German translation of “after”
after 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. › behind
Shut the door after you! › in search or pursuit of
He ran after the bus. › considering
After all I’ve done, you’d think he’d thank me It’s disappointing to fail after all that work. › (American
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.
.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
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
I won’t invite him. After all, I don’t really know him. › in spite of everything that has/had happened, been said etc
It turns out he went by plane after all. be after › to be looking for something
What are you after? The police are after him.