The Bulgarian Language is an Indo-European language of the group of South Slavic languages. It is the official language of the Republic of Bulgaria and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. The Bulgarian language is the earliest written documented Slavic language.
Visiting a foreign country can be really tricky, especially in terms of the language. Bulgarians are known for being extremely nice and warm people, however, some of them do not speak any other language but Bulgarian. You might find it useful to learn a few words and key phrases that will help you interact more effectively with the local people.
Meeting People – Greetings
- Hello! – Здравейте! – Zdraveite!
- Hi! -Здрасти! – Zdrasti!
- Yes – Да – Da
- No – Не – Ne
- Thank you. – Благодаря. – Blagodaria.
- You are welcome. – Моля. – Molia
- Please. – Моля. – Molia.
- Excuse me. – Извинете. – Izvinete.
- Do you speak English? – Говорите ли английски? – Govorite li angliiski?
- Good afternoon. – Добър ден. – Dobur den.
- Good evening. – Добър вечер. – Dobur vecher.
- Good night. – Лека нощ. – Leka nosht.
- Goodbye. – Довиждане. – Dovijdane.
- See you tomorrow. – До утре. – Do utre.
- I do not understand. – Не разбирам. – Ne razbiram.
- I do not know. – Не знам. – Ne znam.
Bulgarian Language For Tourists
If you want to learn some Bulgarian language when you are visiting the country then check out our Bulgarian Language For Tourists series of blog posts. The series covers the basic words and useful phrases such as Greetings; At the Restaurant; At the Campsite; Numbers etc.