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Next year will bring peace and prosperity for all of us.  

THIS MEANS IN 2020.

The next year will bring peace and prosperity for all of us.  THIS MEANS 365 DAYS FROM TODAY.

I want to know the French look at this difference. And your thoughts are welcome.

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Have you thought of using "l'année" instead of "l'an".

It expresses the on going duration of the year in a similar way to "la journée" as contrasted with"le jour".

Maybe you can find a way to use it.

"A l'année prochaine" means "see you (sometime) next year".

You wouldn't say "a l'an prochain" in that circumstance,in my opinion.

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