I'm confused, because all of them seem to have the same meaning (*in my opinion). Can anyone help me?

  • Could you share what you think they mean and perhaps provide some examples so we can help you with what you need? Please provide more details in your question. I will say though のち is much more formal than あと, but serves the same purpose.
    – Coupon22
    Oct 7 '15 at 3:31
  • I search them in dictionary and they have a same mean. But I dont know how do we use them in the difference case.
    – Owl City
    Oct 7 '15 at 3:39
  • @macraf how about あと and うしろ ???
    – Owl City
    Oct 7 '15 at 6:29
  • Why was this downvoted? I don't see anything wrong with it.
    – istrasci
    Oct 7 '15 at 15:46

後{あと}, 後{あと}で, and 後{のち} mean after a time. のち is more formal. 後程{のちほど} is literally "after an extent (of time)."

I'll go after I eat dinner.

後{うし}ろ is physically behind.

The trash can is behind the chair.


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