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

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Marathi. 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 Maharashtra, India or if you’re travelling there. 

Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of Maharashtra in India. It is one of the main languages used in the city of Mumbai. There are approximately 83 million native speakers of Marathi. 

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Marathi

There are a few different ways to ask ‘how are you?’, these depend on who you’re speaking to. 

If you’re speaking to a male, then say:

How are you?Tu kasa ahes?

If you’re speaking to a female, then say:

How are you?Tu kashi ahes?

In formal situations when you want to address someone with respect, use the following. These would be used for elderly people.

How are you? (to a man)Tumhi kashe aahat?
How are you? (to a woman)Tumhi kashya aahat?

You can also say, more informally to anyone:

What’s up?Kaay chal ahe?

Check out this video to hear the pronunciation of these phrases. It also includes some additional phrases:

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

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 youDhanyavaad
Thank you (alternative)Aabhari aahe
I’m fineMi teek ahe
I’m fine (alternative)Mi bara ahe
I’m good/I’m fineMi majet ahe
I don’t feel wellMala bara nahi vaatat

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)Ani tumhi?
And you? (informal)Ani tu?

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Tu kasa ahes? (How are you?)

Person 2: Mi teek ahe, aabhari aahe. Ani tu? (I’m fine, thanks. And you?)

Person 1: Mi teek ahe. (I’m fine)

Thanks for reading this post. 

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

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases. 

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