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

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Fijian, the language of Fiji. 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 Fiji or if you’re travelling there. 

Fijian is spoken by between 350,000 and 450,000 Fijian native speakers. Fijian is an official language of Fiji along with English and Fiji Hindi. 

Whilst most people you meet in Fiji will know English, it’s always a good idea to learn some simple Fijian phrases, if anything it will bring a smile to their faces!

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Fijian

Below is the most common way to say ‘how are you?’ in Fijian.

How are you?Vacava tiko?

Note: the ‘c’ in Fijian is pronounced like a ‘th’ sound.

There are other ways that you can ask this:

How are you? (formal)O nee mbula-mbula vinaka tiko?
How are you? (informal)Doe mbula-mbula vinaka tiko?

You can ask ‘how are you?’ with any of the above. The most common way is ‘vacava tiko?’ so I’d suggest learning this one first.

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

There are many different ways that you can reply to this question. Below is the most common response 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 youVinaka

As mentioned above, English is an official language of Fiji so you can just respond in English and you will be understood. 

If you want to speak in Fijian then reply like this:

I’m fineTiko

The longer form of this is:

I’m fineSa mbula-mbula vinaka tiko

Thanks for reading this post on how to say ‘how are you?’ in Fijian, the language of Fiji. You should now also be able to respond if you’re asked! 

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases. 

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

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