Freeform Writing Exercise B1
There are exceptions to the rule and these are quite frequent when using 'an' .
I would say 'année' is used more frequently than 'an'.
We say -
L' an 0
Le nouvel an
'Le Nouvel an chinois 2019 est l'année du cochon'
is an example when talking about the same year using both words.
Not easy ....
I am more confused than ever
In Cécile's advice all the 'an' examples mark out one year as opposed to other years, like pins in a calendar. Once you zoom in on the year and say something descriptive about it, like it's a good year, the year of the pig, the year when Hitler was born, then it becomes 'année'.
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