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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
See also: 後ずさり
behind, rearderrière, en arrière

See also: その後
after, later

after one's death
remainder, the rest
descendant, successor, heir
past, previous

Adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
more (e.g. five more minutes)rückwärtige Richtung, hinten, rückwärts, später, danach, nach, nachher, nachdem, spätere Situation, Ergebnis, Rest, zurückgebleibene Empfindung, Nachkomme, Nachfahre, Nachkommenschaft, Nachfolger, vorher, weitere….

ON: ゴ, コウKUN: のち, うし.ろ, うしろ, あと, おく.れる
behind, back, later

Example sentences
船が沈没してしまってのち、船の残骸が引き上げられた。Parts: (ふね), 沈没 (ちんぼつ), 仕舞う (しまう), (のち), (ふね), 残骸 (ざんがい), 引き上げる (ひきあげる)The wreckage of the ship was salvaged after it had gone to Davy Jones's locker.

私の後で音がした。Parts: (わたし), (あと), (おと)J'ai entendu un bruit derrière moi.
I heard a noise behind me.

雨天の後には晴天が来る。Parts: 雨天 (うてん), (あと), には, 晴天 (せいてん), 来る (くる)After rain comes fair weather.
Nach dem Regen kommt Sonnenschein.

藤さんがあとに4人の子を残して死にました。Parts: (ふじ), (あと), 四人 (よにん), (こ), 残す (のこす), 死ぬ (しぬ)Mr. Fuji died, leaving 4 children behind him.

あと2通手紙を書かなくてはならない。Parts: (あと), 二通 (につう), 手紙 (てがみ), 書く (かく), 無くてはならない (なくてはならない)I have another two letters to write.

9時まであと5分だ。Parts: (じ), (まで), (あと), (ふん)It is five minutes to nine.
It wants five minutes to nine.

1週間後に、その家は倒壊した。Parts: 一週間 (いっしゅうかん), (ご), 其の (その), (いえ), 倒壊 (とうかい)Down fell the house a week later.
Eine Woche später stürzte das Haus ein.
The house collapsed a week later.
The house fell down a week later.
The house fell down one week later.

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