiencia; to learn from one's mistakes aprender de los errores (cometidos)
try to learn from your mistakes
2 (find out)
to learn of or about sth enterarse de algo
He had been devasted to learn of Mark's tragic death It was only after his death that she learned of his affair with Betty she was very upset to learn about this everyone ought to learn about parenting She observed guinea-pigs to learn about genetics
Verb Conjugations for aprender
Present Participle: aprendiendo
Past Participle: aprendido
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