• Bulgarian language course for beginners
  • 1 The Bulgarian alphabet - Cyrillic letters [0/2]
  • 2 The Bulgarian keyboard - how to type Cyrillic letters [0/2]
  • 3 Learn the Bulgarian pronunciation
  • 4 Greetings and how to say Hello in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 5 Say "Nice to meet you" in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 6 Learn the Bulgarian numbers [0/2]
  • 7 Telling the time in Bulgarian / reading the clock [0/2]
  • 8 Days of the week, seasons and months in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 9 Ask for directions in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 10 Weather and seasons in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 11 Learn to say I love you in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 12 Learn the colors in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 13 Expressing needs and opinions in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 14 Bulgarian food and drinks [0/2]
  • 15 Travel and transportation in Bulgarian [0/3]
  • 16 At the post office in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 17 At the doctors vocabulary in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 18 Personal description and emotions in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 19 Parts of the body in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 20 Household items in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 21 The family in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 22 The animals and the nature in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 23 Classroom vocabulary in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 24 Work related vocabulary in Bulgarian [0/2]
  • 25 Countries and nationalities in Bulgarian [0/1]
  • Say "Nice to meet you" in Bulgarian

    How to introduce yourself in Bulgarian

    In this lesson you will learn how to introduce yourself in Bulgarian. You will learn some useful phrases and expressions. First we will start with something very important. In the Bulgarian language there is a difference between the formal and informal language. See the following examples:

    Introduce yourself in an informal situation

    Suitable when meeting new friends or at a party for example.

    Bulgarian Transpription English                 

    Здрасти, аз съм Мария!

    Приятно ми е да се запознаем!

    Zdrasti, az sum Maria. 

    Priyatno mi e da se zapoznaem.

    Hi, I am Maria!    

    Nice to meet you!


    Introduce yourself in formal situation

    Suitable when you are at work, on a business meeting, on a important event. Here it is Ok to use your full name and to be more polite when you introduce yourself. Notice the change here:

    • Здрасти! - Zdrasti! - informal
    • Здравейте! - Zdraveite! - formal
    Bulgarian Transcription English

    Здравейте, аз се казвам Мария Иванова.

    Изключително много ми е приятно да се запознаем!

     Zdraveyte, az se kazvam Maria Ivanova.

     Izklyuchitelno mnogo mi e priyatno da se zapoznaem!

     Hello, my name is Mariya Ivanova.

    It is a big pleasure to meet you!


    Usually in Bulgaria people shake hands when they meet, regardless of the situation. In Bulgarian it is called:

    Ръкостискане - Rukostiskane - Handshake

    handshake in bulgarian


    Other useful phrases

    Ask questions

    Bulgarian Transcription English
     Как се казваш?  Kak se kazvash?  What is your name?
     Откъде си?  Otkude si?  Where are you from?
     С какво се занимаваш?  S kakvo se zanimavash?  What do you do?
     Студент ли си?  Student li si?  Are you a student?
     Какво работиш?  Kakvo rabotish?  What do you work?
     Учиш или работиш?  Uchish ili rabotish?  Do you study or do you work?
     На колко години си?  Na kolko godini si?  How old are you?
     Какво правиш през свободното си време?  Kakvo pravish prez svobodnoto si vreme?  What do you do in your free time?
     Какви хобита имаш?  Kakvi hobita imash?  What are your hobbies?


    Answer the questions

    Bulgarian Transcription English
     Казвам се Мария.  Kazvam se Maria.  My name is Maria.
     Аз съм от България.  Az sum ot Bulgaria.  I am from Bulgaria.
     В момента уча.                                                         V momenta ucha.  Right now, I am studying.
     Да, студентка съм. Уча медицина.                                    Da, studentka sum. Ucha medicina.  Yes, I am a student. I study Medicine.
     Работя като медицинска сестра.  Rabotya kato medicinska sestra.  I work as a nurse.
     Уча психология и работя в офис.  Ucha psihologia i rabotya v edin ofis.  I am studying Psychology and I work in an office.
     Аз съм на 23 години.  Az sum na 23 godini.  I am 23 years old.
     През свободното си време чета книги.  Prez svobodnoto si vreme cheta knigi.  In my free time I read books.
     Имам много хобита. Например, обичам да ходя на кино.  Imam mnogo hobita. Naprimer, obicham da hodya na  kino. I have a lot of hobbies. For example, I like going to the cinema.


    Read the example dialogue


     Мария: Здравей, казвам се Мария. Аз съм на 23 години и уча архитектура.

     Иван: Здравей, аз съм Иван. На 30 години съм и работя като програмист.

     Мария: Приятно ми е да се запознаем. Какви хобита имаш?

     Иван: Играя футбол и обичам да пътувам.



    Maria: Hello, I am Maria. I am 23 years old and I study architecture.

    Ivan: Hello, I am Ivan. I am 30 years old and I work as an IT specialist.

    Maria: Nice to meet you! What hobbies do you have?

    Ivan: I play soccer and I love to travel.introduce yourself in bulgarian


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