Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Years"

The meaning of "Years" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa Recent years have witnessed the posthumous inflation of the role of the hobbyist Alice Austen into that of a pioneering documentarian.?
A: It means something that she did as a hobby when she was alive has taken on greater importance since her death. It has also become a great historical resource, and what she did when she alive has become more significant.
Q: O que significa For the first 27 years of his life,?
A: @JOHNNYJOESTAR: Until he was 27 years old
Q: O que significa over the three years?
A: "Over the three years of your training, you'll learn how to be an electrician."
"Over the ten years I was in the Army, I didn't leave the country once."

"over the three years" and "during the three years" mean the same thing.
"In those three years," is referring to three years that aren't currently occuring.
"In these three years," is referring to three years that are currently occuring.
Q: O que significa Thirty years in the making,?
A: It means it started 30 years ago and is still being made.
Q: O que significa I know for years I bought into that lie?
A: Another way to say the phrase "For years I bought into that lie" is "I believed in that lie for many years". In this case, "bought into" means that you invested trust into something.

Example sentences using "Years"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com for 10 years.
A: for ... years often associate with 'present perfect continuous '
1. I have been studying english for ten years
2. He has been working at that company for ten years
3. i haven't been dancing for ten years
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com I've been here several years ago.

Is it(have pp + ago) correct?

Are you talking like this?

Thanks.

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A: Examples:
Yes! I remember, I've been here several years ago.

This place looks familiar... I think I have been here many years ago.

Yes, I've been here a couple years ago.

Yes I've been there, 7 years ago.

These are all commonly used.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com good for (two years or something).
A: You can use this expression in a few different ways.

Good for (a certain amount of time) = will last for
The new roof will be good for two years.
Meaning = The new roof will be of good quality for two years

Good for (something)= is helpful for
This new app is good for linguists.
Meaning = This new app is helpful for linguists

Good for (an illness) = will remove
Drinking whiskey is good for a cold.
Meaning = Drinking whiskey will help remove a cold

There is also an expression ‘good for nothing’ = useless, although it’s a little bit old-fashioned
That boy is good for nothing = he is useless
It can also be used as a noun:
He is a real good for nothing.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com I have total of over 7 years of experience working as a designer, with 5 years as a creative fashion designer..
A: はい、とても自然です
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Over the years.
A: Over the years, the town has grown into a large city.

His coin collection has increased in value over the years.

Synonyms of "Years" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre in a few years e in the next few years ?
A: You can use either one - but when you say "in the next few years" it could mean that you will be doing it within the next few years and "in a few years " could mean that you will wait for a few more years until you try it. Hope that makes sense haha
Q: Qual é a diferença entre I’ve been working for 5 years. e I worked for 5 years. ?
A: working indicates present tense. Worked is past tense. in working you are currently employed and in worked you are not.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre for the past few years e over the past few years ?
A: They mean the same, but saying "over the past few years" would sound more natural (:
Q: Qual é a diferença entre I've been learning English for two years. e I've learned English for two years. ?
A: @prominencial: "Been learning" means you still are learning now. "Have learned" means you once learned but you are not currently learning.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre I haven't spoken to her in years. e I haven't spoken to her for years. ?
A: They are both acceptable and mean the same thing, but "in years" is much more common.

Translations of "Years"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? This was 7 years ago. Time is passing quickly. In an informal way?
A: This was 7 years ago, time goes so quickly.

That's a way of saying it more casually, I suppose.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I am older many years than you
A: You can say "I'm many years older than you" or more commonly "I'm much older than you."
I'll give you audios for both :)
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Another two years {is / are ?} ... (e.g. required to complete the new building.)
A: 'another two years' is always a measuring noun because of 'another'. so you can only use 'is', no matter what comes after
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? in the past 20 years, I had been loved by my parents. I can never feel any love anymore since they leaved me.
A: In the past 20 years, I have been loved by my parents. However I can never feel love anymore ever since they left me.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Hello!I Nastya.I'm from Ukraine.I'm 15 years old.And I ' people about their age to communicate.
A: Hello! I'm Nastaya. I'm from Ukraine. I'm fifteen years old, and I would like to talk with people that are about my age.

Other questions about "Years"

Q: When I was 16 years old, I went to Philadelphia and New York city which I wanted to go since I was 13. I was excited but so scared because I went there without my family. But thanks to host family, I could enjoy my first America life. In school, I learned Spanish and the history of America. One of my school friends whose name is Gavin was so talkative and funny that I played with him a lot. One day, I went to New York city which was my dream city and bought many souvenirs and gifts for my family and friends. I also bought a make up stuff. Time was so fast than I have thought and I came back to Korea. I can't forget every moment of America. And I really want to go back to America. soa natural?
A: × When I was 16 years old, I went to Philadelphia and New York city which I wanted to go since I was 13.
✓ When I was 16 years old, I went to Philadelphia and New York City because I had always wanted to go since I was 13.

× But thanks to host family, I could enjoy my first America life.
✓ But thanks to my host family, I enjoyed my experience of American life.

× In school, I learned Spanish and the history of America.
✓ In school, I learned Spanish and the history of America.

× One day, I went to New York city which was my dream city and bought many souvenirs and gifts for my family and friends.
✓ One day, I went to New York City which I had dreamed of going and bought many souvenirs and gifts for my family and friends.

× I also bought a make up stuff.
✓ I also bought make up stuff.

× Time was so fast than I have thought and I came back to Korea.
✓ My time in America passed by faster than I'd thought when I came back to Korea.

Q: 1. I haven't seen you in years.
2. I haven't seen you in a while.
3. I haven't seen you around for a while.
4. Long time no see.

Please list it in the order we haven't met for a long time.
A: If it's the order from the shortest to longest time it would be:

I haven't seen you around for a while. (Since it's more specific that it was just in a certain place. But he or she must be updated about her)

I haven't seen you in a while. ( meaning, the person didn't get any update nor see him/her in a while)

Long time no see.
(No specific timeline, just long... So it might or might not be too long)


I haven't seen you in years.
(Well you have the word years. HAHAHAH)
Q: What does "a few years down the line" mean?

If it still bothers you a few years down the line, make another crack at it on your own time, nights and weekends.
A: A few years in the future

This could be anywhere from 3-7 years later
Q: …over the past few years in Japan.
…in Japan over the past few years.

Which is correct?
A: @zu-chan Both are correct. Over the last few years in Japan, *something happened.*. (Over the last few years in Japan, public health has improved, or more people have quit smoking, or the homelessness rate has decreased.) Maybe you want to highlight what has happened in Japan. Or, In Japan over the last few years, *something happened.*. (In Japan over the past few years, pubic health has improved, or more people of quit smoking, or the homelessness rate has decreased.” Maybe you want to emphasize what has happened in Japan compared to other countries.
Q: Because I spent 5 years in Paris, I have a lot of great things to say about it. There are many amazing buildings, restaurants, and shops. If you go to Paris, I suggest you should go to several places no matter what. soa natural?
A: × Because I spent 5 years in Paris, I have a lot of great things to say about it.
✓ Since I spent 5 years in Paris, I have a lot of great things to say about it.

× If you go to Paris, I suggest you should go to several places no matter what.
✓ If you go to Paris, I suggest you go to several places no matter what.

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