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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan: Top 25 Bulgarian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 2: Where are you from? 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 "Where are you from?" In Bulgarian this is
Iva: От къде си?
Jonathan: The first word in the question is
Iva: от
Jonathan: "meaning from" in English.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) от
Jonathan: Listen again and repeat.
Iva: от
{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: къде
Jonathan: meaning where.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) къде
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: къде
{Pause}
Jonathan: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Iva: от къде
{pause}
Jonathan: And after that
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: от къде си
{pause}
Jonathan: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where are you from?
Iva: Аз съм от САЩ.
Jonathan: "I'm from the U.S.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Iva: (Slow) Аз съм от САЩ.
{pause}
Jonathan: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word
Iva: аз
Jonathan: means I.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) аз
Jonathan: Now repeat
Iva: аз
{Pause}
Jonathan: And after that
Iva: съм
Jonathan: meaning (I) am.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) съм
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: съм
{Pause}
Jonathan: And next
Iva: от
meaning from.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) от
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: от
{Pause}
Jonathan: And after that
Iva: САЩ
which is the U.S.
Iva: (Slow, by syllable) САЩ
Jonathan: Now repeat.
Iva: САЩ
{Pause}
Jonathan: Listen to the speaker say, I'm from the U.S., and then repeat.
Iva: Аз съм от САЩ.
{pause}
Jonathan: To use a different phrase, replace the U.S. with Italy.
Iva: Италия
Jonathan: Italy
Iva: (slow) Италия (regular) Италия
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Italy
Iva: Аз съм от Италия.
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the U.S. Say I'm from Italy
{pause}
Iva: Аз съм от Италия.
Jonathan: To use a different phrase, replace Italy with England.
Iva: Англия
Jonathan: England
Iva: (slow) Англия (regular) Англия
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with England
Iva: Аз съм от Англия.
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Bulgarian for Italy. Say I'm from England
{pause}
Iva: Аз съм от Англия.
Jonathan: To expand on the pattern, replace England with Brazil.
Iva: Бразилия
Jonathan: Brazil
Iva: (slow) Бразилия (regular) Бразилия
Jonathan: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Brazil
Iva: Аз съм от Бразилия.
Jonathan: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for England. Say I'm from Brazil
{pause}
Iva: Аз съм от Бразилия.
QUIZ
Jonathan: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Bulgaria and someone asks you where you're from. You're from the U.S. Respond to the question.
Iva: От къде си? (five seconds) Аз съм от САЩ.
Jonathan: Now, imagine you're from Italy Respond to the question.
Iva: От къде си? (five seconds) Аз съм от Италия.
Jonathan: Now, imagine you're from England. . Answer the speaker's question.
Iva: От къде си? (five seconds) Аз съм от Англия.
Jonathan: Now imagine you're from Brazil. Respond to the question.
Iva: От къде си? (five seconds) Аз съм от Бразилия.
Jonathan: Now you want to ask that person where they're from. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Iva: От къде си?

Outro

Jonathan: This is the end of Lesson 2

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Здравей, Матю от Зимбабве!

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Hi!

How can I say Portugal?