Translation of ayi in English:

ayi

stop!

exclamation

  • 1

    stop!
    no!
    (marks disapproval) don't!
    ‘Ayi, ningethuki bafana bakithi’ No! You must not swear like that, my boys
  • 2

    not
    ‘Ngingadlala ngezinye izintombi kodwa ayi uNtombenhle ngoba ngiyamthanda’ I can fool about with other girls but not with Ntombenhle because I love her

Origin

< hhayi