Bulgarian for duolingo

I'm interested in adding Bulgarian to duolingo. However, I don't want to do it if there are not going to be any people using the language so I was curious to see if anyone was interested in helping contribute (I have not started it yet) or learning the language.

October 21, 2014


Здравейте на всички! I am native Bulgarian and I'd like to contribute for adding Bulgarian language to Duolingo, because there are obviously peoply that are eager to learn it, aswell there are Bulgarian that want/need to learn English but don't have the money or time to spend in courses. However Duolingo is awesome platform for learning foreign languages due to being free and enabling to people to use it whenever they have free time to do so. Also it all depends on their own willingness and pace to learn the language. Just awesome these days!

Carry on! BC

December 2, 2015

I really hope the course gets started; I just applied for a couple of courses.

  • Bulgarian for English
  • Bulgarian for Ukrainian
  • English for Bulgarian
  • Ukrainian for Bulgarian

Have you received any feedback? :)

September 10, 2016

If you haven't already, you may consider applying to the Ukrainian for English speakers course, as that course seems to have a problem with inactive contributors.

October 16, 2016

I'm already a contributor :)

October 17, 2016

It would be wonderful, if there was a Bulgarian for Ukrainian speakers course on Duolingo. :) How did you learn Bulgarian? Can you recommend me some websites?

Було б чудово, якби на Дуолінго був курс болгарської для українців. :) Як ти вивчив болгарську? Можеш порадити які-небудь сайти для її вивчення?

March 16, 2017

please apply to be bulgarian team.

April 14, 2019

I am native Bulgarian and I'm very happy that people are interested in learning Bulgarian. If I could help in adding of my language to Duolinguo, I surely will.

January 12, 2016

Did you upvote the original post then? :) BTW, if you want to help build the course, you can do so here:

January 13, 2016

Just leaving a comment to give the post a bump, there are about 5 huge posts pushing for Bulgarian to be added, and clearly a lot of interest!

Please everyone keep calling for the course to be accepted; with Russian in Beta, the Cyrillic alphabet hurdle has already been cleared, and I know from browsing these threads that there are at least 3 dedicated Bulgarians with language teaching and software skills all willing to take on the challenge.

Thanks again for your enthusiasm,. please make it happen! :)

January 21, 2016

Please include Bulgarian!

October 1, 2015

Considering I voted for it on the last survey, that would have to be a big yes to learning it from me. I'm really into roses, so I'd love to visit the country that has the 'Valley of Roses'.

October 22, 2014

I have only just seen this; has there been any progress? I'd like to contribute if I could, I'm English but have spent the past 3 years studying Bulgarian. I would love to have a course available on Duolingo!

June 18, 2015

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.

November 28, 2016

Awesome idea! I'm British but currently studying medicine at a Bulgarian university (taught in English), and would love a Bulgarian Duolingo course.

Due to the high cost of studying medicine in Western Europe, and the scarcity of places, many international students (nearly 1000 a year) are studying in Bulgaria, unfortunately there's not a great deal of good textbooks or apps to learn Bulgarian, so a lot of students are graduating without having ever learned the language (which is a real shame!) I think Duolingo would really help generate interest in learning Bulgarian with the growing influx of students, so really hope it happens!


July 15, 2016

I can contribute. Come to think about it, I can motivate 1-2 other people to contribute as well.

June 4, 2015

Omg yes finally i love bulgarian an i would love to learn it

September 16, 2015

Bummer! I was really hoping to come to the Incubator and discover that Bulgarian is in the works.

December 29, 2015

Me too :(

December 29, 2015

YES! I am Macedonian Bulgarian and I would be elated to see a Bulgarian course on DL. I live in the diaspora and there are not many resources for learning Bulgarian. I see this as an important opportunity, to have a course here as it would be free and highly effective.

Bulgarian was the first written Slavic language and is spoken by 12 million people around the world. That alone should make Bulgarian a priority for DL. :p

July 8, 2016

So you know Bulgarian? That would be cool to have Bulgarian on Duolingo.

October 22, 2014

I would love to learn Bulgarian someday. It's definitely not first on my list, but something about it has always appealed to me.

October 23, 2014

Another "please" from me! My in-laws are Bulgarian -- having something structured to practice around with my partner would be perfect.

October 5, 2015

I would like for Bulgarian to be on Duolingo. There are barely any websites and many of my relatives speak it, the only problem is i can't speak back due to the time i've spent away from it. I would love to have it on Duolingo so i can speak and master the grammar perfectly.

