why use 5 ans, instead of 5 années?


Kwiziq community member

16 November 2016

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why use 5 ans, instead of 5 années?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Il y a + duration = Ago (expressions of time)"


Kwiziq community member

23 November 2016


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

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