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

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Mauritian Creole. 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 Mauritius or if you’re travelling there. 

Mauritian Creole is a French-based creole language spoken in Mauritius. Whilst a lot of people in Mauritius also speak English & French, Mauritian Creole is their native language and is spoken by around 1.3 million people. 

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Mauritian Creole

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

How are you?Ki manier?
Are you alright?Eski to korek?
(Are you) alright?Korek?
What’s up?Ki rol?

The most common way to ask ‘how are you?’ is ‘ki manier?’ so I’d suggest learning this one first.

How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Mauritian Creole

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 youMersi
I’m fineMo byen
I’m okayKorek
Very good/greatMari bon

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

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Ki manier? (How are you?)

Person 2: Mo byen, mersi. Ki manier? (I’m fine, thanks. How are you?)

Person 1: Mo byen. (I’m fine)

Thanks for reading this post. 

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