Bulgarian – translations and lessons
Bulgarian is a South Slavic language spoken by approximately 7.3 million Bulgarians in Bulgaria, and another about 1.2 million Bulgarians all over the world. It is very similar to Serbian and Russian. And especially to Macedonian, which many Bulgarians not consider to be a separate language but merely a Bulgarian dialect. Together with Macedonian, Bulgarian distinguishes itself from other Slavic languages by the lack of grammatical cases. Since in Dutch there isn’t a case system either, for Dutch speaking people it is probably easier to learn Bulgarian than, for example, Russian.
Bulgarian is written in Cyrillic. This discourages many foreigners from starting to learn Bulgarian. However, it ‘s not a long process to master the Cyrillic alphabet. It’s a matter of just a few weeks. Besides that, many letters are in fact the same as in the Latin alphabet.
If you are coming to live permanently in Bulgaria, it’s always useful to speak at least a little bit Bulgarian. In the capital Sofia the younger generation usually knows a little English, but in the smaller towns, especially in rural areas, this is often not the case. So in your everyday life as an expat in Bulgaria it is always handy when you can make yourself understood in Bulgarian. Therefore we organize Bulgarian courses for beginners, which mainly focus on practical matters and acquaint you with the principles of Bulgarian grammar.
We can also help you with the translation of your official Belgian or Dutch documents to Bulgarian or if you want to have Bulgarian documents translated to Dutch. This is our specialization. For translations from Bulgarian to Dutch and vice versa, you pay significantly less than you would pay in Belgium or the Netherlands. Not because we do half a job, but because we are in a competitive position: the cost of living in Bulgaria is at least half lower than in Belgium and the Netherlands, so we can afford lower prices and still deliver quality work.
Legalization of official documents
Official Bulgarian documents require an apostille, i.e. they need to be legalized, to be officially recognized in Belgium and the Netherlands. If you send us your documents, we will do the necessary for you. Your legalized documents will be sent back to you by registered mail within the shortest possible time.