June 14, 2016

I would be interested to see how this language would work with the public. On the other hand there might not be enough contributors to do so. It also takes sometime to make a good course, so even if they were to start today it probably wouldn't come out until next year.

October 21, 2014

I want to contribute to making the course. I know that it will not be easy and it will take some time. Not meny people are seeing this topic. Any way, is there some way just to try?

February 21, 2016

Hi, upvote the original post, and apply here:

February 22, 2016

There are 7 million natives. Certainly there are some who are qualified enough.

October 21, 2014

Yes. But even so it takes more than knowing a language to be qualified you need to know that language and one that the person who is learning is learning. It also take determination.

October 21, 2014

My point being, in a European country with 7 million people, there are about to be more than enough people who know English, well. And it's not like there are no Bulgarian immigrants in the US or UK. Most people want to see their language being represented, so among those who know both languages, there will be some who have the determination.

October 21, 2014

I agree, considering Irish became a reality. People like to embrace their roots.

October 21, 2014

I'd love this. I just moved to Bulgaria and am trying to learn the language.

October 25, 2015

I would be happy to contribute. Bulgarian should be on here, it's not like there aren't any other Balkan languages.

October 28, 2015

For all people who want to contribute and are fluent in bulgarian maybe you could make a bulgarian course

October 28, 2015

There are several teachers at the school in Sofia I work at who would certainly jump in on this course. Since we bring in several new international teachers each year, the course would definitely have a constant flow of people.

January 21, 2016

This is excellent! Can you have them apply here?... (And upvote the main comment.) :)

January 21, 2016

We're all non-Bulgarian speakers so we wouldn't be of much help with creating the course. I know that if there were a course, though, we'd definitely enroll.

We're on our semester break right now, but I think it would be worthwhile to bring this up with our students when we come back in February. They're all Bulgarian and they're really brilliant kids who would enjoy building this course. The only problem is that their time is at a premium between school and other commitments. I'll keep you posted.

January 22, 2016

Като подготовка преди да се свържа с Duolingo екипа за предложението ми за повече прозрачност за езиците чакащи за инкубиране подготвих страница Нека всеки, който има желание да се включи в екип за създаването на курс с български език, да отвори страницата и да ми прати коментар (това е описано на самата страница). Ще се радвам на всякакви коментари, забележки и препоръки. Страницата е по предложението описано тук -

To all English speakers, in short the above means: I have prepared page to support a feature request. It can also help us form a team of contributors for the course even before it enters the incubator.

August 24, 2016

So what's the purpose of this "page"? What will happen once you get 5 people (comments)?

August 25, 2016

The purpose of this page is to serve as a prototype of the feature I requested. The purpose of the real page - the one to be implemented when Duolingo accepts to support the feature - will be, first, to visualize the process from an application for a course till phase one in the incubator, and second, to track the progress of applications for courses throughout this process. The problem the page solves is with the different understandings of applicants, learners and Duolingo team about the process in this pre-incubator stage. What are the factors that play in choosing which course gets into incubator when? How can applicants improve their preparedness and their chances to get their course started?

I will try to contact the Duolingo team about the feature request when I know there is some support of it among the contributors. My goal is to get 50+ votes in as evidence for that. It currently has 40 votes. Once I make contact with the Duolingo team I will try to get better understanding of the pre-incubator process and will improve the prototype based on that. Until then, the steps I put on the page, including the 5 contributors to form a team piece is just a guess of mine. It just illustrates the idea of tracking progress.

Meanwhile, however, we can use that page to track who is still willing to contribute to a English for Bulgarian speakers or Bulgarian for English speakers course. I wouldn't count on an application or a comment in a discussion made one year ago...

August 25, 2016

That make for a much better explanation. Thank you! :)

And I totally agree with you. We need more transparency, as it seems like for every course suggestion, there are enough people to provide the necessary contributions to make it, yet nothing (seems to) progress.

August 26, 2016

I just found this comment$comment_id=1658898

So my guess of 5 contributors is off the mark. It seems it takes two qualified moderators to make a team: "Luis: (1) We will let mods start working on them, and it will take some time for them to be built. (2) We will always require at least two qualified mods."

August 26, 2016

Здравей, аз също бих искал да помогна както мога с българския за англоговорящи. Но не мога да ти пиша в профила, затова го правя тук, надявайки се да видиш съобщението.

September 3, 2018

Радвам се. Има хора, които искат да се включат, но от duolingo не отговарят. Явно когато те си решат ще кажат...

September 3, 2018

Build it & they'll come !

April 28, 2015

Bulgarian is similar to Russian

October 22, 2014

I think of Bulgarian as simplified Russian.

