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Bulgarian Translation

DISKUSIJA provides professional Bulgarian Translation services. Our carefully selected Bulgarian translators having an in-depth understanding of the subject matter they specialise in and a solid mastering of the languages they translate, are able to provide technical translation, medical translation, IT translation, marketing translation, financial translation etc.

The most popular language combination, including Bulgarian, requested from us is English to Bulgarian. However, our Bulgarian language services are not limited to a single language pair.

Our most commonly provided Bulgarian translations are:

Into Bulgarian

  • English to Bulgarian Translation
  • French to Bulgarian Translation
  • German to Bulgarian Translation
  • Lithuanian to Bulgarian Translation
  • Russian to Bulgarian Translation

 

From Bulgarian

  • Bulgarian to English Translation
  • Bulgarian to French Translation
  • Bulgarian to German Translation
  • Bulgarian to Lithuanian Translation
  • Bulgarian to Russian Translation

 

This is just a partial list of language combinations including Bulgarian. If you don’t find the language you need translated from/into Bulgarian, please just contact us and we will do our best to satisfy your language needs.

Bulgarian Language Facts

The Bulgarian language is a south eastern Slavic language, which is spoken mainly in Bulgaria as the official language. There are approximately 8.5-9 million fluent speakers around the world, 7.7 million of whom are in Bulgaria.

It is one of the official languages of the European Union following Bulgaria’s accession to the EU in 2007. Bulgarian is also spoken in Albania, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Bulgarian is fairly closely related to Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Slovenian and is mutually intelligible with Macedonian.

Indeed, there have been disputes related to this similarity. In the past Bulgarian linguists tended to consider Macedonian as a dialect of the Bulgarian language, rather than an autonomous language. Macedonian linguists believed the opposite. But the majority of scholars outside the Balkan region consider these two languages to be separate languages.

Modern Bulgarian: alphabet, vocabulary, spelling, grammar

The present-day written Bulgarian language was standardised on the basis of the vernacular Bulgarian spoken after Bulgaria became independent in 1878. Today Bulgarian can be classified into two major dialect groups, eastern and western, each divided into north-south subgroups.

Since 1945 Bulgarian has used the Cyrillic alphabet with 30 letters. Most letters stand for just one specific sound. However, there are three letters (щ (sht), ю (yu), and я (ya)) which represent a combination of sounds and there are two sounds that do not correspond to separate letters but are a combination of two: дж (/dʒ/) and дз (/dz/). The letter ь marks the softening of any consonant that comes before.

Many Turkish words were adopted into Bulgarian during the long period of Ottoman rule. Words have also been borrowed from Latin, Greek, Russian, French, Italian, and German and increasingly from English.

There are three genders in Bulgarian: masculine, feminine and neuter. The gender of the noun can be determined according to its ending. Nouns also have a singular and plural form. Adjectives and adjectival pronouns agree with nouns in number and gender. Nouns and adjectives also have definiteness that is expressed by the definite article which is fixed to the ending of the noun.

Cases exist only in the personal pronouns with nominative, accusative, dative and vocative forms. Vestiges are present in the masculine personal interrogative pronoun кой (“who”) and in a number of phraseological units and sayings.

Bulgarian verbs are the most complicated part of Bulgarian grammar as they vary in person, number, sometimes gender, lexical aspect, tense, and mood.

History of Bulgarian

Bulgarian was the first Slavic language to be written: it first appeared in writing during the 9th century in the Glagolitic alphabet that was gradually replaced by an early version of the Cyrillic alphabet over the following centuries.

It was Christianity which dramatically influenced the development of the Old Bulgarian language (which is also known as Old Church Slavonic) in the 9-11th centuries.

In order to facilitate the spread of Christianity in the region, Saints Cyril and Methodius designed an alphabet (Glagolitic alphabet) which was used by missionaries to translate parts of the Old and New Testament into Old Church Slavonic.

The first mention of the language as the “Bulgarian language” instead of the “Slavonic language” appeared in the work of the Greek clergy of the Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid in the 11th century.

During the middle Bulgarian period (12th to 16th century) that began with Bulgaria’s subjugation by the Byzantine Empire a number of linguistic changes occurred which came to set Bulgarian apart as a distinct language. The loss of cases in the noun and the development of a definite article were major changes in particular.

Modern Bulgarian dates from the 16th century onwards, undergoing general grammar and syntax changes in the 18th and 19th centuries.


 

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