Learn to understand Bulgarian with Langenscheidt
Who doesn’t have the sounds of Bulgarian brass music ringing in their ears when they think of Bulgaria? The official Bulgarian language is a Slavic language, which is spoken on the Balkan peninsula. Thus, it is not only spoken in Bulgaria, but also in Slovakia, Turkey, Belarus, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, Macedonia, Romania and Greece. The alphabet has 30 letters, which are written in a variant of the Cryllic script. You might think that Bulgarian and Russian are very similar; however, this isn’t the case at all. For example, Bulgarian has many more tenses than occur in the Russian language. Conversely, there are almost no cases in the Balkan language.
Christmas a little differently
Interesting fact: Bulgarians celebrate Christmas, which is largely associated with the Bulgarian Orthodox church, with vegan food due to the fasting period from 15th November to 25th December. Before the Christmas meal, they share bread with a coin baked in it. The person who gets the coin has a happy new year in store for them.
At home or on the go – always with you
No matter whether at home or on the go – the German-Bulgarian online dictionary from Langenscheidt is always with you. Whether it's on a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, its users have fast and intuitive access to the German terms and their Bulgarian translations.
The desired term can be looked up either by entering it into the search box or via an alphabetical search. Here, by selecting the first letter in an alphabetical list, the complete list of all German words and phrases beginning with this letter is displayed. This can be scrolled through – the Bulgarian translation is shown by clicking on the German word. The umlauts ä, ö, ü are treated alphabetically like a, o, u: “träumen” comes after “Traum” and before “traumhaft”, as if the ä were an a.
Langenscheidt: Because languages connect
Langenscheidt, a German publisher, is a traditional media company with a broad range of offers concerning languages. Thanks to our cross-media alignment, we offer versatile and high-quality digital language products and services both online and offline, in addition to the classic print dictionaries.
The cornerstone was laid by a ground-breaking invention by the publisher's founder, Gustav Langenscheidt, more than 150 years ago: Collaborating with his language teacher Charles Touissant, he developed an innovative phonetic transcription method. Learning languages would now become easier for everyone. The publisher made a successful start in 1856 with its first self-learning course for French.