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af•ter(ˈæf tər, ˈɑf-)
after afterwards later
After is usually a preposition. If something happens after a particular time or event, it happens during the period that follows that time or event.
You can say that someone does something after doing something else.
Don't say that someone is 'after' a particular age. You say that they are over that age.
Don't use 'after' to say that something is at the back of something else. The word you use is behind.
Afterwards is an adverb. If something happens afterwards, it happens after a particular event or time that has already been mentioned. You often use afterwards in expressions like not long afterwards, soon afterwards, and shortly afterwards.
Afterward is also sometimes used, especially in American English.
Later is an adverb. You use later to refer to a time or situation that follows the time when you are speaking.
A little, much, and not much can be used with later.
|Adj.||1.||after - located farther aft |
aft - (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
|Adv.||1.||after - happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until afterward"; "two hours after that"|
|2.||after - behind or in the rear; "and Jill came tumbling after"|
at the end of before, earlier, sooner, previously, in advance, prior to
soon after eating it → poco después de comerlo
I'll have a shower after you → me ducharé después que tú
it was twenty after three (US) → eran las tres y veinte
day after day → día tras día
one after the other → uno tras otro
excuse after excuse; one excuse after another → excusas y más excusas
after you! → ¡pase usted!, ¡usted primero!
after you with the salt → pásame la sal cuando acabes
our biggest customer after the US → nuestro mayor cliente después de Estados Unidos
I'm tired of cleaning up after you → estoy cansado de ir detrás de ti limpiándolo todo
he ran after me with my umbrella → corrió tras de mí con mi paraguas
I have been after that for years → eso lo busco desde hace años
she's after a special dress → busca un vestido especial
she's after a husband → va en pos de un marido
they're all after the same thing → todos van a por lo mismo
what is he after? → ¿qué pretende?
I see what you're after → ya caigo, ya comprendo lo que quieres decir; (hostile) → ya te he calado
after the English fashion → a la (manera) inglesa
see also heart A2
for weeks after → durante varias semanas después
long after → mucho tiempo después
soon after → poco después
we ate after they'd gone → comimos después de que ellos se marcharon
I went out after I'd eaten → salí después de comer
we'll eat after you've gone → comeremos cuando te hayas ido
She arrived just after breakfast → Elle est arrivée juste après le petit-déjeuner.
after dinner → après le dîner, après dîner
the day after tomorrow → après demain
day after day → jour après jour
year after year → année après année
one after the other, one after another → à la suite
She made several phone calls one after the other.; She made several phone calls one after another → Elle a passé plusieurs coups de téléphone à la suite.
to clear up after sb → débarrasser derrière qn
He ran after me → Il a couru après moi.
after you! → après vous!
to shout after sb → crier à qn
it's ten after eight → il est huit heures dix
the second biggest, after Germany → le plus grand après l'Allemagne
What are you after? → Que cherchez-vous?
Who are you after? → Qui cherchez-vous?
He's after Rick's job!
BUT Il veut le boulot de Rick!.
The police are after him → La police le cherche.
soon after → peu après
day after day → giorno dopo giorno
for kilometre after kilometre → per chilometri e chilometri
you tell me lie after lie → mi stai dicendo una bugia dopo l'altra
time after time → tantissime volte
after dinner → dopo cena
the day after tomorrow → dopodomani
soon after eating it → poco dopo averlo mangiato
after all → dopotutto, malgrado tutto
half after two (Am) → le due e mezzo
one after the other → uno/a dopo l'altro/a
shut the door after you → chiudi la porta dietro di te
after you! → prima lei!, dopo di lei!