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"Where is the Monkey?", Arabic Short Story with English Subtitles (Prepositions)

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

"Where is the monkey?" is a simple short story in Arabic, in a PDF downloadable format, aimed at beginners and kids, to demonstrate the equivalents of English prepositions in Arabic; or simply to know how to respond to the question "Where?". The story or prepositions guide has English translation and transcription, as well as descriptive pictures, to help the reader.


You can start by watching the YouTube video to hear the words. (Click here to externally open in youTube)


You may download the storybook directly by clicking here, or from the Stories or Download section in the blog.


For the workbook, click here or on the picture below. (Remember all material is also in the Downloads page).



Here is a quick reference for the equivalents of the most common English prepositions in Arabic:

on: fawka / 'ala فوق / على

under/ below: tahta تحت

at: 'inda عند

in front of: amaama أمام

behind: khalfa / waraa'a خلف / وراء

inside / into: daakhila داخل

next to: bijaanibi بجانب

outside: khaarija خارج

between / among: bayna بين

around: hawla حول

up: a'la أعلى

down: asfala أسفل

upstairs: a'ala ad-daraj أعلى الدّرج

downstairs: asfala ad-daraj أسفل الدّرج

along / alongside / parallel to: bimohaazaati بمحاذاة

opposite: mokaabila مقابل

towards: bi-t-ti-jaahi باتجاه

close to/ near: kareeb

far: ba'eed بعيد

from: min من

to: ila إلى


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*Have you seen my 1 hour long mini-crash-course in Arabic grammar and comprehension, taught through a short story? (check out the entire playlist for more!)

Learn Arabic though Short Stories for Beginners, with English Subtitles, Ali Baba and Meshmosh (3)

(Click here to open in YouTube).

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