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How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Luo (Dholuo) & Common Responses

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

Dholuo is a dialect of Luo, spoken by the Luo people of Kenya and Tanzania. They are mainly based in western Kenya and the Mara Region of northern Tanzania. It is spoken by around 4.2 million people. 

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Luo (Dholuo)

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

How is it going?Nade?
How are you doing?Ithi nade?

You can also say, more informally:

How are you?Amosi?
What’s up?Nango?

How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Luo (Dholuo)

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 youErokamano
I’m very wellBer ahinya
I’m doing wellAdhi maber
I’m tiredA-ol
I’m sickA-tuo
I’m happyA-mor
I’m sadA-sin

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?Toh in?

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Ithi nade? (How are you?)

Person 2: Ber ahinya, erokamano. To in? (I’m very well, thank you. And you?)

Person 1: Ber ahinya. (I’m very well).

Thanks for reading this post. 

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

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