"I like learning."
Translation:Ich lerne gern.
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Basically, you can only mag (mögen) something that is a noun. If you like an activity (a verb), you use gern(e). This is like saying "I learn gladly" in English - it might sound strange, but this is just how Germans say it. Not all translations can be word-for-word and still sound natural!
While it's possible to turn the verb lernen into a noun (das Lernen) to make a sentence using mag, that's not a common way to say it in German and would make you sound obviously foreign.
And, of course, you can add an impersonal es and then use it with an infinitive:
Ich lerne gern. = Ich mag es zu lernen.