Здравей! I've recently applied for an English course for Bulgarian speakers in the incubator. Does anyone know any Bulgarian? Let me know if you do! I'm hoping that this course does eventually make it into the incubator. Also, does anyone have an interest in learning Bulgarian? Thank you in advance.
I am a native Bulgarian speaker, so I'll be glad to participate. I've already sent my application months ago, but there wasn't any development. I hope we can start the course as soon as possible. Please inform me if there is any possibility for us to make the course. I'll help as much as I can.
Мисля че за да започнат изготвянето на курс е необходимо да съберат определен брой добри кандидати. Да се надяваме, че сега, когато аз и Иля кандидатствахме, ще се раздвижат нещата ;)
I've just re-send my application form. I really hope we all will be invited to start making the course soon.
I had also sent my application in a few months ago as a contributor (not administrator or whatever the higher level is). Native bulgarian speaker with almost 20 years living in the US here. I'll be very excited to help once the course is up! Plus we have to do English for bulgarian speakers first to do bulgarian for English - I know my wife who is originally from the USA can't wait for that one!
As far as I know in order to initiate a course they need at least a few applicants who volunteer to be also modulators. I volunteered, so if any of the other people did that as well, perhaps now they have enough qualified applicants ;)
Wow! I'm so glad we already have so many people willing to help with the course!
Преди си мислех, че няма много хора, които са готови да допринесат за курса, но сега виждам, че има. Аз също от известно време кандидатствам, но за сега няма ефект.
A few days ago I applied to contribute, too. Now that I see this post from 3 years ago, there are perhaps at least ten people who applied, and still it hasn't even started, I don't see how it would even start.
Интиресно, от какво зависи да одобрят започването на курс. Знам доста хора, които са кандидатствали. Определен брой кандидати със сигурност, при това квалифицирани... може би...
Zdrasti - I am very interested in participating both in the creation and learning of the Bulgarian language. I have been learning Bulgarian on my own for about a year. Sadly, I am not at the fluency level of my satisfaction. I travel to Bulgaria every year with my Bulgarian wife and would like to see this course come to fruition. What is missing to get this course started?
I have no idea. I know many people have made applications to contribute to a Bulgarian course but for some reason it has not made it to the incubator.... so your guess is as good as mine.
I would like to volunteer to make a Bulgarian course for English speakers and vice versa. I am native Bulgarian and fluent in English. How can I apply?
Have you applied in the incubator? I did so, but I see so many posts from other bulgarians who said they did, too, but I see absolutely no progress in the course.
Здрасти и от мен! Recently I also sent an application - both for an English course for Bulgarians, and a Bulgarian course for English speakers. Once I brush up on my Spanish, I might also apply for a Bulgarian course for Spanish speakers and Spanish for Bulgarians.
Bulgarian is cool. As a native Croatian speaker, Bulgarian is one of the easiest Slavic languages to understand when spoken slowly.
To second Finnmark, I also think you should go with Bulgarian for English speakers first.
I knew a family that came to Sofia from Dalmatia. Nice people, and beautiful language. :)
HI! I am English and my girlfriend is Bulgarian. I would love to be able to talk to her and her family in their native tounge. I have accessed resources at my uni but the way duolingo teaches you is a bigood hit in my book. Please duolingo people hear our cries for help. Start a Bulgarian course for English speakers. Thanks.
Аз съм за и на драго сърце бих помогнал с курса/ I'm in and would gladly help you with the course.
I would be interested in learning it! :)
I had three Bulgarian roomies during a summer camp last year, and we discovered through careful (and totally scientific, of course :p) analysis that although a lot of vocabulary was shared between Bulgarian and my native Croatian, insults in particular, we couldn't understand each other when speaking normally, because we stress words differently to the point that the exact same thing can sound like something completely different when pronounced by the other person :o
Would be really cool to play around with it, and at least reach the point where the accenting wouldn't confuse me (so I could eavesdrop, hohoho).
I really want to learn Bulgarian because my boyfriend is a native speaker and I would love it!! I currently know how to count to 10 and Zdrasti lol
I'm a native Bulgarian speaker and I also speak English and Swedish fluently. I wrote to Duolingo about adding Bulgarian to the list with available language courses. I'd be more than happy to contribute and help create it. I did upvote this and many other topics/suggestions. I hope it helps so we can get started.
