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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You won't learn Bulgarian in 5 minutes, but if you're serious this can be a useful book
The initial reaction to this self-study course is that it is far too advanced for the beginner. It starts quite simply, then and appears to race off into the distance. But learning a new language is never easy, and for a retired person the learning process becomes ever that much slower!

However, if you're serious about learning the language and you are willing...
Published on 20 Dec 2006 by Mr. Timothy Morris

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
This book is not bad. The cyrillic alphabet is explained well, and the lessons for learning to read in cyrillic are good. But when you start to learn words and phrases in the first chapter, it launches straight in to a conversation for booking a room on the very first page! I found this confusing and starting with what some of the individual words meant would have been...
Published on 23 May 2005


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You won't learn Bulgarian in 5 minutes, but if you're serious this can be a useful book, 20 Dec 2006
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Mr. Timothy Morris "Tim Morris" (Sutton Coldfield, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Teach Yourself Bulgarian Complete Course Package [With 2 CDs] (Teach Yourself: Language) (Paperback)
The initial reaction to this self-study course is that it is far too advanced for the beginner. It starts quite simply, then and appears to race off into the distance. But learning a new language is never easy, and for a retired person the learning process becomes ever that much slower!

However, if you're serious about learning the language and you are willing to persevere you can eventually make real and satisfying progress. Most of the information you need is in this book, though it does help to have alternative texts available to stretch the vocabulary a little - and, of course, a good dictionary. (This latter not so easy to find!)

The CD's are a real help and whilst each new lesson at first sounds totally incomprehensible, you find that as you progress you can return to earlier tracks and pleasantly surprise yourself that you are now understanding spoken Bulgarian at a reasonable speed. Without the CD's, the course would be impossible for a beginner, and I imagine that manipulating the tape cassettes would become far too tedious to be helpful.

This course is far, far better than a number of courses I have seen published in Bulgaria!
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 23 May 2005
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This review is from: Teach Yourself Bulgarian Complete Course Package [With 2 CDs] (Teach Yourself: Language) (Paperback)
This book is not bad. The cyrillic alphabet is explained well, and the lessons for learning to read in cyrillic are good. But when you start to learn words and phrases in the first chapter, it launches straight in to a conversation for booking a room on the very first page! I found this confusing and starting with what some of the individual words meant would have been much better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Teach Yourself Bulgarian Complete Course Package [With 2 CDs] (Teach Yourself: Language) (Paperback)
It would have been extremely difficult to follow if I hadn't had a basic knowledge first.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Impossible!, 17 Sep 2007
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A. Jones (Dundee, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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I am no Linguist but this Course seems unnecessarily difficult. I more or less mastered the Bulgarian alphabet and initial exercises. However, the first dialogue was totally impossible! I need to know how to say 'please', 'thank you', 'good morning', etc and I need these said slowly and with the pronunciation written out in the book in 'normal' writing.
I spent a week in Bulgaria unable to say a word but I was glad to know how to recognise words for restaurant, hotel, bank and work out some place names.
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