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How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Armenian & Common Responses

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Armenian. You’ll also learn common responses so you can respond if you’re asked this question. This can be really useful if you’re speaking with someone from Armenia or if you’re travelling there. 

Armenian is an Indo-European language spoken by approximately 6.7 million people. It is the official language of Armenia.

Armenian has its own alphabet so to make it easy for you to pronounce the phrases below, they have all been written phonetically.

Please note that there are actually 2 dialects of Armenian – Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian. This post focuses on Eastern Armenian as it is the most widely spoken.

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How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Armenian

There are a few different ways to ask ‘how are you?’. Here are the most common:

In formal situations, such as with people you don’t know or older people, use:

How are you?Inchpes ek?

In informal situations, such as with friends or family, use:

How are you?Vonts es?
How are you?Inchpes es?

Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of these phrases by a native:

How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Armenian

There are many different ways that you can reply to this question. Below are the most common responses to this question. I’ve also included how to say ‘thank you’ as it’s polite to thank someone if they ask how you are.

Thank you (formal)Shno-rha-kal-ut-syun
Thank you (informal)Merci
I’m fine (formal)Lav em
I’m fine (informal)Lav
Bad/not goodVad
So-soVotch shad lav
I’m very happyShat urakh yem
I’m very sadShat tkher yem
I’m very tiredShat hognats yem

Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of some of these phrases:

It’s also useful to know how to say ‘and you?’ or ‘what about you?’ to find out how someone else is if they ask you.

And you? (informal)Du?
And you? (formal)Duk inchpes ek?

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Inchpes es? (How are you?)

Person 2: Lav, merci. Du? (I’m fine, thank you. And you?)

Person 1: Lav (I’m fine)

Thanks for reading this post. 

You should now know how to say ‘how are you?’ in Armenian and you should also be able to respond if you’re asked! 

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases.

Increase your vocabulary further by learning the country names in Armenian.