After in Portuguese

examples with after in portuguese: antes de voltar para a aula, todos conversam no intervalo.

Hello guys from the Dica! Today, we’ll discuss how you say before and after in Portuguese. Have you ever thought about how you use those words in Portuguese?

Before and After in Portuguese

Before (antes) and after (depois) are prepositions we use in Portuguese to specify when something happened in relation to another thing. We use them in combination with verbs and nouns, having different structures in those cases.

Examples of Before and After in Portuguese

  • Nem antes, nem depois, comece agora!
    • Neither before nor after, start now!
  • Antes, eu estava triste. Hoje estou feliz!
    • Before, I was sad. Now I am happy.
  • Mesmo tantos anos depois, ainda te amo muito!
    • Even so many years later, I still love you so much!

Antes and Depois de?

It’s common that antes and depois are followed by de. In those cases we use the ”de” to indicate the correlation between the preposition and the following structure. Take a look at the examples below.

Examples of Antes and Depois de + Verbs

Whenever we use these prepositions with verbs, the verb comes in the infinitive form:

  • Eu vou sair antes de começar a chover.
    I will leave before it starts raining.
  • Você vai chegar antes de começarmos a reunião?
    Are you going to arrive before we start the meeting?
  • Ele vai pagar a conta depois de comer a comida.
    He is going to pay the bill after eating his food.
  • Ela quer aprender português em 30 dias, antes de ir para o Brasil.
    She wants to learn portuguese in 30 days before going to Brazil.

Examples of Antes and Depois de + Nouns

We can also use them with nouns in Portuguese, but the preposition de changes according to masculine, feminine and plural:

  • Vocês vão pagar o boleto antes do vencimento?
    Are you going to pay the bill before the deadline?
  • Eles vão chegar depois da chuva.
    They are going to arrive after the rain.
  • Elas vão sair antes dos convidados.
    They are going to leave before the guests.
  • Vamos limpar a casa depois dos meninos saírem.
    We are going to clean the house after the boys leave.

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