There are no cases (yes!) and the pronunciation is a little simpler. Sentence structure is closer to English because there is a definite article. There are differences, but a lot of words are identical or very similar. Verb tenses, conjugations, and prefixes work almost the same.

I'd say there is a smaller difference between Russian and Bulgarian than between French/Italian/Spanish.

February 4, 2017

It is

October 22, 2014

It isn't. Bulgarian is more similar to Balkan languages such as Macedonian or Serbian. The only thing that Bulgarian and Russian share is the Cyrillic alphabet.

May 19, 2017

There are certainly more similarities than the alphabet. I've studied both to some extent, there are a lot of words that are either the same or similar between both languages. Note that I'm not saying "most words", just many words in common. Language structure does have important differences, including definite articles in Bulgarian (as suffixes, an interesting variation), and no cases in Bulgarian vs cases in Russian.

May 19, 2017

jschwegler, You made a good point :)

August 11, 2017

Yes, but that's like comparing English to Italian. There are some words that are slightly similar and we use the same alphabet, but they're still completely different languages. Russian is very similar to Ukrainian, Belarusian and Bulgarian, as I said, is similar to Balkan languages like Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian etc

May 19, 2017

I have no argument with that, I just thought you were going a little far when saying that the alphabet was the only thing in common. Successful languages do tend to have a good number of loan words from various sources.

May 19, 2017

Fair enough.

May 19, 2017

it definitely is similar people, does not mean it is the same

May 19, 2017

No, it is not.

October 4, 2016

ya it is

October 4, 2016

I cannot help get into this fruitful "yes, it is; no, it is not" discussion :) Bulgarian is similar to many languages. Slav languages are too obvious, so let's look into others. Did you know that Bulgarians (mostly around Plovdiv) use the word "gusto", and that Bulgarians would suffix names with "cho" for nicknames just like "juancho"? Yeah, Bulgarian is like Spanish! Quite a few Turkish words are used in the everyday Bulgarian due to historical reasons. Some of my favorite ones are "yasaktir", "yok" and my culinary preference "boza". Yeah, Bulgarian is like Turkish too. We, Bulgarians, followed the strong ones of the day through out the centuries and have many words in common with French like garderobe, confiture, genre (with the French pronunciation); with German like Schnur, Schrift, Landschaft and my favorite Anzug (which means a different thing in Bulgarian); with English like... if you go to a presentation of IT specialists you will be amazed of the number of English words besides pure terminology that go by. So yeah, Bulgarian is also like French, German and English. Enjoy! :)

February 6, 2017

Hi. I am very interested to learn bulgarian!

October 10, 2015

Yes! Please keep pushing for Bulgarian, there is definitely an interest :)

October 25, 2015

I am a Bulgarian native speaker and I would love to contribute to the course. Count me in!

May 31, 2016

Попълни ли "анкетата" на сайта?

December 7, 2016

I've been waiting to see a Bulgarian course in Duolingo for the longest time. I truly hope it comes out soon! :)

July 27, 2016

I am eagerly anticipating this one being added. It's the only language I have a strong desire to learn that isn't already available to me, and one I am hoping gets its turn soon.

September 23, 2016

My wife is Bulgarian, and we want to raise our children to speak it, but this is difficult living the US, and myself not able to speak the language. I would be very interested, as I am very happy with your Spanish offerings.

December 15, 2016

I'm very interested in seeing a Bulgarian course for English speakers on Duolingo. I visit Bulgaria once a year and really would like to be able to understand and speak the language whilst I'm there.

January 10, 2017

Let's get this guy in the incubator already. People clearly want this myself included :) Upvote!

January 12, 2017

I really, REALLY would love to learn Bulgarian and I'm pretty desperate for a course here about it due to the possibility of working in Bulgaria. Duolingo has a teaching tactic that really works with me which other apps and such do not, (also I'm way too shy to use those where you get an actual person as a teacher) so this addition would be a life saver for me. Is there any knowledge of if and when this course will be available?

February 6, 2017

Hello! I am Bulgarian too! I'd love to help if you need any help! I also have friends who have been wanting and searching for ways to learn Bulgarian, so that will be VERY HELPFUL! :)

April 6, 2017

I am a native Bulgarian and will be glad to contribute to adding Bulgarian for English and/or French people to the list of Duolingo courses.

May 23, 2017

I would be interested in learning it. However I won't be able to contribute (as I do not know it) to the course. Make sure that you get lots of audio for it.

October 22, 2014


May 11, 2015

Please please please!!

