après

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See also: apres, aprés, âpres, and apress

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French après.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæpɹeɪ/, /ˈɑːpɹeɪ/, /əˈpɹeɪ/

Preposition[edit]

après

  1. After.
    • 2002, Jorge Ramos, The Other Face of America, Patricia J Duncan tr. [1]
      How about an après ski massage? Well, it’ll cost you $80 for fifty minutes at the Aspen Club, tip included. Thank goodness.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often hyphenated to its referent, following conventions of English multi-word–modifier hyphenation.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

après (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of après-ski.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin apprensus, variant of apprehensus. Compare Occitan aprés.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

après (feminine apresa, masculine plural apresos, feminine plural apreses)

  1. learnt

Verb[edit]

après m (feminine apresa, masculine plural apresos, feminine plural apreses)

  1. past participle of aprendre

References[edit]

  • “après” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French aprés, from Old French aprés, from Late Latin ad pressum, from Latin ad + pressum. [1] Compare Spanish aprés.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.pʁɛ/, (in liaison; preposition only) /a.pʁɛ.z‿/
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Preposition[edit]

après

  1. after
    Antonym: avant
    On mange après avoir bu.We eat after we drink.
    après la fêteafter the party

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: apre
  • Louisiana Creole French: apré
  • English: après

Adverb[edit]

après

  1. afterwards
    On va au cinéma après.We'll go to the cinema afterwards.
  2. (Louisiana) Indicates the continuous aspect

Usage notes[edit]

  • In his work on French pronunciation, Pierre Fouché indicates that phonological liaison is not made between the adverb après and a subsequent vowel-initial word, but that liaison is optionally made when such word follows a prepositional use of après or the prepositive locution d'après[2].
    après une longue nuit/a.pʁɛ.yn/ or /a.pʁɛ.z‿yn.lɔ̃ɡ.nɥi/ (prepositional après)
    Fais ça et après on pourra partir./fɛ.sa.e.a.pʁɛ.ɔ̃.pu.ʁa.paʁ.tiʁ/ (adverbial après)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Saint Dominican Creole French: après
    • Haitian Creole: ap
  • Louisiana Creole French: apé

References[edit]

  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009) Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert
  2. ^ Pierre Fouché (1959) Traité de prononciation française (in French), →ISBN, pages 462, 477

Anagrams[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French après (after).

Adverb[edit]

après

  1. (Saint-Domingue) Indicates the continuous aspect
    Les autres savé alé cherché chivrons, pour caze à bagasse la nou après fair.The others can go look for chevrons, for the bagasse house that we are making.

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: ap

References[edit]

  • S.J Ducoeurjoly, Manuel des habitans de Saint-Domingue, contenant un précis de l'histoire de cette île

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French aprés, from Late Latin ad pressum, from Latin ad + pressum.

Preposition[edit]

après

  1. (Jersey) after

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Late Latin ad pressum from Latin ad + pressum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

après

  1. after; afterwards