Bedeutung von “after” — Learner’s Dictionary


preposition us uk /ˈɑːftər/

A1 when a time or event has happened:

We went swimming after lunch.
I'm seeing her the day after tomorrow.
Let's finish the meeting. After that, we can have coffee.

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A2 following in order:

H comes after G in the alphabet.

used to say how many minutes past the hour it is:

It's five after three.

B2 because of something that happened:

I'll never trust her again after what she did to me.

B2 despite:

I can't believe he was so unpleasant after you gave him so much help.

B1 following someone or something:

We ran after him, but he escaped.
after 5 minutes/2 weeks, etc

when five minutes, two weeks, etc have passed:

The bus arrived after twenty minutes.
day after day/year after year, etc

B1 continuing for a long time, or happening many times:

I'm bored with going to school day after day.

used when giving someone or something the same name as another person or thing:

It was called the Biko building, after the famous South African.
after all

used to say that something happened or was true although you did not expect it to happen or be true:

Helen couldn't come to the party after all.

B1 used to add information that shows that what you have just said is true:

You can't expect to be perfect - after all, it was only your first lesson.
be after sth informal

to be trying to get something:

What type of job are you after?
be after sb informal

to be looking for someone:

The police are after him.

(Definition von “after preposition” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)