December 1, 2015

:'( Nobody seems to offer Bulgarian

December 15, 2015

It may or may not be too late, but I am one more Bulgarian eager to contribute :) One day, hopefully, this course will happen, but we have to be persistent and increase in number :/

August 29, 2016

Just keep upvoting, and apply for the incubator. :)

August 30, 2016

Hi everyone, I'm also a native Bulgarian (but have lived in the U.S. for 12 years) and would be happy to contribute to a Bulgarian for English speakers course. I can also contribute to an English for Bulgarian speakers course.

April 26, 2017

I would love to start learning Bulgarian I am very interested!

May 20, 2017

My best friend is Bulgarian, so I'd love to be able to talk in it too.

May 24, 2017

The thread was started 2 years ago and it seems there are plenty of people willing to contribute and benefit from such a course. It would be helpful if DuoLingo at least releases a roadmap!

For those who are curious, here is a quick preview:

June 23, 2017

Native Bulgarian here - I applied for the incubator a while back and would love to see it finally happening. I hope it will be soon! And I love how many people are enthusiastic about learning it :)

August 2, 2018

I have been on this thread for 3 years. I thought it would of been up and running by now but nothing.

August 2, 2018

me too! I already started learning some, Duolingo would be great!

November 19, 2015

If you add Bulgarian then count me in! It would be so much appreciated.

January 13, 2016

Excellent! Upvote the original post, if you haven't.

January 13, 2016

Yes I would love to learn Bulgarian!

February 18, 2016

I would help with pleasure. I'm not an expert, but I have the good intention to contribute. Count me in!

May 30, 2016

Perfect! Did you upvote the original post?

May 30, 2016

Yes :) I forgot to mention that I am a native bulgarian speaker and I was a teacher in primary school so at least for the basic level I have a lot of sentences and phrases ready to use. I am excited to help and in the summer I have a lot of free time. Hope this project works :)

May 30, 2016

Perfect! Apply to teach it to us, then: :D

July 11, 2016


May 31, 2016

I would love to be able to learn Bulgarian on Duolingo!!

June 3, 2016

I am a native English speaker and I would really love to learn Bulgarian.

June 3, 2016

I'd love to contribute to the Bulgarian for English speakers and English for Bulgarian speakers courses.

June 12, 2016

Awesome! Apply to teach it to us, then: :D

July 11, 2016

I already did that almost a year ago.

July 13, 2016

I would love to learn Bulgarian, it's by far my favorite Slavic language.

June 19, 2016

I would be interested in studying it. :) It's a very beautiful language (and I have some Bulgarian friends so why not?)

June 21, 2016

Native speaker, willing to contribute ;)

June 23, 2016

Awesome! Apply to teach it to us, then: :D

July 11, 2016

I am entirely interested in learning it! It is such a cool language!

July 6, 2016

I'm a native Bulgarian and would help if such a course was created, since I'm very happy to see so many people interested in learning it!

July 11, 2016

Awesome! Apply to teach it to us, then: :D

July 11, 2016

There are already many applications in the incubator. I have applied myself, too. What I think we need now is to get some transparency on when a course will be scheduled in Duolingo.

Please, vote up the request for this here - . I will try to approach the Duolingo team with this request as soon as I have 50+ supporting votes.

July 27, 2016

I would be interested in contributing

July 26, 2016

i would gladly enjoy learning BG

July 26, 2016

I would LOVE to learn Bulgarian!!

August 5, 2016

Is there any update on this? I'm impatiently waiting for a Bulgarian course :P

August 6, 2016

Same! Sadly, no update yet, though. (Side note: I received a reply from them regarding my application for assisting in another course, which I applied for 4 months ago, so we might be hearing something about this "soon".)

August 6, 2016

Okay hopefully! Keep us updated :)

August 7, 2016

i moved to recently moved to Bulgaria to live and work, i want and need this

August 13, 2016

I would love to learn Bulgarian!

August 18, 2016

i would like that too myself. By the way i was just recently thinking the same thing. If you like i can help.

August 20, 2016

Great! Upvote the original post, and apply to help here:

August 22, 2016

My father is Bulgarian but he never taught me the language...I've mostly done some self teaching so I would love to have Duolingo work on it!

August 22, 2016

Common guys - let's do it!

August 25, 2016

It would be super cool! I'd be glad to help ^.^

August 31, 2016

I am a native Bulgarian speaker, I speak fluent Bulgarian and English i am learning Spanish here at duolingo. I would like to contribute in any way possible for the development of the Bulgarian Course

September 1, 2016

Most excellent! Did you upvote and apply to the incubator?

September 2, 2016

I applied to teach Bulgarian, do you think there is any chance i would get accepted?

