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How to say Last Year In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
去年きょねんキョネン
Pronunciation: kyonen
How to Say It Outloud: kyo-nen
Usage: Can be used to describe anything that happened during the previous year.
Example Sentence Japanese:去年、日本に行きました。
Example Sentence English:Last year, I went to Japan.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
昨年さくねんサクネン
Pronunciation: sakunen
How to Say It Outloud: sa-ku-nen
Usage: More formal term for 'last year', often used in written language and formal speeches.
Example Sentence Japanese:昨年、この会社に入りました。
Example Sentence English:Last year, I joined this company.

Dictionary

去年きょねんCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • last year
昨年さくねんCommon word
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • last year
前年ぜんねんCommon word
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • the preceding year; the previous year; last year
客年かくねん
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • last year
昨秋さくしゅうCommon word
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • autumn of last year; fall of last year
旧年きゅうねん
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • the old year; last year
昨年来さくねんらいCommon word
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • since last year
昨春さくしゅんCommon word
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • last spring; the spring of last year
最終学年さいしゅうがくねん
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • last year of school
去年末きょねんまつ
Noun
  • end of last year
旧年末きゅうねんまつ
Noun
  • end of last year
昨年夏さくねんなつ
Noun
  • summer of last year
旧臘きゅうろう
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • last December; end of last year
昨季さくき
Noun
  • last season (e.g. in sports); equivalent season last year
対前年比たいぜんねんひ
Noun
  • relative change from last year
前年同月ぜんねんどうげつ
Noun
  • same period of last year; the same month a year ago; year-ago month
現役合格げんえきごうかく
Noun
  • passing university entrance exams in the last year of high school (instead of failing then taking gap year(s))
昨夏さっか
Noun
  • last summer; summer of last year
まっきCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • last years; closing years; last days; closing days; end; last stage; final stages; terminal stage (of a disease)
晩年ばんねんCommon word
Noun
  • one's later years; final years (in life)

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