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"En clase" is a phrase which is often translated as "in class", and "después" is an adverb which is often translated as "after". Learn more about the difference between "en clase" and "después" below.
en clase(
ehn
 
klah
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seh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (during class)
a. in class
El profesor nos dijo que nuestro hijo se porta muy bien en clase.The teacher told us our son behaves very well in class.
b. in the classroom
A continuación, sugerimos algunas actividades para hacer en clase.Next, we suggest some activities to do in the classroom.
2. (within the classroom)
a. in the class
Tenemos muchos mapas en clase.We have a lot of maps in the class.
b. in the classroom
Siempre dejamos las libretas y los libros en clase.We always leave our notebooks and books in the classroom.
3. (toward the interior of the classroom)
a. into the class
Ya saben que no pueden entrar en clase dando voces.You know you can't come shouting into the class.
b. into the classroom
Tenemos que meter todas esas mesas y sillas en clase.We have to bring all those desks and chairs into the classroom.
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después(
dehs
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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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