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I have read like these sentences:

  • My dad has also taught me a lot about love.
  • My dad taught me a lot of things.

I am wondering if we can say "learned me" instead. So as to be

My dad has also learned me a lot about love.

Actually, I do not notice it in sentences when the subject is "My father". why is that?

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    The reason you don't notice this incorrect use of learned instead of taught so often with my father is probably because my dad is more informal (and sometimes "childish"). Children and people making casual online comments (native speakers or not) are more likely to be less proficient in English, and/or don't care much about correct grammar. Note that usages such as My dad learned me a lesson do occur with some adult native Anglophones, but this is totally non-standard dialect, usually indicating low educational achievement. – FumbleFingers Jul 19 at 12:23
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    The use of "earn" to mean "teach" is a colloquialism used in certain dialects. It's not something you should use -- unless you are very familiar with these dialects and the appropriate context in which you can copy them. There's a fine line between imitation and mockery, and an incorrect use may offend someone. – Andrew Jul 19 at 14:18
  • Am I the only one whose first thought at seeing "my father learned me" was to assume something sexual had happened? "Unlawful carnal knowledge" sort of thing. – nick012000 Jul 28 at 3:37
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No, you can't do that. The teacher teaches, the learner learns.

Some verbs work that way: there is one verb for the performer or doer, and another for the recipient. For example, in addition to teach and learn, there's borrow and lend.

You can say either one of these:

My dad taught me a lot about love.
I learned a lot about love from my dad.

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    True for proper English, though some dialects allow you to "learn" someone. OED calls that usage "vulgar" – Steven Burnap Jul 19 at 20:38

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