September 3, 2016

I tried many times - best of luck to you! Don't stop hoping

September 5, 2016

Nobody knows, unfortunately. It seems like the guys at Duolingo are busy doing other things than building their customer base and increasing their market reach.

September 7, 2016

I would be interested in learning Bulgarian.

September 13, 2016

I am also a native Bulgarian speaker and would love to contribute to a Bulgarian course here should there be one. I have expressed interest on the Incubator before but have still not heard back. Fingers crossed they add it on here soon! :)

September 15, 2016

I would love a Bulgarian course! Finding resources for Bulgarian is difficult, and Duolingo is ace for learning.

September 24, 2016

I've been learning Bulgarian for a while, and I would love to be able to practice it using Duolingo.

October 19, 2016

I would be very interested for a Bulgarian course :)

October 23, 2016

Study Bulgarian in university and I love the language and it would be of extreme benefit to ahve a duolingo course for Bulgarian here

October 27, 2016

Interested English to Bulgarian or German to Bu)garian

November 22, 2016

I know this was some time ago, but I would love to see a Bulgarian for English speakers course.

November 28, 2016

I am interested even to help one person who wants to learn it. I just applied here:

December 7, 2016

I'm interested in Bulgarian since I have Bulgarian friends but anyway why not learn that too?

January 5, 2017

I am also a native Bulgarian speaker and would love to contribute, but even moreso, I'd love to know what I can do to help you get Bulgarian for English speakers in the incubator!

January 12, 2017

Hello there! Me and my family are planning to move to Bulgaria but we do not know the language so we will not be able to communicate with the people. So we would be grateful to you if you could help us in some way. Thank you very much!! Yours grateful, Tatiana.

January 16, 2017

I would be very interested in a Bulgarian course for English speakers. I have learned a bit of Bulgarian in the past from books, but duolingo seems a lot more effective.

March 5, 2017

I would love a Bulgarian course

March 14, 2017

I recently moved to Bulgaria and I am struggling to learn the language even though I am taking lessons... +1 for Bulgarian in duolingo

March 26, 2017

I want to learn! There are no good courses for Bulgarian ( in my humble opinion) on the internet. I would love to learn it on Duolingo! My boyfriend is native bulgarian i have asked him to apply for incubator

March 31, 2017

YES! I have always wanted to learn Bulgarian. My dad speaks it, and I thought it would be fun to talk to my dad in a "secret language".

April 3, 2017

Please add Bulgarian!!!!! I want to learn it.

April 6, 2017

i would like to see a course of Bulgarian for English learners. i'd give all my lingots for that course!

April 6, 2017

PLEASE START IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 7, 2017

does duolingo even look at these?

April 30, 2017

i cannot speak Bulgarian and would love to learn... i would love if someone Bulgarian could take some time to begin the phases for adding the language

May 19, 2017

i would also like to know if you are to begin or not???

May 19, 2017

I would love to learn Bulgarian!

June 2, 2017

I would be interested in a Bulgarian course on Duolingo.

June 2, 2017


June 2, 2017

Seems like there are plenty of contributors available judging by the comments, so why is this not happening? I know there are a lot of expats in Bulgaria from the UK, probably not so many norteamericanos. Is Duolingo's market in Europe too weak to make this feasible?

June 6, 2017

I would really like a Bulgarian course, as my friend is Bulgarian.

June 14, 2017

I am a native Bulgarian speaker and would be happy to contribute!

June 24, 2017

I would really like to learn Bulgarian, it's what I originally signed up for and was hoping to find here... but to my disappointment there was no Bulgarian course (yet). Here's to hoping it'll be added very soon!

June 25, 2017

I'm Bulgarian and I'd love to contribute! I have already applied and I can see there are a lot of discussions on this topic. Is there any real development?

June 25, 2017

Any update on this course?

August 10, 2017

That would be really nice indeed, I am eager to learn Bulgarian.

November 7, 2017

I am so hopeful you will add Bulgarian, am very keen to learn and Duolingo is such a brilliant resource.. anytime soon?

November 9, 2017

My husband and I are interested in adopting internationally from Bulgaria, I have to say if they add this course it would be a huge blessing as Mondly and other courses out there for the language pale in comparison to the quality and ease of use that Duolingo and its course building volunteers provide! I do hope Duo gets a Bulgarian course :)

December 6, 2017

Native English speaker here who would be interested

December 12, 2017

I'm from romania, the neighbour of bulgaria , I'd love to learn our friends' across Danube language

January 11, 2018

Duolingo, with all this response, WHY haven't you given us a Bulgarian course??????????????

