Is there a difference between "l'année passée" and "l'année dernière" or can they both mean "last year"? Thanks!

PatrickC1Kwiziq community member

Is there a difference between "l'année passée" and "l'année dernière" or can they both mean "last year"? Thanks!

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Patrick,

this is a question about nuance which, of course, benefits from the input of a native speaker. That said, I would say that they are about as similar to each other as "last year" and "the year past".

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Is there a difference between "l'année passée" and "l'année dernière" or can they both mean "last year"? Thanks!

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