Quick answer
"Después" is an adverb which is often translated as "after", and "una maleta del altillo" is a phrase which is often translated as "a suitcase from the attic". Learn more about the difference between "después" and "una maleta del altillo" below.
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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una maleta del altillo
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. a suitcase from the attic
Trae una maleta del altillo y comienza a empacar.Bring a suitcase from the attic and begin packing.
b. a case from the attic
Ya vuelvo. Voy a traer una maleta del altillo.I'll be right back. I'm going to bring a case from the attic.
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