In this lesson, you will learn how to greet people in Swahili.
Hujambo is a more common way to greet a Swahili speaker, and can be used to ask how someone is doing. It is similar to English greetings like "Hey, how's it going?"
Hello, how are you?
This is the most common way to respond to
Hello, I am fine.
How would you say hello to your friend Anna?
Hello Anna, how are you?
Thank you very much.
After responding to the greeting "Hujambo!", you can add in a polite "thank you".
I am fine, thank you.
habari gani to explicitly ask someone how they are doing.
How are you?
Translate the following conversation between Ali and Halima.
Halima: Hello! How are you doing?
Shikamoo is a respectful greeting to elders and leaders. Children always use this greeting toward adults, and adults use this greeting toward much older people.
The respectful answer to
marahaba. In this conversation, Juma is a child greeting the adult Yusufu.
Juma: Hello Yusufu sir.
Yusufu: Hello. How are you?
Juma: Very good.
Here is how you would say goodbye.