Definition of Bulgarian in US English:

Bulgarian

adjective

  • Relating to Bulgaria, its people, or their language.

    • ‘Not one normally prone to smugness, I couldn't help myself this week when I read that Bulgarian international Hristo Stoichkov is contemplating a move to Airdrie.’
    • ‘‘As a result, Bulgarian nurses play an extremely important part in the provision of high quality healthcare services.’’
    • ‘Varna, another major Bulgarian port on the Black Sea coast, has shown a modest gain in transport volumes, which it regards as a big achievement in the adverse conditions generated by the Balkan wars.’
    • ‘He got his international license in 2003 and is planning to help young Bulgarian footballers transfer to Western Europe.’
    • ‘They have had a central place in the development of the modern Bulgarian language.’
    • ‘In 1978, Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov was killed in London, stabbed by a poisoned umbrella point wielded by an unknown secret agent.’
    • ‘They also enjoyed the buffet of Bulgarian food.’
    • ‘This means that Bulgarian organic farmers have a good competitive advantage on European markets.’
    • ‘The local children will be waving flags and we will have bunting and Bulgarian flags lining the streets.’
    • ‘The coercive land collectivization in the 1950s was the topic of Bulgarian films by Docho Bodzhakov and Evgueny Mikhailov.’
    • ‘Many Bulgarians apply Bulgarian yoghurt after hours of sunbathing to relieve their burnt skin.’
    • ‘I am a member of Gorani - a male archipelago singing group - we perform Georgian and Bulgarian songs in Melbourne.’
    • ‘All we've heard from her is how Bulgarian she is.’
    • ‘It goes without saying that music is a universal language, and any difficulties between Greg and the four Bulgarian trombonists were overcome.’
    • ‘He was placed under surveillance by Special Branch detectives after he was witnessed attending a meeting with a pair of Bulgarian arms dealers who travelled to Ireland six months ago.’
    • ‘For Isabelle, learning about Bulgarian body language has been a great experience.’
    • ‘And while Bulgarian artists have managed to get noticed around the world, there are still very few occasions in India to see their canvases.’
    • ‘It also helped that all his relatives were musicians, most of them cranking out Bulgarian folk tunes on their accordions.’
    • ‘She then studied how religion and language have influenced Bulgarian culture.’
    • ‘Despite these technical obstacles, Bulgarian artists had a strong presence in the VideoArchaeology program.’

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Bulgaria.

    • ‘Italy will bear the costs of paying for the teachers of Italian, many of whom will be Bulgarians.’
    • ‘I think that this ability to enjoy life is one of the shared characteristics of Bulgarians and the Irish.’
    • ‘Greeks, Turks, Russians, and even Bulgarians tend to claim the recipe as their own.’
    • ‘At the height of his power, Greeks, Bulgarians, Serbs and Albanians swore allegiance to him.’
    • ‘What a joy to learn that Bulgarians will soon be able to travel visa-free to other European countries.’
    • ‘To make up for it, Bulgarians are the largest bread eaters in the region.’
    • ‘A victory in the next round on Tuesday would have sent the Bulgarians to the European finals next year.’
    • ‘For some time the region was the scene of struggles between Bulgarians, Romans and Byzantines.’
    • ‘Seven thousand Bulgarians die annually from strokes, and most could be saved, Nachev said.’
    • ‘Roma people encounter more problems accessing health care than other Bulgarians.’
    • ‘This is not the only British school that has recruited Bulgarians recently.’
    • ‘Two weeks ago, the Bulgarians were given an additional room in the prison.’
    • ‘Is it because the majority of Bulgarians feel that the country is not taking care of them, so why take care of the country?’
    • ‘The teachers involved in the programmes are a mixture of French and Bulgarians.’
    • ‘We all know that the new regulations will have little or no effect on the public nicotine intake of most Bulgarians.’
    • ‘The platform can be ordered in any country in Europe, so Bulgarians abroad can view local channels.’
    • ‘Population transfers were effected, for example, between the Greeks and Bulgarians.’
    • ‘The proposal came from the Hungarian side and was accepted by the Bulgarians.’
    • ‘Dutch people have become acquainted with Bulgarians from different backgrounds.’
    • ‘Steve assisted in organising a football team that was made up of both Roma youth and native Bulgarians.’
  • 2The South Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria.

    • ‘As we could not respond in Bulgarian, we resorted to just replying, ‘Hallelujah!’’
    • ‘‘My first thought was he was speaking to me in Bulgarian or something,’ she said.’
    • ‘He points out that the choir is composed mostly of French Quebecers from the Plateau who don't speak Bulgarian, Czech or Hungarian.’
    • ‘In the late-eighteenth century, secular writings began to be written using a more accessible modern vernacular Bulgarian.’
    • ‘The trouble is all the material is in Bulgarian.’
    • ‘He died in 1902; his poetry is still in print today, not just in English but also in other languages including Russian, Japanese, Thai, Bulgarian, Romanian and Chinese.’
    • ‘All the poems were in Bulgarian because it is the only language she likes to write in.’
    • ‘Macedonian is a South Slavic language closely related to Bulgarian.’
    • ‘You may need to speak Bulgarian to get the words, but Dimcheva's soaring vocal and the exotic interlocking rhythms of the instruments speak volumes on their own.’
    • ‘There was a band, and people were in a great mood, speaking both English and Bulgarian.’
    • ‘After all you all have at least one Bulgarian speaking colleague or friend.’
    • ‘The work - a three-part meditation on nature, life and art - has been translated into 21 languages, the most recent have been Japanese and Bulgarian.’
    • ‘Loftus is helped by the fact that he's multilingual, fluent in Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish, though not - notably - in Bulgarian.’
    • ‘It seems like no matter where I go, I always end up stuck behind a large refugee family, blocking the pathway as they try to translate the tube map into Bulgarian.’
    • ‘Episode 17 now has subtitles for those that do not speak Bulgarian.’
    • ‘Of course this is done in Bulgarian as this is the language spoken in this country.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Although he is now fluent in Bulgarian, Matt still confuses the odd word from time to time.’
    • ‘I've just found the language codes for Google, and Bulgarian is bg.’
    • ‘The fact that the site is only available in the Bulgarian language surprised me.’

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