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How To Say ‘Thank you’ in Bulgarian

How to Say Thank You in Bulgarian

In most cultures, it is custom to express gratitude in some way or another. The dictionary defines gratitude as follows: it is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Giving a sincere, thankful response to someone’s actions or words is often the ‘glue’ that keeps relationships together. This is true in most societies! Doing so in a foreign country also shows your respect and appreciation for the culture. Words have great power - use these ones sincerely and often!

Table of Contents

  1. 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Bulgarian
  2. Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes
  3. Infographic & Audio Lesson: Survival Phrases - Thank You
  4. Video Lesson: ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages
  5. How BulgarianPod101 Can Help You

So, how do you say ‘Thank you’ in Bulgarian? You can learn easily! Below, BulgarianPod101 brings you perfect translations and pronunciation as you learn the most common ways Bulgarian speakers say ‘Thanks’ in various situations.

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1. 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Bulgarian

1- Thank you.

Благодаря!
Blagodarya!

The magical words that can bring a smile to any face. For one day, truly mean it whenever you say these words, and see how this lifts your spirit too!

2- That’s very kind of you.

Това е много мило от ваша страна.
Tova e mnogo milo ot vasha strana.

This phrase is appropriate when someone clearly goes out of their way to give good service, or to offer you a kindness.

3- Thanks for your kind words!

Благодарим ви за милите думи!
Blagodarim vi za milite dumi!

Someone paid you a compliment and made you feel good? That is kind of him/her, so express your gratitude!

4- Thank you for coming today.

Благодаря ви, че дойдохте днес.
Blagodarya vi, che doydohte dnes.

This welcoming phrase should be part of your arsenal if you’re conducting more formal meetings with Bulgarian speakers. If you’re hosting a party, this is also a good phrase when you greet your Bulgarian guests!

5- Thank you for your consideration.

Благодаря за вниманието, което отделяте.
Blagodarya za vnimanieto, koeto otdelyate.

This is a more formal, almost solemn way to thank someone for their thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards you. It is also suitable to use when a native speaker has to consider something you submit, like a job application, a project or a proposal. You are thanking them, in essence, for time and effort they are about to, or have spent on your submission.

6- Thanks a lot!

Благодаря много!
Blagodarya mnogo!

This means the same as ‘Thank you’, but with energy and enthusiasm added! It means almost the same as ‘thank you so much’ in Bulgarian. Use this in an informal setting with your Bulgarian friends or teachers.

7- Teachers like you are not easy to find.

Трудно е да се намерят учители като вас.
Trudno e da se nameryat uchiteli kato vas.

Some phrases are compliments, which express gratitude by inference. This is one of them. If you’re particularly impressed with your BulgarianPod101 teacher, this is an excellent phrase to memorize!

8- Thank you for spending time with us.

Благодарим ви, че ни отделихте от времето си.
Blagodarim vi, che ni otdelihte ot vremeto si.

Any host at a gathering with Bulgarian speakers, such as a meeting or a party, should have this under his/her belt! Use it when you’re saying goodbye or busy closing a meeting. It could also be another lovely way to thank your Bulgarian language teacher for her time.

9- Thank you for being patient and helping me improve.

Благодаря ви за търпението и за това, че ми помагате да се развивам.
Blagodarya vi za tarpenieto i za tova, che mi pomagate da se razvivam.

This phrase is another sure way to melt any formal or informal Bulgarian teacher’s heart! Teaching is not easy, and often a lot of patience is required from the teacher. Thank him/her for it! It’s also a good phrase to use if you work in Bulgaria, and want to thank your trainer or employer. You will go a long way towards making yourself a popular employee - gratitude is the most attractive trait in any person!

10- You’re the best teacher ever!

Вие сте най-добрият учител на света.
Vie ste nay-dobriyat uchitel na sveta.

This is also an enthusiastic way to thank your teacher by means of a compliment. It could just make their day!

11- Thank you for the gift.

Благодаря ви за подаръка. Благодаря ви за подаръка.
Blagodarya vi za podaraka.

This is a good phrase to remember when you’re the lucky recipient of a gift. Show your respect and gratitude with these words.

12- I have learned so much thanks to you.

Научих толкова много, благодарение на вас.
Nauchih tolkova mnogo, blagodarenie na vas.

What a wonderful compliment to give a good teacher! It means they have succeeded in their goal, and you’re thankful for it.

2. Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes

Wherever your destination maybe, manners are a must! And in this respect, Bulgaria is no different.

1- благодаря. Blagodaria
In Bulgarian, “thank you” is blagodaria” (благодаря). This compound word is made up of two parts. The first, blago (благо), means “prosperity” or “well-being”. This is followed by daria (даря), which in Bulgarian means, “to give a gift”. This phrase is neither too formal nor too informal and will be your safe bet in situations where you are not to sure what way of saying “thank you” would be most appropriate.

2- мерси. Merci
In Bulgarian, the casual way of expressing gratitude, for example, “thanks” is merci (мерси). Yes, that’s right! It is similar to French and this is exactly where this word was borrowed from. Keep in mind that the original French pronunciation has mutated and Bulgarians say it with the hard Slavic r. This expression might come in handy among friends and in other casual situations, for example, when collecting your change from the cashier at a supermarket or when picking up your mail at the post office. A word of caution: a limited number of Bulgarians still consider merci (мерси) a foreign word which shouldn’t be used as there are enough “pure” Bulgarian expressions available. Also, to be on the safe side, make sure you use the higher-level expression blagodaria (благодаря) when dealing with officials in a formal context.

3- благодаря ви много. Blagodaria Vi Mnogo
For very special occasions when someone goes above and beyond the call of being kind, when someone is extremely generous, or for any other time you’re extremely grateful, use the following phrase to express deep gratitude: blagodaria vi mnogo (благодаря ви много). The first word blagodaria(благодаря), as we already know means “to give prosperity”. The second, vi (Ви), is the polite second person plural of the English “you”. If the person you are thanking is a friend, you can switch to a deeper level of closeness by using ti (ти), the second person singular equivalent of the English “you”. Then the whole phrase becomes blagodaria ti mnogo (благодаря ти много). The last word in our expression is mnogo (много), which in Bulgarian is “much”. To recap, the formal version of the phrase is blagodaria vi mnogo (благодаря ви много) while the version we use with friends is blagodaria ti mnogo (благодаря ти много).

Cultural Insights

Quick Tip 1
What to do when someone thanks you in Bulgarian using one of the phrases we just learned? Very easy: just say molyah/mo-lyah/ (моля) which literally means “please” but has the effect of “you are welcome.”

Quick Tip 2
As we saw in the case of merci (мерси), Bulgarian has borrowed words from many European languages like French, German, Italian, and English. Their original pronunciation, however, was “Bulgarianized.” Hence, if you want to be understood in Bulgaria, make sure that you know how to say those foreign words with Bulgarian accent.

On the run to Bulgaria? Wait! You can’t go without some basic language phrases under your belt! Especially if you’re heading to meet your prospective employer! Either in person or online, knowing how to say ‘Thank you’ in the Bulgarian language will only improve their impression of you! BulgarianPod101 saves you time with this short lesson that nevertheless packs a punch. Learn to say ‘Thank you’ in Bulgarian in no time!

3. Audio Lesson: Survival Phrases - Thank You

5 Ways to Say Thank You in Bulgarian

Perhaps you think it’s unimportant that you don’t know what ‘Thank you’ is in Bulgarian, or that it’s too difficult a language to learn. Yet, as a traveler or visitor, you will be surprised at how far you can go using a little bit of Bulgarian in Bulgaria!

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At BulgarianPod101, we offer you a few ways of saying ‘Thank you’ in Bulgarian that you have no excuse not knowing, as they’re so simple and easy to learn. The lesson is geared to aid your ‘survival’ in formal and informal situations in Bulgaria, so don’t wait! You will never have to google ‘How do you say thanks in Bulgarian’ again…!

4. ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages

For the global traveler in a hurry, here are 31 ways to say ‘Thank you’! These are the first words you need to learn in any foreign language - it is sure to smooth your way with native speakers by showing your gratitude for services rendered, and your respect for their culture! Learn and know how to correctly say ‘Thank you’ in 31 different languages in this short video.

5. Why would BulgarianPod101 be the perfect choice to learn Bulgarian?

However, you need not stop at ‘Thank you’ in Bulgarian - why not learn to speak the language?! You have absolutely nothing to lose. Research has shown that learning a new language increases intelligence and combats brain-aging. Also, the ability to communicate with native speakers in their own language is an instant way to make friends and win respect! Or imagine you know how to write ‘Thank you’ to that special Bulgarian friend after a date…he/she will be so impressed!

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