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

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Bosnian. 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 Bosnia & Herzegovina or if you’re travelling there. 

Bosnian is one of the official languages of Bosnia & Herzegovina spoken by around 2.5 – 3 million people. The language itself is essentially the same as Croatian and Serbian, they are all dialects of the same language.

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Bosnian

There are 2 main ways to say ‘how are you?’ in Bosnian. 

For formal settings, such as speaking with someone you don’t know or someone older than you, use:

How are you?Kakwa ste?

For informal settings, such as speaking with friends, use:

How are you?Kakwa si?

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

Another informal way to say ‘how are you?’ in Bosnian is:

What’s up?/What’s new?Sta ima?

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

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 youHvala
I’m good/I’m fineDobro
I’m not goodNisam dobro
I’m sadTuhan sam
I’m tiredUmoran sam
I’m happySretan sam

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

In formal situations use:

And you?A vi?

In informal situations use:

And you?A ti?

Example conversation:

Person 1: Kakwa ste? 
Person 2: Dobro, hvala. A vi?
Person 1: Dobro, hvala.

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

If you found this post useful, you may also want to learn how to say I love you in Bosnian.

You can’t go far wrong with these simple phrases. 

Thanks for reading this post.