questionsanyone out there speak bulgarian? or know…

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I thought it was Bvlgari. I like their necklaces.

I jest, and I didn't know the bit about yogurt.

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@okham: Haha, that one still throws me off when I see it. Българи or Bulgari means "Bulgarians"...

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I don't know about Cyril and Methodius, but I bet a mod will know what to write there.

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They seem to win a lot of Olympic medals in weight lifting.

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@luvche21: btw-- what were you doing in Bulgaria ?

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Ba Ba Booey is Bulgarian for Big Teeth

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I don't know much about Bulgaria but я знаю мало русский язык. Are they close enough to understand one if you know the other?

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I learned at bar trivia last night that Bulgaria was NOT part of the USSR!

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@ceagee: True! They've got some pretty strong dudes over there!
I was a volunteer missionary for my church. I sure grew up a lot!

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@mkentosh: Close enough... or големи зъби
@samstag: Lots of words are very similar, but it's generally hard for me to grasp entire sentences in Russian. That same sentence in Bulgarian: знам малко руски език
I understand maybe 50% of Russian. But, I can have a solid conversation with someone speaking Macedonian, and understand about 90%!

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Fun fact: Ever seen The Terminal? Viktor Navorski's "made up" language is actually Bulgarian!

Fun fact 2: Greek yogurt (and most yogurt) uses Bulgarian yogurt cultures!

Fun fact 3: My wife and I started a home made yogurt blog! If you're interested: www.YogurtYogurtYogurt.blogspot.com

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No habla български.

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I can not read/write Bulgarian but I did get to visit last year. I really had a good time and would like to return and explore more. I was in Sophia for a week and then took a 4 day guided tour.

How about the roses?

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@pattiq: I'm jealous that you were there last year! I sure miss it! Did you see anything outside of Sofia? What was your favorite part? What kind of tour was it?
To be honest, although there is loads to do/see in Sofia, it was probably my least favorite part - I liked to get out of the big city and go to the mountains and the Black Sea coast. So much history!

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All I know is that they let me make this face: щ(ºДºщ)

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Sophia was OK, we were there for a conference. I did the free walking tour in Sophia with a college student from the university as a guide. I also walked around some myself. I prefer to be away from the city, too. After the conference we took a short guided tour by van. We had a driver, tour guide and five visitors. Because it was so small we could make extra stops and ask lots of questions. We went to Saeva Dupka, Troyan, Hotalich, Veliko Turnovo (including the great light show!), and Etara. We stopped at a couple traditional style restaurants and got to try plum and rose brandy. I would love to return and do more exploring.

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@pattiq: Veliko Turnovo is a neat town, and that light show is fantastic! I spent a night there a couple years back when I went to visit some friends with some family. Our hotel had a great view of the castle light show!
Etur was neat too! Kind of a tourist trap, but neat!
If you ever get a chance again, spend some time in Plovdiv and Shumen. Plovdiv is my favorite!