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"I am waiting for the New Year's holidays."

Translation:J'attends les vacances du nouvel an.

April 23, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ratchet111653

Nouvel an is the typical way to refer to New Year's? Are there other ways?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

"Le nouvel an" is an old set phrase.

You can use "la nouvelle année", as a way to avoid the hackneyed formula, though, if you send a greeting card.

Also, "les vacances du nouvel an" are much more often referred to as "les vacances de fin d'année" or "les vacances de Noël".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D9PyKDFm

Is the holiday always referred to as "les vacances" rather than "la fête"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

Actually, we use "les fêtes de fin d'année" which refers to the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year. If we take a few days off at this period, they are "les vacances de fin d'année" or "les vacances de Noël".

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