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British English: /ləːn/
American English: /lərn/

Translation of learn in French:

transitive verb prét, pp learned ou learnt

  • 1 (through study, practice)
    (language, facts, trade)
    (skills) from de
    to learn to do, to learn how to do
    apprendre à faire
    I learned a lot from her
    elle m'a beaucoup appris
    what we learned from the experiment was that …
    ce que nous pouvons tirer de l'expérience, c'est que …
    what did we learn from it?
    qu'est-ce que cela nous a apporté?
    there is a lesson to be learned from this
    on peut tirer une leçon de ceci
    we learned all about computers
    nous avons tout appris sur les ordinateurs
    to learn to live with somebody/something
    s'adapter à quelqu'un/quelque chose
  • 2 (discover) See examples: to learn that … we'll soon learn whether he succeeded
    nous saurons bientôt s'il a réussi
  • 3
    (British English) (teach) See examples: I'll soon learn you!
    je t'apprendrai, va!
    that'll learn you!
    ça t'apprendra!

intransitive verb prét, pp learned ou learnt

  • 1 (acquire knowledge) to learn about something
    apprendre quelque chose
    to learn from ou by experience
    apprendre à force d'expérience
    to learn from one's mistakes
    tirer la leçon de ses erreurs
    it's been a learning experience
    ça a été une expérience pleine d'enseignements
    you'll learn!
    un jour tu comprendras!
    it's never too late to learn
    il n'est jamais trop tard pour apprendre
  • 2 (hear information)
    that que
    to learn of ou about somebody's death
    apprendre la mort de quelqu'un


you live and learn

c'est une bonne leçon

Phrasal verbs

learn off

learn [something] off, learn off [something]
apprendre [quelque chose] par cœur

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