af·ter [ʼɑ:ftəʳ, Am ʼæftɚ] prep
1) (later time) nach +dat;
\after two weeks of vacationing nach zwei Wochen Ferien;
he usually takes a nap \after lunch er macht nach dem Mittagessen normalerweise einen kurzen Mittagsschlaf;
the day \after tomorrow übermorgen;
the week \after next übernächste Woche;
[a] quarter \after six (Am) [um] Viertel nach Sechs;
\after hours nach Feierabend;
\after the fact danach, hinterher
2) (in pursuit of)
to be \after sb/sth hinter jdm/etw her sein
3) (following) nach +dat;
the letter C comes \after B der Buchstabe C kommt nach B;
\after you nach Ihnen
4) (because of) nach +dat;
\after saying what he did, I'll never talk to him again nachdem was er gesagt hat, werde ich nie wieder ein Wort mit ihm wechseln;
\after all schließlich
5) (behind) nach +dat;
can you lock up \after you? können Sie zuschließen, wenn Sie gehen?;
he shut the door \after them er schloss die Tür hinter ihnen;
she stared \after him in disbelief sie sah ihm ungläubig nach
6) (in honour of) nach +dat;
to name sb/sth \after sb/sth jdn/etw nach jdm/etw [be]nennen;
to be named \after sb nach jdm benannt sein
7) (similar to) nach +dat;
to take \after sb nach jdm kommen;
she takes \after her mother sie kommt nach ihrer Mutter
8) (about) nach +dat;
he politely inquired \after his uncle's health er erkundigte sich höflich nach dem Befinden seines Onkels
9) (despite) trotz +dat;
\after all his efforts, he still failed the driving test trotz all seiner Bemühungen fiel er durch die Führerscheinprüfung;
\after all trotzdem
10) (in comparison to) verglichen mit +dat;
their children seem small \after his ihre Kinder wirken klein verglichen mit seinen
11) (many in succession) nach +dat;
hour \after hour Stunde um Stunde;
she ate one piece of cake \after another sie aß ein Stück Kuchen nach dem anderen conj nachdem;
I'll call you \after I take a shower ich rufe dich an, wenn [o sobald] ich geduscht habe;
soon [or shortly] [or not long] \after sth kurz nachdem ...;
soon \after we joined the motorway, the car started to make a strange noise wir waren noch nicht lange auf der Autobahn, als der Motor seltsame Geräusche von sich gab;
right [or straight] [or immediately] \after sth unmittelbar nachdem ...;
I went to the post office straight \after I left you ich bin direkt von dir zur Post gelaufen adv
1) (at a later time) danach;
the day/week \after einen Tag/eine Woche danach [o darauf];
shortly [or soon] \after kurz [o bald] danach [o darauf];
he passed away and she died shortly \after zuerst starb er und kurze Zeit später folgte sie ihm in den Tod
2) (behind)
marriage, house, baby - and what comes \after? Hochzeit, Haus, Kinder - und was kommt dann?;
a mouse ran into the bushes and the cat ran \after eine Maus rannte in die Büsche und die Katze hinterher
3) (fam: afterwards) danach, nachher;
what are you going to do \after? was hast du nachher vor? adj
inv (liter) später;
in \after years in späteren Jahren

English-German students dictionary . 2013.


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