Learn Bulgarian

Bulgarian is a South Slavic language and because it is very closely related to Macedonian speakers of these languages can usually understand each other. Other related languages include Serbian, Slovenian and Croatian. It has quite a different grammar to most Slavic languages- for example, there are almost no cases, compared to Russian’s six. Unusually, it also has a definite article, 'the', which gets attached to the end of the noun, so банка is 'bank' but банката is 'the bank'.

Learn Bulgarian with uTalk
Planet Earth

Where Is It Spoken?


People Talking

Number Of Speakers


Family Tree

Language Family


Arrow facing left to cycle backwards through text
Arrow facing left to cycle forward through text

Fun facts about Bulgarian

Bulgarians shake their head for 'yes' and nod their head for 'no'.

If a Bulgarian tells you you're гола вода - naked water - it means you're bad at something.

The EU used to only have two official alphabets but when Bulgaria joined it had to add a third, the Cyrillic script.

Over 30 million people have started speaking a new language with uTalk


Over 2500 words and phrases, across 60+ topics covering everyday situations

Native Speakers

Practise speaking and compare your pronunciation with native speakers


Game-based learning is fun and intuitive