apprendre à

Keith Bradford

Senior Member
English (Midlands UK)
Could you please confirm my supposition that in the following context, apprit à means informed and not learnt from? Many thanks.

Context: Project of collaboration between a museum in Brussels and one in Paris.

"Après trois ans de travail avec nos collègues de Bruxelles, Mme X, directrice du Musée ..... de Belgique apprit à Mme Y, directrice du musée ..... de Paris, que ce projet n’aurait pas de suite.

...Mme Y me transmit cette lettre ainsi annotée : « .../ eh bien on ne le fera / qu’à Paris, mais on / le fera »."
 
  • bobepine

    Senior Member
    Canada, English & French
    Absolutely, Keith! If Ms. X had heard the news from Ms. Y, it would have been apprit de.
     
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