Definition of Bulgarian in English:


Syllabification: Bul·gar·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˌbəlˈɡerēən
, ˌbo͝olˈɡerēən


1A native or inhabitant of Bulgaria.
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  • What a joy to learn that Bulgarians will soon be able to travel visa-free to other European countries.
  • The teachers involved in the programmes are a mixture of French and Bulgarians.
  • To make up for it, Bulgarians are the largest bread eaters in the region.
2The South Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria.
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  • Macedonian is part of the South Slavic dialect continuum at the ends of which are Serbian and Bulgarian, both of which served at one time as languages of education for many Macedonians.
  • The trouble is all the material is in Bulgarian.
  • In the late-eighteenth century, secular writings began to be written using a more accessible modern vernacular Bulgarian.


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Relating to Bulgaria, its people, or their language.
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  • This means that Bulgarian organic farmers have a good competitive advantage on European markets.
  • All we've heard from her is how Bulgarian she is.
  • They also enjoyed the buffet of Bulgarian food.

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