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

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Malayalam.

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 Kerala or if you’re travelling there. 

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Malayalam

There are a few different ways to ask ‘how are you?’, these depend on whether you’re in a formal or informal situation. 

In formal situations, such as with people you don’t know or elderly people, use:

How are you?Nigalku sukhamano?
How are you?Sukhamayittu irikkunno?

In informal situations, such as with friends, use:

How are you?Ninakku sukhamano?
How are you?Sukhamano?

Check out this video to hear the pronunciation of the formal form:

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

There are many different ways that you can reply to this question.

Below I’ve included 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 youNanni
I’m fineEnikku sukhamanu
I’m not fineEnikku sukham illa
I’m sickEnikku sukhamilla
Responses to ‘How are you?’ in Malayalam

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? (formal)Ningalko?
And you? (informal)Ninako?

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

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Ninakku sukhamano? (How are you?)

Person 2: Enikku sukhamanu, nanni. Ninako? (I’m fine, thank you. And you?)

Person 1: Enikku sukhamanu. (I’m fine).

Thanks for reading this post. 

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

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases.

Feeling flirty? Learn how to say I love you in Malayalam.

If you want to learn to read in Malayalam, then start by learning the Malayalam alphabet.

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