Hello! I would be more than happy to help with creating a course like that! Bulgarian is my native language and I'm sure I will be of great help translating!!!
Здравей!I am from Bulgaria and i think it gonna be great to have bulgarian leanguage for learning! here take some lingots
Да, едно време групите бяха доста удобни. И google plus напредна, но още няма толкова потребители, колкото fb. Да тръгне нещо по-целенасочено, и двете са integrated services, тъй че платформата е малък въпрос
Yes, it will be perfect if there is Bulgarian also. I like foreign languages. I try to improve my Deutsch through English but my English is also not perfect & it's hard. I also want to learn Spanish & French. It would be much easier if there is Bulgarian language also.
We hope there is a chance, that a course will be approves any time very soon, thanks for asking.
Bumping this old discussion because I would love to learn Bulgarian and hope the Duolingo team sees people still taking interest!!
I speak Bulgarian at an intermediate level and live in Bulgaria now. I am steadily getting better at it (tomorrow, I will restart classes, and those always help a good deal.)
Looking at your icon, I see that you also have a Romanian flag there; Romanian is my second language and I speak it fluently, so if you have any interest in that / desire to learn it, I could help you with it (time permitting.) I also see that a Romanian course (from English) will apparently be ready here fairly soon :-)
I added a feature request for a timetable in the incubator - https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16494611 - if you like it give it a vote up. I hope that if this one gets implemented into Duolingo incubator we will see an estimated date when courses with Bulgarian will start being worked on.
Hello! I'm from Bulgaria and I want to learn English better. English for Bulgarian speakers, please. Greetings from Bulgaria!!! И аз мога да ви помогна, ако е нужно.
Здравей, аз знам български, защото съм българка и живея в България. Бих искала да науча по-добре английски език. Аз го уча в училище, и имам шестици, но искам да го науча още по-добре. И много ще се радвам, ако има курс по английски език за българи. Благодаря Ви!
I am interested inlearning Bulgarian! None of the other programs I have purchased are as fun and engaging as the language lessons on duolingo
I actually learn Bulgarian with a teacher on italki. It would be great if i could also learn Bulgarian with Duolingo. When can we start?
bonny37, "When can we start?" - This is a great question, I like your entusiasm! =)
I am so eager to have a bulgarian course for english speakers. I am native in spanish language. But i will take the bulgarian course in english.
Здравей! I'd love to have a Bulgarian course on Duolingo. I already keep working on it regularly using another app, but this is dodgy and I feel like I'm wasting quite some time (really slow progression)... definitively prefer the way Duolingo works. I'm unfortunately too far from fluency to be of any help at that stage.
would love love LOVE to learn Bulgarian!! It's so difficult to find good courses elsewhere, would be awesome to have a course in Bulgarian for English speakers <3
Здрасти! Нов съм тук на Дуолинго, така че въпросът ми може да прозвучи глупаво, но къде може човек да кандидатства за допринасянето към създаване на един курс? Много бих се радвал да видя Българския език тук и разбира се ако мога да съм полезен, за да стане това!
Принципно има линк в страницата на курса. Но имам чувството че автора му е или егоист или не си проверява кандидатурите с месеци. Понеже пуснах кандидатура преди месеци, и няма никакъв отговор до сега.
Hey there, just sent my application for the English course for Bulgarian speakers. I hope we make a good team and soon make it possible for Bulagrians to learn English in an interactive, easy and fun way :) I wouldn't mind building also a Bulgarian course for English speakers if there's interest of course ;)
I'm in, guess English for Bulgarians is the first thing to do, next we can do Bulgarian for English-speakers ;-)
Здравей! :-) I actually know a little bit of Bulgarian. I learned how to read the Cyrillic alphabet thanks to this beautiful language. My native language is Spanish, but I have a book to learn Bulgarian from English, it is about some basic explanation of tenses, conjugations, and other simple things. I used to practice it a lot, but then I had not time and I kept reading some texts in Bulgarian, I always try to figure out where the stress of the word is, haha, but I really like it. Hopefully, Bulgarian for English speakers will be on Duolingo soon, I would really love it.
