l'année où Hitler est né....that would be a precise time an action took place, right? The lesson confirms that such a date would be an, not année.

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Ann

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29 March 2019

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l'année où Hitler est né....that would be a precise time an action took place, right? The lesson confirms that such a date would be an, not année.

This question relates to:
French writing exercise "Going back in time"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

8 April 2019

8/04/19

Hi Ann,

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 

L'an 2000

'Le Nouvel an chinois 2019 est l'année du cochon'

is an example when talking about the same year using both words.

Not easy ....

 

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