Translation of phambili in English:

phambili

in front

locative adverb

  • 1

    in front
    before
    ahead
    ‘Basukuma balandelana, ehamba phambili uSigidla’ They stood up and the one followed the other, with Sigidla walking in front
    ‘Sethemba ukuthi ekugcineni kuzobekwa umdlalo phambili’ We hope that, finally, they will put the game before everything
    ‘Edlule futhi aphikelele phambili’ Then he passed again and continued ahead
  • 2

    (derived uses)
    best
    major
    expensive
    ‘Abalimi abaphambili baklonyeliswe ngezindondo’ The best farmers were awarded trophies
    ‘Imbangela ephambili yokukhuluphala wukudla ukudla okungenamsoco’ The major cause of obesity is eating food that is not healthy
    ‘Abantu abacebile bathenga izindlu eziphambili’ Rich people buy expensive houses