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Smiley good bad okay in a black background and a person selecting the right answer. To learn how to ask and to answer to the question how are you doing in tahitian (e aha to 'oe huru?)

Ask and answer to How are you in Tahitian

In this lesson, we will learn how to ask and answer to How are you in Tahitian in several ways.

Reminder

First, let’s start with a reminder on the lesson Hello, How are you, Thanks, Goodbye in Tahitian

English Tahitian
Hello Ia ora na
How are you ? E aha to ‘oe huru?
Goodbye Nana
Thanks (Thank you) Māuruuru
You are welcome Aita e fifi

Different ways to ask : How are you ?

In this second chapter, we will see different ways to ask the famous question : How are you?

If you need to be original, if you want to change from formal sentences, this chapter is for you!

English Tahitian
How are you ? E aha to ‘oe huru ?
Your state ? To ‘oe huru ?
You are good ?

(We translate it by “good, you ?”)

Maita’i ‘oe ?
Good ? Maita’i ?

Different ways to answer to : How are you in Tahitian

The aim of this third part is to propose other possible options to answer to the question: How are you?

  • Possibility : Everything is fine, I am fine
English Tahitian
I am good (= it is good) E mea maita’i
I am very good (= it is very good) E mea maita’i roa
No (do not worry). I am very good Aita. E mea maita’i roa
Good Maita’i
  • Possibility : I am okay, not very good, but it’s okay (in the middle between I am good and I am not good)
English Tahitian
I am a little bit good E mea maita’i rii
A little bit good Maita’i rii
  • Possibility : It depends
English Tahitian
It depends Tei te huru
  • Possibility : It is okay, do not worry
English Tahitian
There is no worry. No worry Aita e pe’ape’a
There is no problem. No problem Aita e fifi
  • Possibility : I am not good

It can surprise you that : we do not say in Tahitian, I am not good. Nobody will tell you that he is not good. At worst, he will say “I am a little bit okay” (maita’i rii)

Vocabulary

I love vocabulary breaks, and you? Here is this lesson’s new vocabulary.

Tahitian English
Te huru The aspect, the kind, the state
Maita’i Good, well, nice
Roa Very, long, completely
Rii A little bit
E mea … Construction for adjective, for example, it is good, e mea maita’i
Te pe’ap’ea The worry
Te fifi The problem

And after ?

Finally, with this lesson, we have learned 20 words or vocabulary expressions. We now know how to ask and answer to How are you in Tahitian in different ways.

See you next time for a next lesson