Episode 29 – Mixing “an” with “année” will be a thing of the past

Welcome to the twenty-ninth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. The beginning of the year is the perfect opportunity to study the difference between “an” and “année”. I know that a lot of you get mixed up and don’t really understand how to choose one or the other. Today, let’s cover together a few simple rules that will make your French easier. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • The rules to choose between “an” and “année”
  • The rules to choose between “jour” and “journée”
  • A cheat sheet to download with the tips from today’s episode



Share your answers in the comment section

I’m really looking forward to your answers to my little challenge. After a few contributions, I will post the answer to the quizz. Do you have any other word pair that you struggle to use in French? Is there something that you can’t seem to master no matter how hard you try? Don’t hesitate to share with me in the comment section.

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12 thoughts on “Episode 29 – Mixing “an” with “année” will be a thing of the past

    • Caro says:

      Coucou Cayla, are you new here? First time I see you commenting. Bienvenue bienvenue si c’est le cas. Merci pour tes réponses, très bon travail ! 🙂

  1. Russ Candfield says:

    Salut Caro,

    Merci pour le nouveau leçon.

    Voici mes réponses:

    1. Ma cousine vient de fêter ses 5 ans.

    2. Chaque année , on part en vacances dans la sud de la France.

    3. 2019 c’etait vraiment une année horrible (describing?).

    4. Tu vas à la montagne combien de fois par an? (frequency)?

    Bonne soirée

  2. Michael X says:

    Salut Caro, merci pour cet épisode. J’ai un petit doute –
    Vous avez dit ‘Tu reste combien de jours à Paris?’ quand vous parliez jour vs journée. Mais pour an vs année, on doit utiliser année avec ‘combien de’. Je suis un peu confus ici 🙂 Merci.

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