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

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Konkani. 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 the Konkan region of India or if you’re travelling there. 

Konkani is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Konkani people who are primarily located along the western coastal region of India, known as Konkan. 

Konkani is the official language of the Indian state of Goa and is spoken by around 2.3 million people.

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Konkani

The way that you ask someone ‘how are you?’ depends on who you’re speaking to.

If you’re speaking to a male, say:

How are you?Tu koso asa?

If you’re speaking to a female, say:

How are you?Ko shem asa?

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

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.

Some responses are male/female specific whereas some are not. The ones that are have been noted.

Thank youDeu borem korum
I’m fine (male)Boro asa
I’m fine (female)Borem asa
I am very goodGhat asa
I’m not feeling goodMaka mache barena
I am sickMaka araam na
I am happyAoo tsaud kooshi
I am tiredAoo tsod tokla

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?Ani tu?

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

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Tu koso asa? (How are you?)

Person 2: Boro asa, deu borem korum. Ani tu? (I’m good, thanks. And you?)

Person 1: Boro asa (I’m good)

Thanks for reading this post. 

You should now know how to say ‘how are you?’ in Konkani and you should 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 Konkani.