I am a Levski Sofia's fan, by the way. Само Левски!! :-)
You are a soccer team fan... wow, it's funny to see it =) I am more of a Joghurt-Cuisine-BlackSea-Fan!
Yes! I would love to learn it! I have a friend whose native language is Bulgarian, so it would be really cool to talk with her.
After vising Bulgaria for a month I would love to know more! We have a good few Bulgarians living in England too so it would be nice to share some of the language :)
Hello, I am highly interested in learning bulgarian. I hope it will be available in Duolingo soon !
I'd love to learn Bulgarian. Two of my close friends speak it fluently so it'd be awesome! Have a lingot as my thanks in advance!
Yes I am VERY interested in it! Especially basic communication for meeting new family!
This is the last language in my list of those I really want to learn to speak, and the only one not available on Duolingo. It seems like there is enough interest, and plenty of contributors who could make a fantastic course for us. Hopefully it will happen soon!
Здравейте, и аз тъкмо пуснах в инкубатора :) От България съм, но живея и уча в Англия, бих искала да помогна за развитието на курса :)
Yes so much! I live in Bulgaria and my stduies are in english, so it is quite hard to learn bulgarian. Duolingo could be enormous help.
I'll cast a vote for Bulgarian! I've been waiting for a class for a while now.
I'm from Bulgaria and bulgarian is my born language Не знаех че толкова хора ще се интересуват от български! Аз съм от България и българският език ми е роден. Тук съм да уча японски и испански.Ще бъда много щастлива ако излезнат курсове.
What on earth is going on with this? It's been years since people first started asking for Bulgarian and as far as I can tell, there's been no traction at all.
3 years later, 1 year since I commented last, STILL no news about Bulgarian : (
In the forum there is now a guide for the people who wish new courses in Duolingo - https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/15014194
In this guide, there are links to topics with requests for specific courses. The idea is, for each desired course there to be a single leading topic, which should get all the support (including votes) for the course.
So, they selected the following topics as leading for the requested courses related to Bulgarian language:
- the CURRENT topic (https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/3576880) for the course "English for Bulgarian speakers"
- the topic https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/5115906 for the course "Bulgarian for English speakers"
So, if you want to support these courses, give your votes and/or comments in these 2 topics - there they will be most effective!
Във форума вече има ръководство за желаещите нови курсове в Duolingo - https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/15014194
В това ръководство има препратки към темите с искания за конкретни курсове. Целта е за всеки пожелан курс да има една водеща тема, в която да се събира цялата подкрепа (вкл. гласове) за курса.
Така, там са избрани следните теми за поисканите курсове свързани с българския език:
- ТЕКУЩАТА тема (https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/3576880) за курса "English for Bulgarian speakers"
- темата https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/5115906 за курса "Bulgarian for English speakers"
Така че, ако искате да подкрепите тези курсове, дайте своите гласове и/или коментари в тези 2 теми - там те ще са най-ефективни!
Bulgarian looks difficult...the conjugation tables are HUMONGOUS, and it has little similarity with West or East Slavic languages. WE NEED YOU.
Also, don't expect a reply soon - they'll only reply to you once they open English for Bulgarian, which could be monthes from now.
Also, go Bulgarian for English speakers first.
It's best to build the courses in the languages we have already, before adding a new one..
English for Bulgarian speakers is a better choice..
Thank you both for your support! I've studied linguistics, so I know a good amount of where Bulgarian fits in. It's a South Slavic language, just like Slovene, Macedonian, and the Serbo-Croatian languages. They have their similarities, but they can be very different at times. Bulgarian is strange, because unlike the other Slavic languages, we have articles, but they go at the end of our words, like in Romanian. I believe I could work on both courses, but since I work as a teacher in Montana, teaching English to Bulgarians would be easier as I have experience in that field.
Well, I suppose it would be better to build the course that you have experience in - but for once, it would be nice that English actually had something first rather than foreign-English.
English for Dutch has already been complete, there are almost no (none?) Irish speakers who don't understand English, and Sweden and Denmark are one of the non-English countries that have the highest knowledge of English (I know for a fact that Sweden is no. 1).
All I know about Bulgarian is that my Russian profe many years ago would shout "Stop speaking Bulgarian!" if we said something like "Ia slushaiu moia sobaka". Anyway, the more the merrier, go for it!
