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Introduction
Becky:
Welcome to 3-Minute Bulgarian Season 1, Lesson 25 - On the Phone. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to understand basic phone vocabulary in Bulgarian.
Body
Becky:
Here's the way to say 'Hello.' when answering a phone in Bulgarian.
Petar:
[Normal] Ало.
Becky:
This expression has only one word meaning 'Hello.'
Petar:
[Normal] ало [Slow] ало (alo)
Becky:
Listen again to the word meaning 'Hello. (answering)'
Petar:
[Slow] Ало. [Normal] Ало.
Becky:
Ok, now let's take a look at the informal way to say 'This is Petar.'
Petar:
[Normal] Петър е.(Petar e.)
Becky:
First is Petar,’ a person's name.
Petar:
[Normal] Петър [Slow] Петър (Petar)
Becky:
Last is the word meaning 'is'
Petar:
[Normal] е [Slow] е(e)
Becky:
Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'This is Petar.'
Petar:
[Slow] Петър е. [Normal] Петър е.
Becky:
Next up is the way to say 'May I talk to Blaga?'
Petar:
[Normal] Може ли да говоря с Блага?
Becky:
First is a phrase meaning 'may'
Petar:
[Normal] може ли [Slow] може ли(mozhe li)
Becky:
Next is the word meaning 'to'
Petar:
[Normal] да [Slow] да (da )
Becky:
Next is the word meaning 'to talk'
Petar:
[Normal] говоря [Slow] говоря(govorya)
Becky:
Next is the word meaning 'with'
Petar:
[Normal] с [Slow] с(s)
Becky:
Last is Blaga, a person's name.'
Petar:
[Normal] Блага [Slow] Блага(Blaga)
Becky:
Listen again to the phrase meaning 'May I talk to Blaga?'
Petar:
[Slow] Може ли да говоря с Блага? [Normal] Може ли да говоря с Блага?
Becky:
Finally is a way to say 'I'll call again later.'
Petar:
[Normal] Ще се обадя отново по-късно
Becky:
First is the word meaning "will"
Petar:
[Normal] ще [Slow] ще(shte)
Becky:
Next is the word meaning 'myself'
Petar:
[Normal] се [Slow] се (se)
Becky:
Next is the word meaning 'to call'
Petar:
[Normal] обадя [Slow] обадя(obadya)
Becky:
Next is the word meaning 'again'
Petar:
[Normal] отново [Slow] отново(otnovo)
Becky:
Last is the word meaning “later”.
Petar:
[Normal] по-късно[Slow] по-късно(po-kasno)
Becky:
Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I'll call again later.'
Petar:
[Slow] Ще се обадя отново по-късно [Normal] Ще се обадя отново по-късно
Cultural Insight
Becky:
Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Petar:
In the days past, when the whole family was using one landline phone, people would answer the phone by saying their name, or the family name. But nowadays, a lot of households rely solely on mobile phones. Therefore, you would probably call a specific person and he or she is the one to answer directly. Thus, names are no longer said out loud, when answering the phone. Most often people will answer the phone by saying Ало (Alo) meaning "Hello" when answering the phone or Да, моля, which literally means "Yes, please."

Outro

Becky:
And that’s all for this lesson and this series. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes. Thank you for listening, everyone.
Petar:
До скоро!

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