aprender

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aprender(
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prehn
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dehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to acquire knowledge)
a. to learn
En la clase de hoy vamos a aprender acerca de la Revolución francesa.In today's class we're going to learn about the French Revolution.
Con el tiempo aprenderás cómo andar en bicicleta.With time, you will learn how to ride a bike.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to acquire knowledge)
a. to learn
Voy a la escuela a aprender, pero también a jugar y a ver a mis amigos.I go to school to learn, but also to play and see my friends.
aprenderse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to learn by heart)
a. to memorize
Tienes que aprenderte los pasos del baile.You have to memorize the dance steps.
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aprender
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (adquirir conocimientos de)
a. to learn
2. (memorizar)
a. to memorize
aprender a hacer algoto learn to do something
3. (fig)
a.
aprendieron la lecciónthey learned their lesson
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. to learn
¡para que aprendas!that'll teach you!
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (memorizar)
a. to memorize
aprenderse algo de memoriato learn something by heart
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aprender
transitive verb
to learn
aprender algo de memoria to learn sth (off) by heart; memorize sth; aprender a hacer algo to learn to do sth
intransitive verb
to learn
pronominal verb
aprenderse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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