jälkeen

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jälkeen

  1. Illative singular form of jälki.

Postposition[edit]

genitive + jälkeen + (possessive suffix)

  1. after (mostly temporally).
    Hän tulee kymmenen jälkeen = He comes after ten o'clock.
    Sinun jälkeesi! = After you!
  2. since; if the preceding event is expressed with a clause, the phrase sen jälkeen, kun (literally "after it when") is used
    En ole kävellyt kauppaan sen jälkeen, kun ostin auton.
    En ole kävellyt kauppaan auton ostamisen jälkeen.
    I have not walked to the grocery since I bought the car.
  3. under one's belt (within one's experience).
    • Hän aloitti hapuilevasti, mutta muutaman kuukauden harjoittelun jälkeen hän pystyi samaan kuin vanhat työntekijät.
      • He got off to a shaky start, but with a few months of experience under his belt, he kept up handily with the veteran employees.
      • He got off to a shaky start, but after a few months of experience, he kept up handily with the veteran employees.