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How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Bulgarian & Common Responses

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Bulgarian. You’ll also learn common responses so you can respond if you’re asked this question. This can be really useful if you’re speaking with someone from Bulgaria or if you’re travelling there. 

Bulgarian is a South Slavic language spoken by the Bulgarians who are primarily based in the Southeastern European country of Bulgaria. There are approximately 8 – 9 million native speakers. 

Bulgarian is actually mutually intelligible with Macedonian and is very closely related to Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and also Slovenian. If you’re a speaker of one of these languages then you should be able to pick up Bulgarian without much effort.

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Bulgarian

There are a few different ways to ask ‘how are you?’. Here are the most common:

In formal situations, such as with people you don’t know, you can say:

How are you?Как сте?Kak ste

You would also use this phrase if you were talking to a group of people, even in informal situations.

In informal situations, such as with friends or people your own age, you can say:

How are you?как си?Kak si

This phrase is only used if you’re talking to 1 person. If you’re speaking to a group then use the first phrases (kak ste?).

Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of these phrases:

How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Bulgarian

There are many different ways that you can reply to this question. Below are the most common responses to this question. I’ve also included how to say ‘thank you’ as it’s polite to thank someone if they ask how you are.

Thank youБлагодаряBlagodarya
I’m fineАз съм добреAz sam dobre
Not so goodНе добреNe dobre
I’m don’t feel wellНе се чувствам добреNe se chuvstvam dobre
I’m tired/I’m sleepyСпи ми сеSpi mi se
I’m greatAз съм страхотноAz sam strahotno
I’m not badНе се оплаквамNe se oplakvam

It’s also useful to know how to say ‘and you?’ or ‘what about you?’ to find out how someone else is if they ask you.

And you? (formal)А Вие?A vie?
And you? (informal)А ти?A ti?

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Kak si? (How are you?)

Person 2: Blagodarya, az sam dobre. A ti? (Thanks, I’m fine. And you?)

Person 1: Dobre (Fine)

Thanks for reading this post. 

You should now know how to say ‘how are you?’ in Bulgarian and you should also be able to respond if you’re asked! 

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases.

Increase your vocabulary by learning the country names in Bulgarian.

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