haʼátʼíísh baa naniná

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haʼátʼíísh baa naniná?

  1. how are you?

Usage notes[edit]

This phrase is not used in the same situations that we use it in English. In Navajo, it is not used as a mere pleasantry or greeting, but it is an earnest inquiry into one’s health or welfare, and it may seem intrusive and pushy if you do not have a sufficiently close relationship to be asking such a question. For the equivalent of the English pleasantry, see ąąʼ.