September 11, 2018

I would like to learn Bulgarian :D

December 17, 2018

Upvoted for Bulgarian.

January 16, 2019

I’d enjoy learning Bulgarian! I’m also learning Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Czech, so I’d enjoy adding another Slavic language to the list. :)

January 26, 2019

I would be interested in learning Bulgarian.

October 22, 2014

Hi, can i ask - are you still interested? If yes - Why? Greetings, JV

August 11, 2017

I am interested. Not that you asked me, but I figured I'd answer. I have a few Bulgarian friends, and out of respect, I'd love to speak their language when I can.

August 11, 2017

Great motivation! Thanks for sharing! As a native I am always curious why would people like to learn it. P.S. Dir weiter viel Spaß mit dem Deutschlernen =)

August 11, 2017

Vielen dank!

August 11, 2017

You could also try You could choose German as "native" and Bulgarian as "want to learn", if you want to keep practicing your German ;) So start with those two and let me know, if you would like more resources I would gladly see what i could recommend next :D There so many resources I've discovered to learn languages, luckily there are many websites and tools - all for free. It only takes motivation and time. Greets, JV

August 11, 2017

Thanks so much for these resources. Signed up on Memrise and now working on 50 Languages! I LOVE language learning. So important to at least attempt the native language of the country you're traveling in rather than make yourself look like a fool when you expect someone to understand and speak English.

August 11, 2017

Sehr gerne! Falls du Übung möchtest - du weißt schon wo die Bulgaren zu finden sind! =) Dir alles Gute! Grüß, JV

August 12, 2017

Do you know of any other places to learn Bulgarian?

August 11, 2017

Sure, I recommend you - ! 1.Register - very easy and quickly to do it; 2. You go to the "Search-courses" button and type "Bulgarian"; 3. There are multiple language courses over there, so you pick one and enjoy, after you finish it, you choose another one; P.S.: The website is about learning anything in every area you could imagine, not only languages. Explore and enjoy! Greets, JV

August 11, 2017

I probably wouldn't learn it to fluency. I like looking at how related languages change.

August 12, 2017

Ofcourse! It's perfect idea <sub>~</sub>!

October 23, 2014

I recently wrote Duolingo Incubator about starting a Bulgarian course for English speakers, as well as an English course for Bulgarians. I would be more than willing to contribute! :)

September 10, 2015

i would learn the language

October 18, 2015

I would love to learn Bulgarian here in Duolingo!

November 1, 2015


December 2, 2015

Да, познавам много, които биха помогнали

February 23, 2016

Bulgarian is my favorite slavic language! Your contribution is welcome here.

June 11, 2016

It could be nice to learn more aspects of Slavic languages... and also surprise my old babysitter and that guy I once developed a bit of a crush on, hah.

July 5, 2016

I added a feature request for a timetable in the incubator - - if you like it give it a thumb 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.

July 5, 2016

I would like duolingo to add Bulgarian; so my son can communicate with his Bulgarian parents in law. Do we have enough interest now to get the course to the incubator stage (assuming I have followed the process)? I have completed the French course and found it to be fantastic; I can never be thankful enough for the time you have all taken in making the course available to me. Wonderful application.

November 28, 2016

I'm interested to learn Bulgarian on Duolingo. Actually I learn Bulgarian with a teachter on italki.

December 2, 2016

I would totally learn!

December 14, 2016

i would like to see this language available on duoling

December 23, 2016

I lived in Bulgaria for a year to teach English, and a Duolingo course would've been a much loved resource for me. Even though I will probably not go back anytime soon, I would still love a course to learn more and refresh the little I did learn!

March 21, 2017

Bulgarian on duolingo would be amazing!!!! I really hope people who speak Bulgarian would be willing to help people learn their beautiful language!

March 25, 2017

I'd love to see courses for the European languages taught in Bulgarian! The interest will be big, I'm definitely sure!

April 15, 2017

do it do it :)

April 24, 2017

yes!!!! I would love this course! I have Bulgarian family and I want to be able to talk to them!

May 10, 2017

I have also applied to contribute! Hopefully Bulgarian will be incubated soon!

May 21, 2017


May 27, 2017


June 14, 2017

Native Bulgarian speaker here. One of my friends would like to learn Bulgarian and has even bought a self-study book. Hopefully Duolingo can give her an additional opportunity to learn the language in a fun way. Personally, I would love the help in making the course.

June 21, 2017

I'd like to have it on Duolingo so I can practice. As a bilingual abroad I do not have many opportunities to practice my native language. I can contribute as well but I'm not as confident as in my other native language. Bulgarian to English (Bulgarian for English speakers) sounds like a project I can help work on..

