Arabic Directions Vocabulary: how to say in Arabic things like up, down, north, south, top, bottom, and so forth

Vocabulary: Directions

Arabic to English

Arabic

English

شَمال

north

جَنُوْب

south

مَشْرِق

east

مَغْرِب

west

على

on, on top

فَوْق

above, over, up (also on top)

أَعْلى

higher, top of

قِمّة

top/peak/apex/pinnacle, brink

تَحْت

below, beneath/underneath, under, down

أَدْنى

lower (also bottom, closer)

أَسْفَل

bottom (also below, lower)

جانِب

beside

يَمِيْن

right (direction)

يسير

left (direction)

شِمال

left (direction)

أَيْمَن

right (as in right hand)

أَيْسَر

left (as in left hand)

أَمام

in front (no matter how far)

مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيـ…

right in front / in view

وَراء

behind (no matter how far)

خَلْف

right behind

بَيْن

between

في

in

حَوْل

around

قَرِيْب

near

دانٍ/أَدْنى

close

بَعِيْد

far

أَقْصى

distant

مَرْأىً

eyeshot

مَسْمَع

earshot

هُنا

here

هُناك

there

أَيْنَ

where?

 

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