#IOTW: (Happy New) Year :)

So, even though it’s the New Year, there is still a session going on for our lovable fellas. :)

For a light reading on English tips, why don’t we start with some idioms with the word ‘year’?  Here are some of them.

  1. All year round. Meaning: selama tahun tersebut.
  • Example:
    • “So, I can’t eat chocolate all year round?”

2. Not in a thousand years/not in a million years. Meaning: tidak akan terjadi.

  • Example:
    • Would you pet a cat?

    • Not in a thousand years!

  1.  Never in a thousand years/never in a million years. Meaning: tidak akan terjadi

  2.  Donkey’s years. Meaning: sudah lama atau waktu yang lama sekali dimana berhubungan dengan telinga keledai (donkey) yang panjang.

  • Example:
    • “Wow, I haven’t seen my high school mates in donkey’s years!”
  1. Take years off (of someone/something). Meaning: membuat seseorang terlihat muda. Idiom ini sering dipakai di iklan berbahasa Inggris.
  • Example:
    • “You look stunning dear, your hairdo has taken years off your face.”
  1. Year in, year out. Meaning: dari tahun ke tahun yang menjelaskan sesuatu terus terjadi setiap tahun. 
  • Example:
    • “This girl who lives next door seemed to adore you, she kept sending special things year in, year out.”
  1.  Autumn years. Meaning: hari-hari tua seseorang terutama yang telah berhenti bekerja.
  • Example:
    • “My grandfather is enjoying his autumn years playing with his grandsons.”
  1.  Light years away. Meaning: masih lama atau masih di masa depanFrasa ‘Light years away’ berhubungan dengan jarak bintang-bintang di angkasa dari bumi.
  • Example:
    • “Seeing a place like Paris is still light years away for me.”
  1. It’s been years (informal). Meaning: (tanpa memberikan secara spesifik angka berapa tahun tersebut) menyatakan bahwa sudah terjadi sejak lama.
  • Example:
    • It’s been years my grandmother stopped making cakes for that bakery.”
  1. Year by year. Meaning: setiap tahun.
  • Example:
    • Year by year, the social media users in Indonesia increased.”

That’s it fellas! I hope those idioms can be useful for you. Don’t forget to bookmark our website englishtips4u.com to find our previous sessions. Also, don’t forget to join our 2nd Anniversary #PhotoCompetition :D Happy New Year 2013!! Have a great evening!!

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on Tueaday, January 1, 2013.



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