August 15, 2017

I'm very interested! After using Memrise and many other language learning apps I would be really excited to see Bulgarian come to Duolingo. It's a great platform.

Is there anything I can do to help promote this?

My partner is a native speaker, and fluent in English, so she would be very happy to help.

August 19, 2017

I want to learn Bulgarian so bad. Please, do it. It's such an amazing language and culture.

August 23, 2017

I would love to learn bulgarian! I have tried without duolingo for some time and it's really difficult.

August 24, 2017

Just adding another 'yes please' to Bulgarian. Mnogo blagodarya. Interested in the language primarily because I am a big fan of the folk music from the country, in case you wanted to know.

August 29, 2017

Yes, please start doing a Bulgarian course! I've just moved tp Bulgaria and want to learn the language

September 10, 2017

A Bulgarian course would be really cool, I love Slavic languages

September 16, 2017


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September 20, 2017

I know the feeling... I've been checking all the 'Duolingo Bulgarian' forums for about a year and a half now! There's clearly a huge amount of interest from potential contributors, I really hope they start this soon...

October 8, 2017

I know a bit of Bulgarian, but I need too practice

January 12, 2018

I know a bit of Bulgarian, but I need to practice

January 12, 2018

I want to help with the course !!!

January 13, 2018

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    My sister lives in Bulgaria and I would like to learn it to communicate with her husband

    January 20, 2018

    Hey ya all. I would love to learn Bulgarian. My girlfriend is Bulgarian and I want to be able to communicate with her family. I have been trying to learn from a book/cd but Duolingo would be perfect for sneaking in some practice. Duolingo please help make this happen. Thanks in advance to both the course volunteers and Duolingo.

    February 4, 2018

    I would be interested in a Bulgarian language course! If the project is still going I would be one to take it for sure.

    February 10, 2018

    I am half Bulgarian and half Ukrainian and i speak Russian English and Ukrainian i would really like to learn Bulgarian for the sake of completion

    February 11, 2018

    I would love to learn Bulgarian. I'm learning Romanian at present and would be so happy to add Bulgarian also. I hope lessons will be available soon.

    February 14, 2018

    I would be happy to help with the development :) Bulgarian for English or English for Bulgarian speakers

    February 23, 2018

    Howdy! I'm currently learning Bulgarian mostly offline, but Duolingo should include it. Yes, most young people here speak English (or another language) at a decent level, but learning it is an interesting journey and it sounds beautiful.

    March 10, 2018

    I would gladly learn it! I see this was posted 3 years ago. Hopefuly some progress is made.

    May 8, 2018

    I want to learn the basics of the greatest number possible of Slavic languages, that way they do not fade from memory as easily and are easier to go through. It has been proven true so far for Czech, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian.

    June 6, 2018

    Any news? I don't speak Bulgarian, but is there any way that I can help the movement?

    July 7, 2018

    Count me in, bruh

    July 9, 2018

    Всички, които желаят курсът да се реализира може да попълнят тази бланка:

    September 1, 2018

    I want to learn Bulgarian language

    September 11, 2018

    I would love to have this language on here to learn as it is hard to find anything online that is credible or has enough content beyond just the alphabet.

    October 18, 2018

    4 years and still no Bulgarian on Duolingo :(

    November 29, 2018

    Someone has made a duolingo styled course in Bulgarian over at memrise, which is good. I would be very careful about any of the other apps with Bulgarian courses as they seem to be money grabbers and only give you tourist Bulgarian.

    November 29, 2018

    Upvoting for Bulgarian!

    December 23, 2018

    Me too

    January 13, 2019

    Hi, Any chance of Bulgarian for English speakers being added any time soon? Many thanks.

    March 15, 2019

    I am half Bulgarian and want to learn more of my fathers language, I have been waiting for a Bulgarian course for English speakers for ages. Please create one!!!

    March 30, 2019

    Try it's very similar to Duolingo and I've found it really great to get to grips with the language

    March 30, 2019

    Anyone looking for a duolingo style Bulgarian course should try it's really good!

    March 30, 2019

    It's good, but not so much as duolingo as it requires a LOT of typing in both English and Bulgarian Cyrillic. Unless you are a touch typist or fast at hunt-n-peck (my wife is not, she's the one who needs Bulgarian lessons) then it's going to be painstakingly slow.

    April 2, 2019

    april2019 now....4 years pass, if anyone is biligual English Bulgarian, please apply to Duolingo.

