年 (nian): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 2, 2018

年 (Chinese PinYin: [nián]; traditional Chinese:年) may mean: (1) noun. year: 去年 (last year); (2) noun. annual: 年报 (annual report); (3) noun. age: 年满十八 (be 18 years old); (4) noun. one of the periods of life: 老年 (the elderly); (5) noun. period in history: 明朝末年 (last years of the Ming Dynasty); (6) noun. things for the New Year: 年货 (New Year purchases); (7) measure word. year: 四年一届 (four-year term). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

1. How to pronounce 年?

Chinese Pinyin: [nián]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 年

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3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 年.

Fixed expression: 每年 (every year), 新年 (new year), 青年 (youth), 童年 (childhood), 老年 (old age), 年初 (beginning of the year), 年代 (age), 年底 (the end of the year ), 年度 (annual), 年饭 (New Year’s Eve family dinner), 年会 (annual meeting), 年级 (grade), 年报 (annual report),

Collocation: 2019年 (year 2019), 新年好 (Happy New Year), 年发电量 (annual power generation), 年满十八 (be 18 years old), 老年疾病 (disease of old age), 老年人 (senior citizen),

Idioms: 百年不遇 (not seen in a hundred years), 百年之好 (lasting harmony), 不惑之年 (40 years old), 长年累月 (year in, year out), 度日如年 (one day seems like a year), 年轻气盛 (be young and aggressive),

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4. How to use 年 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 年.

4.1 大家新年好,祝愿大家万事顺意!

Translation: Happy New Year, everyone. Best wishes to you!

4.2 2018年是狗年.

Translation: 2018 is a Year of the Dog.

4.3 年幼的和尚每天早晨当当地敲钟。

Translation: The young monk clangs the bell every morning.

4.4 肯德基在北京的第一家店已经有30年了,但它仍然是国内市场的卫冕冠军。

Translation: It may have been 30 years since its first store in Beijing, but KFC is still the reigning champion of the domestic market.

4.5 年轻的中国人使用屌丝(意思是失败者)这个词语来嘲笑自己的地位低下。

Translation: The phrase diaosi meaning ‘loser’ is used by young Chinese to poke fun at their own low status.

4.6 那倒提醒我了。明天是我的钻石婚周年纪念日。

Translation: That reminds me. My diamond anniversary is tomorrow.

4.7 我是一个刚刚结婚超过一年的丁狗族。

Translation: I’m a DINKWAD who’s been married for just over a year.

4.8 这些年头, 我们看了不少尬演, 这些是其中最差的代表作.

Translation: Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of awful acting, and these scenes represent some of the very worst.

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