Days after the Berlin Wall fell, [something happened].

What does "Days after.." mean? Does it mean "A few days after.."?

  • Probably, but more context would be needed to say for sure.
    – J.R.
    Jul 9, 2013 at 13:06
  • Days after the Berlin Wall fell, thousands of Czech students demonstrated in Wenceslas Square in Prague.
    – user288
    Jul 9, 2013 at 15:56
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    In that context, I would interpret that as: "Just days after..." In other words, it wasn't weeks later, it wasn't months later, it was just days later. It's a vague term, though, it could mean anywhere from 2 to 12 days, roughly, and maybe even longer than that.
    – J.R.
    Jul 9, 2013 at 17:39

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The short answer is: Yes, it means "a few days."

It could mean "a few days," but it could also signify a long time if what was expected should have taken hours.

(For) days after the wall fell, people still were afraid of crossing no-man's land.

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