    April 14, 2019

    Yes!!! I have already applied to contribute! Let's make this possible!

    April 21, 2019

    Does anyone know why it still is not in the incubator?

    April 21, 2019

    I would be interested in learning. I take my family skiing to Bansko each winter so it would be great to be able to enjoy some conversation with the locals

    April 21, 2019

    In the forum there is now a guide for the people who wish new courses in Duolingo -

    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:

    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 -

    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:

    Така че, ако искате да подкрепите тези курсове, дайте своите гласове и/или коментари в тези 2 теми - там те ще са най-ефективни!

    May 3, 2019

    I know a little Bulgarian, but would be very interested in learning more.

    May 3, 2019

    I'm really interested to be able to learn Bulgarian with duolingo!

    May 4, 2019

    Let's get this course rolling. Thank you to those who have applied to contribute!

    May 8, 2019

    Yes I want to learn Bulgarian...I am an English speaker

    May 23, 2019

    Yes I would like to learn Bulgarian. I am an English speaker

    May 23, 2019

    I'm an English speaker and am very interested in learning Bulgrian on Duolingo. I travel to Bulgaria fairly often so it would be really useful. I have yet to find a self-study method as effective as Duolingo. I'd definitely sign up for plus if I could study Bulgarian along with my other languages.

    May 23, 2019

    I would love to learn Bulgarian

    May 28, 2019

    I would love to learn Bulgarian! I just got engaged to a Bulgarian man and I want to learn more of the language!

    July 9, 2019

    I would love to learn Bulgarian! I just got engaged to a Bulgarian man and I want to learn more of the language!

    July 9, 2019

    Very interested in this. Learning Russian and Polish now mostly because there was no Bulgarian on and I figured they might help me get started for a (hopefully) eventual Bulgarian course.

    July 11, 2019

    I've been living in Bulgaria for a few years now and found it hard to learn the language. Private tutoring is too expensive, most online courses are just about learning some word lists and since I'm working, having some day courses isn't an option as well.

    Having taken the German course here, I'm really keen on the format of these courses and would love to see a Bulgarian course added here.

    Don't know why with all this positive feedback to add this language for over 4 years now, why this course hasn't been added yet?

    July 16, 2019

    It's very frustrating that it hasn't gone anywhere. That said, I did recently find a decent site for learning Bulgarian. It's not free, but pretty cheap, and the learning progression that they have makes sense to me (

    July 16, 2019

    Thank you for your response, already checked out this website (it's, mind the typo..

    Looks promising :)

    July 16, 2019

    Thanks! Fixed the typo.

    July 16, 2019

    Please set up Bulgarian, it would be great to learn.

    July 17, 2019

    I know this is old ,but go for it Bulgarian is the only slavic language I think I can learn and I want to learn.

    August 6, 2019

    I would love to do Bulgarian on Duolingo.

    August 9, 2019

    I found this site in another thread about Bulgarian and it's really good. I wish Duolingo had a Bulgarian course but this one is the next best thing:

    It's very similar to Duolingo and gives you automatic feedback that is very good at telling you what mistakes you make.

    August 28, 2019

    imo, it's even better than duolingo, since it also offers a portion of grammar in each chapter, I love the system of the rehearsal excercises where you get to repeat a selection of excercises from all chapters you've completed.

    Little downside imo compared to Duolingo would be that there's maybe too few variations in the excercises, repeating the exact same sentence again and again, so at one point, you're just learning solutions by heart, rather than solving the problems.

    August 28, 2019

    I would love to learn Bulgarian! I am really interested in Russian and love to compare and contrast the two languages

    June 27, 2016

    i'm apologizing beforehand if you may feel offended of what i'm going to say. But seeing your comment , and me as a native bulgarian, in my own oppinion, these two lnguages sound, nor look nothing alike.

    August 20, 2016

    But they are related

    August 20, 2016

    Yes. I am not denying that part. It's just how it sounds to me

    August 22, 2016

    Sure, they are very different languages, but I remember that during my first introduction to Bulgarian I was thinking: "okay, so it uses the Cyrillic alphabet like Russian, it sounds like Russian, and it clearly shares a lot of words with Russian."

    October 19, 2016

    i really really really want to learn bulgarian, which is why i am doing turkish, because it is somewhat close, i think, i speak english and spanish perfectly, and some portuguese.

    January 15, 2018

    Russian is already on Duolingo and is closer to Bulgarian

    January 15, 2018

    Turkish has nothing to do with Bulgarian

    January 1, 2019

    Turkish is close to Bulgarian ? Be ready for some serious disappointment there.

    December 27, 2018
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