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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Bulgarian Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in Bulgarian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi, my name is Petar.' in Bulgarian.
Petar: [Normal] Здрасти, аз се казвам Петър .(Zdrasti, az se kazvam Petar.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Hi'
Petar: [Normal] Здрасти [Slow] Здрасти (zdrasti)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Petar: [Normal] аз [Slow] аз(az)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'myself'
Petar: [Normal] се [Slow] се(se)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'to say
Petar: [Normal] казвам [Slow] казвам(kazvam)
Becky: Last is Petar, a person's name.
Petar: [Normal] Петър [Slow] Петър(Petar)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Hi, my name is Petar.'
Petar: [Slow] Здрасти, аз се казвам Петър. [Normal] Здрасти, аз се казвам Петър.
Becky: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'Good day, I'm Petar Angelov.'
Petar: [Normal] Добър ден, аз съм Петър Ангелов.(Dobar den, az sam Petar Angelov.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Good day’
Petar: [Normal] Добър ден [Slow] Добър ден (Dobar den)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Petar: [Normal] аз [Slow] аз(az)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'to be'
Petar: [Normal] съм [Slow] съм(sam)
Becky: Last is Petar Angelov, a person’s full name.
Petar: [Normal] Петър Ангелов [Slow] Петър Ангелов(Petar Angelov)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good day, I'm Petar Angelov.'
Petar: [Slow] Добър ден, аз съм Петър Ангелов. [Normal] Добър ден, аз съм Петър Ангелов.
Becky: Next up is the informal way to say 'Glad to meet you.'
Petar: [Normal] Радвам се да се запознаем.(Radvam se da se zapoznaem.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'to feel glad'
Petar: [Normal] Радвам [Slow] Радвам(Radvam)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'myself'
Petar: [Normal] се [Slow] се(se)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'to '
Petar: [Normal] да [Slow] да(da)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'ourselves'
Petar: [Normal] се [Slow] се(se)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'get acquainted'
Petar: [Normal] запознаем [Slow] запознаем(zapoznaem)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Glad to meet you.'
Petar: [Slow] Радвам се да се запознаем. [Normal] Радвам се да се запознаем.
Becky: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'Pleasure to meet you.'
Petar: [Normal] Приятно ми е да се запознаем.(Priyatno mi e da se zapoznaem.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'pleasantly'
Petar: [Normal] Приятно [Slow] Приятно(priyatno)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'to me'
Petar: [Normal] ми [Slow] ми(mi)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Petar: [Normal] е [Slow] е(е)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'to get acquainted'
Petar: [Normal] да се запознаем [Slow] да се запознаем(da se zapoznaem)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Pleasure to meet you.'
Petar: [Slow] Приятно ми е да се запознаем. [Normal] Приятно ми е да се запознаем.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Petar: When you introduce yourself, it's a good habit to shake hands in Bulgaria and, if you are not sure whether to use здрасти or здравейте just simply say добър ден, which means "good day" and is used during the daytime.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Petar: До скоро!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Can you introduce yourself in Bulgarian?

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Monday at 7:30 pm
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Hi Vera,


Thank you for posting.


In [Quiz Settings] you can either select the setting to display the writing questions in Bulgarian (so you can type in the English equivalent) or English (and you can type in the Bulgarian equivalent). The romanization is not available in this feature. Thank you for your kind understanding.


You can study at your own pace and soon you’ll get great results. Please also check out our Bulgarian writing lessons:

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Vera Cheal
Monday at 4:41 pm
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I have just upgraded to premium - I can not find any setting on the quizzes for Romanization - as I am not fluent yet in alphabet it would be very useful to have the option for it. Is there one?

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Monday at 9:39 pm
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Hi Kariane,


Thank you for your message!


If the audio lesson speed is too fast, you can adjust it by clicking on the ‘1x’ button next to the volume control icon (you can choose either 0.75x or 0.5x to slow it down).


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Kariane
Monday at 11:43 am
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Hi,

Good lesson, but to be honest, the recording was way too fast! Since there is no time for me to repeat the words, it's going to be really hard to learn them.

Cheers,

Kariane

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Tuesday at 9:13 pm
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Hello Div,


Thank you for studying with us!


Looking forward to seeing you often here.


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Cristiane

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Div
Sunday at 11:45 am
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That went REALLY well. I'm excited to go one.

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Hi babidi01 :)

Thank you for noticing the typo. I passed it on to our content team and am certain it will be fixed shortly.

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Tina

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babidi01
Sunday at 3:02 am
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здрасти,

It seems like there's a mistake on the Phrase 2 in the lesson notes on both the web page and the PDF file.

"Здравейте, аз съмсе казвам Петър Ангелов." -> "Здравейте, аз съм Петър Ангелов."

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Friday at 5:31 am
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Hi Mihai,


Аз съм Тина.

You can ask us questions to help you learn Bulgarian any time.


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Mihai
Monday at 7:16 am
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Здравеи! Казвам се Михай!