Dialogue

Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

INTRODUCTION
Jonathan: Top 25 Bulgarian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 16: How are you? 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

In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "How are you?" In Bulgarian this is
Iva: Как си?
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: си
Jonathan: meaning (you) are.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) си
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: си
{Pause}
Jonathan: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Iva: как си
{pause}
Jonathan: Now master the following pattern and responses to the question How are you?
Iva: Добре съм.
Jonathan: I'm fine. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Iva: (Slow) Добре съм.
{pause}
Jonathan: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Iva: добре
Jonathan: means well.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) добре
Jonathan: Now repeat
Iva: добре
{Pause}
Jonathan: And next
Iva: съм
Jonathan: meaning (I) am.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) съм
A:Now repeat.
Iva: съм
{Pause}
Jonathan: Listen to the speaker say, I'm fine., and then repeat.
Iva: Добре съм.
{pause}
Jonathan: To use a different phrase, replace fine with so-so.
Iva: горе-долу
Jonathan: so-so
Iva: (slow) горе-долу (regular) горе-долу
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with so-so
Iva: горе-долу съм.
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace fine. Say I'm so-so.
{pause}
Iva: горе-долу съм.
Jonathan: To expand on the pattern, replace so-so with wonderful.
Iva: чудесно
Jonathan: wonderful
Iva: (slow) чудесно (regular) чудесно
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with wonderful
Iva: чудесно съм.
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for so-so. Say I'm wonderful.
{pause}
Iva: чудесно съм.
Jonathan: To use a different phrase, replace wonderful with very well.
Iva: много добре
Jonathan: very well
Iva: (slow) много добре (regular) много добре
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with very well
Iva: много добре съм.
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for wonderful. Say I'm very well.
{pause}
Iva: много добре съм.
QUIZ
Jonathan: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Bulgaria and someone asks you how you are. You want to say that you are fine. Respond to the question.
Iva: Как си? (five seconds) Добре съм.
Jonathan: Now you want to say you’re so-so Respond to the question.
Iva: Как си? (five seconds) горе-долу съм.
Jonathan: Now you want to say you’re wonderful. . Answer the speaker's question.
Iva: Как си? (five seconds) чудесно съм.
Jonathan: Now you want to say you’re very well. Respond to the question.
Iva: Как си? (five seconds) много добре съм.
Jonathan: You want to ask someone how they are doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Iva: Как си?

Outro

Jonathan: This is the end of Lesson 16

5 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍

BulgarianPod101.com Verified
Monday at 06:30 PM
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Please give us your answer to the question below! You can check the question in the lesson.

BulgarianPod101.com Verified
Sunday at 04:35 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Adam,

we hope that every day when you learn Bulgarian will be exciting to you :) You can also use: прекрасно / perfect, or супер / super, cool.

Kind regards,

Tina

Team BulgarianPod101.com

Адам
Wednesday at 12:54 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

чудесно съм днес! :)

BulgarianPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 02:32 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Emmerling,


thank you for your feedback. We will take it into consideration. In the meanwhile, I hope you will find a lot of useful and fun learning materials on our platform.


Any time you have a question or would like anything explained, just leave us a note.


Best regards,

Tina

BulgarianPod101.com Team

emmerling
Thursday at 09:57 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I finally found it, but hoestly this question: How are you and the fitting answer, normally must come pretty much at the start, right behind : Hello. So it might be better to place it somewhere at the beginnig under lesson 1.1 or at least 1.2...:angry: