achteraf1 〈het〉,{{/term}}
achterafbuurt 〈de〉
backwaterout-of-the-way place
[in het achterste gedeelte] at the back, in/at the rear〈afgelegen〉 out of the way
[later] afterwardslater (on), 〈+ onvoltooid tegenwoordig tijd〉 now, 〈+ onvoltooid tegenwoordig tijd〉 as it is
1   hij houdt zich steeds achteraf he always keeps a low profile
     achteraf wonen live in a backwater/in the middle of nowhere
2   achteraf bekeken zou ik zeggen dat … looking back I would say that …
     achteraf betalen 〈ook〉 pay in arrear
     achteraf gezien/beschouwd in retrospect
     achteraf is het makkelijk praten it is easy to be wise after the event
     achteraf ben ik blij dat … now I'm glad that …

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