I would be interested in learning Bulgarian! One of my best friends is from Bulgaria, and I try to make an attempt to learn the languages of my friends in order to show respect that they took the time to learn English. Although I seem to have terrible luck finding language courses on Duolingo to make that a reality ... the other language I am learning right now to show respect to a friend's first language is modern Hebrew, which also does not have a course despite demand for it.
Zdravejte! Tova e chudesna ideja...I az iskah da napravq bulgarski kurs za tezi koito govorqt azerbajdzhanski ) no oshte nqma nikakuv polozhitelen otgovor :)
Hello. I am a Bulgarian. I have the opposite problem. I need to improve my English starting from Bulgarian :-)
I started to learn languages because of those ones latin-based. And now as an ukrainian I'd really love to learn some more Slavic languages like Bulagrian and Serbian. Good luck!
Уау супер, с напредвай с ученето на езици, приятелю, голямо богатство са! Успехи!!!
I am massively interested in learning, I have a Bulgarian partner and would love to talk to her in her mother tongue.
Same story, come on Duolingo! There have been a number of requests to get this up and running, and I can imagine there would be a lot of interest from partners of Bulgarians, such as ourselves, as well as expat-Bulgarian parents looking to teach children/family members etc. and lovers of Slavic languages.
I have tried with different programmes for Bulgarian to no avail over the last few years, it's admittedly quite an impenetrable language for foreigners trying to learn from abroad. Without paying for private tuition, there simply aren't many easy to use/accessible resources for learning the language. I check these pages every month or so in case the incubator has included it in the new Phase 1 languages.
Having said all this, I hope the recent addition of Russian-English (which will also have to grapple with the technicalities of incorporating the cyrillic script) will eventually lead to Bulgarian being accepted!
my friend is bulgarian and i know he,d love an english course for bulgarians on here c,mon duolingo make it happen
Здравей, забелязах, че търсиш хора, които владеят български, и реших да се предложа. :D
Привет! Преди няколко месеца и аз се join-ах в incubator-а. Ще помагам с голямо удоволствие. Според мен трябва определен брой хора да заявят съответния език. Предлагам всички от нас да поканят максимално повече хора, които да пуснат request и така да се съберем повече.
We need Bulgarian for english speakers! There are so many request and I can personally forward more than 15 users that will benefit the course!
Здравей, I am an English speaker who is studying Bulgarian because I have Bulgarian hertiage! I would love to learn Bulgarian on Duolingo! Могя и благодаря!
Привет, темата е много стара, аз също бях кандидатствал да координирам подобна инициатива и бих се радвал да се включа в проекта.
Знаем ли защо от дуолинго се бавят да добавят езика в инкубатора?
Even if its 3 years later, i really hope that they make a Bulgarian language. I hope that they introduce the cyrilic alphabet because i had to struggle with learning Greek, for the same problematic
Hello my name is Magdalena, I want to learn Bulgarian!!!! If you have some digital grammar book about this language you can send me the book. Spanish is my native language but my mom is from Bulgaria, I really want to learn this beautiful language! I am learning now with 50 languages and another app. But I would like to learn this language using Duolingo :-)
I am Austrian, my mother tongue is German. I have started an Italian course on duolingo in order to take part in this discussion. I would very much like to start improving my Bulgarian here on duolingo!
I may love Germanic languages but I will take Bulgarian as an exception for me to learn a Slavic language here. I'm somewhat of a "Bulgarboo".
Здравей!! I am a native Bulgarian and I have applied to contribute to the course! So excited!
Здравей IlyaDovzhanska! I would LOVE to learn Bulgarian! Here, take a lingot!
Тъкмо пуснах апликация в инкубатора, обаче като гледам от кога е темата, явно няма шанс да се случи. :(
I am a native biulgarian speaker.I just send my application for starting a course. I hope with this much people interested we will be able to create such a course. Дано нещата да се получат. Приятен ден! :)
I would really appreciate it if someone did this. I would like to learn and it would be very convenient to do via duolingo. It is a shame Bulgarian isn't offered when fictional languages from TV shows are offered.
Здравейте! I am a native Bulgarian speaker and can help with the Bulgarian course for English speakers or English course for Bulgarians.
Currently learning Spanish and refreshing my German. Thanks for the great app! I think the app works well and improves regularly.