Arabic Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Arabic Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Arabic grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Arabic. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Arabic Prepositions

Learning the Arabic Prepositions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Arabic language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Arabic.

Arabic prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsArabic Prepositions
Prepositionsحُرُوْف الْجَر - horowf aljar
inside the houseدَاخِل الْمَنْزِل - daakhel almanzel
outside the carخَارِج الْسَّيَّارَة - khaarej alsaeeaarah
with meمَعِي - ma'eee
without himبِدُوْنِه - bedowneh
under the tableتَحْت الْطَّاولَة - taht altaawlah
after tomorrowبَعْد غَد - ba'd ghad
before sunsetقَبْل الْغُرُوْب - qabl alghorowb
but I'm busyوَلَكِن أَنَا مَشْغُوْل - walaken aanaa mashghowl

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Arabic.

List of Prepositions in Arabic

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Arabic placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Arabic vocabulary.

English PrepositionsArabic Prepositions
aboutحَوْل - hawl
aboveفَوْق - fawq
acrossعَبْر - 'abr
afterبَعْد - ba'd
againstضِد - thed
amongبَيْن - baeen
aroundحَوْل - hawl
asكَمَا - kamaa
atفِي - feee
beforeقَبْل - qabl
behindوَرَاء - waraa'
belowأَقُل مِن - aaqol men
beneathتَحْت - taht
besideبِجَانِب - bejaaneb
betweenبَيْن - baeen
beyondوَرَاء - waraa'
butلَكِن - laken
byمِن قَبْل - men qabl
despiteعَلَى الْرَّغْم مِن - 'alaa alraghm men
downأَسْفَل - aasfal
duringخِلَال - khelaal
exceptإِلَا - eelaa
forإِلَى - eelaa
fromمِن - men
inفِي - feee
insideدَاخِل - daakhel
intoإِلَى - eelaa
nearقُرْب - qorb
nextالْتَّالِي - altaaleee
ofمِن - men
onفِي - feee
oppositeمُعَاكِس - mo'aakes
outخَارِج - khaarej
outsideخَارِج - khaarej
overخِلَال - khelaal
perلِكُل - lekol
plusزَائِد - zaa'ed
roundجَوْلَة - jawlah
sinceمُنْذ - month
thanمِن - men
throughمِن خِلَال - men khelaal
tillحَتَّى - hataa
toإِلَى - eelaa
towardنَحْو - nahw
underتَحْت - taht
unlikeعَلَى عَكْس - 'alaa 'aks
untilحَتَّى - hataa
upفَوْق - fawq
viaبِوَاسِطَة - bewaasetah
withمَع - ma'
withinضِمْن - themn
withoutبِدُوْن - bedown
two wordsكَلِمَتَيْن - kalemataeen
according toبِحَسَب - behasab
because ofبِسَبَب - besabab
close toقَرِيْبَة مِن - qareeebah men
due toبِسَبَب - besabab
except forبِاسْتِثْنَاء - beastethnaa'
far fromبُعَيْد عَن - bo'aeed 'an
inside ofدَاخِل - daakhel
instead ofبَدَلَا مِن - badalaa men
near toبِالْقُرْب مِن - bealqorb men
next toقُرْب - qorb
outside ofخَارِج - khaarej
prior toقَبْل - qabl
three wordsثَلَاث كَلِمَات - thalaath kalemaat
as far asبِقَدَر مَّا - beqadar maa
as well asوَكَذَلِك - wakathalek
in addition toبِالْإِضَافَة إِلَى - bealeethaafah eelaa
in front ofأَمَام - aamaam
in spite ofعَلَى الْرَّغْم مِن - 'alaa alraghm men
on behalf ofبِاسْم - beasm
on top ofفَوْق - fawq
demonstrativesبُرْهَانِيَّة حُرُوْف الْجَر - borhaaneeeah horowf aljar
thisهَذَا - hathaa
thatأَن - aan
theseهَؤُلَاء - ha'olaa'
thoseهَؤُلَاء - ha'olaa'

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