I hear a lot of native speakers say something like this:
- Once in the arena take first left down the hallway
- Take your first left down the hallway.
- When you come to the second floor, make a left and then take your first left down the hallway.
I am confused by such sentences because I am not sure if, when speakers say "first left down the hallway", they mean this:
In other words, do they mean "take a left into the hallway and go down"(first picture) or "take left out of the hallway"(second picture)?