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"I brush my teeth" is a phrase which is often translated as "me cepillo los dientes", and "after" is a preposition which is often translated as "después de". Learn more about the difference between "I brush my teeth" and "after" below.
I brush my teeth(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. me cepillo los dientes
I brush my teeth every day with toothpaste, but they are still yellow.Me cepillo los dientes a diario con pasta dental, pero siguen amarillentos.
b. me lavo los dientes
I brush my teeth three times a day.Me lavo los dientes tres veces al día.
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate time)
a. después de
Hey, what are you doing after work today? Do you want to go for a drink?Oye, ¿qué haces después del trabajo hoy? ¿Quieres ir a tomar un trago?
2. (used to indicate order)
a. después de
The pen was invented after the pencil.El bolígrafo se inventó después del lápiz.
b. tras (indicating repetition)
The protesters have come day after day for weeks, seeking justice.Los manifestantes han venido día tras día durante semanas buscando justicia.
3. (in search of)
a. tras
She is obviously after his fortune; that's why she married him.Obviamente va tras su fortuna; por eso se casó con él.
4. (in the style of)
a. al modo de
Much of Roman architecture was after the Greek style.Mucha de la arquitectura romana fue al modo del estilo griego.
5. (in honor of)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was named after my grandfather.Me pusieron el nombre de mi abuelo.
The family has donated so much money to the university that they're naming a building after them.La familia le ha donado tanto dinero a la universidad que están nombrando un edificio en su honor.
6. (considering)
a. después de
You deserve it after all you have been through.Te lo mereces después de todo lo que has pasado.
7. (used to tell the time)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. y
We'd better leave. It's twenty after nine already.Deberíamos irnos. Ya son las nueve y veinte.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (later)
a. después
They met in June and got married soon after.Se conocieron en junio y se casaron poco después.
9. (behind)
a. detrás
It can be dangerous; stay after.Puede ser peligroso; quédate detrás.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
10. (when)
a. después de que
Go to bed after brushing your teeth.Vete a dormir después de que te cepilles los dientes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
a. posterior
Miriam regretted her decision not to marry Tony in after years.Miriam se arrepentía de no haberse casado con Tony en años posteriores.
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