How to Express Years in English

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This English calendar video will teach you how to express years in English.
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[Part 1]

Hello, everyone.

In this video, we are going to talk about how to express the year in English.

Ok, it’s a little bit difficult, but I know after this video, you will understand…and you’ll be able to do it very well.

Let’s take a look.

So, on the board, I wrote some years.

Ok…

So, you just have to listen and follow me.

The first year up here, is the year I was born.

Yes, I’m quite old.

So how would we express this year in English?

We’re going to look at the first part.

“Nineteen.”

…and the last part, “Seventy-five.”

So, we’re going yo divide that into “Nineteen seventy-five”.

“Nineteen seventy-five.”

Never, never, never, never, never say “one thosuand nine hundred and seventy-five”.

No.

The way to express this year:

“Nineteen seventy-five.”

Let’s look at the next one.

This is “Nineteen seventy-five.”

This is “Nineteen ninety-nine.”

Ok…

“Nineteen seventy-five.”

“Nineteen ninety-nine.”

The next one…Ok….

This is a little different because…ahh…there’s three zeros.

So, for this year, we only say, “two thousand”.

Ok, there’s one way to say it.

“Two thousand.”

The next one.

Ok…

Now, the next one…there’s actually two ways to express it in English.

One way is, “two thousand one”.

Another way is, “tweny-oh-one”.

Ok…

“Two thousand one.”

Or…

“Tweny-oh-one.”

Ok, remember, ‘zeros’ we can call “oh”.

“Tweny-oh-one.”

The next one.

“Two thousand twelve.”

Or…

“Twenty twelve.”

Again, there’s two ways.

“Two thousand twelve.”

“Twenty twelve.”

Next one…similar.

“Two thousand thirteen.”

“Twenty thirteen.”

And the last one…in the future…

“Twenty twenty.”

Or…

“Two thousand twenty.”

Ok…so from here…going all the ‘two thousands’, there’s two ways to express it.

So, sometimes that’s confusing.

So, let’s go through the list again.

“Nineteen seventy-five.”

“Nineteen ninety-nine.”

“Two thousand.”

“Two thousand one.”

Or…

“Tweny-oh-one.”

“Two thousand twelve.”

Or…

“Twenty twelve.”

“Two thousand thirteen.”

“Twenty thirteen.”

“Two thousand twenty.”

Or…

“Twenty twenty.”

Alright…

So that’s how we express years in English.

Let’s do some more practice.

3:05 [PART 2]

Ok, so let’s take a look at a few questions, so we can understand how to use ‘year’ in a sentence.

Questions one here:

“What year is it now?”

“What year is it now?”

Because it’s now, we want to start our sentence with “It’s”.

“What year is it now?”

“It’s two thousand twelve.”

Or…

“Twenty-twelve.”

Ok, “What year is it now?”

“It’s Twenty-twelve.”

Again, you should use “it’s”, but of course it’s ok just to say the year.

But I prefer a full sentence.

“It’s two thousand twelve.”

Let’s look at the next question.

“What year were you born?”

“What year were you born?”

Again, you came out of your mother…as a baby…

“What year were you born?”

Ok, with the ‘years’, you want to use the preposition ‘in’.

Ok…

Now, with ‘days’, we use the preposition ‘on’.

With ‘months’, we use the preposition ‘in’.

And with ‘years’, we must use the preposition ‘in’.

So, “What year were you born?”

“In nineteen seventy-five.”

Ok, that’s the year I was born.

“In nineteen seventy-five.”

The last question.

Very important to Korea.

“When is the Pyeongchang Olympics?”

Ok, coming soon.

“When is the Pyeongchang Olympics?”

“In”, ok, again, ‘in’ is our preposition.

“In two thousand eighteen.”

Or…

“In twenty eighteen.”

Alright…

So those are a few examples of how to use it in a sentence.

Ahh..I hope you understand these examples.

Using years…ahhh..is very…very easy.

Ok, they’re easy to express.

Just remember to use the preposition ‘in’.

Ok…

That’s it for ‘years’ and I will see you next video.

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