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

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Lugisu. 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 Uganda or Kenya or if you’re travelling there. 

Lugisu, also known as Masabu, is a Bantu language spoken in parts of East Africa. 

It is spoken by approximately 2.7 million people. It is spoken in parts of Uganda and Kenya.

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Lugisu

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

How are you?Otiena?
Are you fine?Uli umulayi?
What’s new?Makuwa?
What’s up?Waluma si?

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

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 youWanyala
I am fineBulayi
I am fineIndi umulayi
Nothing’s new (reply to ‘what’s new’)Gasila
Nothing (reply to ‘what’s up?’)Mbaawo

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

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Otiena? (How are you?)

Person 2: Bulayi, wanyala. Otiena? (I am fine, thank you. How are you?)

Person 1: Bulayi. (I am fine)

Thanks for reading this post. 

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

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases.