Note that this is a Europe focused lesson. Your active focus is Latin America.
Learn how to express before/after something in Spanish
To express in Spanish before or after [something/doing something] we use the prepositional phrases: antes de and después de.
Antes de + noun
Después de + noun
Notice in the examples above how after the preposition de the noun is preceded by its article
antes de la cena
después de la fiesta
Remember that if the noun is masculine you will find the contraction del:
Antes de + infinitive
Después de + infinitive
Notice that in Spanish the verb after the preposition de comes in the infinitive form (-ar/-er/ir form) whilst in English it is a gerund (-ing form)
See also Using antes de que/después de que with indicative or subjunctive in Spanish (subordinate time clauses) and Antes de/Después de followed by haber + participle in Spanish
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