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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan: Top 25 Bulgarian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 1: What's your name? in Bulgarian. In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Bulgarian learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.

Lesson focus

Jonathan: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question ""What's your name?"" In Bulgarian this is
Iva: Как се казваш?
Jonathan: The first word in the question is
Iva: как
Jonathan: ""meaning how"" in English.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) как
Jonathan: Listen again and repeat.
Iva: как
{Pause}
Jonathan: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Iva: се
Jonathan: meaning something like oneself.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) се
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: се
{Pause}
Jonathan: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Iva: как се
{pause}
Jonathan: And next
Iva: казваш
Jonathan: meaning (you) say.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) казваш
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: казваш
{Pause}
Jonathan: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Iva: как се казваш
{pause}
Jonathan: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's your name??
Iva: Казвам се Иван
Jonathan: ""My name is Ivan.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Iva: (Slow) Казвам се Иван
{pause}
Jonathan: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word
Iva: казвам
Jonathan: means I say.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) казвам
Jonathan: Now repeat
Iva: казвам
{Pause}
Jonathan: And after that
Iva: се
Jonathan: meaning something like oneself.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) се
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: се
{Pause}
Jonathan: And after that
Iva: Иван
Jonathan: which is the name Ivan.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) Иван
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: Иван
{Pause}
Jonathan: Listen to the speaker say, My name is Ivan., and then repeat.
Iva: Казвам се Иван
{pause}
Jonathan: To expand on the pattern, replace Ivan with Peter.
Iva: Петър
Jonathan: Peter
Iva: (slow) Петър (regular) Петър
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Peter
Iva: Казвам се Петър
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace Ivan. Say My name is Peter.
{pause}
Iva: Казвам се Петър
Jonathan: To make another phrase, replace Peter with Stephan.
Iva: Стефан
Jonathan: Stephan
Iva: (slow) Стефан (regular) Стефан
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Stephan
Iva: Казвам се Стефан
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the name Petar. Say My name is Stephan.
{pause}
Iva: Казвам се Стефан
Jonathan: To expand on the pattern, replace Stephan with Cyril.
Iva: Кирил
Jonathan: Cyril
Iva: (slow) Кирил (regular) Кирил
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Cyril
Iva: Казвам се Кирил
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the name Stephan. Say My name is Cyril.
{pause}
Iva: Казвам се Кирил
QUIZ
Jonathan: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you're visiting Bulgaria and someone asks you your name. Your name is Ivan. Respond to the question.
Iva: Как се казваш? (five seconds) Казвам се Иван
Jonathan: Now, your name is Peter Respond to the question.
Iva: Как се казваш? (five seconds) Казвам се Петър
Jonathan: Imagine your name is Stephan. . Answer the speaker's question.
Iva: Как се казваш? (five seconds) Казвам се Стефан
Jonathan: Imagine your name is Cyril. Respond to the question.
Iva: Как се казваш? (five seconds) Казвам се Кирил
Jonathan: Now, you want to learn that person's name. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Iva: Как се казваш?
{pause}
Jonathan: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Iva: Как се казваш?
{pause}

Outro

Jonathan: This is the end of Lesson 1.

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oops I forgot an important word! 😜

казвам се оливие. 😎

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казвам се матю