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Bulgarian cuisine is pretty diverse. It was inspired by the rich cultural and historical past of Bulgaria. The Bulgarian national food is a mix of flavors and aromas, that make the taste rich and delightful. You can enjoy not only the eye catching presentation of the food, but also the pleasure it gives to your senses.

As a Bulgarian would say "Angels singing in my mouth" - "Ангели пеят в устата ми!".  

Read through this lesson and learn the name of Bulgarian food and drinks.

Fruits in Bulgarian

BulgarianTranscription English
 Ябълка Yabalka Apple
 Круша Krusha Pear
 Праскова Praskova Peach
 Портокал Portokal Orange
 Слива Sliva Plum
 Череша Cheresha Cherry
 Лимон Limon Lemon
 Киви Kivi Kiwi
 Диня Dinya Watermelon
 Грозде Grozde Grape
 Ягода Yagoda Strawberry
 Боровинка Borovinka Blueberry
 Малина Malina Raspberry

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Vegetables in Bulgarian

 Броколи Brokoli Broccoli
 Тиквички Tikvichki Zucchini
 Лук Luk Onion
 Патладжан Patladjan Eggplant
 КарфиолKarfiol Cauliflower
 Аспержи Аsperji Esparagus
 Маруля Marulya Green salad
 Царевица  Tzarevitza Corn
 Картоф Kartof Potato
 Краставица Krastavitza Cucumber
 Домат Domat Tomato


bulgarian kiselo mlyako


Drinks in Bulgarian

 Бира Bira Beer
 Бяло вино Byalo vino White wine
 Червено вино Cherveno vino Red wine
 Ракия Rakiya Rakiya
 Водка Vodka Vodka
 Уиски Wisky Wiskey
 Натурален сок Naturalen sok Fruit juice
 Портокалов сок Portokalov sok Orange juice
 Ябълков сок Yabalkov sok Apple juice
 Фреш Fresh Fresh
 Вода Voda Water
 Сода Soda Soda
 Кока - кола Koka-kola Coca-cola


Other groceries in Bulgarian

BulgarianTranscription English
 Сирене Sirene Cheese
 Месо Meso Meat
 Кисело мляко Kiselo mlyako Yogurt
 Мляко Mlyako Milk
 Шунка Shunka Jam
 Маслини Maslini Olives
 Риба  Riba Fish
 Яйца Yaica Eggs
 Масло Maslo Butter


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Example dialog about Bulgarian dishes:


- Мария: Днес купих кисело мляко, краставици и чесън. Ще направя таратор.

- Иван: Много хубаво, много обичам таратор. Но предпочитам печени картофи и месо.

- МарияАко искаш печени картофи, отиди и купи бира. 

Иван: Добра идея, но препочитам червено вино с месото.

- МарияМного добра идея! Тогава ще направя салата от домати, сирене и яйца.

-Иван: Също така, ще ни трябва хляб.

- Today I bought yogurt, cucumbers and garlic. I will make tarator.

- So nice, I like tarator a lot. But I prefer baked potatos and meat.

- If you want to eat baked potatos, go and buy a beer.

- Good idea, but I prefer red wine with the meat.

- Very good idea! Then, I will make a salad from tomatoes, cheese and eggs

 - We also will need some bread.



Example dialog in a Bulgarian restaurant

Bulgarian English 

Сервитьор: Добър ден! Това е нашето меню. Какво искате за пиене?

Клиент: Добър ден! Бих желал една студена бира.

Сервитьор: Чудесно! А за ядене какво искате?

Клиент: За първо бих искал една салата цезар, за второ - печено месо със зеленчуци. А за десерт искам капучино с шоколадова торта.

Сервитьор: Звучи добре, след малко ще ви ги донеса. Искате ли чаша за бирата?

Клиент: Да, благодаря.

Сервитьор: Заповядайте. Добър апетит!

Клиент: Ще може ли сметката?

Сервитьор: Да, заповядайте.

- Hello! This is our menu. Do you want something for drink?

- Hello! I would like a cold beer.

- Good. And what would you like to eat?

- First I want a Cesar salad, for second I want baked meat with vegetables. For dessert I want a cappuchino with a chocolate cake.

- Sounds good. I will bring it right away. Do you want a glass for the beer?

- Yes, thank you.

- Here you are. Bon apetit!

- The bill, please.

- Yes, here you are.


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