UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈl3ːrnɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlɝnɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lûrning)

From the verb learn: (⇒ conjugate)
learning is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [early, children's, adult] learning
  2. [blended, distance, online] learning
  3. the [fun, excitement] is in the learning
  4. a little learning is a [dangerous, powerful] thing
  5. put his learnings to use (in, by)
  6. try to make learning [fun, excited]
  7. [difficulties, progress, techniques] in learning
n as adj
  1. is a [long, difficult] learning process
  2. is part of the learning process
  3. use it as a learning experience
  4. consider it a learning experience
  5. has learning [difficulties]
  6. a steep learning curve
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. learn [math, the alphabet]
  2. learn a new [language, way]
  3. learning to [swim, read, speak Japanese]
  4. learn to [ignore, love, hate, despise]
  5. learn to be [responsible, respectful, kind]
  6. learn what it means to
  7. learned it [at school, in class]
  8. learn from [each other, life, your parents, the best, class]
  9. learn through [experience, example, doing]
  10. learn as you go
  11. learn [more, something, everything] about
  12. learned of your [past, book, opinions]
  13. learned over [time, the years]
  14. learn what to [do, say] when
  15. learn a (valuable) lesson
  16. learned the hard way (that)
  17. learn [quickly, slowly, gradually]
  18. learn a [poem, song] by heart
  19. learned something (new) today
  20. learn your place in [life, the world]
  21. learned during [the war, my childhood]
  22. [difficult, scary, frustrating] to learn that
  23. is slow to learn
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