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"Después" is an adverb which is often translated as "after", and "vivir" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to live". Learn more about the difference between "después" and "vivir" below.
después(
dehs
-
pwehs
)
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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vivir(
bee
-
beer
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be alive)
a. to live
En Marte, no vive nada.Nothing lives on Mars.
2. (to dwell)
a. to live
Todavía vivo en casa de mis padres.I still live at my parent's house.
3. (to subsist)
a. to live
La gente de aquí vive de la caza.The people here live off hunting.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to experience)
a. to live through
Nuestro país vivió momentos trágicos en el pasado.Our country has lived through tragedy in the past.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (way of life)
a. lifestyle
No es rico, pero tiene un buen vivir.He is not rich but he has a good lifestyle.
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