Local Adverbs

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Local Adverbs

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Local adverbs determine the location of an action or event.

The three most important local adverbs or also localizations are:

aquí, acá here Refers to a point in the immediate vicinity of the speaker.
ahí there Refers to a point near the person you are talking to.
allí, allá over there Refers to a point that is far away from both conversation partners.

This group also includes:

arriba – abajo top – bottom
(hacia) adelante – (hacia) atrás forwards – backwards
delante – detrás front – rear
encima – debajo on top – underneath
a la derecha – a la izquierda (to) right – (to) left
al lado besides
enfrente opposite
dentro – fuera inside – outside
cerca – lejos near, far away
por aquí (cerca) near here
a casa homeward
en casa at home
de casa from home
en el centro in the center
al fondo in the back, in the background
al final at the final
en la esquina at the corner
a la vuelta de la esquina round the corner
todo seguido

Straight ahead

todo recto
todo derecho
de frente