Bulgarian Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: Bulgarian phrases, expressions and words in Bulgarian, conversation and idioms, Bulgarian greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Bulgarian!

Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.

Bulgarian Phrases


    

English Phrases Bulgarian Phrases
 
English Greetings Bulgarian Greetings:
Hi! Sdrawei!
Good morning! Dobro utro!
Good evening! Dobar wecher!
Welcome! (to greet someone) Dobre doshal!
How are you? Kak si?
I'm fine, thanks! Dobre,mersi!
And you? A ti?
Good/ So-So. Dobre./ Biva.
Thank you (very much)! Mnogo blagodaria!
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Ti si dobre doshal! (Blagodaria)
Hey! Friend! Sdrasti!Priiatel!
I missed you so much! Lipswash mi mnogo!
What's new? Neshto nowo?
Nothing much Ne mnogo.
Good night! Leka nosht!
See you later! Do po-kasno.
Good bye! Chao.
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Sagubih se
Can I help you? Moje li da Vi pomogna?
Can you help me? Moje li da mi pomognete?
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Kade e (baniata/aptekata)?
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Varvete napravo!Posle savivate na liavo/diasno!
I'm looking for john. Tarsia John.
One moment please! Edin moment,molia.
Hold on please! (phone) Pochakaite molia.
How much is this? Kolko struva tova?
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Isvinete...
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Isvinete moje li...
Come with me! Ela s men.


    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Bulgarian)? Govorite li (angliiski/ balgarski)?
Just a little. Malko.
What's your name? Kaks se kaswate?
My name is ... as se kasvam...
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Gospodin/ gospoja/ gospojitsa
Nice to meet you! Priatno mi e da se saposnaem!
You're very kind! Vie ste mnogo mil/liubesen!
Where are you from? Ot kade ste?
I'm from (the U.S/ Bulgaria) AS sam ot (Amerika/ Balgaria).
I'm (American) As sam amerikanets.
Where do you live? Kade jiweete?
I live in (the U.S/ Balgaria) As jiweia w (Amerika/ Balgaria).
Did you like it here? Hareswa li wi tuka?
Bulgaria is a wonderful country Balgaria e welikolepna strana.
What do you do for a living? Kakwo rabotite?
I work as a (translator/ businessman) As sam (prewodach/ bisnesmen)
I like Bulgarian As hareswam balgarskiiat.
I've been learning Bulgarian for 1 month As ucha balgarski ot edin mesets.
Oh! That's good! O tova e dobre.
How old are you? Na kolko godini ste?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. As sam na (dwadeset, trideset...) godini.
I have to go Triabva da tragwam.
I will be right back! Ste se warna.
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Uspeh!
Happy birthday! Chestit rojden den!
Happy new year! Chestita nova godina!
Merry Christmas! Vesela Koleda!
Congratulations! Posdrawlenia!
Enjoy! (for meals...) Da vi e vkusno!
I'd like to visit Bulgaria one day Edin den iskam da posetia Balgaria.
Say hi to John for me Posdravi John ot men.
Bless you (when sneezing) Nasdrave.
Good night and sweet dreams! Leka nosht i sladki sanishta.
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Sa sajelenie ne vi chuh.
Sorry (for a mistake) Sajaliavam.
No Problem! Niama nikakav problem.
Can You Say It Again? Moje li da go povtorite.
Can You Speak Slowly? Moje li da govorite po-bavno.
Write It Down Please! Molia sapishete.
I Don't Understand! Nishto ne rasbrah.
I Don't Know! Ne snam
I Have No Idea. Niamam nikakva predstava.
What's That Called In Bulgarian? Kak e tova na balgarski?
What Does "gato" Mean In English? Kakvo osnachava "dobre" na angliiski?
How Do You Say "Please" In Bulgarian? Kak e "please" na balgarski?
What Is This? Kakvo e tova?
My Bulgarian is bad. Balgarskiiat mi e losh.
I need to practice my Bulgarian Triabva poveche da si uprajniavam balgaskiiat.
Don't worry! Ne se trevoji.
Bulgarian Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Dobar/ losh/ taka i taka
Big/ Small Goliam/malak
Today/ Now Dnes/ sega
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Utre/ vchera
Yes/ No Da/ ne
Here you go! (when giving something) Sapoviadai.
Do you like it? Haresvali vi?
I really like it! Naistina mi haresva.
I'm hungry/ thirsty. Gladen sam./ Jaden sam.
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Sutrin/ Vecher/ Pres nochta.
This/ That. Here/There Tova/ Onova. Tuk/ Tam
Me/ You. Him/ Her. Men/ Ti. Nego/ Neia
Really! Naistina li?
Look! Vij!
Hurry up! Pobarsai.
What? Where? Kakvo?Kade?
What time is it? Kolko e chasat?
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Deset chasa e. Sedem i polovina e.
Give me this! Dai mi tova.
I love you! Obicham te.
I feel sick. Bolen sam.
I need a doctor Triabva, mi, lekar.
One, Two, Three edno, dve, tri
Four, Five, Six chetiri, pet, shest
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten sedem,osem,devet,deset

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