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Daily Word (19 November 2014)


| ləːn |


  • verb (past and past participle ‘learned’, ‘learnt’ [British], with obj.)
    • to gain or acquire knowledge or or skill in sth. by study, experience, or being taught
      • to commit to memory
      • to become aware of sth. by information or from observation
    • (archaic) (informal) to teach sb.


  • learnability (noun)
  • learnable (adjective)


Old English leornian (“learn”; in Middle English also “teach”), of West Germanic origin; related to German lernen (cf. lore)

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: belajar
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • بلاجر (belajar)
  • Cebuano: pagkat-on, matuon
  • Deutsch: lernen
  • Español: aprender
  • Filipino: matuto
  • Français: apprendre
  • 한국어: 배우 (baeu)
  • Italiano: imparare, apprendere
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: រៀន (rien)
  • Latino: discoreperio, cognosco
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: သင်ယူ
  • 日本語: 学ぶ (まなぶ), 習う (ならう)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ຮຽນຮູ້ (hianhu)
  • ภาษาไทย: เรียน (reīyn)
  • தமிழ்: கற்று (kaṟṟu)
  • Tiếng Việt: học hỏi
  • 中文: 學習 / 学习 (xuéxí)


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