Translation of "learn" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /lɜːn/ us /lɜrn/ past tense and past participle UK/US learned, past tense and past participle UK learnt

A1 to get knowledge or a new skill

I learned / a lot about computers.
I’m learning to drive.

B1 to make yourself remember some writing

aprender de memoria
How do actors learn all those lines?

B1 to be told facts or information that you did not know

enterarse (de)
We were all shocked to learn of his death.
I only learned about the accident later.

to start to understand that you must change the way you behave

aprender, escarmentar
She’ll soon learn that she can’t treat people so badly.
You learn from your mistakes.

(Translation of “learn” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ləːn/ (past tense, past participles learned, learnt)

to gain knowledge or skill (in)

A child is always learning
She wants to learn French
She is learning (how) to swim.

to get to know

enterarse, saber
It was then that I learned that she was dead.
learned /-nid/ adjective

having or showing great learning

culto, erudito
a learned professor.
learner noun

a person who is in process of learning

principiante, aprendiz
a foreign language learner
Be patient – I’m only a learner
(also adjective) a learner driver.
learning noun

knowledge which has been gained by learning

conocimientos, aprendizaje
The professor was a man of great learning.
learner-friendly adjective

that is easy or simple for use in learning

de fácil manejo/aprendizaje
This textbook is designed to be learner-friendly.
learning outcome noun

the particular knowledge, skill, or behaviour/behavior which a student should have learnt after a period of study

resultados de aprendizaje
The learning outcomes of a programme or module state what it is intended that students will be able to do as a result of completing the learning process.

(Translation of “learn” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)