French translation of 'year'
1. (= 12-month period) an m ⧫ année f
She’s done quite a bit of work this past year. Elle a fait pas mal de travail pendant l’année qui vient de s’écouler.
The school has been empty for ten years. L’école est vide depuis dix ans.
a year or two after I left un an ou deux après que je sois parti ⧫ une année ou deux après que je sois parti
The year was 1840. C’était en 1840.
last year l’an dernier
next year l’an prochain ⧫ l’année prochaine
every year tous les ans ⧫ chaque année
this year cette année
a year (= per year) par an
I only visit my brother once a year. Je rends visite à mon frère une fois par an seulement.
£3000 per year trois mille livres par an
in the year 2000 en 2000
all year round toute l’année
year in, year out année après année
year after year année après année
2. (referring to age) an m
to be 8 years old avoir 8 ans
She’s 8 years old. Elle a 8 ans.
an eight-year-old child un enfant de huit ans
a man of his years un homme de son âge
a woman of her years une femme de son âge
to put years on sb (informal) vieillir qn
to take years off sb (informal) rajeunir qn
3. (School, University) année f
the academic year (at school) l’année scolaire; (at university) l’année universitaire
year one (at school) cours m préparatoire
year seven sixième f
to be in year seven être en sixième
to be in year nine être en quatrième
4. (Business) (= financial year) exercice m
5. (for wine) année f ⧫ millésime m
years plural noun
(= a long time) des années
I haven’t laughed so much in years. Je n’ai pas autant ri depuis des années.
I hadn’t seen him for years. Je ne l’avais pas vu depuis de années. ⧫ Ça faisait des années que je ne l’avais pas vu.
We lived there for years. Nous y avons vécu pendant des années.
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Example Sentences Including 'year'
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In one year she ran a dozen marathons in as many months.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In the past twenty years, typical life expectancy has improved by two years per decade.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Despite this, he now enjoys a cordial relationship with the school and last year was asked to open his rebuilt old house.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
I could show you a woman aged 70 this year who is far more beautiful.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Organisations at least three years old were eligible.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The next year was a year of revolutions.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We are of the same generation, born within a year of one another.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We have been together for two years.The Sun (2016)
Will it still be here in a year's time?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Those early years are now long gone.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The triplets are in the same school year as Hendrix.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But in the following years the City reinvented itself as the leading destination for financiers to trade and hedge their newly floating currencies.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Economists have dreamed of such a tax and welfare revolution for years.The Sun (2009)
If the past is anything to judge by, the real impact of the 2016 year of revolution will not be fully understood until far in the future.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
People from these groups who need a transplant are waiting up to a year longer than white patients.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Set a time limit so you know you're not going to spend all next year feeling like this.The Sun (2015)
The aluminium price has risen about 55 per cent in two years.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
These animals can live 25 to 30 years of age.Smithsonian Mag (2017)
They end up forking out 305 a year too much for gas and electricity.The Sun (2016)
For much of the year the index traded sideways or downwards.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Twenty years ago the City would hire people with classics degrees.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Block out your appointments on the calendar a year ahead and let no one interfere with them.Christianity Today (2000)
It took me almost twenty years to confirm my suspicions.THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)
Rental purchase agreements typically involve the payment of high interest loans over a ten year period.Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)
The number and size of these cells is thought to become fixed by about the end of the first year of life.Coping with Bulimia (1987)
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'year' in Other Languages
British English: year /jɪə/ NOUN
A year is a period of twelve months, beginning on the first of January and ending on the thirty-first of December.
The year was 1840.
- American English: year
- Arabic: سَنَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: ano
- Chinese: 年
- Croatian: godina
- Czech: rok
- Danish: år
- Dutch: jaar
- European Spanish: año
- Finnish: vuosi
- French: année
- German: Jahr
- Greek: έτος
- Italian: anno
- Japanese: 年
- Korean: 연
- Norwegian: år
- Polish: rok
- European Portuguese: ano
- Romanian: an
- Russian: год
- Spanish: año
- Swedish: år
- Thai: ปี
- Turkish: yıl
- Ukrainian: рік
- Vietnamese: năm thời gian
Translation of year from the Collins English to French Dictionary