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)
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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