Is it better to say "I learned" or "I have learned English from a very young age"?

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I would say:

I learned English as a child. which means that I finished my studies of language when I was a child


I have been learning English since I was a child. which means that I am still learning English, but I started when I was a child.

  • Thank you for your reply. I have learned a lot from your answer. Is it customary to use present perfect after the preposition "from"? Another example would be : "I have studied English along with French from a very young age." Since learning is an ongoing process (in my case, anyhow), isn't the past simple a bit too finite?
    – Spellcheck
    Commented Jul 26, 2020 at 15:48

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