1. My friends and I went out and celebrated the new year at Times Square.2. Although I sometimes do the New Year countdown with my friends, I have never understood the point of it.
 celebrate the new year do the New Year countdowncelebrate the new year = 慶祝新的一年do the New Year countdown = 年底倒數計時We celebrated the new year at Times Square = 我們在時代廣場跨年
I tried to explain how the software works to my dad, but he is slow on the utake.