apprendre à en tirer profit

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by shkara, May 5, 2011.

  1. shkara New Member

    English
    Hello,

    I'm finding difficulty with the following sentence:

    Le pays abrite environ 6% de la biodiversité de la planète, et a appris à en tirer profit ces dernières décennies.

    Does it means that the country learnt to make a profit or was taught to make a profit. Also, does the en in a appris à en tirer profit refer to la biodiversité?

    Thanks four your help!
     
  2. marnion Senior Member

    English/French
    perhaps something with "made the most of it"?
     
  3. LART01

    LART01 Senior Member

    La Haye Pays-Bas
    French-France
    has learned to take advantage of it in the past decades
     
  4. Franco-filly Senior Member

    Southern England
    English - Southern England
    Or perhaps better "in recent decades"
     
  5. shkara New Member

    English
    Thanks very much, makes a lot more sense now!
     

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