Translation of "after" - English-Japanese dictionary


preposition uk /ˈɑːf·tər/ us /ˈæf·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

~以来, ~以降, ~があってからは
I’ll never trust her again after what she did to me.

although something happened or is true; despite

~にもかかわらず, ~だというのに
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

It’s five after three.
after all

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

結局, つまるところ, なんと言っても
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

毎日毎日(毎年毎年), 来る日(年)も来る日(年)も
We go to the same place on holiday year after year.
be after something

to be trying to get something

~を求める, ~を探す
What type of job are you after?
conjunction uk /ˈɑː·ftər/ us /ˈæf·tər/

B1 at a later time than something else happens or happened

We arrived after the game had started.
adverb uk /ˈɑː·ftər/ us /ˈæf·tər/

A2 later than someone or something else

Hilary got here at midday and Matt arrived soon after.

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