Translation of ngqi in English:

ngqi

ideophone

  • 1

    (of tightness, of security, of holding firm)
    ‘Wase ezivalela yena endlini ethi ngqi’ He then locked himself securely inside the house
    ‘Yalibamba iqakala. Yalibamba yalithi nje ngqi’ It grabbed his ankle. It grabbed it very tightly
  • 2

    (of getting stuck)
    ‘UVika wayengasakwazi nakunyakaza. Nengqondo yayisithe nje ngqi’ Vika could no longer move. His mind too got stuck