Hausa Greetings

This is a list of greetings in Hausa. Helpful when trying to check how others are doing or feeling during different times of the day.

Hi!: Sannu!
Good morning!: Barka da Asuba
Good afternoon!: barka da Rana!
Good evening!: Barka da Yamma!
Welcome!: Sannu da zuwa!
How are you? (friendly): Yaya kake?
How are you? (polite): Yaya kuke?
What's up? (colloquial) : Yaya dai?
I'm fine, thank you!: Kalau, na gode!
And you? (friendly): Kai fa?
And you? (polite): Ku fa?
Good: Mai kyau
Bad: Mummuna or Ba kyau
Happy: Farin ciki or Jin Dadi
Sad: Bakin ciki
Thank you!: Na gode!
Thank you very much!: Na gode kwarai!
You're welcome!: Ba komai!
Have a nice day!: A wuni lafiya!
Good night!: Sai da safe!
See you later!: Sai an jima!
Have a good trip!: A sauka lafiya!
It was nice talking to you!: Na ji dadin zantawarmu!

The above greetings in Hausa are essential to daily conversations. You are very likely to use at least one of them in any given day. Check out the next topic below or choose your own subject from the menu above.

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