09 October 2008

about years...

a gap year- taking a gap-year, year out or career break
A gap year (also known as "year out", "year off", "deferred year", "bridging year", "overseas experience", "time off" and "time out") is a term that refers to a prolonged period (often, but not always, a year) between a life stage. The most popular gap years are taken pre or during matriculation in a university or college, between college and graduate school and a profession, during a career change, pre or post marriage or having a first child and pre or post retirement. It is generally a practice undertaken by those from developed countries.
a year off
a sabbatical year- un año sabático
leap year- un año bisiesto
freshman year (university, school)nmprimer año (de estudios, universidad)

solar yearnmaño solar
lunar yearnmaño solar
seven-year itch
sensación de monotonía y aburrimiento tras estar siete años con la misma pareja

Alien says to man walking dog:
"I'm not an ambassador from my planet, I'm on my gap year."

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