Translation of "after" - English-Italian dictionary


preposition uk /ˈɑːf·tər/

A1 following something that has happened

We went swimming after lunch.

A2 following in order

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

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

although something happened or is true; despite

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

usato per indicare quanti minuti sono passati dopo l’ora
It’s five after three.
after all

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

dopo tutto
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

giorno dopo giorno, anno dopo anno, ecc.
We go to the same place on holiday year after year.
be after something

to be trying to get something

essere alla ricerca di qualcosa, cercare di ottenere qualcosa
What type of job are you after?

(Translation of “after preposition” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)