why use 5 ans, instead of 5 années?

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why use 5 ans, instead of 5 années?

Asked 4 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Il y a cinq ans = 5 years ago, where each year is a period of time.
Each of these periods has a duration = 365 days and are counted from 1 Jan to the 31 Dec.
The time period = un an, but the time duration of each period = une année.
Hope this helps.
Alan

why use 5 ans, instead of 5 années?

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