(Unusual) Bulgarian phrases

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(Unusual) Bulgarian phrases

Postby slovenac » 2006-06-14, 14:30

Hello, everyone. :) (Bulgarian-speaking ones in particular, hehe) ;)

I'm going to Bulgaria in early August with my near and dear, one of whom walks with a zimmer frame ('rollator' in most other languages). Although Bulgarian hotel and restaurant staff probably speak decent English by now, communication problems might still arise, especially if the servile sous have only been trained in basic English phrases and words. In short, I'd be grateful if someone could translate the phrases below into Bulgarian. Please use Cyrillic if possible -- I can read it. :)

'Can I leave my zimmer frame at the reception?'

'Could I have my zimmer frame?'

'Is the restaurant/café easily accessible for people with zimmer frames?'

'Are there a lot of stairs?'

'Is there a lift [US: elevator]?'

'Would you please help me taking my zimmer frame up/down the stairs?'

Many thanks in advance! :)

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Postby keshin » 2006-06-14, 14:51

Hi, I never heard zimmer frame before so I googled around and it seems the word used in Bulgarian is ходилка or ролатор. I recommend using ходилка, as it's a native word and a native speaker will have an idea what you are talking about even if they don't know the term (I had never heard ролатор before). If the need be use 'walker' in English (that says much more than the obscure 'zimmer frame' that looks like broken German).

'Can I leave my zimmer frame at the reception?'
Може ли да си оставя ходилката на рецепцията?

'Could I have my zimmer frame?'
Може ли да си взема ходилката?

'Is the restaurant/café easily accessible for people with zimmer frames?'
Ресторантът/кафето лесно достъпен/достъпно ли е за хора с ходилки?

'Are there a lot of stairs?'
Има ли много стълби?

'Is there a lift [US: elevator]?'
Има ли асансьор?

'Would you please help me taking my zimmer frame up/down the stairs?'
Ще ми помогнете ли да си кача/сваля ходилката по стълбите?

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Postby slovenac » 2006-06-14, 16:56

Blagodarya ti za otgovora i pomoshch. :) I admit, 'zimmer frame' sounds Germanish, but that's apparently what English ended up calling it, and who are we to argue? Funny thing is, Polish uses a word very similar to the BG one; chodzik ('ch' = aspirated /h/). :-D Must be our fierce Slavic spirit! ;)

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Postby slovenac » 2006-07-31, 12:54

And so I'm back. :D

Could any Bulgarian speaker please translate the following sentences? Cheers in advance. :)

"Could you please talk a bit slower? I understand some basic Bulgarian."

"Could you please repeat that?"

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Postby D39 » 2006-08-01, 6:20

Бихте ли да говорите по-бавно? Разбирам не много български.

Моля, бихте ли да повторите?

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Postby paruha » 2006-08-01, 13:44

slovenac wrote:"Could you please talk a bit slower? I understand some basic Bulgarian."

Бихте ли говорили малко по-бавно? Разбирам малко български.

"Could you please repeat that?"

Бихте ли повторили това?
Защо да харчим пари, които нямаме, за да купим неща, които не са ни нужни, така че да впечатлим хора, които не харесваме?

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Postby slovenac » 2006-08-02, 11:58

Благодаря за помощ! :) България, here I come! 8)


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