Neky Choi
I have some questions about "coming directions" in English. I have some trouble with directions that is coming to me in Engilsh. If something is approaching to my face, back, head, or feet, how can I express these? Face: it's coming (in front of me/to my face/from frontside)? Back: it's coming (behind/to my back/from backside)? Head: it's coming (above/to the top of my head/upside)? Down: it's coming (below/to the bottom of my feet/downside)? These can be said easily in Korean or Japanese like "(앞에서/뒤에서/위에서/아래에서)옵니다" and "(前から/後から/上から/下から)來ます," but I don't know how to do like this in English. Thanks! :)
Nov 19, 2017 9:45 AM
Answers · 7
First you say "from" & then add direction "the front, the top, below me/the bottom, the back/behind"
November 19, 2017
Enemies are approaching me (that's in front of me) Enemies are behind me Enemies are below me (does not really make sense unless you are maybe in a building on ine floor and they are on the floor below) Enemies are above me.
November 24, 2017
Okey. Imagine you are a plane in a horizontal shooting game like Gradius or R-Type. Then, enemies are coming around you. In this situation, you can imagine four situations to describe each of them. ▷: you ▶: enemy 1) Enemies are coming in front of you. ▷ ←◀ 2) Enemies are coming behind you. ▶→ ▷ 3) Enemies are coming upside of you (?). ▼ ↓ ▷ 4) Enemies are coming downside of you (?). △ ↑ ▲ Are these correct? I want to know how to express each of them.
November 19, 2017
I'd like to help you but I can't picture the situation in which you would use these expressions. Can you write out full sentences (even if they are not grammatically correct) and then I'll try to give you the answer.
November 19, 2017
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Neky Choi
Language Skills
English, Korean
Learning Language
English