Translation of phansi in English:

phansi

down

locative adverb

  • 1

    down
    below
    under
    beneath
    ‘Wahleka uKhumalo wahlala phansi naye’ Khumalo laughed and he too sat down
    ‘Intsha iwabukela phansi amasiko esintu’ The youth look down on African habits
  • 2

    (derived uses)
    low
    humble
    ‘Bakhononda ngezinga eliphansi lemfundo’ They complain about the low standard of education
    ‘Ungumuntu ophansi nothanda abantu kanye nomculo’ He is a humble person, and one who likes people and music