how to pronounce after


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after is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of after in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… same a t c and g after all now to be …”

meanings of after


  1. In allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencing.
  2. Subsequently to; following in time; later than.
  3. Behind.
  4. According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
  5. Used to indicate recent completion of an activity.
  6. Next in importance or rank.
  7. In spite of.
  8. According to an author or text.
  9. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to.
  10. As a result of.
  11. In pursuit of, seeking.


  1. At or towards the stern of a ship.
  2. Later; second (of two); next, following, subsequent.


  1. Behind; later in time; following.


  1. Signifies that the action of the clause it starts takes place before the action of the other clause.

after frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word after occurs in english on average 1219.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics after can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that after can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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