Bulgarian Translation and Interpreting

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of Bulgaria’s population speak Bulgarian


most spoken language in Europe


of the UK’s population speaks Bulgarian

Bulgarian Translation and Interpreting

At Translate UK we provide a professional Bulgarian translation service, as well as Bulgarian interpreters who can be met face to face or remotely. All of our Bulgarian linguists are highly qualified and expereinced individuals and we can provide Bulgarian linguists with sector specific skills for certain fields.  

Million Speakers Worldwide

Million Native Speakers

Thousand Bulgarian Speakers in the UK

Countries Where it is a Minority Language

Bulgarian Language History

Bulgarian is a South Slavic language spoken primarily in the Balkans. Bulgarian began as a southern dialect of the language Common Slavic, this dialect is now known as Old Bulgarian. Old Bulgarian was spoken between the nineth and eleventh centuries and evolved into Middle Bulgarian around the twelfth century. Middle Bulgarian was spoken until the fifteenth century and was used as the Second Bulgarian Empire’s administration language. A recognisable modern Bulgarian language began to appear in the sixteenth century, which was mostly based on the Eastern dialects of Middle Bulgarian language.

During the evolution of Bulgarian words from other languages were adopted into the Bulgarian language. Today these loanwords make up about 25% of Bulgarian. Russian and French have been the two largest contributors of loanwords into Bulgarian. There are also many Greek and Latin words, which is common for most European languages. Turkish, Arabic and Persian words were all introduced during Ottoman rule and slowly replaced the native terms. In more recent times English loanwords have increased although they still only account for 2% of all the Bulgarian language.

Bulgarian Across Europe

Bulgarian is most widely spoken in Bulgaria and is one of the official languages of the European Union. Bulgarian is also spoken by minority groups in other countries and is a recognised minority language in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Albania, Romania, and the Ukraine.

In the United Kingdom, there are currently over a hundred thousand Bulgarian speakers, making Bulgarian an important minority language. Business and local councils trying to improve communications with the communities can benefit from Bulgarian translations. Contact us today to find out more about our Bulgarian translations and interpreting services.

High Quality Bulgarian Translations

At Translate UK we can provide Bulgarian translators or interpreters for a range of dialects. We can also provide additional support for certain sectors by providing them with linguists who have specialised in a specific field. Our linguists are required to keep up to date with specific industry terminology and requirements. This allows us to provide a more customised and supportive service. To learn more about our specialist sectors select one from below.

Bulgarian Translation Service

We can provide translations to and from Bulgarian for any document, no matter how large or small. We have been providing document translations for fifteen years, from letters and reports to patient records and certificates, there isn’t much our experienced team haven’t seen. All of our translators are qualified and vetted by us, and many are DPSI qualified or registered with the ITI or CIOL.

Bulgarian Legal Document Translation

We can provide Bulgarian translations for any document which is to be used in a legal setting. We have an in-house legal expert with almost 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and are acutely aware of the importance of accuracy and reliability when it comes to the translation of legal documents.

On top of this, each of our legal translators has a specialist focus in law, having worked in or completed training specific to the legal sector. We ensure that all of our legal translators are up to date with the current terminology both in the UK and in their native language to guarantee a quality translation with no mistakes.

Bulgarian Technical Document Translation

We can provide Bulgarian translations for technical or scientific documents. This includes journal literature, operation manuals, safety instructions, patents and technical drawings. We know how important it is to have precise, accurate and consistent translations of technical documents, so all our translations are done by experts in the field.

We ensure all of our linguists to stay up to date on the specialised terminology used in their field and for ongoing projects we’ll try to assign the same translator where possible so that they can become familiar with your company terminology and vocabulary.

Secure and Confidential

At Translate UK confidentiality is of the upmost importance to us and we are careful to act in complete compliance with GDPR regulations. Each of our linguists signs a confidentiality agreement before undertaking any work for us and we only ever send documents via secure email.

Bulgarian Interpreting Service

In addition to our Bulgarian translation service we can also provide Bulgarian speaking interpreters. All our interpreters are qualified experienced professionals with relevant post-graduate qualifications and membership of professional linguistic associations. We are well equipped to provide interpreters at short notice and we have even provided linguists for the same day.

Face to Face Bulgarian Interpreters

Our face to face Bulgarian interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Bulgarian and those who speak English, in order to provide them with equal access to all of the services they might need.  We recommend face to face interpreting where a conversation is necessary, including complex and sensitive situations where information is best delivered in person.

Remote Bulgarian Interpreters

We understand that it is not always possible to use a face to face interpreter, so we also provide a remote interpreting service. Our Bulgarian speaking remote interpreters can be contacted through a variety of platforms according to your business needs. This include over-the-phone and a complimentary conference call service. They can also be contacted through video call platforms including Zoom and Skype. 

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