French translation of 'after'
1. (= later than) après
She arrived just after breakfast. Elle est arrivée juste après le petit-déjeuner.
after dinner après le dîner ⧫ après dîner
the day after tomorrow après demain
day after day jour après jour
year after year année après année
one after the other, one after another à la suite
She made several phone calls one after the other.,She made several phone calls one after another. Elle a passé plusieurs coups de téléphone à la suite.
to clear up after sb débarrasser derrière qn
2. (position) après
He ran after me. Il a couru après moi.
after you! après vous !
to shout after sb crier à qn
3. (US) (telling the time)
quarter after two deux heures et quart
it’s ten after eight il est huit heures dix
after all après tout
5. (expressing hierarchy) après
the second biggest, after Germany le plus grand après l’Allemagne
6. (trying to get)
to be after sth/sb chercher qch/qn
What are you after? Que cherchez-vous ?
Who are you after? Qui cherchez-vous ?
He’s after Rick’s job! Il veut le boulot de Rick !
The police are after him. La police le cherche.
to be named after sb/sth porter le nom de qn/qch
to name sb/sth after sb/sth appeler qn/qch d’après qn/qch ⧫ appeler qn/qch d’après le nom de qn/qch
Virginia named the baby after her uncle. Virginia a appelé le bébé d’après le nom de son oncle.
soon after peu après
après que ⧫ après avoir (or être) (+ pp)
after I’d had a rest après m’être reposé
after having asked après avoir demandé
after doing sth après avoir fait qch
after flying to London après avoir pris l’avion pour Londres
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Example Sentences Including 'after'
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It was built around five years ago and we moved in soon after it was completed.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The fund was wound down last week after months of poor performance.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
If you call or text after this time you will not be entered but will still be charged.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It had been hoped that after years of decline marriage was on the up again.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The guys are back together after their first year at college.The Sun (2009)
The short stretch of coastline is made up of one special, stunning bay after another.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
They are named after the Kentish town rather than the eponymous snack.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They inhabit such mutually exclusive worlds that seeing them one after the other is a jolt.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Digby came racing past soon after they had stopped.Bomber (2006 (1970))
But this season has been one calamity after another.The Sun (2016)
He came back incredibly fit, but he has just had one annoying injury after another.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He has weaknesses but he's very diligent in going after them.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
I didn't look back after that.The Sun (2016)
If you call or text after this time you will not be entered but will still be charged.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
May have found it hard coming back after long layoff.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
My whole life went into meltdown for a few weeks after I netted the winning goal.The Sun (2017)
She took up the sport two years ago after an accident that left her paralysed from the chest down.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
That was so hard to take after another amazing game.The Sun (2012)
After a further few days it will all get much better.M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)
But after further outraged contact from the mothers, it decided to withdraw the bed from sale.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He died shortly after arrival at hospital.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He was given an official caution by cops after he admitted sending the snaps.The Sun (2009)
It's very sobering to come home to after a day in the office.The Sun (2015)
She beat the disease last year, months after a miscarriage.The Sun (2017)
Some of his compositions are named after birds and insects.Smithsonian Mag (2017)
The polls emerged after five weeks of voting.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They married in 2012 shortly after the birth of their second son.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You are ready to aim high and go after the career and the home life you want.The Sun (2013)
The plumber's move coincidentally comes shortly after he released a new book.Christianity Today (2000)
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Translation of after from the Collins English to French Dictionary