im Nachhinein

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "in the after-in", that is roughly "going into it from afterwards".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈnaːx(h)iˌnaɪ̯n/
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Adverb[edit]

im Nachhinein

  1. afterwards; after the fact; in hindsight
    Synonyms: hinterher, nachher; nachträglich; rückblickend, im Rückblick

Usage notes[edit]

  • The phrase was formerly colloquial and chiefly southern. Since the later 20th century it has been standard and used throughout the language area.