This Year, Next Year=今年,明年

qián nián, qù nián, jīn nián, míng nián  
前年,去年, 今年,明年  

The previous year was 2008. qián nián shì èr líng líng bā nián.  

去年是2009年。 Last year was 2009. qù nián shì èr líng líng jiǔ nián.  

今年是2010年。 This year is 2010. jīn nián shì èr líng yī líng bā nián.  

明年是2011年。 Next year is 2011. míng nián shì èr líng yī yī nián.  

后年是2012年。 Next year is 2012. hòu nián shì èr líng yī èr bā nián.  

去年是牛年。 Last year was the year of Ox. qù nián shì niú nián.  
今年是虎年。 This year is the year of Tiger. jīn nián shì hǔ nián.  
明年是兔年。 Next year will be the year of Rabbit. míng nián shì tù nián.


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