Quick answer
"Después" is an adverb which is often translated as "after", and "enseguida" is an adverb which is often translated as "immediately". Learn more about the difference between "después" and "enseguida" below.
después(
dehs
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pwehs
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (indicating time)
a. after
Llamé a mis papás justo después de comprometerme.I called my parents just after getting engaged.
b. later
Iré de compras después pero ahora tengo que estudiar.I'll go shopping later but now I have to study.
c. afterwards
¿Podemos ir al parque después? Ahora quiero descansar.Can we go to the park afterwards? I want to rest now.
2. (indicating sequence)
a. then
¿Y después qué pasó?And then what happened?
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enseguida(
ehn
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seh
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gee
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dah
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (without delay)
a. immediately
Dígale a la enfermera que venga enseguida.Tell the nurse to come immediately.
b. right away
Me di cuenta enseguida de que todo era mentira.I realized right away it was all a lie.
c. at once
Tenemos que salir enseguida o perderemos el vuelo.We must leave at once or we'll miss the flight.
d. straightaway
Mi jefe pidió que nos reuniéramos enseguida para tratar un asunto urgente.My boss asked for us to meet straightaway to address an urgent issue.
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