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  1. Newbie
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    You're learning

    I heard that sentence in drama Bosch.

    Brasher stayed at Bosch's house last night.

    The next morning, Bosch saw Brasher in new clothes while he was shaving.
    She was arranging her clothes in her bag.
    So, Bosch cames to her and said "You're learning."

    She said
    " That's right. I even got my own car."

    Bosch said
    "That's how you do it."

    Bosch have to go work early that morning,
    so bosch is leaving soon and Brasher looks like preparing to leave too.

    What does "You're learning" mean in that situation?

    I don't understand

    it means Brascher knew that Bosch should leave early?

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    #2

    Re: You're learning

    Without more context it is impossible to say.

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    Re: You're learning

    I think it means that she's learning that, if she stays overnight, she has to look after herself in the morning. For example, he doesn't have time to drive her home so she can change for work.

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    Re: You're learning

    Thank you for your quick answer!

    but I'm wondering if the verb 'learn' can be used in present progressive form when it means 'to become informed', not 'acquire knowledge'
    (because 'know' can't be used in present progressive form normally)

    You mean he supposes she 'knew' that she has to look after herself, right?
    If he intend that meaning, isn't that more correct "You learned."?

    I couldn't find any example sentense that 'learn' is used like that.

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    Re: You're learning

    Quote Originally Posted by mngd View Post
    Thank you for your quick answer!

    but I'm wondering if the verb 'learn' can be used in present progressive form when it means 'to become informed', not 'acquire knowledge'
    (because 'know' can't be used in present progressive form normally)
    Yes it can be used in the progressive form. "You're learning" is a very common thing to say. Becoming informed about something is acquiring knowledge. She's learning over time. She didn't learn all this at once.


    You mean he supposes she 'knew' that she has to look after herself, right?
    No, I don't think that's implied. For example, he doesn't necessarily know she has her car downstairs until she tells him.

    If he intend that meaning, isn't that more correct "You learned."?
    See above. No doubt she hasn't learned all his rules yet.
    I couldn't find any example sentense that 'learn' is used like that.
    Well, you have found an example sentence using learn like that, because you posted it!

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