Translation of "after" - English-Polish dictionary

after

preposition uk us /ˈɑːftər/
TIME/EVENT

A1 when a time or event has happened

po
We went swimming after lunch.
Let's get the shopping. After that, we can have coffee.
LIST

A2 following in order

po
H comes after G in the alphabet.
TIME US ( UK/US past)

used to say how many minutes past the hour it is

po
It's five after three.
BECAUSE OF

B2 because of something that happened

po (tym jak)
I'll never trust her again after what she did to me.
DESPITE

B2 despite

po tym jak
I can't believe he was so unpleasant after you gave him so much help.
FOLLOW

B1 following someone or something

za
We ran after him, but he escaped.
after 5 minutes/2 weeks, etc

when five minutes, two weeks, etc have passed

po 5 minutach/2 tygodniach itp.
day after day/year after year, etc

B1 continuing for a long time, or happening many times

dzień w dzień/rok w rok itp.
I'm bored with going to school day after day.
NAMED FOR

used when giving someone or something the same name as another person or thing

po, na cześć
It was called the Biko building, after the famous South African.
after all

used to say that something happened or was true although you did not expect it to happen or be true

jednak, mimo wszystko
Helen couldn't come to the party after all.

B1 used to add information that shows that what you have just said is true

w końcu, przecież
You can't expect to be perfect - after all, it was only your first lesson.
be after sth informal

to be trying to get something

szukać czegoś , polować na coś
What type of job are you after?
be after sb informal

to be looking for someone

poszukiwać kogoś
The police are after him.

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