Translation of "after" - English-Spanish dictionary


preposition uk /ˈɑːf·tər/ us /ˈæf·tər/

A1 following something that has happened

después de
We went swimming after lunch.

A2 following in order

después de
H comes after G in the alphabet.

A2 once you have passed a particular place

después de
Turn left after the hotel.

B1 following someone or something

detrás de
We ran after him.

because of something that happened

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

although something happened or is true; despite

después de
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

al fin y al cabo
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

día tras día, año tras año, etc.
We go to the same place on holiday year after year.
be after something

to be trying to get something

estar buscando algo
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

después de que
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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


preposition /ˈaːftə/

later in time or place than

después (de)
After 5 o’clock, we were free to go home.

following (often indicating repetition)

We had a lot of problems – it was one thing after another
Night after night, the dogs’ barking kept us awake.


Shut the door after you!

in search or pursuit of

detrás de, tras
He ran after the bus.


después de
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

y (son las diez y cuarto)
It’s a quarter after ten.
after-effect /ˈaːftərɪˌfekt/ noun

a bad effect that remains after taking a drug or after an unpleasant event such as an illness

Efectos Secundario
the after-effects of cancer treatment.
aftermath /-mӕθ/ noun

the situation etc resulting from an important, especially unpleasant, event

The country is still suffering from the aftermath of the war.
aftershave /ˈaːftəˌʃeiv/ noun

a liquid with a pleasant smell that men put on their faces

Locion aftershave
a bottle of aftershave.
aftertaste /ˈaˈftəˌteist/ noun

a taste that stays in your mouth after you have eaten or drunk something

This wine has a strange aftertaste.
afterthought noun

a later thought

pensamiento posterior
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

después, posteriormente, a continuación
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

después de todo
I won’t invite him. After all, I don’t really know him.

in spite of everything that has/had happened, been said etc

a pesar de todo, a fin de cuentas
It turns out he went by plane after all.
be after

to be looking for something

perseguir, buscar
What are you after?
The police are after him.

(Translation of “after” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)