Quick answer
"Después" is an adverb which is often translated as "after", and "más tarde" is an adverb which is often translated as "later". Learn more about the difference between "después" and "más tarde" 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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más tarde(
mahs
 
tahr
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deh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. later
Te llamaré más tarde.I'll call you later.
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