year [jɪər]
   a. an m, année f
• next year l'an m prochain l'année f prochaine
• last year l'an m dernier l'année f dernière
• this year cette année
• a year ago last January il y a eu un an au mois de janvier
• a year in January il y aura un an en janvier (prochain)
• he earns $25,000 a year il gagne 25 000 dollars par an
• three times a year trois fois par an
• all the year round toute l'année
• year in, year out année après année
• every year tous les ans chaque année
• every other year tous les deux ans
• year on year + noun annuel ; + verb annuellement chaque année
• I haven't laughed so much in years ça fait des années que je n'ai pas autant ri
• in the year two thousand en l'an deux mille
• sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment condamné à 15 ans de prison
• financial year exercice m financier
   b. (age) he is six years old il a six ans
• in his fortieth year dans sa quarantième année
• he looks old for his years il fait plus vieux que son âge
• to get on in years prendre de l'âge
• it's put years on me! cela m'a vieilli de vingt ans !
• changing your hairstyle can take ten years off you changer de coiffure peut vous rajeunir de dix ans
• I feel ten years younger j'ai l'impression d'avoir rajeuni de dix ans
   c. (at school, university) année f
• he is first in his year il est le premier de son année
• she was in my year at school elle était de mon année au lycée
• he's in second year (University) il est en deuxième année ; (secondary school) ≈ il est en cinquième
* * *
[jɪə(r), jɜː(r)] 1.
1) (period of time) an m, année f

two years ago — il y a deux ans

all (the) year round — toute l'année

over the years — au cours des ans or des années

the year before last — il y a deux ans

year by year — d'année en année

year in year out — tous les ans

for the first time in years — pour la première fois depuis des années

it was a year ago last October that I heard the news — il y a eu un an en octobre que j'ai appris la nouvelle

it will be four years in July since he died — cela fera quatre ans en juillet qu'il est mort

it's a year since I heard from him — je n'ai plus de ses nouvelles depuis un an

in all my years as a journalist — dans toute ma carrière de journaliste

to earn £30,000 a year — gagner 30000 livres sterling par an

2) (indicating age)

to be 19 years old ou 19 years of age — avoir 19 ans

a two-year-old child — un enfant de deux ans

3) School, University année f
4) GB School (pupil)

first/second-year — ≈ élève mf de sixième/cinquième

years plural noun
1) (age) âge m

from her earliest years — dès son plus jeune âge

2) (colloq) (a long time)

but that would take years! — ça prendrait une éternité!

it's years since we last met! — ça fait un siècle qu'on ne s'est pas vus!

this job has put years on me! — ce travail m'a vieilli de dix ans!

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