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German - English (British) translations for "lernen"

"lernen" German translation




Lernen is a German verb which means 'to learn' in English. It refers to the process of acquiring knowledge, skills or information through study, experience or teaching.

Part of speech



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Meaning: to learn

Ich lerne Deutsch.

I am learning German.

Meaning: to study

Sie lernt für die Prüfung.

She is studying for the exam.

Meaning: to teach

Er lernt seinen Schülern Mathematik.

He teaches his students mathematics.

Meaning: to acquire knowledge

Kinder lernen schnell neue Wörter.

Children quickly learn new words.

Meaning: to memorize

Wir müssen viele Vokabeln lernen.

We have to memorize a lot of vocabulary.



  • ich lerne
  • du lernst
  • er/sie/es lernt
  • wir lernen
  • ihr lernt
  • sie/Sie lernen


  • ich lernte
  • du lerntest
  • er/sie/es lernte
  • wir lernten
  • ihr lerntet
  • sie/Sie lernten


  • ich werde lernen
  • du wirst lernen
  • er/sie/es wird lernen
  • wir werden lernen
  • ihr werdet lernen
  • sie/Sie werden lernen


  • ich hatte gelernt
  • du hattest gelernt
  • er/sie/es hatte gelernt
  • wir hatten gelernt
  • ihr hattet gelernt
  • sie/Sie hatten gelernt

Simple Past

  • ich lernte
  • du lerntest
  • er/sie/es lernte
  • wir lernten
  • ihr lerntet
  • sie/Sie lernten


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A1: Ich lerne Deutsch.

A1: I am learning German.

A1: Er lernt Klavier spielen.

A1: He is learning to play the piano.

A2: Wir haben gestern Mathe gelernt.

A2: We learned math yesterday.

B1: Du solltest mehr Zeit zum Lernen einplanen.

B1: You should schedule more time for studying.

B1: Sie hat in der Schule Englisch gelernt.

B1: She learned English at school.

B2: Ich habe vor zwei Jahren angefangen, Gitarre zu lernen.

B2: I started learning guitar two years ago.

C1: Nachdem ich meinen Abschluss gemacht hatte, wollte ich weiterhin lernen.

C1: After I graduated, I wanted to continue learning.

C1: Wenn ich genug Zeit hätte, würde ich gerne eine neue Sprache lernen.

C1: If I had enough time, I would like to learn a new language.

C2: Sobald er den Text gelesen hatte, konnte er das Thema besser verstehen.

C2: Once he had read the text, he could understand the topic better.

Advanced Description

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Learning is an essential part of human life and development. It allows individuals to acquire new knowledge, skills and abilities that can be used to improve their lives and the lives of others. Lernen is a fundamental aspect of education, as it enables students to gain a deeper understanding of various subjects and topics.

There are different ways in which people can learn. Some prefer to learn through reading books, while others prefer hands-on experience or visual aids such as videos or diagrams. Lernen can also occur through observation, imitation or trial-and-error. The most effective way to learn may vary depending on the individual's learning style and the subject matter being studied.

Lernen is not limited to formal education settings such as schools or universities. It can occur throughout one's entire life, as individuals continue to acquire new knowledge and skills through personal experiences, work, hobbies and other activities. Continuous learning is important for personal growth and development, as it allows individuals to adapt to changing circumstances and stay relevant in their fields.

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