Bulgarian Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Bulgarian lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Bulgarian to help you practice your daily phrases. Click on the sound icon to hear the words.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Bulgarian
Pronunciation
one
едно
[yedno] Audio
first
първи
[pʲrvi] Audio
two
две
[dvye] Audio
second
втори
[vtori] Audio
three
три
[tri] Audio
third
трети
[tryeti] Audio
four
четири
[chyetiri] Audio
fourth
четвърти
[chyetvʲrti] Audio
five
пет
[pyet] Audio
fifth
пети
[pyeti] Audio
six
шест
[shyest] Audio
sixth
шести
[shyesti] Audio
seven
седем
[syedyem] Audio
seventh
седми
[syedmi] Audio
eight
осем
[osyem] Audio
eighth
осми
[osmi] Audio
nine
девет
[dyevyet] Audio
ninth
девети
[dyevyeti] Audio
ten
десет
[dyesyet] Audio
tenth
десети
[dyesyeti] Audio
eleven
единадесет
[yedinadyesyet] Audio
eleventh
единадесети
[yedinadyesyeti] Audio
twelve
дванадесет
[dvanadyesyet] Audio
twelfth
дванадесети
[dvanadyesyeti] Audio
thirteen
тринадесет
[trinadyesyet] Audio
thirteenth
тринадесети
[trinadyesyeti] Audio
fourteen
четиринадесет
[chyetirinadyesyet] Audio
once
веднъж
[vyednʲʐ] Audio
fifteen
петнадесет
[pyetnadyesyet] Audio
twice
два пъти
[dva pʲti] Audio
sixteen
шестнадесет
[shyestnadyesyet] Audio
Monday
Понеделник
[Ponyedyelnik] Audio
seventeen
седемнадесет
[syedyemnadyesyet] Audio
Tuesday
Вторник
[Vtornik] Audio
eighteen
осемнадесет
[osyemnadyesyet] Audio
Wednesday
Сряда
[Sryada] Audio
nineteen
деветнадесет
[dyevyetnadyesyet] Audio
Thursday
Четвъртък
[Chyetvʲrtʲk] Audio
twenty
двадесет
[dvadyesyet] Audio
Friday
Петък
[Pyetʲk] Audio
seventy one
седемдесет и един
[syedyemdyesyet i yedin] Audio
Saturday
Събота
[Sʲbota] Audio
one hundred
сто
[sto] Audio
Sunday
Неделя
[Nyedyelya] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Bulgarian cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Bulgarian. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Bulgarian + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
Имам три кучета Audio
[Imam tri koochyeta]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
дъщеря ми има две котки Audio
[dʲshtyerya mi ima dvye kotki]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
тя говори седем езика Audio
[tya guovori syedyem yezika]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
брат ми има един син Audio
[brat mi ima yedin sin]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
това е вторият ми урок Audio
[tova ye vtoriyat mi oorok]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
Четохте ли третата книга? Audio
[Chyetokhtye li tryetata knigua?]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
крава [krava]
goat
goat Audio
коза [koza]
donkey
donkey Audio
магаре [maguarye]
horse
horse Audio
кон [kon]
dog
dog Audio
куче [koochye]
cat
cat Audio
котка [kotka]
mouse
mouse Audio
мишка [mishka]
bird
bird Audio
птица [ptitza]

Conversation in Bulgarian

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Bulgarian
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
Откъде сте?
[Otkʲdye stye?] Audio
I'm from the U.S
Аз съм от САЩ/Щатите
[Az sʲm ot SASht/Shtatitye] Audio
I'm American
Аз съм американец
[Az sʲm amyerikanyetz] Audio
Where do you live?
Къде живееш?
[Kʲdye ʐivyeyesh?] Audio
I live in the U.S
Аз живея в U.S
[Az ʐivyeya v U.S] Audio
What do you do for a living?
Какво работите?
[Kakvo rabotitye?] Audio
I'm a student
Аз съм студент
[Az sʲm stoodyent] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Bulgarian? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Bulgarian Gender   Bulgarian Gender

Bulgarian Phrases   Bulgarian Phrases



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