In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verblearned, learnt
1.1(gain knowledge of)aprenderto learn English/the guitar — aprender inglés/(a tocar la) guitarra
- what did you learn in school today? — ¿qué aprendiste hoy en el colegio?
- you can learn a lot from watching him — se puede aprender mucho mirándolo
- to learn to + inf — aprender a + inf
- he's learning to read — está aprendiendo a leer
- I learned to keep my mouth shut — aprendí a callarme
- I've learned that from experience — eso me lo ha enseñado la experiencia
- you'll have to learn to live with it — vas a tener que acostumbrarte
- she quickly learned what to do — pronto aprendió lo que había que hacer
- he soon learned what was what — enseguida se dio cuenta de cómo eran las cosas
- you've got a lot to learn (about life) — tienes mucho que aprender todavía
- He also observed the students learning an aversion to investigating patients' social and psychological problems.
- He adds that he is no longer a dreadful student, has letters after his name, and has learnt a useful lesson from his North Sea mishap.
- Ormond Square was my first training ground, where I learnt my craft and developed a love for the beautiful game that I still have.
- He had grown his intellectual ego, by learning the art of retrospection and sober second thought.
- One way to tell a young soul from an old soul is to observe how quickly he learns karma's lessons in life.
- Here, a group of children are busy learning the basics of education these days through a theatre workshop.
- Neither does one want to waste time learning skills and information which will soon be as useless as hats for silt.
- One now asks whether cultural codes are learned in some language-like way.
- You would think, after the first 11 years, that the wise guys might have learned their lesson and moved their operations somewhere else.
- She was learning American thought and culture without any criticism.
- Their author has evolved into a prose sophisticate, and clearly learnt some important lessons along the way.
- Everyone gets more or less that same elementary education, learning basic history and to read and to do basic math.
- A child is learning unbelievable amounts of information.
- You mentioned that you could not be aware while learning a foreign language.
- For him, the key to settling successfully in a foreign culture is not just learning the language.
- I can't find a moral in the story, or a worth-while lesson to be learned of it.
- And rather than trust the author to go on developing and learning her trade, they dumped her.
- The gifted apprentice attaches himself early to a wise teacher, learning the craft at his hands, six or eight hours a day, every day of the week.
- On board were up to 130 cadets getting a general education as well as learning seamanship from the 20 staff.
- Attitudes are learnt through observation of those in relative power or seniority.
1.2(memorize)aprender de memoria
- Well, I think part of the problem is that the students are not learning and retaining the material.
- You try to concentrate on learning pertinent facts and are aware that what is now in vogue will eventually become dated.
- Your mind may contain stores of knowledge because you learn rapidly, and you retain what has been learned.
- Many of the chants and songs I learned are soon to fade from campus memory.
- Name by name, she learned them so that she could remember them later on when riding.
- We learned a large amount of information and did a mock theory test which has prepared us all for our theory test to get our provisional licences.
- Just wait and see how mobiles companies will try to make us learn a numeric user name rather than an alphabetic one.
- Previous studies of bilingual memory have primarily used word lists as materials to be learned.
- I haven't, for instance, recommended memorising great swathes of sporting statistics, or learning the eight times tables.
- It seems college instruction has moved or is moving back to memorization and rote learning.
- He learns bucket-loads of information, including the brazenly anti-union pitches made by the various nations.
- There is no information about where Ellen learned her tales or from whom.
- There is likely to be a real zest for learning facts and information.
1.3learned past participle(response) aprendido
2(become informed about)(details) enterarse dewe learned that she'd already left — supimos que ya se había ido
- they finally learned where/how he died — finalmente se enteraron de dónde/de cómo murió
- He said he was shocked beyond belief when he learned that literacy students were having their course cut.
- She sighed when she thought about all the information that she had learned that night.
- I was unaware of the seriousness of her illness until I learned of her death.
- He said he deleted the names when he learned the report would be made public, as he only had one witness.
- He learns his birth name as a teenager, but nothing more, and it is evident that this void has created a corresponding void in his soul.
- More can be learned of the conditions of prisoners in New Jersey than in either Connecticut or New York.
- We first learned of its existence when she was eight years old and began having vision problems.
- It is from him that I learned that liberation movements, revolution, terrorism live in a world of their own and create their own etymology.
- Those were the same words a second-in-command had said when learning Jasmine's name three long years ago.
- Their grandfather had come to rescue them when he learned of their existence.
- Despite Lynn being in Honors, she was a big slacker and the teacher had learned this bit of information a long time ago.
- He learns that three other names have been suggested to go.
- She was in her early fifties and her death was learned of with great regret by all who knew her during her short stay.
- As usual there was a small turn out for the meeting but those who did attend learned a great deal of new information.
- Being younger than her I learned loads of things by simple observation.
- She only learned of her death when she returned for a home visit last week.
- His passing last week was learned of with very deep and genuine regret within this community.
- Her family was not consulted, and only learned of her death a month later.
- The Leader of the House is saying that the Minister did not have enough time to discover on what date he learnt a piece of information.
- I first learned of this incident more than 20 years ago.
3criticized(teach)that'll learn him! — ¡así aprenderá!
- So the help you got has learned you to have faith in yourself.
intransitive verblearned, learnt
1(gain knowledge)aprenderI've learned from my mistakes — he aprendido de mis errores
- will he ever learn? — ¡cuándo aprenderá!
- it's never too late to learn — nunca es tarde para aprender
2(become informed)to learn about / of sth — enterarse / saber de algo
- I learned about her promotion from a friend — me enteré / supe de su ascenso por un amigo
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