Bulgarian Plural

Welcome to the fourth Bulgarian lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
книга [knigua]
books
books Audio
книги [knigui]
car
car Audio
кола [kola]
cars
cars Audio
автомобили [avtomobili]
tree
tree Audio
дърво [dʲrvo]
trees
trees Audio
дървета [dʲrvyeta]
flower
flower Audio
цвете [tzvyetye]
flowers
flowers Audio
цветя [tzvyetya]

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Bulgarian + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
Аз говоря на един език Audio
[Az guovorya na yedin yezik]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
ние говорим три езика Audio
[niye guovorim tri yezika]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
той посещава много страни Audio
[toy posyeshtava mnoguo strani]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
Сега те са щастливи Audio
[Syegua tye sa shtastlivi]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
тя има пет червени обувки Audio
[tya ima pyet chyervyeni oboovki]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
Искам сандвич без лук Audio
[Iskam sandvich byez look]

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
жена [ʐyena]
women
women Audio
жени [ʐyeni]
man
man Audio
мъж [mʲʐ]
men
men Audio
мъже [mʲʐye]
house
house Audio
къща [kʲshta]
houses
houses Audio
къщи [kʲshti]
cup
country Audio
чаша [chasha]
cups
countries Audio
чаши [chashi]
cow
cow Audio
крава [krava]
cows
cows Audio
крави [kravi]
horse
horse Audio
кон [kon]
horses
horses Audio
коне [konye]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Bulgarian by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Bulgarian
Pronunciation
Help
Помощ!
[Pomosht!] Audio
Call the ambulance
Извикайте линейка!
[Izvikaytye linyeyka!] Audio
I need a doctor
Трябва ми лекар
[Tryabva mi lyekar] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
Къде е най-близката аптека?
[Kʲdye ye nay-blizkata aptyeka?] Audio
Are you okay?
Добре ли се?
[Dobrye li sye?] Audio
I am sick
Чувствам се зле
[Choovstvam sye zlye] Audio
Call the police
Извикайте полиция!
[Izvikaytye politziya!] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural 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 Nouns   Bulgarian Nouns

Bulgarian Gender   Bulgarian Gender



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