Topic 60: ~ के नीचे, ~ के पीछे under ~, behind ~ etc. (Locations)

Context: they chat as they prepare to leave the restaurant.

man thinking


सलीम - अरे मेरा बटुआ कहाँ है?

मार्क - तुम्हारे झोले में होगा !

सलीम - झोले में नहीं था, मेज़ पर था लेकिन अब नहीं है।

तारा - मेज़ के नीचे देखो। शायद वहाँ हो।

सलीम - मेज़ पर भी नहीं है और मेज़ के नीचे भी नहीं है।

मार्क - शायद कुरसी के पीछे हो।

सलीम - अरे मेरी जेब में है।


Salim - Oh, where is my wallet?

Mark - It will be in your shoulder bag !

Salim - It wasn't in by shoulder bag, it was on the table, but is not now.

Tara - Look underneath the table. Perhaps it may be there.

Salim - It is also not on the table and also not under the table.

Mark - Perhaps it is behind your chair.

Salim - Oh, it is in my pocket!

Notes: Locations

The following postpositions are useful when talking about locations.

These post positions can also appear with their के or की as in गंगा किनारे पर on the shore of the Ganges रास्ते पार on the other side of the road.

All these words are also found without the के or की  and mostly function as adjectives or adverbs as in:

Note that for in you can use either में (from Sanskrit मध्य) or के अंदर (from Persian) and the difference in usage is not clear cut generally के अंदर gives more of a suggestion of within, rather than in, something. Due to this you will not normally find के अंदर in contexts like:


बटुआ nm. wallet

जेब nf. pocket

के अंदर ppn. within, in