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by skaviva
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Learn the Language
Topic: what is the word for ?
Replies: 21
Views: 16656

Simonita wrote:Not strictly a translation request, but can anyone explain why the Bulgarian word for a party is "coupon" (купон)?

It's a slang from the Shopski region, which has caught on all over Bulgaria.

I personally find the word pompous.

Nothing to do with "ration".
by skaviva
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bronze House
Replies: 61
Views: 13521

Sounds absolutely mad. I saw it on TV tonight. The model of the house looks like prison.
by skaviva
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter wood supplies
Replies: 279
Views: 77856

Runrig wrote: he threw salt up the chimney,

Salt? Are you sure it wasn't naphtalene? (loose mothballs)
by skaviva
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Property Buying/Selling Advice
Topic: What is a cellar/basement???
Replies: 6
Views: 3266

Some houses also have relatively high headroom lofts intended for storage (i don't know what of)

Walnuts, wool, home-made sausages; a special sort of grapes that can be dried for raisins, onion, garlic (in plaits)... anything that needs to be kept in a cool aired place.
by skaviva
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:17 am
Topic: where can I find a cheap piano?
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

This is not the right place to look for musical instruments. Simonita, you obviously regard pianos as artefacts from outer space in Bulgaria. There are lots of talented students who play the piano, the violine; keyboard, etc. Wild rider, go to the Musikalna shkola in VT - that's Music school - there...
by skaviva
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: Mulberry trees
Replies: 18
Views: 5604

That looks more like blackberry.

Mulberries: ... lberry.htm
by skaviva
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: Beansprouts
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

I tried growing them (planted some in the garden) but nothing came out of it.
Maybe the soil composition is not right? They come from Asia after all.
by skaviva
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 4817

Cream of Tartar (сметана на зъбен камък). I am afraid this is not the Bulgarian for Cream of Tartar. It's not available to the general public here. It translates as: крk...
by skaviva
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Business Link
Topic: Pasties & Pies
Replies: 58
Views: 30757

then again he may just find bulgarians don't eat pies!!!! You have no idea what rubbish our kids eat! If you visit the tuckshops around schools or in the schools, you will be really disgusted at the half-baked mounds of dough and the so-called "pizzaz". I would love to be able to buy British style ...

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