Bulgaria is a part of the EU, yet it is not a member of the Eurozone! This means that the main currency is BGN (Bulgarian Leva). Euro is also not accepted in shops, service providers and restaurants. Please, bear in mind that many shops and restaurants do not accept credit cards!
|1 EUR||1 USD|
|BGN 1.96||BGN 1.50|
The national language in Bulgaria is Bulgarian. The Bulgarian alphabet is Cyrillic, quite different from English. Below is a beginner's pronunciation guide to Bulgarian.
|Аа||like a in bath||Пп||like p in power|
|Бб||like b in boat||Рр||like Spanish r (rolled)|
|Вв||like v in victory||Сс||like s in supper|
|Гг||like g in great||Тт||like t in tell|
|Дд||like d in dent||Уу||like oo in boot|
|Ее||like e in let||Фф||like f in fever|
|Жж||like s in measure||Хх||like h in hot|
|Зз||like z in zipper||Цц||like ts in cats|
|Ии||like i in hit||Чч||like ch in chat|
|Йй||like y in yes||Шш||like sh in cash|
|Кк||like c in cold||Щщ||like sht (sh + t)|
|Лл||like l in love||Ъъ||like ea in earnings|
|Мм||like m in mother||ь||softens consonants before o|
|Нн||like n in never||Юю||like you in you|
|Оо||like a in ball||Яя||like you in young|
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