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Welcome to BulgarianPod101.com’s “Български в три минути”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Bulgarian.
Здрасти, аз се казвам Ива. Приятно ми е. Hi, I'm Iva. Nice to meet you.
In these series, we’re going to learn basic Bulgarian expressions. It’s super easy and it only takes three minutes!
In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to introduce yourself in Bulgarian. But first, it is important to clarify that in Bulgarian there is a difference between the formal and informal language.
Let’s first see how Bulgarian people introduce themselves in an *informal* situation.
Здрасти, аз се казвам Ива. Приятно ми е да се запознаем. Hi, I’m Iva. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] Здрасти, аз се казвам Ива. Приятно ми е да се запознаем.
Start by saying:
Здрасти, аз се казвам.. then, say your name. Здрасти, аз се казвам Ива. Finally, say Приятно ми е да се запознаем.
Здрасти, аз се казвам Ива. Приятно ми е да се запознаем.
And now let’s see the same sentence in formal speech,
Здравейте, аз се казвам Ива Георгиева. Приятно ми е да се запознаем. Hello, I’m Iva Georgieva. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] Здравейте, аз се казвам Ива Георгиева. Приятно ми е да се запознаем.
So, what has changed from the previous introduction?
Let’s take a close look at these together.
Здрасти has been substituted with the formal greeting Здравейте, formal Bulgarian for "Hello."
Аз се казвам Ива has not been changed; аз се казвам stands in both cases for "I am" or “My name is”, however during a formal self introduction we also say our last name, so I said Ива Георгиева. Here, you would say your full name.
Finally, the ending remains the same: Приятно ми е да се запознаем. It is a universal Bulgarian greeting meaning “Nice to meet you.”
One more time:
The informal way to introduce yourself in Bulgarian is Здрасти, аз се казвам Ива. Приятно ми е да се запознаем.
The formal way to introduce yourself is
Здравейте, аз се казвам Ива Георгиева. Приятно ми е да се запознаем.
Now it’s time for Iva’s Insights.
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 say simply добър ден, which means “hello” and is used during the daytime.
Do you know how we say “thank you” in Bulgarian? You’ll learn how to say this and many other words in the next lesson. Останете на линия за следващия урок! See you then!

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BulgarianPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Try introducing yourself in Bulgarian!

Tuesday at 9:23 pm
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Hi Christina,

Приятно ми е, Цветелина.
We are glad to have you among the Bulgarian language learners here. We hope you will enjoy your new language experience. We will be here to help you at any step along the way😉

Best regards,
Tina, BulgarianPod101.com Team

Christina A.
Saturday at 12:21 pm
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Здрасти, аз се казвам Christina. Приятно ми е да се запознаем.

Monday at 2:15 pm
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Здравей Амина,
аз се казвам Тина, приятно ми е да се запознаем😄
Welcome to BulgarianPod101.com community. We hope that you will find learning Bulgarian a fun and enjoyable experience. If we can help you along the process, do not hesitate to leave us a comment or just use any opportunity to practice your Bulgarian.
All the best,
Tina
BulgarianPod101.com Team

amina
Wednesday at 9:18 pm
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zdrasti as se kasveam amina priyatno miye dato zavosnayem

Monday at 1:22 pm
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Здравей, Джейсън,
Приятно ми е да се запознаем. Аз се казвам Тина. Надявам се да продължаваш да научаваш нещо ново и полезно от 3-минутните видео записи. Каква е твоята причина да учиш българскси език?
Поздрави,
Тина

Hi Jason,
How do you do😄 My name is Tina. I hope that you will continue enjoying and learning new and useful phrases from the 3-minute videos. What is your reason to learn Bulgarian?
Best regards,
Tina
Team BulgarianPod101.com

Saturday at 11:55 pm
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здрасти Ива, аз се казвам jason. Приятно ми е да се запознаем !!: 😄
Аз уча български език.
Много благодаря за 3 minute bulgarian video :thumbsup:

Monday at 11:43 am
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Здравейте, Даяна!
Аз се казвам Тина. Приятно ми е да се запознаем.
Надявам се, тези кратки видеа да са Ви интересни и полезни.

Zdravejte, Dayana!
Az se kazvam Tina. Priyatno mi e da se zapoznaem.
I hope that there short videos will be interesting and of help to you.

Best regards,
Tina
Team BulgarianPod101.com

Daiana
Thursday at 4:44 am
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Zdraveite, az se kazvam Daiana. Priqtno mi e da se zaposnaim.😄

BulgarianPod101.com
Monday at 11:02 pm
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Hi again!

Sorry that you have trouble with this video.
I passed your feedback to our content team and they will take care of this as soon as possible :thumbsup:

Thanks for your patience 😅
Iva
Team BulgarianPod101.com

Jihad Alexander de Las Casas Mészáros
Friday at 7:36 pm
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Hello Iva, the video can be downloaded wth no problem at all but it is 1280×720, runs sloppy and the audio is not synchronized with the video image. Could you upload a regular 640×360 one. Thank you very much. 😇