"Ich lerne gern."

Translation:I like learning.

March 27, 2013



You use mögen when you like a noun:
Ich mag das Auto.
You use gern or gerne when you like the verb, the action:
Ich fahre gern.

February 23, 2015


What about gefällt?

March 7, 2015


Some one said that it is what there in the German version of Facebook for "likes."

June 23, 2015


Are gern and gerne interchangeable? Wiktionary says they are. So are these both OK and equivalent?

  • Ich lerne gern.

  • Ich lerne gerne.

October 20, 2013


Both okay. And the meaning is absolutely the same.

October 21, 2013


Thanks God, they don't have genders for verbs! :D

January 8, 2019


So I said I learn happily, and it said it was wrong, even thought the correct translation is I learn gladly. Adn happily was one of the suggestions to use!

March 27, 2013


I agree. "I like to learn" seems like it'd use the infinitive "lesen." But since "lerne" is definitely conjugated for the first person singular ("I learn"), and since "gern" is an adverb, I think "I learn happily" should certainly work.

Is there a reason why it wouldn't?

April 11, 2013


Well, "I like to learn" is the better translation, closer to the meaning of "Ich lerne gern".

"I learn gladly" suggests you are actually learning (which the German original does not) - the grammatical construction should be none of a translator's concern.

When you say absolutely the same thing in Italian, it would be "Mi piace apprendere" and you should NOT translate this with "It pleases me to learn"

October 21, 2013


Can someone please 'simply' explain the position of adverbs such as 'gern(e)'. Do all adverbs that modify the verb follow straight after? So for this question the structure is S + V + Adverb , ta.

January 4, 2016


Question for you all English speakers: I like to learn and I like learning are correct?

December 31, 2015



January 27, 2016


I wrote "I like learning" and it was not accepted. I will report it.

November 19, 2016


I wrote "I like to learn" and that was not accepted...

August 27, 2017


Why does this program use "gern" as "to like" instead of "mag"?

My german speaking friend says "gern" is "gladly" and not neccesarily associated with liking something.

He says "mag" is what people usually use when they want to say they like something. Like "Ich mag lernen."

November 17, 2015


Use mögen for liking an object, say Bier. When you say you like to do something, you use the gern construction. (and it also does mean gladly)

November 17, 2015


Yet I believe you could say Ich mag Lernen. Lernen noun- learning

August 27, 2016


From this discussion, it sounds like 'Ich mag lernen' might be wrong, since 'learning' is a verb. If you use the noun 'knowledge' you might say 'Ich mag Wissen.'

November 5, 2017


I submitted the exact translation as was written above, but duo translated it as "revise." Is this also correct?

September 7, 2017


Similar to the Dutch graag, isn't it ?

November 6, 2015


Ja, Noviszz, dat klopt: ik leer graag = ik leer met plezier = ik vind leren plezierig = ik mag graag leren ("a little outdated")

July 16, 2017


"I learn gladly" or "I gladly learn" doesn't work?

June 7, 2016


That's what I put, and it was marked wrong. It's the literal translation.

July 15, 2016


I'm also wondering this. Would someone know if there's a reason why it's not accepted as correct?

December 25, 2016


Why "Ich trinke gerne" and "Ich lerne gern"?

December 18, 2016


Apparently gerne and gern can be used interchangeably.

April 21, 2017


It says "Ich lerne gern", I write "I like to learn" but it says wrong, it has to be "I like to revise". What is this about?

September 21, 2017


How would you say,

"I love to learn."

December 21, 2015


,,Ich liebe lernen'' oder ,,Ich liebe es, zu lernen." I can't rightly explain the grammar behind the latter one; it's a word order I picked up while immersing in the language. Hope that helps :)

April 8, 2016


I also heard that when you hate to do something, you say "Ich gar nicht gern (Verb). Am I correct?

May 15, 2016


I like to revise? Doesn't make sense...

September 6, 2017


'Revise' is BritEng for 'review, study'.

March 21, 2019


When do i put "e" at the end of gern??

May 5, 2018


It is totally optional. The meaning is the same.

May 31, 2018


Ich trinke gerne. Ich lerne gern. Why one is gerne and another one is gern? makes me confused about the rule...

August 21, 2018


yes I am confused on this as well

May 1, 2019


Is one for when in English you would -ing following a verb?

May 1, 2019


Gern it's like "volentieri" if you speak/are familiar with italian :)

February 6, 2019


I literally just joined so if anyone can help me with anything that would be great. Please and thank you.

May 1, 2019


what is the difference between gern and mögen? When do you use which one?

Is: "Ich mag lernen" not the same as "Ich lerne gern"?

December 30, 2014


"mögen" is used when the subject likes a noun, and "gern" is used when the subject likes a verb :)

November 18, 2015


Where do we use gern v.s. gerne??

July 25, 2016


From the Tips & Notes:
What's the difference between gern and gerne? They're just variations of the same word. There's no difference in terms of meaning or style. You can use whichever you like best.

August 9, 2016


Is it just me or does the pronunciation of "gern" sound like it has an "L" in it in this exercise? I've not heard it in that word in the other exercises.

November 2, 2017


This might be outdated by the time someone reads this, because the text-to-speech changes all the time, but I barely heard "ich" at all. At the fast speed, it sounds like "chlerne," and the fist time this question came up I typed "lerne gern."

July 11, 2019
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