Site Feedback

Resolved questions
A couple of years means .......

2 years.
is it correct?

For learning: Persian (Farsi)
Base language: English
Category: Other



    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.



    Sort by:

    Best Answer - Chosen by Voting
    The phrase "a couple" is pretty flexible, a little bit less than "a few". It usually means 2,3,4, or 5.


    it means: more than one year

    two or more years

    You can find the Longman dictionary's explanations about 'a couple of' here:

    cou‧ple 1 S1 W1 AC / kʌp ə l / noun

    1 a couple
    a) two things or people of the same kind SYN a few
    a couple of
    There are a couple of girls waiting for you.
    b) a small number of things :
    I just need to make a couple more calls.
    a couple of
    You’ll be all right in a couple of days.

    Submit your answer

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.