In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1formal (después de)aftertras esta aplastante derrota — in the wake of / following / after this crushing defeat
- tras los incidentes de ayer — after yesterday's incidents
- tras + inf — after -ing
- tras interrogarlo lo pusieron en libertad — after questioning him they released him
1.2(indicando repetición)afterdía tras día — day after day
- me dijo una mentira tras otra — she told me one lie after another
1.3tras (de) que/tras (de)
- tras (de) que llega tarde or tras (de) llegar tarde se pone a charlar — not only does he arrive late, but he then starts talking
2(detrás de)behindla puerta se cerró tras él — the door closed behind him
- la policía anda tras él — the police are looking for him / are after him
- todos van / están tras la recompensa — they are all after the reward
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