Practice ways to describe the direction and location of movement.

HACIA (towards)

… la derecha (the right)
… la izquierda (the left)
… adelante (forwards)
… atrás (backwards)*
… dentro (inwards)
… fuera (outwards)
… abajo (downwards)
… arriba (upwards)
… mí (me)
… tí (you)
… usted (you formal)

PARA = hacia (towards)

Mire para arriba.
(Look up.)

(POR) ARRIBA DE (above)

Levante el brazo (por) arriba de la cabeza.
(Lift your arm above your head.)

(POR) DETRÁS DE (behind)

Pase el brazo (por) detás de la espalda.
(Reach your arm behind your back.)

(POR) DELANTE DE (in front of)

Cruce los brazos por delante de su cuerpo.
(Cross you arms in front of your body.)

(POR) DEBAJO DE (underneath)*

Ponga las manos debajo de la cabeza.
(Place your hands underneath your head.)

A LOS LADOS (at your sides)

Levante los dos brazos a los lados.
Lift your arms at your sides.

ALTURA (height)

a / hasta la altura (to the height)
… de los hombros (of your shoulders)
… de la cintura (of your waist)


a la altura de los hombros = a la altura de sus hombros
(To shoulder height)

Voy a mover su brazo. = Le voy a mover el brazo.
(I am going to move your arm.)

*These examples are not included in the audio.

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