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Bulgarian words | © Ben White/Unsplash
Bulgarian words | © Ben White/Unsplash

15 Beautiful Words That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Bulgarian Language

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Updated: 23 May 2017

The Bulgarian language might at first seem a bit strange and even intimidating because of the peculiar Cyrillic alphabet but once you start to learn some phrases and even learn a few funny idioms, you will start to fall in love with it. Here are a few Bulgarian words that will melt your heart.

Gydel (гъдел)

Pronounce it like this: ‘gah-del’

Kupon (купон)

Pronounce it like this: ‘coo-pohn’

Haide! (Хайде!)

Pronounce it like this: ‘high-deh’

Lyubov (любов)

Pronounce it like this: ‘lyu-bove’

Gadzhe (гадже)

Pronounce it like: ‘gadget but without the t’

Nazdrave! (Наздраве!)

Pronounce it like this: ‘naz-drah-veh’

Chorapogashtnik (чорапогащник)

Pronounce it (if you can) like this: ‘choh-ra-po-gasht-neek’

Kukuvitsa (кукувица)

Pronounce it like this: ‘coo-coo-vee-tsah’

Meche (мече)

Pronounce it like this: ‘meh-cheh’

Aylyak (айляк)

Pronounce it like this: ‘eye-lyak’

Chekmedzhe (чекмедже)

Pronounce it like this: ‘check-meh-jeh’

Churulikane (чуруликане)

Pronounce it like this: ‘choo-roo-leekah-neh’

Shushon (шушон)

Pronounce it like this: ‘shoo-shohn’

Gush! (Гуш!)

Pronounce it like this: ‘goosh’

Shlyaya (шляя)

Pronounce it like this: ‘shlya-ya’