"What year was the year before last?"
it offered me 一昨年, but pronounced it as “いさくねん“ instead of “おととし“ . what's that? i can somewhat see that it seems to be another reading of the same characters, but what's the deal with that?
おととし and いっさくねん are two different readings of 一昨年 . Both have the same meaning, but いっさくねん is more formal and less common.
lmao I didn't know how to say 一昨年 (and I only remembered the formal way to say 一昨日) so I've just been guessing with いっさくねん!
一昨年は何年でしたか。 おととし isn't accepted in kanji form, but there you go for anyone wondering what it is.