Quick answer
"Learn" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "aprender", and "study" is a noun which is often translated as "el estudio". Learn more about the difference between "learn" and "study" below.
learn(
luhrn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to acquire knowledge of)
a. aprender
My children are learning different animal names.Mis hijos están aprendiendo los diferentes nombres de los animales.
2. (to find out)
a. enterarse de
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.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
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)
a. enterarse de
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.
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study(
stuh
-
di
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of learning)
a. el estudio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"I have to dedicate the entire day to study," said the apprentice."Tengo que dedicar el día entero al estudio," dijo el aprendiz.
2. (investigation)
a. el estudio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We're conducting a study on the effects of global warming on Arctic permafrost.Estamos realizando un estudio de los efectos del calentamiento global sobre el permagel ártico.
b. la investigación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How's your chimp study going?¿Cómo te va la investigación de los chimpancés?
3. (written report)
a. el estudio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Did you turn in the study on the effects of alcohol on the liver yet?¿Ya entregaste el estudio sobre los efectos del alcohol sobre el hígado?
4. (room)
a. el estudio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm in the process of remodeling my study.Estoy en el proceso de remodelar el estudio.
5. (music)
a. el estudio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm playing Liszt's Transcendental Study to practice playing with overlapping hands.Estoy tocando el Estudio Trascendental de Liszt para practicar tocando con las manos intercambiándose.
6. (art)
a. el estudio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Some of Michelangelo's studies are as impressive as his final works.Algunos de los estudios de Miguel Ángel son tan impresionantes como sus trabajos finales.
7. (branch of learning)
a. el estudio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tomas has a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies.Tomás tiene una licenciatura en Estudios Latinoamericanos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to learn about)
a. estudiar
We are studying the effects of air pollution on our city.Estamos estudiando los efectos de la contaminación del aire en nuestra ciudad.
9. (to analyze)
a. estudiar
The agents studied the video of the suspected man's confession.Los agentes estudiaron el video de la confesión del sospechoso.
b. investigar
They are studying the feasibility of building a tower here.Están investigando la viabilidad de construir una torre aquí.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to learn)
a. estudiar
You need to study more if you are going to pass your exam next week.Debes estudiar más si vas a pasar el examen la semana que viene.
b. preparar (an exam)
I've been studying for this exam for two months, so I hope I'll pass.Llevo dos meses preparando este examen, así que espero aprobarlo.
11. (review)
a. repasar
The test is at 11 am, so we have two more hours to study.El test es a las 11 am, así que tenemos dos horas más para repasar.
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