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American English: /ˈæftər/
British English: /ˈɑːftə/

Translation of after in Spanish:


  • 1 (following in time) I'll be at home after eight o'clock
    estaré en casa después de or a partir de las ocho
    after 20 years of dictatorship
    después de or tras 20 años de dictadura
    after a few days/months
    después de or al cabo de unos días/meses
    it's just after midnight
    son las doce pasadas
    it's a quarter after two (US)
    son las dos y cuarto
    after work
    después del trabajo
    the meeting is after dinner
    la reunión es después de or luego de la cena
    you'll feel better after a shower
    te vas a sentir mejor si te das una ducha
    after college she joined the army
    al terminar la universidad se alistó en el ejército
    we ran out of water after only 100 miles
    habíamos hecho apenas 100 millas cuando nos quedamos sin agua
    they arrived after us
    llegaron más tarde or después que nosotros
    I bought the book after reading the reviews
    me compré el libro después de haber leído las críticas
    the day after her birthday/the party
    al día siguiente de su cumpleaños/de la fiesta
  • 2 (in sequence, rank) day after day they made mistake after mistake
    cometieron un error tras otro
    one after the other
    uno tras otro
    do go in — after you!
    pase — ¡primero usted!
    would you like the salt? — after you!
    ¿le paso la sal? — ¡sírvase usted primero!
    after you with the knife!
    pásame el cuchillo cuando termines
  • 3 3.1 (behind) shut the door after you
    cierra la puerta al salir/entrar
    he ran after them
    corrió tras ellos
    3.2 (in pursuit of) the police are after him all the men were after her
    todos los hombres andaban tras ella
    he's just after my money
    solo le interesa mi dinero
    what are you after in that cupboard?
    ¿qué buscas en ese armario?
    I think she's after something
    creo que anda tras algo
    3.3 (about, concerning) see alsoask after, → inquire
  • 5
    (in the style of) al estilo de
    a la manera de
    (in honor of) por
    en honor de
    heart 2 3


  • it happened after you left
    ocurrió cuando ya te habías ido or después de que tú te fuiste
    after examining it
    después de examinarlo
    after he died, the house remained empty
    al morir él or cuando él murió, la casa quedó vacía
    the day after we arrived
    al día siguiente de nuestra llegada
    after you've washed it, hang it out to dry
    cuando or una vez que lo hayas lavado, tiéndelo para que se seque


  • 1 (afterward, following) soon after
    poco después
    let's have the cheese now and the dessert after
    comamos el queso ahora y el postre después
    the day/weekend after
    al día/el fin de semana siguiente
    I ached for days after
    (después or luego) estuve dolorida varios días
    Example sentences
    • My mother died soon after and left me the house, which is where I run my business from and make a small living.
    • Their other brother came soon after and now the three of them share a flat in Sofia.
    • We went to Anna's place after and then to see one of her friends for a wee while.


  • (before noun) in after years
    Example sentences
    • At the head of the creek is the farm on which his grandfather was born, and in this beautiful locality were early nurtured those principles of liberty, which shone so brightly in his after years.
    • In his after years, he never omitted an opportunity of urging young men to avail themselves of every means of education offered to them.
    • This grand old man in his after years had the honor of enjoying what he had once seen.
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