Without the capital S, would this be "We learn to speak"?
"Speak" is "sprechen." Also, if you're not using a modal or auxiliary verb (like "can," "may," "want to"), you need to put "zu" before the infinitive and add a comma: "Wir lernen zu sprechen."
I'm not sure you need a comma there if there's no object for the verb "sprechen". I could be wrong...
You're right, thanks. I've deleted it. The comma isn't wrong, but most people wouldn't put it there. It's only necessary for longer "zu" clauses--like you said, it's usually omitted if there's just a verb or a verb and an object.
My first language (Slovenian), also uses tongue for language, so you say "my mother tongue is Slovenian".
Likewise in Persian, the word "zabân" means both "Language" and "Tongue".
And in Spahish: lengua can also mean language even that we have a word for that also: lenguaje.
And same story in Polish: język means both language and tongue :)
"We learn languages" is a wrong translation of "Wir lernern Sprachen"? Really?
"Wir lernen SPAREN"...
It reminds me with arabic.
in arabic, tongue means a language as well.
'Wir lernen Sprach' is in the audio not wir lernen Sprachen
Why is "we learn languages" wrong? I put that and was told it should be "we study languages"
my native language also use it for both senses, but in English sound strange...
lernen means "to study" too. "We study languages" should be accepted.
I thought "study" was "studieren".
why not ''we learn idioms''?
That would be wir lernen Redensarten. "Idiom" in English does not mean "language". It means "expressão idiomática".
thks a lot!!
What's the difference between lernen and studieren? This looks like we have the German and English word mixed up!