Introducing Ourselves

In this third lesson we will learn how to greet people and introduce ourselves in Bulgarian. We will also learn some essential Bulgarian phrases that will for sure be useful.

Generally, in Bulgaria a handshake, direct eye contact and appropriate greeting for the time of the day is considered a polite greeting. You can shake hands with ladies too. Hugs and kisses for greeting are appropriate only between intimate friends.

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Please note, that there is a difference in the usage of ЗдравейЗдравейте and Здрасти. Здрасти and Здравей are both used in informal cases when greeting a single person. Здравейте is again informal, but used when greeting more than one person. Could be also formal, to greet a single person (higher in hierarchy or a stranger).
[membership_headline]Introduction and Small Talk[/membership_headline] Introducing ourselves is one of the most basic things to learn when studying a foreign language. Here is how you should present yourself in Bulgarian:

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Now let’s learn some phrases which will enable us be able to participate in a basic conversation.

[bitsontherun iB7a9X0S] [membership_headline]Survival Phrases[/membership_headline] Some essential and basic phrases. It is good to memorize them well because you will need them for sure.

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Note that моля has two menings. One is “You are welcome” as in the following example:
[content_box_paper_white width=”100%”]- Благодаря! (Thank you)
– Моля (You are welcome)[/content_box_paper_white]

The other meaning is “Please”:
[content_box_paper_white width=”100%”]Един билет, моля. (One ticket, please)[/content_box_paper_white]

Another thing to note: in order to form a negative of a verb you have to simply put the particle не in front:

[content_box_paper_white width=”100%”]Разбирам – Не рaзбирам (I understand – I don’t understand)

Уча – Не уча (I study – I don’t study)[/content_box_paper_white] [private_premium][membership_downloads_box title=”Downloads”]You may need to right-click the following links and select Save Link As to download the file to your computer

Greetings

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Introduction

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Small Talk

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Survival Phrases

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