année blanche

sanguisso

Senior Member
french
Hello everyone. Can anyone help me translate année blanche" in english, that a school/academic year considered "lost" due to long period of riots and strikes. The government then closes all schools and academic facilities until further notice
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  • Wiwiwawa

    Member
    France
    année blanche means that the considered year is (for the subject concerned, i.e. here for studies) an empty year, a year which has been useless, unfruitful.
     

    broglet

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Je suis d'accord avec la grive solitaire #2 et franc 91 #6 "a lost year" (an invalid year does not suit the context)
     
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