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Bulgarian is a South Slavic language and mutually understandable with Macedonian. Other related languages include Serbian, Slovenian and Croatian. It has quite different grammar to most Slavic languages - for example, there are almost no cases, compared to Russian’s six. 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'.

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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.

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