You want to describe the location of something. It's in front of you and on your left hand side, do you have a short word to describe such a location?
Are you talking about an icon?
"on the left" is the best that I can come up with.

"Pull the car over, that's the hospital on the left."
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How about "ahead and to your left" or "northwest"?
Thank you and those are really good to know.

But what I really want to know is that:
do we have english phrases like "front left" or "rear right", just like we have "top left"...
I heard ' front left ' but not sure of ' rear right '
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"front left" and "rear right" sound OK to me.

"Put the wallet in the right rear compartment."

You might want to use a comma if that's your thing. But I'm not sure what's proper. Anyone?

"Put the wallet in the right, rear compartment."

I can't think of any shorter ways to give these directions.

Just what you said:

To your left side.
To your right side.
Ahead of you.
Behind you.


Airplane pilots use a system based on the analog clock face to describe directions.
I do not know but I think that this system was created by military air force pilots.

They imagine a 12 numbered clock face parallel to the horizontal plane of the airplane.



Something directly in front is at 12 o'clock.
Something to the right is at 3 o'clock.
Something directly behind is at 6 o'clock.
Something to the left is at 9 o'clock.

They also use the word "high" to add another dimension.

So, "1 o'clock high" means to look to the front-right and up.

A slang word and phrase has evolved from this directional system
that is well known by all military pilots:

"Watch your six!"

"Kicked his six."

Because six/6 = what is "behind" you. Emotion: smile

You may hear this slang phrase in military flying themed movies such as "Top Gun".

take care,