The problem is that Hausa language is like Arabic not English. Meaning that Hausa have many gender pronouns unlike English. For example, in English “How are you?” can be referred to both male and female genders but in Hausa is not like that.
When you want to ask a male you say: “Ya kake?”. And when you want to ask a female is “Ya kike?. I hope my explanation will help.
How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Hausa
The way that you say ‘how are you?’ in Hausa depends on who you are speaking to.
If you’re speaking to a male, then say:
|How are you?||Kana lafiya?|
If you’re speaking to a female, then say:
|How are you?||Kina lafiya?|
Here are some informal ways to say this:
|How are you doing? (to a male)||Ya kake?|
|How are you doing? (to a female)||Ya kike?|
|How are things?||Yaya harkoki?|
|How are you?||Ina gajiya?|