Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

German translation of “after”

See all translations

after

preposition /ˈaːftə/
later in time or place than
nach
After 5 o’clock, we were free to go home.
following (often indicating repetition)
nach
We had a lot of probles – it was one thing after another Night after night, the dogs’ barking kept us awake.
behind
hinter
Shut the door after you!
in search or pursuit of
hinter…her
He ran after the bus.
considering
nach
After all I’ve done, you’d think he’d thank me It’s disappointing to fail after all that work.
(American
nach
in telling the time) past: It’s a quarter after ten.
aftermath /-mӕθ/ noun the situation etc resulting from an important, especially unpleasant, event
Nachwirkungen
The country is still suffering from the aftermath of the war.
afterthought noun a later thought.
nachträglicher Einfall
.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
nachher
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
schließlich
I won’t invite him. After all, I don’t really know him.
in spite of everything that has/had happened, been said etc
doch
It turns out he went by plane after all.
be after to be looking for something
hinterher sein
What are you after? The police are after him.
(Definition of after from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “after” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More