Translation of "after" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈɑːf.tər/ us /ˈæf.tɚ/

A1 following in time, place, or order

Let's go for a walk after breakfast. 我們吃過早餐去散步好嗎?
Some people believe in life after death. 一些人相信死後靈魂依然存在。
Her name came after mine on the list. 名單上她的名字排在我後面。
There's a good film on the day after tomorrow. 後天有一部不錯的電影。
She waited until well after midnight. 她一直等到深夜很晚的時候。
US It's a quarter after four. 四點十五分了。
She just keeps on working, day after day, week after week (= continuously). 她日復一日地工作下去。
We've had meeting after meeting (= many meetings) to discuss this point. 我們一次又一次地開會討論這個問題。
Jessie seemed very small after (= in comparison with) Michael's children. 與麥克的孩子比起來,傑西顯得很矮小。
After (= despite) everything I've done for you, is this the way you treat me? 我甚麼都為你做了,你就這樣對待我嗎?
After (= because of) what she did to me, I'll never trust her again. 她對我做出這種事情,我再也不會信任她了。
The children have to learn to tidy up after themselves (= after they have made things untidy). 孩子必須意識到,自己弄亂了東西,就得自己收拾整齊。
She slammed the door after (= behind) her. 她隨手砰地關上了門。
We ran after (= followed) him, but he escaped. 我們去追他,但是他逃脫了。
Could you lock up after you (= when you leave), please? 請你離開時鎖好門好嗎?
be after sb/sth informal

to be looking for someone or something or trying to find or get him, her, or it

The police are after him. 警方正在追捕他。
I'm after a tie to go with this shirt. 我要找一條和這件襯衫相配的領帶。
I'm sure she's after my husband. 我敢肯定她在打我丈夫的主意。
He's after Jane's job (= wants it for himself). 他要搶簡的飯碗。
after you

used to say politely that someone can go in front of you or serve themselves with food before you

"Can I pour you some coffee?" "Oh no, after you." 「我給你倒點咖啡吧?」「噢,不用,你先來吧。」

typical of or similar to the style of

a painting after Titian 一幅模仿提香的畫作
a concerto after Mozart 模仿莫劄特風格的協奏曲

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uk /ˈɑːf.tər/ us /ˈæf.tɚ/

A2 later than someone or something else

Hilary got here at midday and Nick arrived soon after. 希拉蕊中午到了這裡,隨後不久尼古拉斯也到了。
I can't go next week - how about the week after (= the following week)? 下星期我去不了,下下星期怎麼樣?
not standard She got back at 4.30 and went to see Emilie after (= after she got back). 她四點半回來的,隨後就去探望艾蜜莉了。

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uk /ˈɑːf.tər/ us /ˈæf.tɚ/

B1 at a time that is later than another event

Three months after they moved out, the house was still empty. 他們搬出去三個月了,這座房子仍然空著。
Soon/shortly after we set off, the car started to make a strange noise. 我們上了高速公路不久,車子就發出奇怪的噪音。
I went to the post office straight/immediately after I left you. 離開你以後我馬上/立刻就去了郵局。

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uk /ɑːf.tər-/ us /æf.tɚ-/

coming after

an after-dinner speech 宴會後的講話
an after-hours club 深夜營業的夜總會
after-sales service 售後服務

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