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20 Road Directions With Meaning and Examples in English

Road directions with meaning and examples in English


When you're in a country you don't know, you can easily get lost at some point during the trip, even if you have a map. 

So it's really helpful to know how to ask for and understand road directions in English so you can get to your destination. It's also great to be able to give directions yourself to foreign tourists or colleagues.


Road directions vocabulary


Here are words and phrases that can help you give and ask for road directions:


1. Go past: Keep getting past something so that it is now behind you.

  • "Go past the cinema." (Pass the cinema.)

2. Go across: Pass through or pass something, such as a road or crossroads.

  • "We went across the ocean in just three hours."


3. Go along: Keep going.

  • "Go along this road." 

4. Go straight on: To go straight ahead, do not turn left or right.

  • "Go straight on/ahead." (Stay on this road – don't turn.)


5. Go up: To climb higher like a hill or bridge.

  • "Go up the bridge before ten o'clock in the evening."


6. Go down: Going down, walking or driving down a hill or road.

  • "Go down the bridge to the garden."

7. Go through: Go through something or pass something, such as a tunnel or a town.

  • "Go through the tunnel."


8. Go out of: To get out of something.

  • "Get out of this road and follow another road."


9. In front of: It's in front of you, you can see it facing you.

  • "You'll see it in front of you."

10. Opposite: Against or in front of the bank.

  • "It's opposite the bank."


11. On the corner: In the corner where two roads meet at an angle of 90 degrees

  • "You will find the house on the corner of the street." 

12. RoundabouT: Not following a short direct route; circuitous.

  • "At the roundabout, take the first exit."


13. Turn left: To turn left

  • "Turn left at the crossroads."


14. Second right: To turn at the second entrance on the right.

  • "Take the second right."


15. Other side: To the other side.

  • "It's on the other side of the road."


16. Wrong way: For the wrong direction.

  • "You're going the wrong way." 

17. Next to: Next to something

  • "You will find the hospital next to the mosque."


18. Behind: Backwards or behind something.

  • "There is a bank behind this building."


19. Near: Near or adjacent.

  • "You will find a gas station near the church."


20. Far: Used to indicate how far one thing is from another thing.

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