US: /ˈɫɝn/
UK: /lˈɜːn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

learn /lə:n/
  • ngoại động từ learnt /lə:nt/
    • học, học tập, nghiên cứu
    • nghe thất, được nghe, được biết
      • to learn a piece of news from someone: biết tin qua ai
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ);(đùa cợt), guộc duỵu âm phâng nội động từ
    • học, học tập
    • to learn by heart
      • học thuộc lòng
    • to learn by rate
      • học vẹt
    • I am (have) yet to learn
      • tôi chưa biết như thế nào, để còn xem đã

Advanced English dictionary

or (learned, learned)
1 ~ (sth) (from sb/sth) to gain knowledge or skill by studying, from experience, from being taught, etc: [VN] to learn a language / a musical instrument / a skill + I learned a lot from my father. + You can learn a great deal just from watching other players. + [V] She's very keen to learn about Japanese culture. + The book is about how children learn. + [V to inf, V wh-] He's learning to dance. + He's still learning how to dance. + [V wh-] Today we learnt how to use the new software. - DISCOVER
2 ~ (of / about) sth to become aware of sth by hearing about it from sb else: [V] I learnt of her arrival from a close friend. + [V (that)] We were very surprised to learn (that) she had got married again. + [V wh-] We only learned who the new teacher was a few days ago. + [VN] How did they react when they learned the news? [also VN that]
3 [VN] to study and repeat sth in order to be able to remember it
We have to learn one of Hamlet's speeches for school tomorrow.
4 ~ (from sth) to gradually change your attitudes about sth so that you behave in a different way: [V] I'm sure she'll learn from her mistakes. + [V (that)] He'll just have to learn (that) he can't always have his own way. + [V to inf] I soon learned not to ask too many questions.
Idioms: learn (sth) the hard way to find out how to behave by learning from your mistakes or from unpleasant experiences, rather than from being told
learn your lesson to learn what to do or not to do in the future because you have had a bad experience in the past
more at COST n., LIVE, ROPE n.
learn He's learning Spanish / to swim / how to drive.
study She studied chemistry for three years.
cram I can't go out tonight - I'm cramming for the exam.
revise (BrE) (AmE review) In this class we'll revise/review what we did last week.
practise (BrE) (AmE practice) If you practise speaking English, you'll soon improve.
rehearse We only had two weeks to rehearse the play.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 Often, learn of. find out, discover, hear (of), chance or hit upon, understand, gather, have revealed to one; determine, ascertain, uncover:
I learned today that you are leaving. I learned of your plans yesterday
2 be taught, be instructed in, master, become proficient (in), acquire knowledge (of):
I learned German at school.
3 understand, see the light, get the picture, Colloq catch on, get the idea, get it, Brit twig:
No matter how often they are told, some people never learn.
4 memorize, commit to memory, learn by heart:
Bolton was told to learn his part by the next day.

Collocation dictionary

1 gain knowledge/skill


a lot
I learned a lot from my father.
| quickly, soon
Children learn very quickly. They soon learn that bad behaviour is a sure-fire way of getting attention.


need to | be eager to, want to
He was eager to learn all she could teach him.
| have a lot to
I've got a lot to learn, haven't I?


learning about art
| from
She learned from watching others.
| through
Children learn through play.

2 become aware


be astonished to, be astounded to, be intrigued to, be surprised to
I was surprised to learn that he was only 24.
| be dismayed to, be saddened to


We first learned of the problem from her school.

Concise English dictionary

learnt|learns|learned|learninglɜrn /lɜːn
+gain knowledge or skills
+get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
+commit to memory; learn by heart
+be a student of a certain subject
+impart skills or knowledge to
+find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort