Translation of "after" - English-French dictionary


preposition /ˈaːftə/

later in time or place than

After 5 o’clock, we were free to go home.

following (often indicating repetition)

We had a lot of probles – it was one thing after another
Night after night, the dogs’ barking kept us awake.


Shut the door after you!

in search or pursuit of

He ran after the bus.


After all I’ve done, you’d think he’d thank me
It’s disappointing to fail after all that work.


(dix heures quinze)
in telling the time) past: It’s a quarter after ten.
aftermath /-mӕθ/ noun

the situation etc resulting from an important, especially unpleasant, event

The country is still suffering from the aftermath of the war.
afterthought noun

a later thought.

pensée après coup
.I only took my camera with me as an afterthought, but I was pleased that I did.
afterwards adverb

later or after something else has happened or happens

par la suite
He told me afterwards that he had not enjoyed the film.
after all

(used when giving a reason for doing something etc) taking everything into consideration

après tout
I won’t invite him. After all, I don’t really know him.

in spite of everything that has/had happened, been said etc

en fin de compte
It turns out he went by plane after all.
be after

to be looking for something

être à la recherche de
What are you after?
The police are after him.

(Translation of “after” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)