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Noun (futsuumeishi)
age, era, period, dateépoque, génération, périodeRegierungsperiode, Epoche, Periode, Zeitalter

ON: ネンKUN: とし
year, counter for years

ON: ダイ, タイKUN: か.わる, かわ.る, かわ.り, か.わり, -がわ.り, -が.わり, か.える, よ, しろ
substitute, rate, charge, generation, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., age, period, replace, convert, change, fee

Example sentences
1990年代は湾岸戦争で始まった。Parts: 年代 (ねんだい), 湾岸戦争 (わんがんせんそう), 始まる (はじまる)The 1990s began with the Gulf War.

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