Top 20 *Must-Know* Arabic Adverbs of Space Posted by Hichem on Apr 21, 2012 in Arabic Language, Grammar, Vocabulary
Of course, when we talk about adverbs of SPACE here, it’s not necessarily meaning “Outer Space“—but just any space in general!
For example, how do you say in Arabic “here”, “there”, “over there”, “near”, “between”, etc.?
If you want to be really fluent in Arabic, then, just like we said it a few days ago about the Arabic Adverbs of Time:
You have no other choice but to learn عن ظهــــــــــر قـــــلــب (by heart) the following “Must-Know” Arabic adverbs of Space!
Every فِعْــــــــــل (verb) must occur in a given زَمَــــــــــــــــان (time) and a given مَكَـــــــــــــــــان (place) .
Take the following question for example:
This diagram shows some Arabic Adverbs of Time (right column) and Space (left column)
Just like the word “Adobe”, the English noun “Safari” is also of Arabic origine. The logo of the Safari Internet browser features بوصلـــــــــــة (a Compass): An instrument developped further by Arab navigators and scientists such as the Syrian Ibn Al-Shater (the pioneer of Copernicus) after it was initially used in China
◊ Top 20 “Must-Know” ظروف المكـــــــــــــان (Arabic Adverbs of Space):
- قُــــــدّامَ (In front of)
- خَلْــــــفَ (Behind)
- هنـــــا (Here)
- هنـــــاك (There)
- هنـــــالك (Over there)
- بين (Between)
- فَــــــوْقَ (Above, on top of)
- تَحْــــــتَ (Under, below, underneath)
- وَرَاءَ (Behind)
- يَمِيْــــن (right, rightwards)
- شِمَــال (Left of, leftwards)
- يســـــــار (Left of)
- عِنْــــــدَ (At, by, with)
- مَـــــــعَ (With)
- أنّى (Anywhere)
- ناحيةَ (In the direction of)
- وسطَ (In the middle of)
- خلالَ (Throughout)
- قربَ (Near)
- حولَ (Around)
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