Translation of "after" - English-Arabic dictionary


preposition uk /ˈɑːf·tər/ us /ˈæf·tər/

A1 following something that has happened

We went swimming after lunch.

A2 following in order

بَعْد ذَلِك
H comes after G in the alphabet.

A2 once you have passed a particular place

Turn left after the hotel.

B1 following someone or something

We ran after him.

because of something that happened

بعد ما
I’ll never trust her again after what she did to me.

although something happened or is true; despite

عَلى رَغم / بالرغم مِن
I can’t believe he was so rude to you after all the help you gave him!

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

بَعْد (لِلوَقْت)
It’s five after three.
after all

B1 used to add an explanation to something that you have just said

ومَع ذَلِك
You can’t expect to be perfect – after all, it was only your first lesson.
day after day, year after year, etc.

B1 happening every day, year, etc., over a long period

يَوْم تلو الآخر، سنة تلو الأُخرى
We go to the same place on holiday year after year.
be after something

to be trying to get something

في إثر
What type of job are you after?
conjunction uk /ˈɑː·ftər/ us /ˈæf·tər/

B1 at a later time than something else happens or happened

بَعد / عَقِب
We arrived after the game had started.
adverb uk /ˈɑː·ftər/ us /ˈæf·tər/

A2 later than someone or something else

بَعدَ ذَلِك
Hilary got here at midday and Matt arrived soon after.

(Translation of “after” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)