look for / be after

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What's the difference between 'to look for something' and 'to be after something'?
I don't really grasp it?
thanx for your help
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    'to look for something' = chercher (des yeux)
    'to be after something' = rechercher/ être en quête de :)
    Generally speaking I would agree...

    But it's perhaps worthy of note that you can in fact be "looking for something" while using more than just your eyes. In these cases, the two phrases mean precisely the same thing.

    I'm looking for a Madonna CD/I'm after a Madonna CD (in a music store).
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